Qi gong (pronounced chee-gung) is a method of movement and breathing developed from Chinese medicine.
Practices range from simple breathing techniques and gentle movement through to dynamic and physically demanding forms – you simply learn the forms appropriate to you needs.
There are forms which benefit arthritis and
skeletal problems, also forms which greatly help emotional and mental
ill health – the range of forms covers the whole spectrum of health.
Qi Gong is quite easy to learn and ultimately empowers you to
affect your own medical conditions and improve your energy.
“People of all ages and levels of fitness can learn and practice Qi Gong, so developing and maintaining internal vigor good levels of health.”
The many different Qi Gong exercises that have
specific uses in improving your health often have colourful names, for example:
Ba Dua Jin
Eight Section Brocade
For Improving the Constitution and and ideal when recovering from an
Yì Jīn Jīng
Changing Tendons Method
For improving tendon strength and muscular and nervous system health.
To name just two from the many different Qi Gong exercises available, each tailored to improve a specific part of your health.
Mark is happy to advice you on what might suit your specific needs
Improve Your Health, Vitality and Fitness
with Qi Gong
Qi Gong, a set of exercises, movements and
postures is aimed at improving your overall health. This can be in general well-being
terms or aimed at a specific ailment. The many practices and sets form an
important part of Chinese Medicine.
Qi Gong is a series of exercises that have
been developed over the centuries. The combination of choreographed
movements, in Qi Gong, help to open and cleanse the Energy Meridians (as
used in acupuncture).
Qi Gong is an ancient Chinese practice of cultivation the Qi (Life Force) that flows through all our bodies. Practicing
Qi Gong brings together; Mind, Body and Spirit by combining aerobic conditioning , meditation and breathing techniques.
Through the mediation in Qi
Gong one can illicit the feelings of happiness and inner peace while the
Qi Gong exercises stimulate the circulation of the blood and Qi.
Within Qi Gong mediation, where one is not in a trance, the feeling of
wellness and well being is enhanced.
From time to time we go to a location like, Bexhill beach to practice Qigong and Tai Chi.
“The tide was out and the wind was very strong so we found a spot where the rocks offered some shelter. It was a real joy to be near the sea, feeling the wind around us with the sun coming through the clouds.”
Practicing the principles of balance and harmony just seemed
effortless for a change! The undulations of the beach, the feeling of
the wind and the sound of the waves kept the attention in the present,
open and tranquil.
The Complete Illustrated guide to Chinese Medicine – Tom Williams
Clear, broad, erudite text covering Traditional Chinese medicine, Tai Chi, Qiogong and Chinese culture.
Chinese Qigong – Publishing house of Shanghai University of
Traditional Chinese medicine
Medical Qigong text book, very detailed and practical, a little difficult to get hold of a physical copy.
Tao Te Ching – Lao Tzu
The original Taoist philosophy text.
Leih Tzu – Leih Tzu
Accessible Taoist philosophy
Zhuang Zi – The Chinese – English bilingual series of Chinese Classic
This is a great version if you can get it, (Penguin classics have
their own version) Lots of stories that bring Taosit philosophy alive.
Zen Training – Katsuki Sekida
Clear instructions on Zen meditation methods.
No Self , No Problem – Anam Thubten
Encouraging Buddhist text.
Ch’an And Zen Teaching (First series) – Lu Kuan Yu
Wonderful descriptions of meditation practices
and what to look out for.