Before I met Angus Young I really didn’t know much about Qi Gong. Since getting to know him more over the last seven months, even though we only met once, I’m now absolutely fascinated and can’t wait to learn more!
For those of you who are new to this, like me, Qi Gong’s roots come from China. Qi Gong is used as a way to cultivate and balance qi (which means “life energy.” It’s not just an exercise but also considered a medicine and is used in martial arts practises. The movements are slow-flowing, meditative and involve deep rhythmic breathing.
All this ties into so much of what Joinavision is about. The more I learn about breathing the more I realise I’m not very good at it! Qi Gong helps to remind us that we need to breathe far deeper than we have a tendency to do, to be calm and present whilst doing focused movement.
Qi Gong In Under Two Minutes
Angus has very kindly created a quick introduction into Qi Gong as well as giving me some great book advice. All his recommendations are on the book page of our website: www.joinavision.co.uk. I’m going to be purchasing one in a few minutes!
Here’s some more information on Qi Gong by one of the authors of Angus’s recommendations – Kenneth Cohen.
“Qigong [pronounced chee-gung], which literally means “working with the energy of life”, is an integrated mind-body healing method that has been practiced with remarkable results in China for thousands of years. The Chinese have long treasured qigong for its effectiveness both in healing and preventing disease. More recently, they have used it in conjunction with modern medicine to cure cancer, immune-system disorders, and other life-threatening conditions. Now, renowned qigong master and China scholar Kenneth S. Cohen brings the ancient healing power of qigong to Western listeners.”Kenneth S. Cohen 1997
Learning about Qi Gong has got me intrigued. I am fascinated to learn more about the successful healing stories people have experienced. But I’m also interested in learning how we bring it into our lives on a regular basis – how often should we practise, daily, weekly and for how long each time?
Part of The Joinavision Team
Now Angus is part of our growing team I can’t wait to learn more. He’s a great teacher, not intimidating like some exercise instructors can be and always very calming to be around. It’s a bit frustrating he’s in Scotland but thankfully he will be offering on-line classes as well. He will be sharing them on Joinavision as well so keep your eyes peeled!
Welcome to the team, Angus. Amazing to have you with us.