Qi Gong is an integrations of physical postures, breathing techniques and focused intentions.
Practicing the gentle, rhythmic movements of
Qi Gong has many benefits including:
Enhanced the immune system
Proven to improve cardiovascular, respiratory, circulatory, lymphatic and digestive function
May reduce blood pressure
Relaxed mind, muscles, tendons joints and inner organs
Reduced risk of falling by increasing balance
Reduced symptoms and improved function in people with fibromyalgia
According to the National Qigong Association, Qi Gong is an ancient Chinese health care system that integrates physical postures, breathing techniques and focused intention. The word Qi Gong (Chi Gung) is made up of two Chinese words. Qi is pronounced "chee" and is usually translated to mean the life force or vital-energy that flows through all things in the universe.
The second word, Gong, pronounced "gung", means accomplishment, or skill that is cultivated through steady practice. Together, Qi Gong means cultivating energy, it is a system practiced for health maintenance, healing and increasing vitality.
The basis of acupuncture is expressed in this famous Chinese saying: "Bu tong ze tong, tong ze bu tong" which means "free flow: no pain, no free flow: pain." In other words, any kind of pain or illness represents an obstruction in the normal flow of Qi or life force. Simply put, acupuncture moves Qi, restoring free flow.
The Taoist Eight Qi Gong, or Xian Ba QI Gong in Pinyin, are a series of eight Qi Gong exercise developed to maintain a healthy body, mind and spirit and ultimately to attain longevity. The Chinese character for Xian is composed of two parts, one representing Man and the other representing Mountain. The symbol as a whole represents the “man of the mountain” or Taoist sages and monks that lived in remove monasteries in the Wo Shan Mountains of China. It is this realm that these exercises were created may centuries ago. Click Here to learn more!