Qigong is an ancient Chinese system of coordinated physical postures, movement, breathing techniques and meditation that is designed to promote health, spirituality and physical fitness.
The system traces its origin to Traditional Chinese Medicine, philosophy and martial arts. It incorporates slow, rhythmic movements and controlled breathing exercises to promote the body's natural healing ability and balance qi, or life energy.
Sutter’s Qigong classes are suitable for beginners as well as people with a regular practice. The movements are easy to learn and not physically demanding. Most Qigong movements can be easily adapted for people with injuries or physical limitations and for different age groups.
Benefits of regular Qigong practice include relaxation and reduced stress, improved immune response, increased stamina, vitality, physical fitness, and improved circulation and digestion.
Qigong can be used as an integrative, complementary form of medical care to counteract side effects of cancer treatment and to treat conditions such as high blood pressure, respiratory issues, menopause syndrome, chronic fatigue syndrome, fibromyalgia, pain management depression, anxiety and insomnia.