Qigong, which is sometimes spelled Chi-Kung (and pronounced chee-gung), is the study and practice of cultivating vital life-force through various techniques, including:
- Breathing techniques
- Guided imagery
Qi is the Chinese word for the ‘life’ or ‘vital energy’ that flows through everything. Gong means “work” or “skill” or benefits acquired through perseverance and practice. Together the two words mean ‘Skill or mastery of working with vital energy’ – this is the cultivating and accumulating of an abundant energy flow through practice. Through study, the individual aims to develop the ability to manipulate Qi in order to promote self-healing, prevent disease, and increase longevity.
Mental & Spiritual Benefits Of Qigong
The abundance of cultivated energy and mental stillness generated by qigong practice supports great mental clarity, and nourishes both intuition and creativity.
As we deepen in our qigong practice, we become aware of more subtle realms of Being, and begin to experience, directly, our interconnectedness with something far greater than ourselves.
The Art of Moving Energy in Your Own and Other People’s Body’s
Qigong Is Divided Up Into Two Parts:
1. Qigong Self Practice exercises involves a system of self healing and health maintenance techniques, which involves balance, relaxation, healthy breathing, good posture, exercise and meditation.
2. Medical Qigong involves moving energy or qi around the body by a Qigong Medical Practitioner to eliminate blockages and to balance and tonify vital energy in the patient’s body.
Qigong & Traditional Chinese Medicine
People often ask me – What is Qigong? This is a short video with an explanation and a simple exercise that you can practice so you can feel the Qi (energy) between your hands.
If you would like to learn more about Qigong I will be running a Qigong teachers training course in Auckland, New Zealand 17 – 19 March and Bali, Indonesia 20 -24 July.
These courses are suitable for all levels, including beginners.