September 19 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
An event every week that begins at 6:30 pm on Thursday, repeating until October 24, 2019
Qi Gong is a centuries-old mind and body practice. It involves certain easy, slow, and gentle movements with mental focus, breathing, and relaxation. The movements can be adapted or practiced while walking, standing, or even sitting. Research findings suggest that practicing Qi Gong regularly may improve balance and stability in older people and those with Parkinson’s disease. It also suggests it can reduce pain from knee osteoarthritis, help people cope with fibromyalgia and back pain, and promote quality of life and mood in people with heart failure and cancer. Qi Gong may help to improve general quality of life, and offer psychological benefits, such as reducing depression and anxiety. When the gentle movements of Qi Gong are practiced correctly, it should not have any negative side effects. Qi Gong is widely considered safe for all people with normal mobility. For more detail about the above and other potential health benefits of Qi Gong, please read the research reports on the National Institute of Health (NIH) web site: www.nccih.nih.gov/health/taichi.