QiGong is an ancient Chinese health care system that integrates physical postures, breathing techniques and focused intention. QiGong (pronounced “chee gong”) embodies two principles, Qi – the vital energy of the body and Gong – the practice and training of the Qi.
QiGong is a close cousin to the better-known tai chi. Unlike that practice, QiGong isn't based in martial arts. Instead, it uses a variety of gentle movements, deep breathing, and a meditative state of mind to keep Qi freely flowing throughout the body. Disease and symptoms are a sign that Qi has become obstructed. QiGong focuses on clearing these blockages and allowing energy to flow again naturally.
QiGong movements generate heat and soften the body’s connective tissues. They also encourage the flushing of the intercellular fluid throughout the body’s tissues and organs.
The energetic effect of QiGong exercises increase oxygenation of the blood and improves circulation, thereby enhancing lymphocyte production and strengthening the body’s immune system, which is critical in preventing diseases.
Moreover, numerous medical studies prove that QiGong helps to restore normal body functions in people with chronic conditions such as hypertension, cardiovascular disease, aging, asthma, allergies, neuromuscular problems, and cancer. QiGong exercise helps the body to heal itself. In this sense, QiGong is a natural anti-aging medicine.
Natalya Bolotina started practicing QiGong in 2014, then studied QiGong at a deeper level and got her teaching certificate from Dr. Larissa Dynnikova (Doctor of Medical QiGong) in Denver, Colorado in 2016.
Now she is teaching individual and group QiGong exercises, including a number of different sets such as 8th Brocade, Daoist Five, Healing Sounds QiGong, 5 Frolic Animals, QiGong for Women's Health, etc.