Qigong with Aurora

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Qigong is an exercise regime that combines body, breath and mind. It is based on slow, flowing movements and is particularly valued by older people as a way to improve flexibility and balance. Weekly classes are held in Histon, led by Aurora.

This activity is good for wellbeing because

  • Qigong is reputed to have a beneficial impact on the immune, lymphatic and nervous systems, as well as on the heart and blood pressure;
  • Qigong can support people to cope with the ebb and flow of everyday life by helping to manage stress;
  • the flowing movements feel good and exercising with others is enjoyable.

“The classes are not only well structured, but fun as well. And I feel so good afterwards!”

Aurora explains more about Qigong:

What to expect

Qigong (pronounced Chi Gong) is a more gentle form of Tai Chi. It involves a combination of flowing movements, breathing and mindfulness alongside relaxing music. It is a slow and gentle practice that is suitable for all ages and abilities.

Classes start with warm up exercises and then you’ll be shown, step-by-step, short sequences of movements that support good posture, balance and flexibility. Qigong exercises are from standing and there’s no mat work. Some exercises use a wooden or bamboo stick – you can bring your own or Aurora has some you can borrow.

Sometimes Aurora will email participants a link to a video so people can practice movements at home between classes.

Wear loose, comfortable clothing and flat footwear (trainers or non-slip socks with grips are ideal), and bring water too.

More information

If you’d like to attend, please email or call Aurora to let her know to expect you and to confirm availability.

Classes are every Monday from 10.30am to 11.30am at St Andrew’s Centre. Details of how to get to the venue can be found on this link. St Andrew’s Centre is wheelchair accessible.

Aurora is a qualified instructor with British Health Qigong Association.

The first session is free.

After the first free session, you can block book sessions to secure your place by paying in advance via BACS (Aurora can send you details) or by bringing cash.

How to contact

Where to go

St Andrew's Centre
School Hill
Cambridge CB24 9JE

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