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20 Hours Private Classes
Introduction to Qigong For Health
Qigong Theory & Tao Philosophy
5 Principles of Qigong
Qigong Warm-up Exercise
Qigong Energy Meditation
5 Animals White Crane Exercise
5 Elements/5 Organs Healing Exercise
8 Pieces of Brocade Exercise
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Qi Gong (Chi Kung) is a 5000 year old Chinese system of self-cultivation developed by legendary Taoist and Buddhist masters specifically for individuals to take full personal responsibility for protecting health, promoting vitality, and prolonging life, while cultivating spiritual awareness and insight. Qi Gong is a unique and comprehensive approach to personal development based on Yin and Yang philosophy, and Traditional Chinese Medicine for cultivating Qi (univeral healing energy). Through regular practice Qi Gong practitioners can develop Qi sensitivity, which leads to self-healing skills, and the ability to work the fundamental forces of the cosmos to help heal others. By harmonising with the elemental energies of Heaven, Earth and Humanity we can all live in health and harmony with the natural world. In order to understand Qi Gong, you must first understand Qi. Qi is the energy or natural force that fills the universe. There are three general types of Qi. Heaven (the sky or universe) has heaven Qi (tian Qi), which is made up of the forces that the heavenly bodies exert on the earth, such as sunshine, moonlight, and the moon’s effect on the tides. The earth has earth Qi (di Qi), which absorbs the heaven Qi and is influenced by it. Humans have human Qi (ren Qi), which is influenced by the other two. In ancient times, the Chinese believed that it was heaven Qi that controlled the weather, climate, and natural disasters. When this Qi or energy field loses its balance, it strives to rebalance itself. Then the wind must blow, rain must fall, and even tornadoes and hurricanes must happen in order for the heaven Qi to reach a new energy balance. Heaven Qi also affects human Qi, and divination and astrology are attempts to explain this. Under heaven Qi is earth Qi. It is influenced and controlled by heaven Qi. For example, too much rain will force a river to flood or change its path. Without rain, the plants will die.
The Chinese believe that Earth Qi is made up of lines and patterns of energy, as well as the earth’s magnetic field and the heat concealed underground. These energies must also balance; otherwise, disasters such as earthquakes will occur. When the Qi of the Earth is balanced, plants will grow and animals will prosper. Also, each individual person, animal, and plant has its own Qi field, which always seeks to be balanced. When any individual living thing loses its balance, it will sicken, die, and decompose. You must understand that all natural things, including humans, grow within and are influenced by the natural cycles of Heaven Qi and Earth Qi. Since you are part of this nature (Tao), you must understand Heaven Qi and Earth Qi. Then you will be able to adjust yourself, when necessary, to fit more smoothly into the natural cycle, and you will learn how to protect yourself from the negative influences in nature. This is the major goal of Qi Gong practice. From this, you can see that in order to have a long and healthy life, the first rule is that you must live in harmony with the cycles of nature and avoid and prevent the negative influences.
The Chinese have researched nature for thousands of years. Some of the information on the patterns and cycles of nature has been recorded in books, one of which is the Book of Changes (Yi Jing). This book gives the average person formulas to trace when the season will change, when it will snow, when a farmer should plough or harvest. You must remember that nature is always repeating itself. If you observe carefully, you will be able to see many of these routine patterns and cycles caused by the rebalancing of the Qi fields. Over thousands of years, the Chinese have researched the interrelationships of all things in nature, especially about human beings. From this experience, they have created various Qi Gong exercises to help bring the body’s Qi circulation into harmony with nature’s cycles. This helps to avoid illnesses caused by weather or seasonal changes. After a long period of research and study, the Chinese also discovered that through Qigong practice they were able to strengthen their Qi or internal energy circulation, and slow down the degeneration of the body, gaining not only health but also a longer life. The realization that such things were possible greatly spurred new research.
HOW IT WORKS Qi Gong focuses on relaxation and breathing, and have very distinct mechanisms of benefit unique from conventional vigorous exercise. Qi Gong emphasize sensory learning which results in movement that is more flexible, pleasurable and free from aches and pains. Guided by the instructor’s experience and encouragement you let go of all tensions and move more gently and lovingly with improved posture and alignment. A sense of space, lightness and openness is created by relaxing in the present moment through the felt connection to your body’s Qi (internal healing energy). Reduced muscle tension, combined with slow, deeper breaths, results in greater blood flow and oxygen distribution throughout the entire body (including the organs), as opposed to more vigorous exercise where muscles are tense and only the main muscle groups are usually affected. Relaxed mindful movement increases blood oxygen saturation and diffusion resulting in enhanced metabolic function, which increases the disease-fighting and healing abilities of the body. The lessons are easy to do, benefit everyone, and the results can be extraordinary. Each lesson builds on the next which helps to create a conversation of sensing, feeling and resting that engages your whole system in a process where old habits can be replaced by new awareness and skill. To train the mind to deeply connect with the language of the body is an art. As your own inner wisdom awakens it will guide you through your healing journey and beyond.
20 GUIDELINES FOR PRACTICE
1. Practice every day to integrate mind and body for health, self-control and enlightenment.
2.Regularly read the Tao Te Ching and the Qi Gong and Tai Chi Chuan Classics
3.Guidance from an experienced instructor saves you time and avoids mistakes.
4.Your practice should be well-structured and suitable for your level.
5.Avoid excess and deficiency – walk the middle path.
6.Avoid conflict – do not use force or push yourself beyond sensible limits.
7.Do not rush your practice – everything comes to you in the right moment.
8.Do not practice when you are emotional – forgive and forget the past.
9.Do not practice after smoking or drinking alcohol.
10.Do not practise straight after eating – wait 2-4 hours.
11.Your diet should be well-structured and suitable for your health requirements.
12.Do not practice for at least 24 hours after sex – eat well and rest until replenished.
13.Do not practice during a thunderstorm, wind, or on a cold floor.
14.Regular practice is the path to progress.
15.A calm mind is the key to success.
16.Relaxation is the road to longevity.
17.Self-exploration leads to self-realization.
18.Opening your heart is the essence to spiritual growth.
20.Seek perfection in the stillness of dawn.
21.Apply your practice in all you encounter.
5 FUNDAMENTALS OF QI CIRCULATION
Mastering these 5 Fundamentals is essential in developing your Qi Gong/Tai Chi Chuan and must be incorporated into daily training. After much practice your internal structure develops into a high state of readiness known as passive ward-off (peng). Your mind and body harmonize and become alert, relaxed and spontaneous. When you reach this stage more advanced skills come to light, and you feel that you are starting to comprehend the true meaning of the Tao. “Although there are many forms and variations, the internal principles are the same. From familiarity with the correct touch, one gradually comprehends intrinsic strength, from the comprehension of intrinsic strength one can reach wisdom. Without long practice one cannot suddenly reach a high level of understanding.” Master Wang Tsung Yueh 1. SENSITIVITY The body communicates with the mind through your feelings which are transmitted through the nervous system. Developing your listening skills (jue) is extremely important in sensing these feelings – which are the yin and yang changes in the body and mind – and sending accurate information to the brain. Yin and yang can be: insubstantial or substantial; small or big; closing or opening; bending or extending; inhaling or exhaling; raising or falling; soft or hard; internal or external; coming or going; passive or active; retreating or advancing; defensive or offensive; neutralizing or emitting; leading or attacking; withdrawing or releasing; etc. The first step in developing this internal vision is having a calm mind (yi) with full awareness in the present moment. 2. INTUITION The length and depth of your training and experience (gong fu) helps you to judge what you are feeling and understand the yin and yang changes in your body and mind. This allows you to decide on a proper strategy, make appropriate adjustments in the way you train, and how you live your life according to your lifestyle and environment. By developing these understanding skills (ting) you can awaken your inner guru and start to rely on intuitive wisdom (yi). You should always remember that yin and yang are mutually exchangeable. You should always be researching and pondering this theory and searching for the applications of yin and yang’s mutual exchanges. If you are able to understand the theory of yin and yang and know their applications, then your comprehension will become deep and your knowledge profound. 3. RELAXATION Relaxation can release energy that is trapped in the body and allows it to flow freely through your whole being. To create the optimum structure for smooth and efficient energy (qi) flow, you must reduce all resistance (wuwei) that blocks the energetic system. This requires maintaining correct body alignment (chong ting), and body mechanics based on relaxation (soong), sinking (chen), opening (kai), and most important raising your spirit of vitality (xu ling ding jin). This means activating the tendons more than the muscles, and using intention of the mind rather than brute force. With meditation you learn to neutralize the emotional mind (xin) which can cause mental resistance and hinder focused attention. Only then can you open the energy gates of your mind and body and unite with the qi of nature, and realize your oneness with nature. 4. ENERGIZATION To energize the body with life force energy you need to combine pre-natal jing (anti-aging hormones) with post-natal qi (air, food, water). But it is your breathing that stimulates the jing and qi to unite and produce your life force energy. Therefore, integrating correct abdominal breathing (zheng hu xi) into your movements and meditations is essential in the production and storage of energy in the body. This leads to harmonizing your breath (xi) with your spirit (shen). When your spirit seems to be doing the breathing you can control the energy flow more efficiently. Advanced techniques include reverse abdominal breathing (ni hu xi), and martial grand circulation (da zhou tian )for manifesting qi power (jin) 5. INTENTION A relaxed mind is a useful mind. Therefore, you need to learn how to be calm and focused with clear intentions. Usually, for most beginners, the emotional mind (xin) needs to be neutralized, and the wisdom mind (yi) needs to be increased. To maximize the desired effects of your meditation and movements, use your passive mind to sense and understand the situation and decide on the proper strategy, and your active mind to direct the qi. Your mind is considered the most important component to successful training, and plays an important role in mutually combining your spirit (shen) and energy (qi) which control Kan (water) and Li (fire): the keys to balancing the health of your whole being.