Qigong (pronounced “chee gong”) is a simple, efficient, and effective method for helping you experience your optimal health, wellness, and happiness; helping you heal physical and emotional pain; and enhancing the quality of your life and the lives of others.
Qigong is comprised of four parts that all work together:
- Gentle movements (Qigong Healing Movement)
- Mental focus
- Breathe slowly, gently, deeply
- Let your body relax
- Focus on feeling the energy
- Do these movements standing, sitting or lying down
As you breathe in, gently draw your abdomen in a little. As you breathe out, let your abdomen out. Breathing this way increases the communication of your yin and yang energies.
Gently place the tip of your tongue against the roof of your mouth. Your tongue is an energy switch that connects your body’s two main energy channels.
Keep your hands and fingers open. When you open your hands and fingers, you open your energy channels. When you close your hands and fingers, you close your energy channels.
Having a balanced, smoothly-flowing energy is the key to experiencing and maintaining your optimal health and wellness.
Each active exercise also provides a specific additional benefit:
In Chinese teaching there are two types of energy: yin and yang. Everything in the universe is comprised of yin and yang energy. You can think of it as female and male or like the negative and positive charges of a magnet or battery.
One of the reasons you get sick is that your yin and yang energies are out of balance.
Qigong techniques are designed to bring your yin and yang energies back into balance to help you be the best you can be.