Qigong is a practice of aligning breath, movement and awareness for exercise, healing and meditation. With roots in Chinese medicine, martial arts, and philosophy, Qigong is traditionally viewed as a practice to cultivate and balance Qi (chi) or what has been translated as “intrinsic life energy”. Qigong classes involve rhythmic breathing coordinated with slow stylized repetition of fluid movement, a calm state of mind, and visualization of guiding Qi through the body.
For athletes and active practitioners - Qigong will balance out your days of intense workouts by strengthening the deeper muscles, helping to prevent injuries. It improves microcirculation, which in turn brings more oxygen into the organs aiding in speedier recovery from your other activities.
For eldery practitioners - Through breathing and movements that are concentrated around your center of gravity, your sense of balance is improved. This helps to prevent falls and aids in fluid movements. Muscle and bone loss are also slowed or even reversed helping you to keep strength and mobility.
For injured or disabled practitioners - Qigong is a safe way to exercise because it is low-impact and can be practiced seated in a chair. The focus is on proper alignment and positioning of the limbs so it is great for re-aligning the body and clearing the body of stress. This also helps to speed up the healling process.
Common Sense Pain Management
Today most people live with a certain amount of pain. This pain is caused by a clash between the life we are designed to lead and the life that we do lead.
In this 3 hour class the individual will learn:
- How 21st century lifestyles create painful postural patterns
- Simple techniques to minimize these patterns
- Simple stretches to improve posture, manage pain, increase energy and improve range of motion.
Troy Wyne’s Approach
Troy utilizes a specific technique of postural analysis, named Neuromuscular Therapy, which is very specific in terms of assessment and therapy.
All new clients are educated about their individual postural distortions. During the session, the individual is treated to release trigger points and create balance. After the session the individual is given stretches to help maintain postural alignment and manage pain.