Qi Gong is the primary exercise system that developed in China, in the same way that Yoga is the main exercise system from India. It is characterised by relaxed, fluid, mindful movements that serve to create a powerful integration between body, mind and breath.
Qi Gong and other internal arts, such as Tai Chi have been shown to be remarkably effective at reducing stress, increasing flexibility, relieving tension, recovering from injury and improving health and well-being overall. All of this is achieved through relaxed, low impact exercise, which makes it ideal for the elderly and the infirm.
I teach small mixed ability classes for those people who are interested in a simple yet powerful way of developing and supporting their health and well-being.
Private 1-1 sessions are also available for students. These sessions are individualised for the students own specific concerns, whether that be for personal development, to further and deepen their understanding of the internal arts or to to use Qi Gong as a way of hellping support their physical and mental health.
For details on beginner's classes and private sessions, please contact me.
Standing qi gong is an incredibly simple yet surprisingly effective method for creating good health through the development of internal power.
Standing qi gong creates a strong well-integrated body structure through the development of specific bio-mechanical alignments and also helps to train both the mind and the breath at the same time.
At the core of all internal arts practices are a series of core principles, known as Nei Gung. It is these core principles, usually taught as both simple exercises and longer forms, that are what make the internal arts of Qi Gong and Tai Chi Chuan so effective for health and personal development. Without these core principles, the exercises just become a form of slow motion choreographed movement.
Whole Body or Functional Breathing opens and relaxes both the body and the mind, reducing stress and anxiety and helping to support and enhance good health. Optimal breathing is also the foundation of many internal practices as it allows students to more deeply explore the nature of their internal world.
"Qi Gong practice is a method to enhance a person, and Graham has dedicated his life to helping people to attain a shift in energy and awareness. He is a first-class therapist and a damn fine Qi Gong teacher, and I can attest to his varied skills and ability to facilitate energetic changes in others.
Graham has a depth of experience as a therapist supported by his Qi Gong practice, and concomitantly, his practical experience in Qi Gong and Internal Arts helps his therapeutic skills. I hope many people take advantage of learning authentic Qi Gong with Graham."
Master Chris Ray Chappell www.realtaoism.com
Demonstrating the first three movements of Dragon + Tiger Qigong, a simple to learn yet powerful medical qigong system
Practising standing Qi Gong at the King's Palace, Bangkok, 1995.