“If you want to be healthy and live to one hundred, do Qigong.” Dr. Oz
Do you wish to improve your health with simple movements that can easily be incorporated in your daily routine?
Chi Kung is for you!
Qigong (or Chi Kung) is the art of cultivating health by coordinating physical movement with conscious breathing. Also known as Taoist Yoga and pronounced Chi Kung, it is scientifically proven to improve health and it can be practiced at any age.
Dating back to over 2.500 years, used by Chinese Medicine, Buddhism, Taoism and Martial Arts, Qigong is the act of nurturing health, nourishing life force energy by coordinating body movement with breathing. It both cleanses and strengthens, stimulating the circulation of energy.
Qigong improves overall health and contributes to longevity, creating a peaceful state of mind. No wonder Tai Chi was inspired by Qigong and Martial Artists use Qigong to improve their training.
Main scientifically proven benefits of having a regular Qigong practice:
– Ease stress and promote balance
– Improve immunity and cancer-protection
– Improve cardio-pulmonary function
– Strengthen the organs
– Prevent injury of joints, ligaments and bones
– Loosen the muscles and build athletic power
– Speed recovery time from injuries and operations
– Improve longevity and vitality
In this video you have the 8 Brocade Qigong which was primarily designed as a form of medical Qigong to improve health by harmonising the function of the organs and the energy centers of the body, also known as glands.
These exercises can be done daily or every other day to promote health and balance.
Start your practice today!
“Qigong cultivates our bodies through physical movement and develop in us acute mental awareness.”
Dr. Xiaolan Zhao
Qi Gong dates back to 2.500 years and there are references to similar techniques that go back to 5.000 years. Qigong has its origins in:
- Chinese Shamanism, linked to the connection between Mankind and Nature, as a means to find harmony between the human body and nature’s elements;
- Taoism, through the consistent practice of Qigong it was believed that spirit and body were in balance finding harmony between Yin and Yang;
- Buddhism, certain types of Qigong were developed by Buddhists to compliment their seated meditations with movements which promoted serenity and awareness;
- Chinese Medicine, Qigong promotes overall health and therefore its practice is advised as a preventative and restorative method for the general balance of the organism and to strengthen specific organs;
- Martial Arts, since the practice of Qigong greatly improves performance for athletes, Martial Artists incorporate Qigong routines in their daily practice.
There are several types of Qigong and they are all based in the principles of having a straight rooted posture, keeping the spine aligned, being relaxed, focusing on diaphragmatic breathing, flowing with the movements and setting an intention with awareness to harmonise the Qi flow in the body. The main energy centers are healed and balanced through the consistent practice of Qigong.