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The Pacific Qigong Association is an organization of instructors wishing to promote mainstream awareness of the healing arts of Qigong (Ch'i Kung) and Taijiquan (Tai Chi) in the Sonoma County, California area. We believe that energy medicine is a free and abundant resource that can transform lives and promote wellness. It is our mission to maintain a community of professional practitioners who provide quality Qigong and Taiji instruction in health clubs, studios, gyms, corporations, schools, hospitals, health care settings, senior centers, non-profits, and the general community. Our instructors lead classes and workshops both locally and worldwide. We are dedicated to helping others learn to sustain their bodies at optimal efficiency for long life, fostering healthy hearts and minds.
Qigong (pronounced chee-goong) is a gentle yet powerful health care system, originating in ancient China, which includes the practice of soft rhythmic movement, self-massage, self-acupressure, breathing, focused attention, visualization, and meditation. Taijiquan (Tai Chi) is directly related to Qigong, having evolved from one branch of the 3,000-year-old Daoist Qigong tradition. Qi means "vital energy" and gong means "skill through practice." Qigong and Taijiquan can be enjoyed anywhere, any time, by anyone, without special equipment or clothing. When you practice Qigong and Taiji regularly, you become skilled at managing and balancing your energy and learn to tap into your own immense power for healing.Qigong has been around for over 3,000 years because it works! The practice is proven to be a superior exercise to relieve tension, reduce stress, improve flexibility, strengthen balance, increase bone density, regulate blood pressure, promote healthy respiration, encourage lymphatic flow, and boost immune function.