QIGONG WITH CHRISTIAN LUTZ
OSTEOPATH & QIGONG INSTRUCTOR
Christian Lutz runs QiGong courses and classes on the Sunshine Coast.
QiGong is a type of movement meditation, a gentle practice of breathing, focusing your mind, and doing simple body movements, to cultivate energy for increased vitality, calmness and wellbeing. It is designed to be very simple to learn and practice, yet very powerful in its benefits. It can be especially helpful for those suffering from illness and anxiety... It can even be done sitting down!
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QIGONG SUMMER CHALLENGE
To harness this powerful season of energy, we invite you to join us for 7 days of QiGong. Come and discover the marvelous benefits of this low impact, moving meditation, designed to move stagnant energy in the body and increase your vitality to gain optimal health.
This challenge is open to everyone (not just those who have done QiGong before) and will be accessible online via Zoom.
QiGong Summer Challenge - Same time each day for 7 days... enjoy consistent practice.
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INTRODUCTION TO QIGONG
This 4 week course provides the perfect start for those new to QiGong. The course includes detail about the origins of QiGong and how each of the 3 key elements of QiGong works and why they are important. By the end of the 4 weeks you will have full access to video and audio resources so you can continue your practices in your own time/space.
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WEEKLY QIGONG CLASSES
Regular weekly group classes are available for those who have completed an Introduction to QiGong course or who have intermediate experience in practicing QiGong. Classes include regular practices of different types of QiGong (ie medicinal, anxiety, vitality and more!). Sessions are held online via Zoom and discounts are available when 10 sessions are pre-purchased.
WEEKLY MORNING CLASS
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WHAT IS QIGONG?
Qigong is a type of movement meditation, a gentle practice of breathing, focusing your mind, doing very simple body movements and meditating. It is designed to be very simple to learn and practice, yet very powerful in its benefits.
Qigong is an ancient Chinese scientific study of the power of Qi in the body and the universe; and how to use this power to benefit all aspects of our lives. “Qi” is known as the energy in a person’s body and “Gong” means ‘the work of’ or ‘the practice of’. Thus, Qigong is the practice of energy.
There are 3 key elements to practice QiGong:
Body - As a 'movement meditation', QiGong is a form of gentle exercise composed of movements that are repeated a number of times, often stretching, increasing fluid movement and building awareness of the body.
Breath - Breathing is considered one of the conduits in which Qi (aka energy) can flow through the body. Numerous important physiological processes are triggered when we focus our attention to our breath.
Intent - The role of intent in QiGong is most important because where the mind goes, Qi will follow. Your intention is what you are visualising, thinking about or trying to do, including your inner voice command or desire.
WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF QIGONG?
Qigong requires no equipment, can be performed just about anywhere, and can be tailored to an individual’s needs depending on their goals and physical abilities. This makes it a good exercise choice for just about anyone who’s looking to improve range of motion and relaxation.
In particular, practicing QiGong for as little as 5mins to 2 hours a day, can;
- Reduce stress and tension
- Improve sleep
- Lower blood pressure and improves heart health
- Reduce chronic pain
- Ease joint pain
- Build strength and stamina
- Enhance the immune system
- Improve balance and stability
- Promote better circulation
People who can benefit from QiGong the most, include those with:
- High levels of anxiety/stress
- Panic attacks
- Fatigue, low energy and trouble sleeping
- Heart disease, high blood pressure or high cholesterol
- Muscle aches and pains
- Joint pain, osteoarthritis or tendonitis
- Learning disabilities
- Low immune system function (susceptibility to infections or illnesses)
- Other circulatory, lymphatic and digestive problems (such as intestinal or kidney problems)
- Older adults who can’t perform intense exercise
What should I wear?
Loose, comfortable clothing. No shoes are worn during the session.
What do I need to bring? Do I need any equipment?
You may bring a water bottle. Unlike yoga, no equipment or mats etc are needed.
Is it difficult to learn?
Qigong is a gentle and simple practice known as a ‘moving meditation’. However, the movements are not complicated, allowing you to focus on the breath and centre your mind and body. Due to its gentle nature, Qigong can be adapted and practiced by people of all ages and abilities. It will help tone your body as you flow through the different movements, without being strenuous. It can even be done sitting down!
How much will I have to practice it?
You can practice Qigong as much or as little as you want. You can do 5 minutes a day. You can do 30 minutes twice a week. Do what you can – everything will help. A lot of people report that practicing even 5mins a day greatly improves their energy, reduces their stress, and improves their general overall quality of life; however, if you have a serious physical condition or illness and you want to see significant improvement, practicing 1 to 2 hours a day for 2 to 3 months will be needed.
Is Qigong like Yoga or Tai Chi?
Qigong has some similarities to Chinese yoga, and the movements of Qigong are similar to tai chi. However, Tai chi is based on a martial art and can be more complicated in its movements. QiGong on the other hand, is simple in its movements and focuses primarily on the energy in the body; physical, emotional and spiritual. Each movement is easily practiced by anyone, meaning the profound results are available to all.
LEARN . PRACTICE . REVITALISE