Meditative Movement for Life
Yoga & Qigong
YOGA means “to unite,” and comes from Sanskrit, an ancient language of India. In this context, it is the integration of body, mind and spirit. Yoga is the quest to remember our true nature and helps us to achieve our highest potential through the practice of ethical disciplines, physical postures, breathing techniques and meditation. Yoga helps us see through the illusion of suffering and helps us to transcend our limitations to bring clarity, focus and peace into our lives.
QIGONG is an ancient Chinese health care system integrating movement, posture, breathing, and awareness in what is considered a new category of exercise called "meditative movement." Integrative Medicine, a blending of Eastern and Western therapies, has resulted in a paradigm shift in the conventional medical model of healing. Finally, after years of extensive research, the Western medical community is embracing therapies that emphasize balancing body, mind and spirit as the basis of true healing.
According to the Qigong Institute: "Qigong is the most profound health practice ever invented by mankind for the prevention of illness, reducing stress, managing chronic conditions, increasing longevity, and promoting healthy, active aging." Tom Rogers, President, Qigong Institute
What is Meditative Movement for Life?
Kathy combines gentle Yoga with Qigong for an integrative practice involving movement, a meditative state of mind, attention to the breath, and deep relaxation.
What are some of the benefits?
Reduces stress and anxiety
Slows down the heart rate and lowers blood pressure
Encourages healthy patterns of breathing
Moves the spine in all directions to increase flexibility
Helps during recovery from illness or injury
Stretches muscles, fascia and connective tissue to facilitate a full range of movement
Conserves energy, redirecting it to restore, replenish and rejuvenate the body
Quiets the mind, increasing a sense of peace and well-being.
DISCLAIMER: Yoga & Qigong are integrative health practices involving movement, posture, breath work, and a meditative state of mind. These sessions are not a substitute for diagnosis or treatment from a qualified health practitioner for illness, injury, or other medical conditions.