Whether shooting a hockey puck, performing a pirouette, or loading up the car with groceries, our physical lives do not happen using isolated movements.
At Toledo Ballet Pilates & Wellness you will learn one of the most complete exercise regimens you have ever experienced nuturing mind, body, & spirit. By using the combination of Pilates, Qigong, Therapeutic Stretching, Functional Movement, and Bodyweight Exercises, you will gain more strength, power, coordination, & flexibility- all with a strong focus on mind / body connection to help you avoid injuries!
Qigong (Pronounced Chee Gung) is a simple yet profound set of exercises that helps to move, balance, and properly store the body's energy (Qi). Most people are more famililar with Taijiquan (Tai Chi) which is actually a Qigong form with Martial Art aplications and focus.
At Toledo Ballet Pilates & Wellness you will learn the following wai dan (external elixir) Qigong practices:
- Warm-up / Tao Yin (Self Massage to increase / move Qi)
- Zhan Zhuang (pronounced Jam Jong) standing meditation to calm the mind
and to build a strongly rooted physical foundation.
- Eight Pieces of Brocade (Ba Duan Jin) to activate blood circulation,
balance Qi, strengthen internal organs, enhance immune system,
and increase overall energy.
Qigong is a wonderful practice to add to your workouts or it can be done as an internal / external exercise set on its own. It is perfect for all ages & levels!
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