What is Health Qigong? Why is it So Popular?
Qigong practice develops and balances Qi to improve the health of the body, mind and spirit, and is based in Traditional Chinese Medicine. Qigong includes gentle movements, breathing and meditation, creating a system which anyone can practice, increasing health.
With regular practice, Qigong may improve circulation, easing joint and muscle pain, improve mobility, calm the nervous system and increase immunity. It is a great alternative health practice that can help people take control of their well-being, stay healthy and prevent or mitigate chronic illness. Meditating and practicing qigong can be very beneficial in helping to keep your immune system strong in so many ways. When the immune system isn’t healthy and functioning as it’s designed to that is when we get sick. So, keeping the immune system strong is critically important.
All Health QiGong movement - listed below -, are part of the New Health Qigong Exercise Series compiled and published by the Chinese Health Qigong Association: (These programs teach in private sessions, in group sessions and in the workshop.)
1. Ba Duan Jin (8 Pieces of Silk)
2. Liu Zi Jie (The Six Healing Sounds)
3. Yi Jin Jing (Tendon-Muscle Strengthening Exercises)
4. Wu Qin Xi (Five Animals)
5. Daoyin Yangsheng Gong Shi Er Fa (Mind Leading Qi. 12 Method of Healing Chi)
6. Shi Er Duan Jin (Twelve Pieces of Silk)
7. Ma Wang Dui Dao Yi Shu (Guiding Qi)
8. Da Wu (Big Dance)
9. Tai Ji Yang Sheng Zhang (Tai Chi Rod for Wellbeing)
What is Health Qigong?
Qigong learn for better balance. Qigong increases ﬂexibility and the spring of ligaments. Qigong is like a good gentle stretch and an acupuncture treatment combined, which improves the circulation of ﬂuids and energy in the body to lessen the impact of injuries and allow more rapid healing. Practitioners of qigong learn to avoid strain and stay well within their 70 percent capacity, and, in particular, not to overstrain if there is already some pain or restriction. Qigong balances energy and improves the weaker areas in people's internal systems. The aim is to prevent the body's "weak links" from causing problems down the road.
QiGong is by far the most appealing of all modalities to kill stress because it achieves 3 very important steps.
Synchronizing your mind,
Synchronizing your body,
Synchronizing your breathing.
When all 3 are aligned you get your body into it has optimal state of flow- and this is where your natural healing abilities being to kick in.
Health Qigong is called Chi Yoga or Chi dancing, which has been practised for over 5000 years, originally created by herbalist doctors as part of Chinese medicine for self-energy healing. Meditation leads Chi and the "Chi" energy acu-pressure therapy activates the body's Acu-points and meridians to address the cause of imbalances and clear the "blockages" to build up energy and heal disease.
A Chinese practice, qigong (pronounced "chee-gong") makes use of breathing techniques and graceful movement to increase the flow of qi--also known as chi--through the body. Qigong means energy (qi) and skill (gong), or a skill or practice that cultivates or increases energy.
Yoga practitioners study a similar concept called prana. Chi is defined as a life-force that is often equated with the breath, or seen to move with the breath. Controlling breathing helps control and optimize the movement of chi, which leads to increased health and well-being. Breathing techniques are often accompanied by specific types of exercise that increase the flow of chi. These exercises also increase strength, flexibility and balance.
Popular in China for thousands of years, Qigong is the art of cultivating your vital energy through gentle movements and techniques that incorporate breath, sound, visualization and self-massage. Often thought of as "Feng Shui for the body" or "Chinese yoga", Qigong is not simply about physical fitness, but also internal healing.
Health Qigong is called, Chi Yoga, or Chi dancing, which has been practised for over 5000 years, originally created by herbalist doctors as part of Chinese medicine for self-energy healing. Meditation leads Chi, the "Chi" energy acu-pressure therapy activates the body's Acu-points and meridians to address the course of imbalances and clear the "blockages" to build up energy and heal disease.
Qi Gong is an ancient practice that can be practiced by anyone and has a huge amount of health benefits. Read on to find out more.
What is Qi Gong?
There are four main divisions of Qi Gong, depending on the goal of the practitioner – spiritual, medical, martial, and athletic. However, there is some overlap between the branches. Medical Qi Gong is a branch of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM). Qi is life energy and TCM says that the health of the body relies upon a smooth flow of Qi within the body. Disease is the result of poor Qi circulation. Balancing the flow of Qi allows the body to heal itself. Gong means work or hard task, and it is the task of learning how to control the flow of Qi through the body using breath, movement, and meditation.
Qi Gong are English words for two Chinese characters: ;" title="wiktionary:氣">氣gōng is usually translated as life energy, lifeforce, or energy flow, and definitions often involve breath, air, gas, or relationship between matter, energy, and spirit.
- Qi (Chi ) pronounced chee and usually translated to mean the life force or vital energy that flows through all things int the universe. The central underlying principle in traditional Chinese medicine and martial arts.
- Gong (Kung) pronounced Kung is often translated as cultivation or work and definitions include practise, skill, master, merit, achicement, sercise, result or accomplishment, and is often used to mean Gongfu in the traditional sense of achievement through great effort.
Two words are combined to describe systems to cultivate and balance life energy, especially for health.