Is Qigong difficult to do?
Most qigong is very easy to do. The forms I teach are not physically demanding. The movements are simple and easy to learn. In fact, the form is not the most important part of the practice. So, you can butcher the movement. I won’t correct you, or tell you you are doing it wrong. Everyone is encouraged to move within their personal comfort zone. The most important part of Qigong practice is learning how to relax, followed by learning how to breathe. Yes, relaxing and breathing. Practicing qigong is training your body to enter the relaxation response quickly and effortlessly. Only then can the body heal. Being relaxed allows the energy in the body to move freely. This movement facilitates healing. The dynamic & static postures enhance the movement of qi through the energy meridians. Practicing regularly helps you to discover and feel the qi. Once you are at this stage you become very in tune with your physical body and learn how to move the energy to your benefit.
Do I need a yoga mat?
You do not need a mat or any special equipment.
Do I have to sit on the floor?
All the qigong movements I teach are in a standing position. You will never have to sit on the floor. If you learn a meditation from me, you will be standing or sitting in a chair. It is very important to have your feet on the floor for all qigong movements and meditations.
What do I wear?
Wear comfortable clothing and non slip indoor shoes. Loose clothing that is not restrictive. What ever you are comfortable in. I usually teach at yoga studios and they have a no foot wear policy. This policy is to keep the studios clean. So, to respect the space wear clean shoes that have not been worn outside or bare feet.