This is sometimes known as gymnastics in Chinese texts. It is a system of gentle exercise which is for the mind as well as the body. It helps the Qi (energy) to be guided by thought. Qi Gong and Tai Chi Chuan are the two main types.

Tai Chi Chuan is a variant of Qi Gong with the addition of various martial and longevity practices. They are rooted in shamanism from a time when masters of wind and rain, fertility and death had a pre-eminent role in society. They date back to at least the 4th century BC. They are generally considered to be inferior in their effect to meditation yet powerful in their own right.

Further resources

Soaring Crane Qi Gong is an excellent Qi Gong form brought to Ireland by Professor Chen Hui-Xian who cured her own cancer using these exercises.

Stand Still Be Fit with Master Lam Kam Chuen

Eight Pieces of Silk Brocade – a classical Qi Gong exercise taking 20 minutes

Michael Tse Qi Gong teacher

Yoga, from the Indian tradition, is also an excellent exercise designed not only to benefit us physically but also to support and nourish our vital energies. In this way, its aims are very similar to those of Qi Gong and Tai Chi.

Gemma Dixon, in Dublin, is an excellent teacher and can be contacted on 086 872 0340.

  • Contact Details:

    Fionnuisce, Heron Court, Market Quay
    Bandon, Co. Cork
    Republic of Ireland

    75 Grove Road, Chichester PO 19 8AP, UK


    Email Me

    +353 (0)87 9266234 (Ireland)

    +44 (0)7385891551 (UK)

  • Newsletter

    I send you information about my work. I do not sell or pass on your details. You may unsubscribe at any time.
    * = required field