Church Offers Free Meditation Class

SCOTCH PLAINS—Willow Grove Presbyterian Church in Scotch Plains will offer a free mediation class, open to everyone, on Saturday, April 10, from 10:30 a.m. to noon.

Medical QiGong is a form that has been around for over 3,000 years in China.  A teacher from China came to the United States of America several years ago and brought with him a user-friendly version so that the average person can utilize this technique to help relieve stress, and gain health and energy through this unique practice.


Once the class begins it  cannot be interrupted.

Willow Grove Presbyterian Church is located at 1961 Raritan Road, Scotch Plains. For more information about Willow Grove, call 1-908-232-5678, e-mail or visit

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1 comment for “Church Offers Free Meditation Class

  1. CrouchingDragon
    April 6, 2010 at 2:14 pm

    There are many different forms of Qigong in China. According to top Tai Chi master Bruce Frantzis some of the many variants included:
    Spiritual Qigong, Medical Qigong, Martial Arts Qigong, and Sexual Qigong (but this list by no means encompasses all of them).
    Within the medical qigong school there are many different variants but most authentic ones work by using physical movements and breath to directly stimulate and move the acupuncture meridian lines of energy (hence they are often called meridian line qigong). To my knowledge, the oldest, best developed and most effective qigong form is known as Dragon and Tiger. This article explains it pretty well:

    Meditation has technically not been a part of medical qigong and was delegated to spiritual qigong (known as shen gong), but the confusion arising here is largely the result of different definitions of Meditation.

    The Taoist perspective quite simply is that internal work (whether it be something simple like qigong with basic body awareness or something advanced like high level meditation) is impossible if you are stressed and not relaxed. The common modern perspective however is that relaxation and stress reduction (which is a valuable and necessary part of medical qigong) is meditation.
    If your curious about how all the pieces slot together, there are a few other excellent articles on the site linked to with the Dragon and Tiger thing explaining everything.

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