Qi Gong ("chee gong") is sometimes called “the new yoga” - but the practice dates back thousands of years to ancient China. The word “qi” (or “chi”) means “life force” and “gong” means a skill cultivated through steady practice.
Through a series of gentle, flowing exercises, Qi Gong will help you become more flexible, more energetic and healthier.
In a Rolling Stone interview, none other than Iggy Pop explained it best: "You don't need a funny suit. You don't need to go to a gym. It just gives you a good energy, good flexibility and good circulation."
This introductory program will show you how to incorporate this gentle practice into your daily life. Lee Holden is a gifted teacher who'll guide you through every step. Lee has been a staple on PBS stations for over 10 years, so he's doing something right!
Qi Gong Flow for Beginners is a gentle "moving meditation" that releases tension, cultivates energy, and helps connect you to your own inner sense of balance and harmony.
Qi Gong mirrors the movements of nature, especially the fluidity of water. Lee will help you train your own body to be more relaxed, creating a sense of effortless ease. Although your body is moving, the mind remains centered, creating a dynamic balance between tranquility and strength.
You'll learn the five "postures of power," and enjoy a series of standing meditations that will restore your internal balance. Filmed on the banks of a beautiful canyon stream, this is a delightful way to restore harmony to your body, mind and spirit.
The complete set of exercises takes about 30 minutes. The DVD also comes with a handy pocket guide -- perfect for traveling.
This is a great way to begin your Qi Gong journey. We're confident you'll love Lee and this program -- and will give you a full refund if you're not satisfied. Of course, consult your own health care provider before you begin any exercise program.