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Creating a Happy Chi for a healthy life.
Instructor Denise Richard may be a newcomer to the island but she’s certainly not a novice when it comes to the practice of Chi Kung. She has more than 25 years of experience and is currently offering beginner courses through the Recreation Centre.
“Chi Kung is an integrated form of energy management that promotes the knowledge of ancient eastern healing systems. “ explains Richards.
This ancient Chinese practice incorporates gentle movement, meditation and a development of awareness of energy and consciousness within the body.
“For thousands of years Chi Kung has been used as a simple and effective way to open the energetic system and provide the means to move into greater levels of health, vitality and awareness,” says Richard.
Guiding people through 7 different modules, Richards will systematically encourage the practice of “cleansing, healing and awakening the innate healing power that lives within us.” This is a gentle and alternative way to improve health by engaging the body and learning how to stay on the “edge of mindfulness”, a term Richard uses to describe physical awareness and the basic grounding of the body. “The intention of Chi Kung is to help you manage energy at many levels.” states Richard.
Appropriate for all ages and fitness levels, Chi Kung is being offered Wednesdays at the fitness center from 9am - 10. Classes have already started however there is still room so register today at www.bowencommunityrecreation.com/.