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Information about Qigong and Qigong Practitioners
Qigong, an ancient Chinese health care system originating over 4000 years ago, it is considered to be one of the highest forms of healing, next to meditation. It is used extensively, nowadays, in Chinese hospitals for patients aiming to promote their own healing or it can also be given as a treatment from a high level practitioner.

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Qigong and Qigong Practitioners

What is Qigong?

Qigong (chi kung or chi gung)

Qigong, an ancient Chinese health care system originating over 4000 years ago, it is considered to be one of the highest forms of healing, next to meditation. It is used extensively, nowadays, in Chinese hospitals for patients aiming to promote their own healing or it can also be given as a treatment from a high level practitioner.

The word Qigong is derived from two Chinese words.
Qi is pronounced chee and is usually translated to mean the life force or vital-energy that flows through all things in the universe. The free flow of Qi throughout our body is seen as an integral part of many Chinese health systems (acupuncture, reflexology).
Gong (pronounced gung) means an accomplishment, or skill that can be cultivated through sustained and dedicated practice.

Qigong having roots in Martial Arts, Chinese Medicine and Meditation is variously seen as an exercise regime, a form of alternative medicine or a means of cultivating energy, it is a system practiced for health maintenance, healing and increasing vitality.
The concept and practice are theoretically simple but they require dedication, effort, patience, and focused intention, usually on a daily basis.
Although Qigong forms a basis of other health systems (tai chi, kung fu) in its purest form there are three main elements:-
1. Slow, fluid movements that stretch and strengthen
2. Deep breathing
3. A meditative state of mind
All of these elements require effort and patience but even a layperson can derive huge benefits when they are prepared to commit a little time each day to their own wellbeing.
Some aims of Qigong
• to clear the energy (can take several years of sustained practice)
• to strengthen the system to develop Qi awareness and sensitivity
• to develop focus
• to bring harmony to the body/mind
• to promote each individual's ability for self-healing

Some benefits of Qigong
• Improves physical and mental performance
• Increases energy
• Reduces stress, anxiety, and depression
• Creates emotional balance, stability, and sense of well-being
• Coordinates right/left brain hemisphere dominance promoting deep sleep, reduced anxiety and mental clarity
• Deepens and enhances other body-mind-spirit practice
• Slows or reverses a wide range of diseases
• Strengthens immune, nervous, circulatory, hormonal, lymph, digestive, and other physiological systems

 

Read much more about Qigong in one of these excellent books.....

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