Ancient techniques of movement and breath have a significant effect on physiology, mood, and vitality.

Qigong is literally translated as “energy work”. The origin of Qigong can be traced back to ancient China, as far back as 2,500 B.C. More than a thousand years later, Qigong was listed as one of the Traditional Chinese Medicines for principal methods of treatment. It became very popular among the general public as a form of health maintenance exercise. Historically and currently qigong is also used in martial arts practice to cultivate intention, physical strength, and internal power.

The main purpose of Qigong is to develop ones Qi or vital energy. Qigong practice will typically utilize some fundamental principles of Chinese medicine along with visualization to help guide the practice. The control of respiration plays a central role in the system. There are many styles of qigong but the fundamental similarity is the use of the breath and movement to bridge the body and the mind. It can help bolster the immune system, repair damages caused by disease, balance the body’s energy flow, and create a stronger and more adaptable body.

Qigong is generally considered safe when practiced under the supervision of a qualified instructor. People of all ages may practice qigong which is evident in some of the current scientific research on the benefits of qigong on certain diseases which range from ADD in youth to hypertension and diabetes in adults . Qigong can significantly assist in the practice of meditation and benefit anyone looking to hone the focus of the mind and cultivate their physical and mental potential.

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Luohan Qigong Information

Qigong Research Abstracts

Grandmaster Chan Yong Fa