Cynthia Bell Niermann, M.A. is a certified Qigong Teacher who specializes in Wellness and Holistic Health Education. She began teaching yoga and meditation in the 1970’s. Cynthia’s focus for the past fifteen plus years has been Qigong, Tai Chi and Expressive Arts. As an avid photographer, videographer and artist, Cynthia’s goal is to share images and tools for inner development as well as help create vibrant health and inner peace.
Today Cynthia rides the crest of the Big Baby Boomer Wave and healthy aging is the priority. the quality of these years depends upon personal well-being. Qigong is a multi-dimensional exercise every age can enjoy and benefit from its practice!
Cynthia’s personal fitness routine includes Qigong, Tai Chi, water exercises, aerobics, walking and hiking in nature. Meditation, art, music, photography and travel bring balance to mind, heart and soul. And, as someone who loves to travel, Cynthia always finds a place and time for a whole body workout with Qigong, even on a plane!
“Aging is up to nature but decay is up to you!” – anon | “Live your life and forget your age.” – Norman Vincent Peale
“QIGONG embodies the healing arts of longevity.” – Cynthia Bell Niermann
What is Qi?
Qi, chi, prana, shakti, ki are the same word in different languages which translate as vital life force Energy. Gong means discipline or diligent practice.
Qigong (chee gong) combines slow, gentle movements, breathing, concentration and visualization to obtain and maintain a healthy body, mind, spirit and emotional energy. Qigong’s great appeal is that anyone can enrich their lives by adding Qigong to their daily routine, regardless of ability , age, belief system, or life circumstances. Anybody can do Qigong and feel revitalized and relaxed in a few minutes. Qigong exercises enable people to feel better and perform with higher levels of energy and stamina.
Qigong is a highly effective health care practice. Many health care professionals recommend Qigong as an important form of complementary and alternative medicine. Qigong is the great grandparent of Tai Chi with many similarities.
Qigong exercises properly practiced can improve balance and coordination, help to relieve pain, illness, and physical problems, maintain and improve your state of physical fitness and mental well being, provide a feeling of calm, comfort balance and rejuvenation, improve physical strength, stamina and energy, aid in increasing longevity and overall good health, calm mind and connect with spirit, as well as awaken your senses!
“The more you practice and become mindful of the Qi circulating within and around you, the better you will feel – you may even feel ‘younger’…” – Cynthia Bell Niermann
How to begin and continue your Qigong practice:
Step 1: Take a class in person, on line, on Skype or Apple Facetime: contact Cynthia
email@example.com ; sign up for a session or a class online
Step 2: Check with your Doctor: If you have any medical conditions or you are taking
prescribed medications, check with your doctor before beginning.
Step 3: Daily Practice; decide to learn, do some moves every day. Focus on your
breath and sensing your Qi. Check out my YouTube channel :“Qigong Time with
Cynthia” for single routines to practice. Subscribe to my Newsletter and YouTube
Channel; buy one of my DVD’s, Sign up for a Class.
Step 4: Learn the stretches, routines, healing sounds and energetic intentions.
Step 5: Be kind to yourself. Stretch but don’t over-extend. You will notice increased
energy, improved mental clarity, flexibility and focus slowly and surely with regular
Step 6: Celebrate daily improvement. With consistency, you will feel and see results. It
takes time to mature – even with your practice!
Step 7: Enjoy the process! Just as aging is gradual and inevitable, Qigong allows
each practitioner creative tools to embody vibrant health and precious healing.
Added incentive Brain Health:
Why learn new routines and consistently DO your Qigong practice?
Research into brain ’s ability to change at any age indicates activities that engage our
focus, help us to remember and to process also help improve functioning and slow the
rate of decline of brain processing.