Qigong (pronounced Chi-Gong) has changed my life in more ways than I can put into words. It is the practice of aligning breath, movement and awareness for exercise, healing and meditation.
The ancient Chinese art form of moving Qi (Qi is the Chinese word for energy) around ones own body to maintain health and clear out old stagnant energy from the body's energetic channels (Meridians).
This is the integral part of my morning practice and sets me up for the day by grounding me to the earth and connecting to my soul. By practicing everyday I continually gain more and more awareness of my body on the physical and energetic level, continue to gain more clarity and awareness of my surroundings and my intuition continues to deepen and strengthen on a daily basis.
When the body, mind and breath become one, the spirit and the body become unified.
So how does it work? Well basically you stand in particular postures, move your body in particular ways and breathe. Some postures you don't even have to move your body and yet there is still moving energy around the body. By standing and moving in these particular ways it activates the energy channels (meridians) to start moving energy around which can at times become stagnant and keeps it flowing long after the practice has finished. What I love about Qigong is the simplicity and how gentle it is to practice. Qigong is for everyone young and old.
Qigong is linked to Martial Arts and Chinese medicine. I love Chinese medicine because it looks at the body holistically and acknowledges that most diseases of the mind or physical body start in the energetic system and eventually manifest physically. The aim of Chinese medicine is to treat the original cause of disease not just the symptom. I have been fortunate to have good physical health over the years but by practicing Qigong it continues to increase beyond what I thought was possible.
I have so much respect for the masters and sages from thousands of years ago who had vast knowledge and completely understood the energetics of the human body. From that they created many different styles of Qigong and many different postures all with the purpose of keeping energy flowing in the body to prevent illnesses and disease.
A daily Qigong practice can:
Strengthen the organs
Strengthen the nervous system
Improve our memory
and so many more benefits from a continued daily practice
I am a Certified teacher. I trained with forest rock Taiji & qigong school and I was trained in 5 different styles of qigong:
Ba Duan Jin
Shi Ba Shi
Heaven and Earth
Long Life Qigong
How I teach Qigong:
1:1: In which I will cater to the specific needs of my client with various postures and correct adjustments.
RETREATS: I will teach a one off class or series of classes as part of your retreat.
CLASS FORMAT: I will teach a particular set of postures or mix it up with various postures from various sets. Either way we will get the energy flowing and start clearing out that old stagnant energy in the body
COACHING PACKAGES: I am offering a set of qigong postures to my clients. I have taken them from various Qigong sets and will be teaching them to my online coaching clients via prerecorded videos to set them up with their own daily practice.
If you're interested in learning more or would like to book classes please contact me here
My students say....
"I was a bit skeptical of Qi Gong at first but I had some friends who were into it so I decided to give it shot. In the beginning of Steven’s class, I actually experienced a lot of energy moving. It was strange at first and totally unexpected. With his guidance, I came into a place of stillness and could sit in an authentic and deep experience of myself. I’m blown away by Steven’s guidance and am truly inspired by his story and his ability to hold space - what an all round legend! I’m looking forward to the next class and seeing how far the rabbit hole goes…"
Abasin Mandozay - (Breathwork facilitator)
"This was my first experience with Qigong and I was really blown away. Steven is an amazing Qigong teacher. He knows how to hold the right balance between explaining the moves and their effects and meanings and just letting you feel the power of universal energy, which is flowing through all of us. If you want to feel it and are looking for an experience to connect with yourself and the huge energy which is beneath and around us, then go for this guy."
Jessica Gernert - (Early childhood teacher)