mindfulness in motion
Tai Chi & Qigong
Our Chi Gong classes at Mindfulness in Motion are based on the principles of Wu Kit Yi Lik Ken Kung Fu, a Chinese internal martial arts system that emphasizes resolving conflict within ourselves and in the world around us. Our qigong and form practice focuses on the integration of body and mind through movement, with the goals of:
improved joint mobility
improved vital energy flow
harmonising body and mind with breath
We teach the Wu Kit Yi Lik Ken 21 movement form, which is designed to develop harmony between body and mind over time, as well as smaller key movement patterns. Qigong, or "vital energy work," involves the cultivation of internal energy through physical movement, breath, and mind. We view qi as a combination of the air we breathe, the food we eat, the energy we receive from the sun, our thoughts, and our blood, and qigong practice aims to calm the mind, improve circulation, and better understand the physical functioning of the body. Our qigong is gentle on the body and similar to hatha yoga, though it is primarily practiced while standing. It can be practiced anywhere, anytime.
"In movement find stillness"