For the coming weeks we are continuing some lovely chi gung gatherings each Saturday at 8am, among the trees of a quiet park in Hauz Khas. If you would like to join, please get in touch through the Contact tab – you’d be very welcome.

Chi Gung (also often transcribed as Qigong) is collection of simple but precise exercises to make the body healthier, the mind more clear and balanced, the emotions calmer and to increase spiritual capacities. It is composed of movements that are repeated a number of times, often stretching the body, increasing fluid movement (blood, synovial and lymph) and building awareness of how the body moves through space.

For most people, the first and foremost benefit of Chi Gung lies in the relief or prevention of chronic health problems. The effectiveness of qigong has been proven in China by its beneficial impact on the health of millions of people over thousands of years.

However, many physical problems are at least partially due to, or aggravated by, mental or emotional stress, so the importance of the inner tranquillity developed through chi gung cannot be overestimated. The practice of Chi Gung helps manage the stress, anger, depression, morbid thoughts, and general confusion that prey on your mind when your chi is not regulated and balanced.

Chi Gung has attracted a huge amount of theoretical discussion. But really, like playing music or riding a bicycle, it can only really be grasped through experience. I offer a gentle introduction in a focused but light and friendly atmosphere. The aim is to develop our chi, or life force, for good health, well-being, and personal development.

Plans are in hand for regular Chi Gung classes at a South Delhi venue to be confirmed. If you would like to be added to the mailing list for these classes, please get in touch through the Contact section of the website.