Qi Gong: The Chinese Art of Rejuvenation
Samuels, Shayna, Dance Magazine
After years of dancing and trapeze work with Joan Skinner and Robert Davidson, Seattle resident Mark Lynd was tired. He had chronic aching in his shoulders, lower back, and arms. His energy was low and his creativity was stifled. Then he discovered Qi Gong.
Qi is the Chinese word for energy or life force, similar to what Indian yogis call prana. Gong means to work, or to gain skill through practice. "It's a method of cultivating and moving the life force throughout the body to open up the meridians and the energy centers," says Lynd, who started studying it in 1989. "It improves your health, your awareness, and will get you in touch with the spiritual side of yourself."
Qi Gong (also spelled QiGong, Qigong, or chi …
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Publication information: Article title: Qi Gong: The Chinese Art of Rejuvenation. Contributors: Samuels, Shayna - Author. Magazine title: Dance Magazine. Volume: 81. Issue: 11 Publication date: November 2007. Page number: 30. © 1999 Dance Magazine, Inc. COPYRIGHT 2007 Gale Group.
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