Qi Gong is the art of Qi, life energy.
Qi Gong, which is rooted in the principles of traditional Chinese medicine, aims at harmonizing and improving the circulation of bodily fluids. In this respect, it is a therapeutic practice. Relaxation softens and opens up the practitioner’s tissues, while breath and intention direct the flow of energy which is more widely and more efficiently distributed throughout the body.
As Qi Gong opens up the energy channels and centres, relying on breathing and concentration, it is an art of body movement, breath and mind — a true practice of what we call : ‘dhyana’, ‘ch’an’ or ‘zen’.
Colin Manoha teaches Yi Jin Jing mainly. Yi Jin Jing is an ancient form of Qi Gong which originates from the Shaolin monastery. It constitutes in a series of 10 sequences of movements relating to the meridians of acupuncture. Others Qi Gong forms: Ba Duan Jin, Wu Qin Xi (5 animals), Xi Sui Jing etc…
Taiji Quan (also known as ‘Tai Chi’) is a martial art, a form of therapeutic exercise and a spiritual practice.
Taiji Quan is a great way to develop fluidity in your movements and bodily control. Bringing together breathing, relaxation and concentration, it leads to a real practice of Qi.
Colin Manoha practises the Yang and Chen styles. He mainly teaches the Yang 24 form (also known as ‘the Beijing form’), as well as the Yang 85 long form.
Highly motivated and committed students can also practise the following forms: Yang 42, Yang sword 42, Wudang sword ; Chen Hunyuan 24, Chen 18 , Lao Jia Yi Lu.