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Yoga Chi Gung (YCG) is a synthesis of aspects of Chi Gung and Yoga, drawing on practices from Tibet, Japan, India and China. It has also been influenced by principles and practices from Awareness Through Movement, Pilates and the Alexander Technique.

History Yoga Chi Gung

For thousands of years in the Orient, energetic exercises have been used to help heal disease, prolong life, integrate the body and mind, resolve stress and cultivate spiritual awareness. Yoga Chi Gung (YCG) is a synthesis of aspects of Chi Gung and Yoga, drawing on practices from Tibet, Japan, India and China. It has also been influenced by principles and practices from Awareness Through Movement, Pilates and the Alexander Technique. It is a simple yet powerful, body friendly system of self-development created by Grant Woolven, drawing on his study and practise of the internal arts and natural medicine since 1974. Purpose YCG helps the individual to cultivate self-awareness and engender health of the body-mind. It catalyses the ability to self reflect and awakens the appreciation of the mysterious. Practising regularly helps to bring about simplicity, creativity, healing, resolve conditioning and relate more harmoniously with the environment. The techniques utilised involve body, breath, sound and mind. YCG is more than the name of a specific form of practice; it is a way of methodology for practising and teaching using techniques from a variety of traditions, in a logical and intelligent format. As a human being ages their requirements change reflecting the stage of life they are in. Practices need to support this process in the optimum way and when necessary, be adapted to the unique needs of each individual.