Qigong: Health Promotion for Older Adults

Author: Concotelli JA
Lexington Wellness Center Lexington, KY, USA
Conference/Journal: 2nd World Congress Qigong
Date published: 1998
Other: Pages: 38 , Word Count: 89

Qigong has been shown to reduce stress, enhance immune function, increase bone density and promote physiological states that are similar to the 'relaxation response' including reduction in blood pressure, heart rate, metabolic rate and brain wave activity. Qigong's slow relaxed movements, breathing exercises and meditation techniques make it easy for older adults of all fitness levels to participate and gain benefit, This workshop will focus on the benefits of qigong for older adults and include instruction in 9igong breathing, movements and relaxation techniques appropriate for all levels of fitness.