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KIDS QIGONG

 

Breathe in deeply to bring your mind home to your body

                                                                   Thich Nhat Hanh

 

I have been teaching children Qigong and Mindfulness at school since 2014. Through a range of easy to learn movements, visualization, meditation, breathing and self-massage, children are able to feel a sense of calm and peace and embrace their relationship with their body, mind and spirit.

We bounce, shake, tap, and sound out together to beautiful music. Some movements are calming and soft, focused on becoming centered and relaxed, while others help children transform unwanted emotions into desired ones.

It warms my heart to see them connect with their inner voice and power, being grateful for and appreciate how their bodies work and how beautiful they are. It helps them to learn and love how to pause, listen and fully be in a world where they are constantly asked to fully do.

Many people who are unfamiliar with Qi think of it as mystical or imaginary but it is neither. Qi is part of everything around us and every cell of our body. It’s as real as your physical body or the air that you breathe. Most of us cannot see Qi, but with just a little practice many can feel it. Children need very little practice. It is magical to see their smiles when they discover Qi between their hands.

I am passionate about teaching children Qigong and Mindfulness and would love to discuss with you how I can donate my time to teach children at your school as well.

         

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The energy that flows through your body is supplied through major pathways called meridians. There are twelve pairs of meridians associated with the twelve major organs in Chinese Medicine. These meridians are symmetric on each side of the body and branch out into smaller channels to supply energy to each individual cell. When this energy flow gets interrupted, blocked and off balance, our bodies can be affected physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually. 
Qigong is gaining popularity in the west and is emerging as one of the hidden jewels of self-healing. Around the world, millions perform Qigong in parks. It is easy to learn and accessible for all ages and fitness levels. A regular Qigong practice provides numerous health benefits, such as reducing stress and anxiety, enhancing immunity, building stamina, improving sleep, focus and performance, regulating blood pressure and relieving pain.