Chi Kung and Tai Chi Chuan: Description and Benefits
Chi Kung is a system of breathing exercises that promotes health and balance, with roots dating back 26,000 years, and the basis upon which all Chinese Martial Arts systems are founded. For 3,000 years, the Chinese have utilized these exercises to improve health and strengthen the body.
Chi Kung and Tai Chi Chuan are two of ancient China’s most respected systems of exercise and healing. Chi Kung focuses on breathing and bodily alignment. Tai Chi consists of slow, relaxed, gentle movements for physical, mental, and spiritual self-development. These movements are used for defense, and work with the natural flow of the body. Five to ten minutes of Chi Kung and Tai Chi practice daily will lower stress and relax your mind and body.
The basics of Chi Kung are: Warming Up Exercises, Breathing Techniques, Correct Posture, and a simple Set of Exercises. You come away feeling energized, healthier and stronger feeling more relaxed and more balanced. You have greater self-confidence. Your attitude improves. You look younger, feel better and live longer.
Ramona Maiolino has been teaching Chi Kung and Tai Chi Chuan for over fourteen years, and has spent over twenty two years in the study of Chinese Healing Systems and Philosophy.
Ramona teaches the Yang Style Short and Long Forms, the Yang Saber Form, as well as many styles and sets of Chi Kung (of which there is an enormous variety after thousands of years). She has studied in the Yang lineage of Cheng Man Ch’ing, through her teacher, Dr. Lawrence Galante, as well as several Chinese masters.
Ramona teaches ongoing classes in New York City, Philadelphia, Montgomery, Delaware and Bucks County, PA, as well as private classes, workshops and seminars. Her book, “Breathing for Life,” is an informative work on Chi Kung, with exercises included. Her many years in the field of Traditional Chinese Medicine aid her in creating books, CD’s, and DVDs on the benefits to you from the Chinese Healing Arts.
Books, CD’s, DVD’s available.
References upon request.