Qi Gong / Chi Gung in Basingstoke and Caversham

Here are some links for Qi Gong, Tai Chi and Bagua:

www.energyarts.com - Energy Arts is the website for Bruce Frantzis, Taoist Lineage Master. Lots of information about Qigong, Tai Chi, Bagua Zhang and Hsing-i for health, meditation and martial arts.

www.circlewalking.com and www.paulcavel.com
The websites for Paul Cavel, Senior Energy Arts Instructor. Qi Gong, Tai Chi and Bagua courses, and 1-to-1 Coaching since 1995. Watch a video of Dragon and Tiger Qi Gong (Chi Gung), as demonstrated by Paul Cavel.

The following links are to websites of teachers of Qi Gong, Bagua and Tai Chi working in the Energy Arts tradition who also work/train with Paul Cavel:

www.UnseenStream.com - Qi Gong and Tai Chi teacher in York and Scotland.Qigong: Peace on beach
 www.elevationtaichi.co.uk - Qi Gong, Tai Chi and Bagua teacher in Crawley.
 www.TaiChi-Motion.com - Qi Gong and Tai Chi teacher in London.
www.SussexHealthArts.co.uk - Qi Gong and Bagua teacher in Crawley and Sussex.
www.orientaltreatment.com - Bagua teacher in Bedfordshire.
www.DrMettner.de - Qi Gong, Bagua and Tai Chi teacher in Stuttgart.
www.taichibretagne.wordpress.com - Qi Gong teacher in Brittany.
www.DanKleiman.com - Qi Gong, Tai Chi and Bagua teacher in Boston, MA.
www.qi-kunst-mangfalltal.de -
Qi Gong, Tai Chi, Ba Gua and Taoist teacher in Bruckmühl.

Links to a selection of Qi Gong news and research

The Qigong Institute: Since 1984, the Qigong Institute has dedicated itself to 'promoting the scientific understanding of the basis of Qigong through research and education' - I'm a Qigong Institute member.
The US National Center for Biotechnology Information for a comprehensive review of research into the health benefits of Chi Gung and Tai Chi.
The Wall Street Journal: The Intriguing Health Benefits of Qigong.
Toronto Metro: Qigong gaining popularity as a healing tool in the West.
The Straits Times: Traditional Chinese Medicine to alleviate strain on healthcare services.
South China Morning Post: Ancient Chinese practice of qigong may help alleviate insomnia.
NY Daily News: Qigong, or 'Chinese yoga', goes mainstream.

Other Links

Jackdaw Baskets - Country crafts, workshops, courses and demonstrations in Berkshire and Hampshire
Magpie Coaching - Personal and workplace coaching: 1-2-1 and groups, covering the Newbury, Basingstoke and Reading areas.


Chi Gung OR Qigong

and WHY?


Chi Gung, Qigong, Qi Gong, Ch'i Kung, Chi Kung all mean the same thing - life energy work. They are all a way to try and write Chinese in roman text.

The three main ways to represent the Chinese characters for this ancient practice in roman text are: Pinyin = Qigong, Wade-Giles = ch'i kung and Yale = chi gung.

Developed in the 1950s, Pinyin (Qigong) has now been adopted by both China and Taiwan, as well as the ISO (International Organization for Standardization) to write Mandarin in roman text.


The Wade-Giles (ch'i kung) system was developed by Thomas Wade in the mid 19th century and further refined in the early 20th century by Herbert and Lionel Giles. It has largely been replaced by the Pinyin system except in older documents, especially in Taiwan, where Pinyin was not officially adopted until 2008.

The Yale (chi gung) system was developed in 1943 as a simple and easy to teach system for the American military. It used the spelling of the word in English to assist the user in making the correct Chinese pronunciation.
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Weekly Qigong classes in Caversham or Basingstoke

Monthly Saturday half-day Qigong Workshops  in Bramley.