FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
What should I wear to class?
Footwear: Qigong is often done barefoot, but shoes with non-skid soles (like sneakers) are also fine. If I wear shoes, I prefer a thinner sole (think Keds), but you may have different needs. Because they can be slippery, socks are not recommended unless they have a non-skid bottom. Flip-flops, shoes with leather soles, and shoes with heels are not appropriate. Also note that some locations may not permit shoes in the practice area.
Clothing: No special clothing is required, but please wear something that allows you to move freely. This can be workout clothes or street clothes, as long as they allow you to do things (to the extent that you are able) like squat, stretch your arms above your head and in front of you, and bend over to touch your toes.
Will I have to stand for the entire class?
Exercises can be done either standing or sitting in a chair. You can switch back and forth as needed.
Are any of the exercises done on the floor?
In a typical class there is little to no floor work, though on occasion we may do some exercises or stretches on the floor.
What if I can't do some of the exercises?
Any of the exercises can be modified if you have an injury or restriction that prevents you from doing an exercise as shown. Perfect form is less important than the intention of doing the best that you can within your own limits.