QiGong for Cancer Patients
Qigong (or Chi-Gung) is based upon a set of health promoting practices that developed during pre-historic times in ceremonial and other tribal dances. The dance includes special forms of breathing, meditation and postures. Taijiquan (ty chee chuan) is a subset that developed as a "soft form" of martial arts about 300 years ago. Both work with energy and are distinctive for their slowly moving meditative exercises or posture changes that flow from one form to another. Many of these postures have been paralleled after the movements of animals and are often described as "swimming in the air".