Yoga is a spiritual science of self-realisation — a group of physical, mental and spiritual practices or disciplines. There are many types of yoga to choose from. With any style of yoga, you can improve your flexibility, stamina, strength, and balance. All yoga styles release tension in your body, quiet your mind, and help you relax. The minded Yoga Therapy approach combines the worlds of yoga, science and psychology. When it comes to the yoga therapy, the next tools are used:

  • Asana (physical posture)
  • Pranayama (breathing exercise)
  • Guided imagery (visualization)
  • Meditation
  • Diet (an integral part of yoga and yoga therapy)

Qigong (ChiGong) — a healing system of coordinated body-posture composition, movement, breathing, and mediation. The word ‘Qigong’ is made up of two Chinese characters: Qi (Chi) means the ‘life force, vital energy‘, and ‘Gong‘ means ‘work, effort, accomplishment achieved over the time‘. The Chinese character for Qi is 气 or 氣. Therefore, Qigong means cultivating energy skillfully. This practice rests on the basic principles: controlling the Chi, controlling the body and controlling the mind. Qigong is one of the main branches of Traditional Chinese Medicine. Qi/Chi comes from many different sources:

  • Inherited from your parents at conception (prenatal Chi)
  • Comes from environment (the air you breathe, the food you eat and the water you consume) (postnatal Chi)
  • Organ Chi as each organ has its own Chi/life force
  • Defensive Chi is when your immune system protects you from various internal or external pathogens

The body extracts the most valuable essences and uses them to help form the vital energy and create a healthy balance in the body. However, Chi deficiency occurs as well and it is a common Traditional Chinese Medicine syndrome that is due to insufficient Chi/life force energy. It is caused by either exhausting one’s levels of Chi by mental, emotional or physical overexertion or by not replenishing one’s Chi enough. As the result, Chi deficiency may manifest in low energy, weakness, and illnesses. Quantum Physics supports Qi energy and teaches us that there is no difference between energy and matter, and that all systems in the human body — from the atomic to the molecular level — are constantly in motion-creating resonance. 


Our goal and mission is to create a healthier world, increase life expectancy, reduce chances of getting sick, and restore energy on different levels. Yoga and Qigong are a safe prescription for an individual’s healthy living proved by numerous studies. Without a doubt, these practices are recommended as alternative treatments for a holistic body-mind resolution. These two alternative therapies have proven to control mental health disruptions like anxiety, stress and depression, health deterioration, declining physique, immune system issues, helping maintain an ideal quality of life.

#HealYourself #HealTheWorld #HealTheEarthWelcome to THE YOGA CHI. Our goal and mission — to create a healthier world, increase life expectancy, reduce chances of getting sick, and restore energy on different levels. We all have the fundamental desire to create an ideal world where everyone is healthy, happy and free of suffering. At the same time, we share a particular tendency — finding out what’s wrong with the world and then try to ‘fix’ it. While it’s true that terrible things happen around us everyday, to transform the world we all experience, we really have to start with ourselves. We can only create change in the world if we start with our own individual healing. By practicing energy-based healing arts and techniques such as Yoga, Qigong (ChiGong) or Tai chi, you are becoming more aware of your inner self and in touch with your surroundings. One of the best contributions you can make to your own health and wellbeing of the planet you call home is to heal yourself.

Geplaatst door THE YOGA CHI op Woensdag 13 november 2019

Meet your teacher: Anna 安娜 Health and Wellness Consultant, Certified and Registered Senior Yoga Teacher, Educator and Owner of THE YOGA CHI, Practitioner of Traditional Chinese Medicine and Ayurveda. Anna is trained in Classical Indian Yoga and Chinese Taoist Yoga, and Yoga Therapy. She is 500-hour RYS (International Registered Yoga School) Yin Yang and Five Elements certified, Qigong certified, MFR (MyoFascial Release) Techniques and TriggerPoint Therapy certified, Community Adult and Pediatric CPR/AED/Standard First Aid certified, and registered with the Register of Exercise Professionals.

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