Economic Times – March 22, 2016

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This Chinese fitness mantra helps you build inner strength

By Ipsita Basu

It was his dipping fitness levels that led Mohammed Faizal N Shaikh to Qigong, a traditional Chinese fitness form that puts together physical postures, breathing techniques and focussed intention to enhance one’s exterior and interior strength.

Qigong, which has been gaining popularity among Bengalureans, is a health exercise that focuses on a healthy and long life over its closest cousin Taichi that originates from a fighting system that has over the years evolved to focus more on defence and meditation.Debabrata Dutta, a master instructor with the Martial Arts Enrichment Centre, has been practising martial arts for over 20 years and has ex tended his teachings to Qigong. “Similar exercises of Qigong also exist in Taichi or  ..

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