Qigong Classes in Portland for Health and Vitality

 

Qigong in Portland: The Six Healing SoundsDevelop your practice at Northwest Internal Arts.

Our Portland qigong classes offer a broad curriculum with forms and information focusing on the physical, philosophical, mental, energetic and spiritual aspects of the art. We encourage our members to enhance their form practice by utilizing Dan Tien conditioning exercises and breathing patterns to invigorate the body and clear the mind. These techniques take an individual’s training to a deeper level, allowing them to get the most out of their training. In our classes focus is on helping our members develop a practice that they can use and benefit from for the rest of their lives. Preformed well, with an understanding of the fundamental principles, qigong can dramatically effect and improve your energy level, general health and quality of life.

If you would like to try one of the Portland Qigong classes for free, contact us to arrange an introduction to the practice.

 

What will I learn in the Portland Qigong classes?

The practice of Qigong (Chi Kung, Qi Gong) is the art of combining breath, movement and sometimes the use of sound to cultivate and enhance the body and mind. The combination of breath, movement and intent stimulates and regulates ones energy flow. Qigong translates to energy work.

This art has been practiced over 4,000 years, giving roots to many other disciplines including: Tai chi, feng shui, martial arts, acupuncture, healing massage, nutrition, and herbology. There are over three hundred forms of Qigong. The practice is used to aid in the prevention and cure of high blood pressure, heart disease, arthritis, diabetes, osteoporosis and cancer. These statements are supported by many scientific studies. Through practicing Qigong you will not only maintain, but can increase your health. The Taoist belief is that by practicing the internal arts you will develop the awareness and ability to change your destiny.

Learn more about the training in our Portland qigong classes by reading the articles and exploring the form guides below..

 

Guides to some of the Qigong Form taught at our Portland Center:

Tomo Ba Duan Jin (Eight Silken Brocades) Qigong

Four Count Breathing

Six Healing Sounds

 

Qigong Articles

 

What is Qigong:

Qigong (or chi gong) is an internal art focusing on the study and practice of the breath and how your breath is directly correlated with the bodies over all circulation health and well being. There are many styles of qigong and many reasons one might start a practice.

Regulating your Taijiquan and Qigong Training:

The training procedure with a Taijiquan or Qigong practice should start with regulating the body, breath, mind, Qi and then the spirit. It is important to have a good understanding of what these are to move forward to higher levels of practice. Also learning them in this progression one will feed into the other giving you the most efficient results…

Benefits of Tai Chi:

These benefits of tai chi include increased health, wellness, balance, strength, peace of mind, self-defense, etc. All of these perceived health benefits of tai chi can greatly enhance a person’s ability to live a better quality and longer life. These claims are so many how can they be true? Why isn’t everyone doing tai chi if the benefits of tai chi will help you live longer and healthier lives?…

Does Qigong Work?:

For some time western medicine has dismissed the notion of Qigong as a clinically effective tool for maintaining personal health… However, in recent years studies have been carried out and evidence is stacking up which supports the efficacy Qigong as a health enhancing practice…