Find­ing new bal­ance

Southern Gazette (South Perth) - - MID-YEAR ADJUSTMENT -

RE­BAL­ANC­ING his body through qigong saved him from the ter­rors of cancer, ac­cord­ing to In­fi­nite Qigong As­so­ci­a­tion pres­i­dent Aaron Chin.

Di­ag­nosed with thy­roid and nose cancer about four years ago, Mr Chin turned to qigong af­ter see­ing how it helped a friend fac­ing the same or­deal.

Sim­i­lar to thai chi, qigong takes par­tic­i­pants through a set of slow, gen­tle move­ment while fo­cus­ing on the breath.

“As a cancer pa­tient I re­ally suf­fered; I never had the en­ergy to wake up and af­ter the ra­di­a­tion and chemo­ther­apy it was a night­mare,” Mr Chin said.

“Qigong has been very good for me. I now feel en­er­gised and re­freshed be­cause qigong is a form of ‘qi’ ex­er­cise.

“If any part of your body is in pain it is be­cause your en­ergy lines, your ‘qi’ is blocked.

“So the health ben­e­fits of qigong come from sup­port­ing the body’s nat­u­ral ten­dency to re­turn to bal­ance and equi­lib­rium by gen­tly cre­at­ing strength, flex­i­bil­ity and bal­ance in the mus­cles and joints through gen­tle flow­ing move­ments.”

The non-profit as­so­ci­a­tion was es­tab­lished in 2016 and runs daily classes at Bur­swood Park, Wil­let­ton Sports Club and Stir­ling Civic Cen­tre. d483797

Mem­bers of In­fi­nite Qigong As­so­ci­a­tion in mo­tion.

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