The Healing Studio
A place for mind-body relaxation and rejuvenation.
- 30 min30 minutes
- Location 1
Small group mind-body classes aimed at restoring mobility and releasing tension. The space is conducive to social distancing requirements. Qi Gong has been shown to improve health in many areas: • Balance • Fall risk • Physical fitness and muscle strength • Flexibility • Quality of life • Osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis, two causes of joint pain and stiffness • Blood pressure • Cholesterol levels • Promoting the ability to exercise in people with chronic heart failure • Bone density (osteoporosis) • Immune system health • Quality of life in people with cancer • Chronic pain • Fibromyalgia symptoms • Asthma and Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD), including chronic bronchitis and emphysema Personal Development Qi gong may help people with their personal and work lives. Research points to qigong improving self-confidence, self-esteem, and one’s ability to achieve their goals. These practices can make people feel like they have “come home”—like they have comfort in body, mind, and spirit. This supports personal development. Food & Drink Qi gong may affect people’s eating habits. By connecting with their body, people become more in tune with feelings of hunger and/or thirst. They also begin to notice which foods and drinks make them feel the healthiest. This may be why studies have found qi gong improves blood sugar control. Recharge By using gentle exercise, healthy breathing, and deep relaxation, qi gong helps people sleep better. A recent study showed that qigong improves sleep quality in healthy people as well as those with chronic diseases. Social Connectivity This kind of group activity can lead to healthier relationships with family, friends, and coworkers. Research has shown that connecting with others promotes health. Spirit & Soul The beauty of practicing qi gong comes from the graceful, flowing movements that spiral through the body. With dedication, students of qigong begin to know this flow as an integration of body, mind, and spirit. Through continued practice, tai chi allows for clear insight into what gives a person a sense of meaning and purpose. Power of the Mind Qi gong helps people relax and reduce stress. Studies have shown that these exercises improve depression, decrease negative thoughts, decrease anxiety in children with attention problems, lower stress levels, and improve thinking.