What is Contemplative Movement?
Contemplative Movement, as taught by Rosanna, is based on the Chinese practice of Qigong. Qigong's great appeal is that anyone can enrich their lives by adopting it into their daily routine--regardless of ability, age, belief system, or life circumstances. These simple movements enable people to feel and perform better due to higher levels of energy, stamina, and an overall greater sense of balance. Contemplative Movement can help you maintain your health, calm your mind, and reconnect you with your inner self.
What are the Benefits?
“To learn contemplative practice is to learn what we need so as to live truthfully and honestly and lovingly…”Dr. Rowan Williams
Psychoneuroimmunology is the study of the relationship between the mind, or psychological processes, and the nervous and immune systems. The meditation component of Qigong is an example of a "psychological process" that affects physical health and wellbeing. The moving meditation of Qigong lowers stress, strengthens the immune system, reduces chronic inflammation, and improves cellular metabolism and can be considered a "mind-body" practice or "mind-body medicine." Dr. Herbert Benson of the Harvard Medical School and Founder of the Benson-Henry Institute for Mind Body Medicine. describes the profound affects of the mind on the body and health based on his lifetime work as a cardiologist and researcher. Dr. Benson compares health and wellbeing to a three legged stool. The legs are pharmaceuticals, surgery, and self-care. Self-care includes nutrition, exercise, the relaxation response (practices to achieve the relaxation response include Qigong), and belief or faith. Benson is quick to clarify that faith as a psychological state is healing, regardless of its origin. Mind-body practices that elicit the relaxation response such as Qigong and Tai Chi have been used worldwide for millennia to reverse the detrimental physiological effects of stress.
We have entered into a season of self-care at this time and are not offering classes, courses, or reflexology. The Qi Butter Shop is open, however, so you can still order your favorite Qi Butter products. We will update you when our other services become available again.