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Yuan Qigong Online Course - Gathering Qi
Gathering Qi (Tian Yuan) is an invitation to begin a different way of living. In this first method of Yuan Qigong, you’ll start turning your focus inward, attuning yourself to your inner rhythm.
During this graceful moving practice, you’ll start to feel a deeper connection with yourself – gradually becoming familiar with the feeling of Qi moving in and around the body. The exchange of Qi between the body and the universe which happens during the practice can initiate change instantly. Some of the effects can manifest as improvement of the overall health condition, as well as more clarity and focus in daily life. The body and mind are beginning the process of integrating the separated 'self' within the greater whole. This can bring us into a deep state of calmness and harmony while increasing our self-awareness.
The course is presented in four sessions, each with various topics addressing all aspects (practical and theoretical) of the method. You will have access to audio guides, instructional videos and detailed explanations of each movement. You can go at your own pace, taking all the time you need, allowing yourself to experience the benefits and deep joy that accompany the Yuan Qigong practice.
Take the first step to change your life now!
THIS COURSE INCLUDES:
- 100 min video guidance and practice (downloadable)
- 3 audios (84 min total) guidance and practice (downloadable)
- Graphs and diagrams with detailed explanations
- Written preparation and detailed instructions for the mind activity and physical movements
- Lifetime access to course materials
- Add an optional one-hour individual session with a teacher
FEATURES and Benefits
Yuan Qigong will improve your Health and Life
Tian Yuan practice can bring about positive and beneficial effects on every level of life.
Practitioners often experience the following benefits in a relatively short amount of time:
- Increased ability to maintain a calm state in daily life
- A brighter outlook on life and an increased sense of wellbeing
- Increased mobility and relaxation in the shoulders and neck
- A decrease in symptoms and more ease in managing health challenges
- More vitality and energy
INCLUDED IN THIS COURSE
Course Description: Tian Yuan - Gathering Qi
SESSION 1: Getting started
Topic 1: About Gathering Qi - Detailed explanation of all aspects
Topic 2: The Six Verses Video - Preparation of the mind
Topic 3: Useful Vocabulary - Glossary of specific terms used
Topic 4: Instruction Video - To get familiar with the movements
Topic 5: Practice Audio - To guide you while you practice
SESSION 2: Important Concepts
- Topic 1: Features & Benefits of Gathering Qi - How this method can improve your life
- Topic 2: What are Sanjiao & Dantians? - Get to know your body in a deeper way
- Topic 3: About Qi & Qifields - The 'building block' everywhere in the universe
SESSION 3: Diving into the Method
- Topic 1: Practice Video - More visual support to guide you
- Topic 2: Detailed Explanation of the Movements - To understand how it works
- Topic 3: Audio Practice Guide - More audio support to choose from
SESSION 4: Integrated Practice
- Topic 1: Full Audio Practice Guide - Experience a full guided practice
- Topic 2: How to Make Good Progress - Additional tips and support
- Topic 3: Audio Guide for a Joyful Practice - Discover what light music can do
TESTIMONIALS about this course
Yuan Qigong has changed the lives of people all over the world
Fraser, New Zealand
Kelly, United States
Developed by world-renowned Qigong Master Yuan Tze
- Served as member of the Chinese Qigong Science Research Association
- World-renowned healer and teacher
- Founder of Ren Xue and Yuan Qigong
Learning tailored to your individual needs
Method 1 - Tian Yuan is available in the following formats
How can we help?
If you have any unanswered questions, please reach out to our course registrar Tracey, at email@example.com
What should I do if I already have Di Yuan (2nd method) and I want to buy the Beginner Set?
You can simply buy Tian Yuan (1st method), which will give you the complete Beginner Set. There is no additional material if you buy the Beginner Set.
What audios are included?
If you buy the first method, Tian Yuan, you will have three different and downloadable audios:
- Audio No.01 Tian Yuan (22 minutes)
- Audio No.09 Tian Yuan without music (39 minutes)
- Audio No.10 Tian Yuan with music (39 minutes)
What does the individual teacher session option mean when purchasing an online Yuan Qigong course?
The individual teacher session is intended to further support your learning of Yuan Qigong and Ren Xue. The Zoom session lasts one hour, and you have 60 days from your registration date to sign up for it. You may want to schedule your session right away, or you can wait until you have digested the course materials and have specific questions. The focus for the session is up to you; it could be about the method, about Ren Xue and Yuan Qigong, or about Qi and how Qigong helps to enhance the wellbeing of the body, Qi, mind and heart.
The sessions also serve as an introduction to teachers. After the session you are welcome to continue learning from the teacher directly in one-on-one sessions or through their classes.
How are the courses accessed? How does it work after purchase?
The Yuan Qigong courses we offer are all online. This means that when you register, you will have a personal Yuan Qigong course Library which can be accessed by logging into your account through the RXA website. The courses in your library will include videos, practice audios and written instructions. The videos and audios can be streamed from your web browser, or you can download them onto your computer.
Can I practice the moving methods sitting or lying down due to health issues?
A wonderful feature of the Yuan Qigong system is its flexibility. There are many ways to modify and adapt each method to your individual needs. Most methods can be practiced sitting down if standing is not an option for you, and some can be practiced lying down. For more information on specific modifications, it may be useful to contact and speak with a certified Yuan Qigong teacher. The teacher directory is accessible through the Community section at the top of this website.
Can I make my practices shorter or longer depending on the time I have?
Absolutely. You may only have 5 or 10 minutes to practice a method during a busy day, and it is definitely still beneficial to do a shorter practice rather than none at all. Once you have learned the method(s) well and feel more comfortable with the preparation (body/mind) process, you may decide to do a short practice by yourself without the usual audio support. Some days you may have a few hours to practice. In this case, exploring each method further and combining various methods would be a wonderful way to discover and develop your potential. Give yourself confidence to explore Yuan Qigong, be creative, and make the most out of it!
Do I need to learn the methods in order or can I choose to learn more advanced methods first?
The Yuan Qigong system was created as a pyramid with 3 stages. Starting at the bottom with the external transformation stage (this includes the first 3 methods), then the internal transformation stage (includes the next 3 methods), and finally the Xin (Heart) and Shen (True Nature) transformation stage (includes the last 3 methods). Considering this pyramid, it may make sense to follow the order, although strict adherence to it may not be suitable for everyone. It is important to be flexible in your learning and let yourself explore various methods if you feel particularly called to them. Each method is essential for development and growth on all levels of life. Feel free to contact a certified Yuan Qigong teacher for more information on this topic. The teacher directory is accessible through the Community section at the top of this website.
I purchased my course but it says I need to buy it again. How do I access my course?
When on our RXA website, you can try clearing the Cache on your computer by pressing the shift button while refreshing the webpage. Then click on "My Library" in the upper right to log back in using your email and password. If it doesn’t work, you could try to reset your password. If this still doesn’t work, please contact us and we will reach out for web support.
Once all 9 methods have been mastered, how does the student then incorporate all 9 methods into 1? What would a typical practice of a student who has completed all 9 methods look like?
Each Yuan Qigong method can be practiced independently. However, the first and second methods are often practiced together. The first method helps to gather Qi into the body and restore energy, while improving health. It can also facilitate a deeper connection to nature and life. The second method is a standing form that calms the mind, settles the Qi and strengthens the body. Together they gather Qi and store Qi into the Dantians (Qi centers in the body).
Once you have familiarity with more than one method, you can decide each day which method suits your needs. If you're feeling depleted and need more energy, the first method is helpful. If your body needs to move and stretch, the third method is helpful. If you want to settle the mind and feel more stability, the second method could be practiced daily. Or you can simply stick with one method and go deeper into the experience over time. Yuan Qigong is a very versatile set of Qigong practices. There is no wrong or right way to approach it.
The last three methods, which focus on the heart and mind, help to integrate practice into every moment in life. By integrating Ren Xue’s teachings into how we relate to ourselves, other people and the world, we begin to make changes at the root level. This is part of what makes Yuan Qigong unique and it becomes an adventure that can bring beneficial and long lasting change to life.
I want to start learning Yuan Qigong. What are the resources?
Welcome to Yuan Qigong. It is wonderful that you are interested in this practice. There are many ways to start learning Yuan Qigong and to become a part of Ren Xue.
Through Ren Xue International, we have a list of current teachers in the Teacher Directory.
Ren Xue of the Americas (RXA) is offering At Home Learning courses. The Yuan Qigong courses offered are all online. This means that when you register, you will have a personal Qigong Library to log into on the RXA website. The courses in your library include videos, practice audios and written instructions. The videos and audios can be streamed from your web browser, or you can download them onto a computer. To get started you can explore the Qigong Beginner Set, which includes the first two methods of Yuan Qigong - Gathering Qi (Tian Yuan) and Nourishing Qi (Di Yuan). When you add this to your cart, you can also add an individual session with a teacher to support your exploration into Yuan Qigong, help you get oriented with the system and answer any questions you may have. The individual sessions are 60 mins long, where you connect and speak with a certified teacher live (on zoom).
We also have our online Global teacher calendar of events. These contain all of the online classes hosted by teachers around the globe. If you find a teacher/class of interest, you will need to connect with the teacher(s) directly to get access to class links, costs, etc. Usually clicking on the class link will direct you there.
You can join our Facebook Ren Xue Community group and sign up for the Newsletter to both Ren Xue of the Americas (see bottom left of the page) and Ren Xue International (see bottom right of this page). These are all good ways to stay informed of events and other news from our community and connect with others.
Last but not least, you can subscribe to our YouTube channel if you haven't already, and Yuan Tze's book Well Being Begins with You will give you a comprehensive view on the teachings and tools of Ren Xue to heal your life as a whole. It also contains stories and testimonials from many people who have used Ren Xue and Yuan Qigong to bring real change to their lives. You might find some inspiration here for your own journey, it is truly an incredible resource for life.