Qi Gong (氣功)
“Where mind goes, the Qi will follow”
Qigong (氣功) is an ancient 4000 year old practice of aligning breath, movement and mental focus for healing and meditation by guiding Qi (life energy) throughout the body.
With roots in Tradition Chinese Medicine (TCM), Qigong was practices as a means to cultivate Qi, whether as a preventive or curative measure, part of a mediation practice or to enhance Wushu martial art skills.
A gentle exercise, Qigong is composed of movements that are typically repeated, strengthening and stretching the body, increasing fluid movement (blood, synovial, and lymph), enhancing balance, and building awareness of how the body moves through space.
Typical benefits of practicing Qigong may include:
- Improved strength, conditioning, coordination, and flexibility
- Strengthening and calming of the nervous system
- Improvement of cardiovascular system
- Increases recovery times of injuries/operations
- Reduced pain and stiffness
- Enhances sleep
- Greater overall sense of well-being, calmness and awareness
Over the centuries, Qigong has branched into over a thousand different forms and is now practiced throughout China and worldwide.
Grandmaster Ding teaches three forms of Qigong:
- The Five Animal Frolics (Wu Qin Xi)
- The Six Relics (Liu Zi Jue)
- The Eight Pieces of Brocade (Ba Duan Jin)
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