Free Zoom Class Tuesdays at 11 AM
Taught by Carolyn McDonald, Certified Instructor
Qigong integrates physical postures, breathing techniques and focused intentions. The gentle, rhythmic movements of qigong reduces stress, builds stamina and increases vitality.
A personal story by Carolyn – who lives with fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue syndrome.
“Several years ago I went to a Qigong class hoping to find a way to manage my pain, by working on building energy, balance and stamina.
At the beginning, I could barely walk and sat on a stool trying to learn the graceful movements I was seeing performed around me.
During the next several months, I learned a way to see within, moving what energy I had evenly throughout my body. With practice I learned to relax. In time I got rid of my stool and found myself focusing on what I could do and not lamenting on what I couldn’t do. My world changed.
I live with pain. It is my constant companion. I am also able to do things I want to do, respecting my need to rest and take care of myself.
After years of learning and practicing medical Qigong, I now teach others this wonderful alternative health method hoping they to will find a way to do the things they want to do as they live with their illness.”
Carolyn teaches at the Stow COA, and the Emerson Wellness Center.