About Qigong

Qigong is an ancient self healing art that combines movement, breathing techniques, and meditation. Its origins are from China, where it is practiced daily by millions of people. Qigong is a form of internal exercise that fosters wisdom, longevity, well-being, and harmonious living. It is also a philosophy of life that is rooted in Taoism, Buddhism, and Traditional Chinese Medicine. Qigong's goal is to become aware of and cultivate one's own qi or internal energy. Daily practice can bring about powerful self healing and transformation. Some symptoms that can benefit from qigong include stress, anxiety, insomnia, pain, fatigue, hypertension, digestive disorders, and loss of balance.

Matthew teaches the forms "One Thousand Hands Buddha Qigong", "6 Sound Therapy Qigong", "8 Treasures Qigong", and "Hui Gong Qigong for the Heart". He has studied with Master Liu He for two years at the Oregon College of Oriental Medicine and has been practicing on his own for the past eight years. He has also recently finished a two year healing qigong training course for further self cultivation and teacher training at the Ling Gui International Healing Qigong School.

To find out more about qigong and Matthew's teachers please visit www.linggui.org

Qigong Classes


Tuesdays at McMinnville Senior Center

September 30th to December 2nd 2014
1:00 pm to 2:00 pm
Cost is only $50 for 9 weeks
Sign up today by calling (503) 435-0407

Wednesdays at Newberg Senior Center

October 1st to November 26th 2014
1:00 pm to 2:00 pm
Cost is only $50 for 9 weeks
Sign up today by calling (503) 537-9404

In this class we will be learning 8 Treasures qigong (baduanjin qigong). This ancient form was originally developed by Buddhist monks to combat long periods of sitting meditation that lead to joint problems. All of the movements focus on stretching the tendons to strengthen the bones and muscles. Modern research has confirmed these affects in the form's ability to prevent bone loss. Click to see the study.

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