Mind-Body-Exercises

Qi Gong:

Qi Gong  is an energy therapy gaining importance in helping cancer patients.It is a method of moving the internal energy we all have through our bodies in a positive way by doing various exercises. The postures are not physically demanding as they do not force you to stretch or exhaust yourself in any way.  

Qi Gong is about taking an active role in your health and wellbeing. Through learning to control your movements and breathe correctly, your mind becomes calm and focused and your body relaxes.
If you’d like to find out more about Qi Gong  drop into the centre or alternatively give us a call on 041 9805100.

Yoga:

Our yoga classes are for beginners and improvers. Practicing yoga helps you overcome and prevent many stresses, strains, aches and pains. It promotes a firm foundation for health and well-being. Yoga both relaxes and energises the body and mind and brings vitality, flexibility, strength, concentration, self-confidence and emotional calm.


 

 

Mindfulness Meditation:

Mindfulness meditation combines mindful breathing and meditation. This is an effective workout for the mind, and the concentration involved allows you to block out stress for an hour and a half.

This class can be the “me” time we all look for. The practice involved using the mind to focus your attention, regulate breathing, and develop a non-judgemental awareness of thoughts and feelings to achieve inner calmness, physical relaxation, psychological balance and improved vitality and coping.

 

Tai Chi:

Tai Chi can be helpful with recovering from the side-effects of cancer treatment including immobility and fatigue. It can also be helpful with lowering stress levels. 

These forms of physical and mental exercise encourage you to bring focused attention to your movements and your breath in the present moment. That can also be done seated. This means they are the perfect type of exercise if you are feeling tired or have physical limitations. 
Regular practice of Tai Chi may be beneficial to your health by lowering stress levels, improving flexibility, increasing stamina, promoting activity and improving both emotional and physical wellbeing.

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