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POWER QI GONG


Qi Gong is an ancient system of self-healing that has been around for 2,000 years. It’s a practice that is meant to help your body heal itself naturally. “Qi” means energy and “gong” means to cultivate. It’s an umbrella term for any energy or movement work, such as martial arts and Tai Chi. Qi Gong is one of the four pillars of Chinese medicine (Deborah Davis).

Do yoga and qigong complement each other?

They’re a good complement to each other yet differ in their benefits and intentions. Yoga is great for improving strength and balance and can be a path of spiritual development. Qigong is gentler and easier but it’s very profound in its capacity to heal. All you need is to breathe, move, and focus the mind on present-moment awareness. Both tone the physical body and provide healing benefits by calming the nervous system, increasing the release of endorphins, and reducing stress and chronic tension. They each have a positive effect on mood and behavior, slow the aging process, and enhance wholeness by aiming to integrate the body, mind, and spirit.

How can medical qigong heal?

The purpose of medical qigong is to prevent and treat illness of all types. It’s important to harness your own life-force energy, and then you can learn how to move it into different parts of your body for healing.

People recover from cancer, chronic fatigue, tumors, cysts, infertility, depression, and diabetes. In medical qigong, one treats the whole person and prescribes specific qigong exercises and meditations to address the organ and meridian system imbalances as well as the basic constitution of the person. Qigong involves not only gentle movements, but also stances to build stamina, immunity, meditation, self-massage, walking, healing sounds, and mudras.

 

What are the 6 healing sounds?

The 6 Healing Sounds are ancient Daoist sounds that detoxify the body both physically and emotionally. Easy to learn and perform, these are invaluable practices to maintain health and wellbeing and can be done by everyone, including bedridden patients.

What is Diaphragmatic Breathing?

Since the brain uses up to eighty percent of the oxygen we breathe in, chi kung/qigong yogic breathing exercises not only supply oxygen to the body for energy, but also nourishes the brain with oxygen, resulting in mental clarity and alertness.

What are the Benefits?

There are a multitude of benefits of qigong. Below is a list of some of the reasons why qigong is so effective as an exercise for our modern times.

  1. Qigong Loosens the Muscles and Builds Power

  2. Qigong Strengthens the Organs

  3. Qigong Improves Cardio-pulmonary Function

  4. Qigong Strengthens the Nerves

  5. Qigong Improves Vascular Function

  6. Qigong Can Be Used by the Seriously Ill

  7. Qigong Helps Prevent Injury to Joints, Ligaments and Bones

  8. Qigong Speeds Recovery Time from Injuries and Operations

  9. Qigong Builds Athletic and Martial Arts Power

  10. Qigong Eases Stress and Balances Emotions

How can emotions and affect Energy?

Emotions are coordinated with an organ in the body such as;

  • Liver and gallbladder – anger, judgment, jealousy, grudges

  • Stomach and spleen- worry

  • Lung and Large Intestine- grief and sadness

  • Heart Small Intestine- love and abandonment  depression

  • Kidney and Blatter- anxiety

  • Triple heater- body temperature

**Emotional awareness and intelligence can help adults and children to identify emotion and where it is held in the body and then let it go.