Qigong (pronounced Chee-Gong and sometimes also spelt Chi-Kung or Chi-Gong) is one of the health disciplines taught by the UKKFF.
Put simply, Qigong means breath-work: Exerting a degree of control over ones respiration whilst flowing through a series of movements & positions that stretch, tone and strengthen the body.
Although the discipline looks slow & relaxing, many people are surprised to discover that Qigong takes a lot of mental & physical effort to practice effectively. Even allowing your breathing to flow rhythmically takes practice at first, which comes as a revelation to the beginner.
Qigong training utilises your own bodyweight and your own muscular resistance to stretch & strengthen the body, instead of external resistance devices (such as weights) or fitness machines (such as treadmills). It is very natural, very balanced, and once learned can be performed anywhere. You only need your own body, a little time, and a little space.
After studying many different approaches to this discipline, we have developed our own short, concise Qigong training programme which is quick to learn, easy to remember, and removes any religious or spiritual overtones. We feel that this fluid, beneficial art can be taught more effectively without resorting to mysticism.
Qigong training is available to all UKKFF members via private tuition and small-group workshops.