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Teaching qigong, 2012

Teaching qigong, 2012

Henri-Noel Venturini, a martial arts practitioner for more than 40 years, gives a lesson in qigong to Rachel Grunwell in the Auckland Domain in 2012. Venturini encourages students to imagine they are wild creatures such as a tiger, a white crane or a snow rabbit to achieve the best state of mind for performing the slow, rhythmic movements of qigong.

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Mark Derby, 'Yoga, Pilates and other exercise systems - Traditional exercise systems', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 8 July 2022)

Story by Mark Derby, published 5 Sep 2013