Performance / Class

An Introduction to Qi Gong – Energetic Practice

Khien Phuc

Khien Phuc has been practicing and teaching external (Viêt Võ Dao, Vietnamese Kung Fu) as well as internal (Tai Chi, Qi Gong) martial arts for more than 40 years. His Qi Gong classes, foster a global energetic and body harmonization,as they regulate all organs through deep breathing and generous opening movements. In addition to the live art programme “The Sun Machine Is Coming Down”, Khien Phuc invites people of all ages to Qi Gong-workshops on the forecourt of the ICC.

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Khien Phuc: An Introduction to Qi Gong – Energetic Practice. The Sun Machine Is Coming Down

© Berliner Festspiele / Eike Walkenhorst

  • 45 min

The word Qi Gong is composed of two Chinese ideograms: Qi means energy, Gong represents the work, the means utilised, as well as the mastering of the objective aimed at. Therefore, Qi Gong means working with energy, as well as mastering it. It comprises several energetic exercises, issued from the traditional Asian culture, aiming at individual development, enhancing well-being, maintaining a good health, harmonizing body, breath and mind as well as keeping a good balance in the whole body, between its various parts and systems. Qi Gong exercises are composed of movements, body postures, breathing exercises and breathing control as well as mind concentration.