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Qigong

Starting qigong is like opening the window to one’s inner silence.
Qigong is a practice that allows the awareness of the vital energy called “qi” and to maintain it for well-being and longevity or for a therapeutic purpose.
“The word ‘Qi’ (氣) refers to the energy that circulates in the human body in relation to all the energy in the universe. In the sixties, a new field of research emerged, studying bioelectricity in depth. It has become clear that bioelectricity is the same as the ancient Chinese concept of “qi”. Our body is a living electromagnetic field. This area is affected by our thoughts, feelings, activities, the quality of the air we breathe, the food we eat, and our lifestyle.”

 Dr. Yang Jwing Ming:” Understanding Qigong “

Cours privé et collectif de Qigong

Practices of traditional Chinese exercises

Taichichuan, Daoyin and Qigong are very popular disciplines also outside of China.

Taichichuan is a martial art. The more or less slow sequence of stylized combat movements with a clear perception of mobility and breathing, develops and increases internal balance and the strength that emanates from it.

Daoyin combines breathing exercises with specific physical training and has been used for over two thousand years as gymnastics to improve health.

For qigong, breathing and visualization are central to the practice. Standing, static and meditative postures in the middle of nature are the best illustration of this.

All these exercises, regularly worked, lead to better blood and lymphatic circulation, the regulation of nerve function, the facilitation of movements by relaxation of muscles, tendons and joints, to improve the tissue function of weakened organs and to allow increased resilience.

In short, they allow access to complete well-being.

Courses for musicians and dancers

Qigong is a valuable tool for musicians and dancers who strive to optimally work with their bodies and their breathing.

At the Lund Flute Festival of 2003, 40 flutists practiced qigong and experienced the difference in sound quality before and after the exercises. According to Anders Ljungar-Chapelon, who organized the event, the sound after training has improved significantly.

 Dancers today seek exercises that increase inner strength and balance as well as aesthetics. Therefore, they often turn to disciplines like taichichuan, aikido, kendo, and qigong.

Since the 90s, Patrick has taught in various dance schools in Milan, Munich, Lausanne (Maurice Béjart) and Paris.

Qigong posture
Cours privé et collectif de Qigong

Businesses and collectivities

At work, stress management is an essential part of modern life.

The exercises that we suggest have a direct effect in calming the “shen”, the mental activity.

Relaxation is achieved through regular work that can be done in the workplace as well as outside.

As a manager or employee of a company, you can create a work environment where you and your colleagues are able to reduce stress and promote health.

Patrick has intervened regularly in hospitals, associations of the sick or disabled as well as with business leaders. He also works in groups of seniors and in training days for nursing staff.