The Congregation would like to welcome our newest member, Christina DeFranceaux.
Christina is a certified Qigong Practice Leader, Massage Therapist and Certified Breath Coach. In the health and wellness industry for over 20 years, Christina uses a variety of methods to help you reclaim yourself and recover the parts that make you whole again. Breath and self-integration - it’s good to be here! Visit Christina's website below.
Christina is going to introduce us all to Qigong. Pronounced “chi gong,” it was developed in China thousands of years ago as part of traditional Chinese medicine. It involves using exercises to optimize energy within the body, mind, and spirit, with the goal of improving and maintaining health and well-being. Qigong has both psychological and physical components and involves the regulation of the mind, breath, and body’s movement and posture.
In most forms of Qigong:
Breath is slow, long, and deep. Breath patterns may switch from abdominal breathing to breathing combined with speech sounds.
Movements are typically gentle and smooth, aimed for relaxation.
Mind regulation includes focusing one’s attention and visualization.
Dynamic (active) Qigong techniques primarily focus on body movements, especially movements of the whole body or arms and legs. Meditative (passive) Qigong techniques can be practiced in any posture that can be maintained over time and involve breath and mind exercises, with almost no body movement.
Christina begins with an awesome exercise to activate and open the body, mind and spirit! Welcome to the first day of the rest of your life!
Join Christina Friday, January 26, 2024, as she hosts the Integrated Recovery Practices Group. Please RSVP to save your spot.
You may also be interested in joining Christina on Thursday, January 25, 2024, for her Wolf Moon Transformational Breath Journey event. More information and tickets available below.