Qigong


Thomas Silvani teaches qigong and sitting meditation. His main website is qigongonthego.com.

Qigong is an ancient spiritual discipline from China. “Qi” is energy or breath, and “gong” is work or practice or achievement. So qigong is energy work. The various forms (which range from standing meditation postures to complex walking movements to meditative visualizations) aim to nourish the physical and energy bodies of a human being with vitality and tranquil aliveness. This is achieved through mindful movement synchronizing breath, intention, and physical movement. The result of practice is a harmonized body and mind where the practitioner enjoys a state of joyful calm and energetic abundance. Thomas teaches the following sets: Opening the Breath Qigong, Eight Pieces of Silk Brocade (often called “Eight Pieces”), the Seven Animals (Crane, Deer, Bear, Tiger, Monkey, Snake, and Dragonfly. He also teaches a practice called Qigong on the Go (a concept created by his teacher, David Mott) which involves bringing brief sessions of practice into one’s daily life, infusing one’s life and environment with fresh and healing energy.


Qigong 101 Video Series

This is a short introductory set of videos excerpted from a longer talk in which Thomas covers the foundational concepts of qigong.