Looking to slow the mind, relax the body, and get a good workout – try Qigong. I recently took Qigong through Lifelong Learning with Melissa Faber and loved it.
In fact, I loved it so much I took the class twice. The meditative movements with focus on breath was a good way to relax, move the body, increase flexibility, and enhance overall well-being. Class was at the end of the work day – a perfect time to unwind and practice a little Qigong. We learned a series of movements that could be practiced together or separately. And many of them are easy to incorporate into the work day when taking a break. It’s surprising how a little meditative movement can alter your energy and mood.
Practicing yoga for years, I found Qigong to be a nice complement and have integrated some of the movements into my morning routine. The gentle movements typically done standing can also be done sitting. I highly recommend Qigong to anyone especially people looking to reduce stress or those interested in meditation but can’t sit still. Qigong is for anyone looking to improve overall health and wellbeing. Lifelong Learning is offering 2 sections of Qigong this fall: T, 9/15 – 10/13 and T, 10/27 – 12/1 – You should give it a try – I know you’ll like it. https://continue.utah.edu/lifelong/class/llhl_162_qigong_practice