Nearly 3 years ago I broke my collar bone skiing and was left with lots of pain and poor movement even though I was regularly attending physio. Having met Chris previously I started having regular treatment with Chris with excellent results. During this treatment Chris regularly talked about Qigong which gave me an interest in investigating further.
Throughout my life I have always been into sports, and must admit that I initially attended, thinking Qigong would be similar to the likes of other Martial arts such as Judo or the like. My first class was a real eye opener and not what I expected at all. With my expectations of Qigong being a sport, I initially was very sceptical, but deep down something was telling me to give it a go. The more I attended, the more I realized was that Qigong was not a sport but a way of life that helps in so many ways that I would not have believed possible.
I have always been a bit of a hot head, far too often exploding then having to pick up the pieces afterwards. I think this is why I tended to take up action sports to vent some of these frustrations. I now find after having Qigong in my life for nearly 2 years, that not only does it keep my body aligned, but also my mind. Physically I feel great, and emotionally so better balanced.
The classes are great and provide the necessary structure to ensure that you fully understand the movements and benefits of Qigong.
I often hear friends, colleagues and family talking about physical and emotional issues in their life. So often my immediate thought is how I have found Qigong has assisted me in either over coming or better dealing with these issues and therefore recommending Qigong to them. Whilst I still exercise regularly, I also enjoy complimenting this with Qigong, and think that I am still at the start of a new way of living my life. A physically and emotionally better way of life.
For anyone considering Qigong I would advise give it a go, but also give it time, let it become part of you and enjoy what that makes you.