Qigong (also written as Chi Kung) is a life energy exercise that strengthens internal organs, breath, cardiovascular system, immunity, bones and joints. Mindful movements and postures of Qigong reduces insomnia, tiredness and pains and improves peace of mind, strength, energy and endurance.
“Qi” means air, breath, energy and “Gong” means skill, result, service, work. Qigong is one of the four practices of Traditional Chinese Medicine and in 1989 the Western Medicine hospitals in China recognised Qigong as a standard medical technique for the treatment of diseases and it is included in the national health plan of China in 1996. In our Qigong classes and camps in Cyprus and Istanbul we mostly practice the following exercises: