I sometimes volunteer at elementary schools to teach kids about the different forms of Qigong and Tai Chi. A few weeks later the teacher called to report what had happened on a museum field trip. On the way, the kids were getting quite rowdy and out of control, until one of the class leaders suggested, “Hey! Let’s do that practice of Collecting Heaven and Earth that Mr. Shelton taught us!” So the whole class started doing this exercise in the middle of downtown San Jose. As if by magic, the teacher reported, all the kids calmed down and the rest of the trip went smoothly.
It’s true that anyone, any age can do Qigong. It’s a simple practice with profound results.