The example of a physical education class which used Qigong; practice report of Kansai university sport research class 'Oriental body technique Qigong work'

Author: Yasuda T 1//Iwao M 2//Tamura T 1//Nakagawa M 1
Kansai University [1]//Assoc. Relaxation & Therapy Intl [2]
Conference/Journal: J Mind-Body Science
Date published: 2003
Other: Volume ID: 12 , Issue ID: 2 , Pages: 31-39 , Word Count: 224

We introduced Chi-gong a Chinese traditional method of physical exercise, into our physical exercise class of the summer semester in 2003. At the end of the semester, we asked our students what they thought about this program.
1) Most students mentioned their interest in Oriental techniques for the body, social consciousness of which is rising recently. At the semester, however, they learned that the program was not so easy as they had initially thought.
2) The class seemed to be effective as a “physical education for life” program based on the following reflections of the students.
a) It is a possible alternative way of living in general.
b) They realized good effects both on mind and body.
3) The scores for the “result” dimension of the “formative class evaluation method used in the conventional physical education class was “HIGH”. On the other hand, the evaluation of “interest”, “the way of learning,” “cooperation” were LOW. One reason for the latter is that all the students were first-timers and they felt they were becoming passive.
4) This class is excellent as a “physical education for life” program. As to the generation of the students who we have in the class, we are expecting to have wider variety in the future. In view of this aspect, the challenges for future physical education classes require the more active and aggressive participation of students.