Qigong: 10 Things you Should Know

Qigong is a mind body practice that encompasses many forms under the 3 main categories of Moving Qigong (Dao Yin), Standing Qigong (Zhan Zhuang), and Meditative Qigong (Nei Gong).

It is not necessary or possible to learn all forms of Qigong. Indeed, dedicating your practice with the intention to learning one form to a master level is recommended.

Qigong basically translates as Qi = energy and Gong = work. Therefore, qigong meaning energy work. This embodies physical, mental, emotional and spiritual energy.

A regular practice of qigong can help to balance the flow of energy, clear energy blockages, restore depleted energy, and calm overactive energy.

The Tai Chi Qigong Shibashi form of Qigong is easy to learn. It can be practiced standing or seated. Students practice at a level suitable to each individual. Visualization of the movements is also of benefit. Find out for yourself now and experience an introductory course. [level 1 intro]

qigong-tai-chiThe 18 movements of Tai Chi Qigong Shibashi are gentle, flowing and weight bearing. Therefore, of benefit to the musculoskeletal system by maintaining and improving strength, flexibility and range of motion.

A regular practice of Tai Chi Qigong Shibashi can improve the balance and co-ordination. This plays an important role in fall prevention.

The concept of the Qi follows the Yi refers to the fact that where the mind goes the energy will follow. Practicing with intention can have positive results for emotional regulation. [read more]

Under the guidance of a qualified instructor studying the Qigong Mode and Posture Requirements will deepen the student experience and understanding of the healing benefits of Tai Chi Qigong Shibashi. Go further with [Comprehensive Course]

The Dao De Jing (Tao Te Ching) authored by Lao Zi is a classic text summarising the Daoist philosophy. Many English translations are available.

Take the first step in your Qigong journey. Join Linda for an introductory workshop, instructor training, or blended qigong and yoga retreat day.

This blog was originally posted by Chanvar see the website here.