Fourth pillar of chinese medicine is Qigong. There are many types from Taoist, Buddhist and Confucian practices, to Martial Qigong, Health and Longevity Qigongs, and Medical Qigong. Medicine is what heals both internal and external. We will share some of each Qigong style in this section
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When it comes to learning neigong, qigong, and meditation, it is important to proceed with caution.
You have to be gentle with yourself and your mind’s intention called “Yi” as qi cannot be forced by intention. Forcing the body to try to make qi will cause some burnout and make the liver and kidney stressed. Blockages, stagnation, and even reversal of the natural normal pathway of qi can occur. This is the opposite of what we are trying to accomplish. We are trying to cultivate the life force naturally. Do not get nervous about not being able to stop thoughts. Go with the flow. If thoughts cannot be stopped, take a short break or just simply do not proceed until you can quiet the mind some. Do not seek visions or use visualization. Use feeling; listen within in a casual way. Have pure intention and be morally pure rather than chasing after power, money, and acting in competition with others as these will only lead to more stress.
Prescription Qigong: benefits come from daily practice. Diligence! For 10 weeks, each day, try one of these fundamental Qigong sets. Journal the experience. Communicate back if you do not feel better after 100 days. – Matthew
Some pointers: The only way to find your Qi, is to be in the present moment and using your feeling. You cannot have a mind stuck in the past or thinking about the future. Find a quiet place free of distractions. Simply sit in stillness, this helps calm the mind. Be aware of your body. Relax your shoulders, arms, wrist and hands. Hands on your lap or knees, chest relaxed, upper back slightly rounded, and tongue on roof of mouth. The nose naturally breathes and the belly expands on inhale and contracts on exhale, this lower diaphragm “dan tien” area is below belly button. Most importantly, stillness is the key and relaxing in the sense of letting go physically, mentally, and emotionally will be critical. Seek out tension in the body and release it.
Deep Dive into the Dan Tien for at least 10 minutes before starting! More details here.
Baduanjin “8 Piece Brocade” an excellent start for beginners
6 syllable formula. Transform stress and negative emotions. sitting version (less audible): each sound affects a internal organ: SSSS for lung (positive: joy, negative: sad and grief), Whooo for Kidney (positive: courage, negative: fear), Shuuu for Liver (positive kindness, negative: anger), Haaaa for Heart (positive patience, negative: impatience), Huuuuu for Stomach (positive: centered/grounded, negative: worry and pensiveness), and Heeeee for Triple burner.
6 syllable formula standing version: each sound affects a internal organ: SSSS for lung, Whooo for Kidney, Shuuu for Liver, Haaaa for Heart, Huuuuu for Stomach, and Heeeee for Triple burner.
Other Qigong we teach:
Longevity health maintenance Qigong.
18 Taiji Qigong,
Hua to’s 5 animals,
Yi Jin Jing “Muscle tendon change classic”.
Zhan Zhang: 5 element palms and Yiquan variations,
Xiang gong “Fragrant qigong”,
Medical qigong: Goulin Walking Qigong,
Internal nourish Qigong,
Lower Blood pressure Qigong,
Coronary Artery disease Qigong,
Soothe Liver Qigong (Liver Disease),
Daoyin for Diabetes,
Weight losing body building Qigong,
Innate yin qigong for Menopause,
Tight and Relax Qigong for Insomnia,
Float and merge Qigong for Chronic Fatigue syndrome,
Lower Back and painful legs Qigong,
Cervical Spondylosis qigong,
Myopia Vision Improve qigong,
Qigong for heart, Spleen, Stomach, Lungs, Liver, Kidneys.
Qigong for: head, neck, Ears, Shoulders and Arms, Sternocostal, Abdominal, Waist, and Lower legs.