Practicing Tai Chi builds muscles

Qigong

As an essential part of Chinese medicine, Qigong contributes to maintaining and restoring health and well-being. Qi stands for life energy, gong means work or exercise. By means of movement, breathing and meditation exercises, blockages in the body's energy channels, the meridians, are to be released in order to get the Qi flowing again in the body.

Advantages and disadvantages

Fun factor:

Ideal anti-stress program for old and young: Qigong gives calm and serenity, awakens a new attitude towards life and joie de vivre, relieves anger and brings body and soul into harmony.

Fat loss:

A reduction in body fat tissue cannot be achieved with Qigong, as the training load on the body is too low.

Cardiovascular system:

Although Qigong does not improve the health-promoting basic endurance, regular practice has a positive effect on the functions of the heart and circulation. Therefore ideally suited for cardiovascular patients and respiratory diseases.

Back friendliness / joint protection:

Ideal help against back and joint problems: With gentle and targeted breathing and energy exercises, tension is released and posture is improved.

Training tip:

Aqua-Qigong: During a Qigong workout in the water, you also experience a feeling of weightlessness.

endurance:

No improvement due to insufficient exercise intensity. Additional endurance training required.

coordination:

Coordinative requirements for body control and awareness as well as concentration, balance and flexibility.

force:

The muscles are trained without any significant increase in strength. Correct execution of the exercise loosens muscular tension and improves poor posture.

Contraindication:

Due to its relaxing and healing properties, Qigong is suitable for everyone. During the exercises, the focus is on breathing, certain organs or areas of the body. As a result, the life energy Qi can be directed to diseased parts of the body and the musculoskeletal system, immune system, nervous and circulatory system can be positively influenced.

Equipment / costs:

Qigong is best learned in a course under qualified guidance. Special equipment is not necessary.

Injury Risk:

The gentle movement training poses no risk of injury or overload when exercised correctly.