What is Qigong?

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Qigong is a Healing Art

It is also an important branch of Traditional Chinese Medicine known as “Chinese Yoga” and has significant similarities to Tai Chi, as both work on Qi and life. In a practice, body movement, breathing techniques, sound, meditation and mind activity are used to directly work on Qi – our energy or life force.

Practiced by millions worldwide, Qigong is a powerful and effective tool for preventing illness and improving health. It strengthens and balances the whole body, including the organs and the immune system. It helps to calm the mind so the practitioner can find a balanced, relaxed and harmonious state more easily and more often. When in a state of physical, mental and emotional balance, we are better able to meet all kinds of challenges in life.

Consistent practice can entirely transform health, wellbeing and direction in life. It strongly activates self-healing and improves our ability to look inward and realize our true potential.

Wonder what the practice feels like? You can take an online course and start practicing today.

What are the benefits?

Qigong practice has profound effects on the health of body, mind, spirit and heart. It improves the Qi flow in the body and helps prevent illness, improve overall health and support recovery from illness and injury. Medical Qigong and Healing Qigong are used in many clinics, rehab centers, addiction clinics, and mental health clinics to support the healing process of patients. Scientific research from Eastern and Western scientists affirm the following effects:

  • Increase vitality and enhance longevity
  • Balance and strengthen the body
  • Strengthen the immune system
  • Support cancer treatment
  • Improve cardiovascular, respiratory, and lymphatic functions
  • Balance the hormonal systems
  • Regulate the nervous system
  • Strengthen the organs
  • Improve bone density
  • Improve insomnia and sleeping problems
  • Improve headache, chronic pain, asthma
  • Help with chronic fatigue, fibromyalgia, arthritis
  • Regulate blood pressure
  • Prevent injuries from falling

Qigong to work on consciousness, emotions and heart

Qigong also promotes mental wellbeing. It can be a useful tool to:

  • Reduce anxiety and stress and balance emotions
  • Improve focus and concentration
  • Improve mental health issues
  • Create more happiness in life
  • Improve the overall quality of life
  • Enhance self-awareness and sensitivity
  • Create a higher sense of wellbeing
  • Strengthen the connection with innate intuition

Qigong involves heart, body, mind and Qi. When they all are in a unified state, true and deep healing can take place. Being in this state can bring more harmony and wellbeing into our lives which can also strongly impact those around us and have a positive influence on the external world.

Yuan Qigong: Contemporary Qigong

Yuan Qigong is a contemporary practice that helps to ensure the benefits of Qigong are not short-lived by addressing root causes of poor physical, mental or emotional health. It rests on a solid theoretical base and is both safe and effective.

In a Yuan Qigong practice, practitioners learn to maintain an inward focus. This stops the Qi depletion that is caused by the outward focus that is so typical of our busy, demanding lives.

Through special exercises, mind-activity, breathing and meditation a calm, relaxed, natural, unified and harmonious state can be created where self-healing and realization of potential becomes possible.

Want to learn more about how to take care of your body and mind? Visit our Online Learning Center or check out Wellbeing begins with YOU, the life changing book by world-renowned Qigong master Yuan Tze.

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About The Author

Anke Sonnentag

Germany
Exploring the human heart and soul is my greatest passion. Working as an actress I try to understand the complexity of life as a whole, especially interpersonal relationships which are often driven by personal needs, patterns and emotions. By practicing Yuan Qigong and Ren Xue my own life continues to develop as I cultivate better health, strength, calmness and joie de vivre in everyday life. Are you curious about the wonders of life, too? Then let’s explore it together!