A scientific study for the University of Göteborg in a primary school class that practiced Qigong exercises daily during a school term.
The following is the first western scientific study covering the importance of Chi Neng Qigong for children. The study shows that Chi Neng Qigong can make a substantial difference in improving the well-being of children. It provides us with a valuable and relatively easily implementable tool that promotes feelings of self-awareness, social competence, confidence and independence in children.
The purpose of this study is to find a tool for children to manage and reduce stress, and thereby increase their wellbeing. The question is whether Chi Neng Qigong can be considered such a tool.
The study was carried out at a school in the area of Västra Götaland in Sweden during the autumn term of 2008 in a class with 23 pupils. The students and teacher have carried out Chi Neng Qigong exercises daily during one term. In accordance with the purpose of finding tools for children to manage and reduce stress, which entails the question as to whether Chi Neng Qigong is one such tool, we have chosen to use action research as my methodological research approach. With this approach we are using both qualitative and quantitative data collection methods.