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Nina Zeldin | Qigong
Conference participants are invited to join Nina Zeldin on Saturday morning, from 7:00 — 7:45, for a qigong session. Nina will introduce participants to this ancient Chinese health practice that integrates postures (either moving or stationary) with breathing and mindfulness. Participants will perform slow, gentle, exercises that are appropriate for people of all ages, even those who are physically challenged.
While qigong appeals to many people simply because it feels good, it also has many health benefits, including reducing stress while improving balance and energy. Start the day with some relaxing time!
As Community Outreach Coordinator for Healthy Acadia, a non-profit health coalition, Nina provides support for multiple aspects of Healthy Acadia’s work, including the delivery of health promotion and disease prevention programs, and community outreach and development. She leads trainings for community members and service providers across Hancock County on a variety of health topics, such as Tai Chi for Health, National Library of Medicine Resources, mental health integration, and chronic disease/pain self-management.
What is Qigong?
Qigong is a Chinese system of physical exercises and breathing control related to tai chi.
According to the National Qigong Association, the word Qigong (Chi Kung) is made up of two Chinese words. Qi is pronounced “chee” and is usually translated to mean the life force or vital-energy that flows through all things in the universe.
The second word, Gong, pronounced “gung,” means accomplishment, or skill that is cultivated through steady practice. Together, Qigong (Chi Kung) means cultivating energy. It is a system practiced for health maintenance, healing and increasing vitality.