7 Feb – Better You: Qigong Introduction

  • Date Tuesday, 7 February 2023
  • Time 12:30pm 1:30pm
  • Address Better Bankside Arch, Flat Iron Square 45 Southwark St, London SE1 9HP
Register using password: Bankside

Join this session to feel rejuvenated and invigorated. The class is open to everyone including complete beginners.

What is Qigong?

Qigong is an ancient Chinese health care system that integrates physical postures (moving or stationary), breathing techniques and focused intention.

Qi (pronounced chee) is the life force or vital-energy that flows through all things. Gong (pronounced gung) means accomplishment, or skill that is cultivated through steady practice. Together, Qigong means cultivating energy; it is a system practiced to maintain health, promote healing and increase vitality.

How Qigong can help?

With regular, focused practice, the gentle Qigong exercises can influence:

  • balance
  • energy
  • posture and alignment
  • stress by calming the shen or mind
  • mindfulness
  • focus and mental alertness
  • cardiovascular, respiratory, circulatory, lymphatic and digestive functions
  • recovery from illness
  • a positive outlook through body/mind/spirit connection.

This session will be run by Laura Ichajapanich, who has been teaching Qigong and Taiji (Tai Chi) for almost 25 years. She has studied with Masters in China and is an acupuncturist at Breathe Waterloo and Covent Garden.

Click the register button above and use the password Bankside to get signed up for free.

This event is part of Better You, our wellbeing programme to help you start the new year with a spring in your step. January is the perfect time to try new activities and hone your skills, and Better You is here to help you do just that. Our series of free activities aims to have something for everyone, and we’d love you to sign up to other events!

5 December 2023
5 December - Annual General Meeting
5 December 2023
5 Dec - Christmas Gift Appeal Wrapping Session
5 December 2023
6 Dec - Christmas Gift Appeal Wrapping Session
6 December 2023
6 Dec - Mental Health Awareness Training