Qigong What is Qigong (Chi Kung)
Qi gong (pronounced chee-gong) is an ancient Chinese system of breathing control and physical exercise which can have a relaxing and meditative effect whilst giving a good stretch. Great for releasing stress and anxiety. Some Qigong is very still, in a standing or seated position being very calming yet energising at the same time.
Qi = energy Gong = practice ...so Qigong is a type of energy practice.
Photo - Master Wang from the Chinese Health Qigong Association and Rhonda Demonstrating Ba Duan Jin
NEVER HEARD OF QIGONG? Come along and try it for yourself. MONDAY CLASS IN LENHAM, KENT Time: 10:45-11:45am. Contact us if interested. Venue: Lenham Community Centre, Groom Way, Lenham, Kent ME17 2QT Beginners can join at any time.
Thursday morning Qigong - book your place now :-) ...page down for contact details. Time: 9:30-10:30am. Beginners can join at any time. VENUE: KBT ACADEMY, 16 Upland Road, Bexleyheath DA7 4NR Places available - contact us to book your place. £77 for 11 weeks excluding planned closures - discounted for advance payment, normally £99. Please note: to enable continuity and maximise the benefits of Qigong, we are unable to offer pay as you go classes.
Qigong for Health, Relaxation and Healing
There are many different types of Qigong but the types taught initially in our classes are particularly good for health, relaxation and healing. Like all things, this takes practice but even within a short period of time, people do start to feel the benefits.
The slow and graceful body movements of Qigong are similar to Tai Chi and help to regulate the breathing in a natural way improving balance, flexibility and muscle strength. Qigong exercises improve the flow of qi (internal energy) around the body, remove blockages of stagnated energy and in so doing can improve overall health.
All of Abundant Energy's Tai Chi classes include Individual exercises and simple routines in Qigong. Qigong routines taught include Ba Duan Jin (Eight Pieces of Silk Brocade) Yi Jin Jing (Yin Yang Qigong), Dao Yin Yang Sheng Gong and Wild Goose Qigong. Plus we include many individual Qigong exercises - some moving and some standing and more meditative Qigong. At a more advanced level Qigong practise helps to develop the internal power used in Tai chi (Taijiquan).
Why learn Qigong?
Qigong can improve a wide range of health problems such as asthma and breathing problems, improving blood circulation and lowering high blood pressure, strengthening joints and improving the suppleness of muscles, easing the pain of arthritis, reducing stress, depression and anxiety, boosting the immune system, reducing insomnia,...to name just a few. In recent years, Qigong has been used to help combat long Covid by boosting energy and improving lung function.
Qigong can shorten the recovery phase from long-term illness and both Tai chi and Qigong can ease the transition after injury back into exercise due to the low-impact and slow moving nature of the exercises. It is also particularly good for people who may not have exercised for some time as the movements are easily adapted to suit individual abilities yet they still strengthen the joints and muscles without unnecessary exertion.
There is a wealth of positive information on the internet showing the results of research into Qigong for those who wish to know more.
Useful links to official Health Qigong routines:
Ba Duan Jin [8 pieces of Brocade]:
Ba Duan Jin – 6 minute competition version: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AJOCwnSaVEk
Yi Jin Jing:
Wu Qin Xi [5 animals]:
Ma Wang Dui:
Daoyin Yang Sheng Gong 12:
Seated Daoyin Yangsheng Gong 12:
Liu Zi Jue [6 healing sounds]:
Taiji Yang Sheng Zhang [Stick Qigong]:
Ming Mu Gong [eye health Qigong]:
British Health Qigong Association:
At the end of August 2018 Abundant energy took a team to the 3rd European Health Qigong Games
& 4th Health Qigong Scientific Symposium
Organised by the British Health Qigong Association (BHQA). We won Second place Silver trophy for group Yi Jin Jing. Everyone participating in an individual event won a medal: 2 silver, 2 bronze.
September 2017 the British Health Qigong Team won a first place trophy at the 7th World Health Qigong Tournament. Our instructor Rhonda Bailey also won 2 gold medals for her individual events.
2014 QIGONG WORKSHOP A GREAT SUCCESS!!!
Saturday 26th April 2014
Special workshop with masters from the Chinese Health Qigong Association
Read all about it here:
Ist WORLD HEALTH QIGONG DAY - 13th August 2 - 3 pm at Hall Place, Bourne Road, Bexley DA5 1PQ
Read all about it on our blog page.
Rhonda has previously taught classes at the Adult Education College in Bexley / The Learning Centre Bexley.
Rhonda has practiced Qigong throughout her 20+ years of Tai chi training. She was the first person in the UK to be assessed by the Chinese Health Qigong Association passing formal examinations to become a recognised instructor in Ba Duan Jin (2008) and Yi Jin Jing (2009).
Rhonda now trains with the British Health Qigong Association and is one of their qualified senior instructors adding Dao Yin Yang Sheng Gong 12 Method (2013), Tai Ji Yang Sheng Zhang (2014), Wu Qin Xi (2015), Da Wu (2016), Lui Zi Jui, Mawangdui (2017), Ming Mu Gong and Seated Shi Er Duan Jin (2021), then Vision Improvement Qigong (2023) to her repertoire. In August 2015 Rhonda proudly joined the British Health Qigong team to take part in the 6th World Health Qigong Tournament and Exchange and won 2 silver medals for her individual Qigong events.
She again competed with the British Health Qigong team at the 2nd China International Health Qigong Tournament in August 2016 winning 2 gold medals in the individual events and a 2nd place team trophy in the team competition. Rhonda gained a gold medal for Health Qigong in the London Competition 2017. In September 2017 Rhonda again competed for the British team, this time at the 7th World Health Qigong Tournament in The Netherlands. The team proudly gained a first place trophy in the group event and then Rhonda went on to win 2 gold medals in the individual events. 2018 see above. 2023 saw Rhonda return to competition with wins at the London competition (silver in team and individual Qigong events) then a trip to Tokyo with the British Health Qigong Association for the 10th World Health Qigong competition where our team gained a first place trophy and Rhonda won silver medals for her individual events.
For further information or to book a place in one of our classes, please do not hesitate to contact Rhonda on
07985 001782 or by sending an e-mail using the ' Contact Us' page of our website. GIFT VOUCHERS AVAILABLE - would make a great Birthday or Christmas present!