Do the holidays have you stressed? Stress can have a huge impact on your health. From headaches to indigestion to anxiety and depression, stress can also have lasting effects on your health and well being. Don't let it take over your holiday season. Join us for a FREE qigong demonstration with Liz Francis of Moo Son Tang Soo Do to explore how the easy, fluid movements of qigong can help reduce your stress or tension and improve your mental awareness.
Qi Gong Exercises are gentle movements to energize your brain and reduce stress. Perfect for the hectic holiday season! Participants will come away from the session with practical techniques that can be easily done at home, work or in the car.
Qigong is appropriate for all ages from 7 – 107 and all physical abilities. Movements can be performed from a sitting or standing position depending on your own personal comfort.
What is Qigong?
(from website: http://nqa.org/about-nqa/what-is-qigong/)
Qigong is an ancient Chinese health care system that integrates physical postures, breathing techniques and focused intention. People do Qigong to maintain health, heal their bodies, calm their minds, and reconnect with their spirit.
The word Qigong (Chi Kung) is made up of two Chinese words. Qi is pronounced "chee" and is usually translated to mean the life force or vital-energy that flows through all things in the universe.
The second word, Gong, pronounced "gung," means accomplishment, or skill that is cultivated through steady practice. Together, Qigong (Chi Kung) means cultivating energy, it is a system practiced for health maintenance, healing and increasing vitality.
Qigong's great appeal is that everyone can benefit, regardless of ability, age, belief system or life circumstances.
Anyone can enrich their lives by adding Qigong to their daily routine. Children learning to channel their energy and develop increased concentration; office workers learning Qigong to reduce stress; seniors participating in gentle movements to enhance balance and their quality of life; caregivers embracing a practice to develop their ability to help others; prisons instituting Qigong programs to restore balance in inmates lives; midwives using Qigong techniques to ease child birth.
About the Instructor
Mrs. Liz Francis is a 3rd degree black belt and certified World Tang Soo Do instructor. Mrs. Francis began her martial arts career in 1996 under Master Charles Vaughn. Tired of sitting in the bleachers watching both her sons and husband train, teach and compete, she decided to begin training in Tang Soo Do.
After relocating to Fuquay-Varina, North Carolina, Mr. and Mrs. Francis started Moo Son Tang Soo Do, LLC and began conducting classes in September of 2006. Classes are taught at One Heart Yoga in downtown Fuquay-Varina.