Qigong Retreats in Dorset U.K. and Coaching
Sally Ibbotson is a qualified and experienced Qigong Teacher from London UK.
Based in the Kensal Rise and Willesden area in Northwest London, she is a member of the Register of the Shiatsu Society, Register of Qigong Teachers and of the Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council.
"I have worked as a Qigong Teacher for over 20 years and my own journey to Health and Wellbeing has included a daily practice of Qigong. I am passionate about Natural and Complementary healthcare and see my work as supporting the body/minds innate ability to find individual healing solutions."
What is Qigong?
Qigong is a form of moving meditation similar to Tai Chi and far easier to learn. It works on the premise that we can gather energy from the earth and environment by adopting a meditative attitude and moving in time-tested ways. CLICK HERE for an example.
What is Qigong good for?
Teaching Qigong is a delight! As it comes from Traditional Chinese Medicine, any condition can improve, given daily focused practice.
The BBC programme ‘Trust Me I’m a Doctor’ (Series 2; 19th October 2018) compared Tai Chi to Zumba, favourably, as a form of aerobic exercise by measuring flexibility of capillaries, chemical markers of inflammation and heart rate .
This is backed up by a paper published in the BMJ 24th March 2018 which compared Tai Chi to aerobic exercise. Similar physiological results were found and in addition, class attendance and adherence to home exercise was higher than in standard prescribed exercise (patients found Qigong/Tai Chi more enjoyable and less painful) and physiologically had similar or greater benefits. Tai Chi and Qigong are so similar that the research can be applied to both.
Examples of Conditions which are typically improved by Qigong are:
*Lower Back pain: In a 2005 study, 87% of Qigong practitioners reported less back pain.
*Stress-related issues, Fibromyalgia, Chronic fatigue.
*Joint Pain or Stiffness or post injury rehabilitation.
*Sleeping difficulty .
*Menstruation or pregnancy issues.
I have just discovered your you tube postings, and just wanted to say thank you. Your teaching is so clear and easy to follow. I have practiced Qigong for several years now and yoga for many, many, so the frame of reference for my accolades to you are well established.." (2018 you tube subscriber)
The Qi Gong Teachers Association UK is a good source of information about Qigong in general.
What is Personal Qigong:
I now offer personalised forms of Qigong which more closely address a persons needs.
Click here to find out more or contact me by clicking here..
Alternatively open the PDF document to find how you can taylor your Qigong practice to your specific needs.
Qigong Retreat 16 - 19 May 2019 Dorset
Qualifications and Insurance
Dip Body Massage
Dip Manual Lymphatic Drainage
Well Mother Certificate in Pregnancy Massage
Dip Teacher of Qigong
Member of the Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council
My practice is insured by Balens UK.
Find me on Google by searching 'Massage Therapy North West London'