Generally I teach QiGong as part of a Tai Chi class as they are extremely complimentary.
During our Tai Chi class we utilise QiGong movements as part of our warm up, to mobilise and get our body moving, to improve flexibility, to stretch out. We also use QiGong to add arm and hand movements to the practice of our Tai Chi Stances and this gives us the opportunity to focus on our breathing. A QiGong Flow (set of repetitions) is performed at the end of the class as a cool-down, relaxation and meditation.
QiGong exercises are simple to follow, slow and controlled movements. They are often performed in a set of repetitions (Flow). QiGong is referred to as Moving Meditation or Meditation in Motion.
Although studies are limited, QiGong has a number of health and fitness benefits including improving: