Qigong: harmonising the breath, the body and the mind

Author: Dorcas A//Yung P
Counselling Therapy Associates Limited, 12/F, California Tower, 30-32 D'Aguilar Street, Central, Hong Kong
Conference/Journal: Complement Ther Nurs Midwifery
Date published: 2003
Other: Volume ID: 9 , Issue ID: 4 , Pages: 198-202 , Word Count: 66

Qigong is a form of exercise developed in China over millennia to prevent illness and foster physical and mental health. Despite many claims of the therapeutic effects of Qigong, the fundamental concepts and principles underlying this holistic therapy remain unfamiliar to Western populations. This article helps practitioners to understand the art of Qigong based on three main principles, harmonising the breath, the body and the mind.