Qigong involves gentle movement, sound, visualization and meditation. It doesn't matter your age or ability,
Qigong practice typically involves moving meditation, coordinating slow-flowing movement, deep rhythmic breathing, and a calm meditative state of mind. Qigong is traditionally viewed as a practice to cultivate and balance qi (pronounced approximately as "chi"), translated as "life energy".
Researchers have examined qigong in connection with a wide range of medical conditions including hypertension (high blood pressure), pain, cancer and Parkinson's Disease, and with respect to quality of life.
Stretching helps people affected by Parkinson's Disease reduce stiffness, improve mobility, posture, gait and balance. Stretching the hamstrings and calves helps to maintain circulation, decrease knee pain, improve ankle joint flexibility, and improves your ability to return to a standing position after bending over. Chest and back stretching helps relieve upper back pain, improve posture, maintain flexibility in your spinal muscles, ligaments and fascia as well as reduces stiffness, improves range of motion, and decreases tension. Shoulder and arm stretching helps musculature that are important for most activities of daily living and increases range of motion in wrists and relieves stress in forearms.
This class is taught by Elizabeth Woodbury and Madeline Wilson.
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