There are five different groups that have influenced the development of QIGONG as we know it today. You choose the one that best works for you. Chinese health skills have been practices for over 4000 years. Paintings have been unearthed from 4th century BC which shows people performing various movements for health.
- Buddhism Qigong (spiritual)
- Daoism Qigong (Spiritual)
- Chinese Medicine Qigong (stressed or sick)
- Martial art Qigong (like Con Fu for strong body)
- Confucianism Qigong (to improve life style quality)
- Modern Qigong – Tiandi Qigong combines all the above five styles to improve body, mind and spirit health
With number six, Tiandi Qigong, there is no clash with other energy work, any religion, it is for everyone regardless of age due to the simplicity of the movements.
To give Qigong its correct title would be to refer to it as kinesiatrics. This means to cure illness through muscular movement.
When practicing outside it is great fun and allows you to draw Qi from the sky , the earth beneath your feet, water and nature all around you. Imagine yourself as the antenna between earth and the sky bringing your body to a state of balance. When you practice daily whenever possible outside, you will start to feel stronger and notice an improvement in your energy levels.
Start slowly and build up each exercise with daily practice:
- Warm up
- Qigong shaking
- Scooping up Healing Water
- Prayer position – Gathering Qi
- Universal posture
- Self massage
- Healing techniques
- Swallowing Qi
- Storing Qi
This is the treasured Chinese secret of health, wellness and longevity.
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