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* * * TAI CHI AND QI GONG . . HARMONY FITNESS STUDIO . . * * *


       I'm happy to announce I found a place for us to do

                  Qigong in the Park” during the Winter!

                              STARTING OCTOBER 8th

                                                    

                                       WE HAVE MOVED TO .   .   .   .

                                     Harmony Fitness Studio

                                              992 Plaza Drive

                                        Grass Valley

                   (Next to Margarita’s in the Brunswick Basin )


                                     Only $5 Class Fee


                         No gym membership required!


               Little enough for Personal Health and Wellness!

                        Join us every Saturday at 9 am!!




You're are invited to join the local master of Qi Gong and Tai Chi at Harmony Fitness Studio for a one hour work out.  The location changes October 8 for fall and winter.

Homer Nottingham personally invites our group to join him in preventative, strength building movements~ 

What better way to begin your weekend but  peaceful, calming physical movement.



Qigong Loosens the Muscles and Builds Power 


Qigong Strengthens the Organs 


Qigong Improves Cardio-pulmonary Function 


Qigong Strengthens the Nerves 


Qigong Improves Vascular Function 


Qigong Can Be Used by the Seriously Ill 


Qigong Helps Prevent Injury to Joints, Ligaments and Bones 


Qigong Speeds Recovery Time from Injuries and Operations 


Qigong Builds Athletic and Martial Arts Power 


Qigong Eases Stress and Balances Emotions


Benefits Sedentary Workers and Meditators

Qigong, chi kung, or chi gung (simplified Chinese: 气功; traditional Chinese: 氣功; pinyin: qìgōng;  literally "Life Energy Cultivation") is a practice of aligning breath, movement, and awareness for exercise, healing, and meditation.

With roots in Chinese medicine, martial arts, and philosophy, qigong is traditionally viewed as a practice to cultivate and balance qi (chi) or what has been translated as "intrinsic life energy".

Typically a qigong practice involves rhythmic breathing coordinated with slow stylized repetition of fluid movement, a calm mindful state, and visualization of guiding qi through the body.

Qigong is now practiced throughout China and worldwide, and is considered by some to be exercise, and by others to be a type of alternative medicine or meditative practice.

From a philosophical perspective qigong is believed to help develop human potential, allow access to higher realms of awareness, and awaken one's "true nature".


Health

As a form of gentle exercise, Qi Gong is composed of movements that are typically repeated, strengthening and stretching the body, increasing fluid movement (blood, synovial, and lymph), enhancing balance and proprioception, and building awareness of how the body moves through space.

In recent years a large number of books and videos have been published that focus primarily on qigong as exercise and associated health benefits. Practitioners range from athletes to the physically challenged. Because it is low impact and can be done lying, sitting, or standing, qigong is accessible for disabled persons, seniors, and people recovering from injuries.

As a healing art, Qi Gong practitioners focus on prevention and self-healing, traditionally viewed as balancing the body's energy meridians and enhancing the intrinsic capacity of the body to heal.

Qi Gong has been used extensively in China as part of traditional Chinese medicine, and is included in the curriculum of Chinese Universities.

Throughout the world qigong is now recognized as a form of complementary and alternative medicine, with "significant results for a number of health benefits".

There are three main forms of medical Qi Gong:

1) Qi Gong exercises for general health or specific diagnoses (e.g. cancer, fibromyalgia,  hypertension

2) Qigong massage by a trained Qigong practitioner to treat specific injuries and illnesses.

External Qi Gong in which a trained practitioner focuses healing energy on patients without touching them.

A $5 donation is requested to support children's art programs.

We hope to see you there~


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