QIGONG EXERCISE AND MEDITATION
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See a wide range of different QiGong standing and sitting exercises for mind body spirit balance and deep relaxation.
Qigong, chi kung, or chi gung (simplified Chinese: 气功; traditional Chinese: 氣功; pinyin: qìgōng; Wade–Giles: chi4 gong1; literally "Life Energy Cultivation") is a practice of aligning breath, movement, and awareness for exercise, healing, and meditation. With roots in Chinese medicine, martial arts, and philosophy, qi gong is traditionally viewed as a practice to cultivate and balance qi (chi) or what has been translated as "intrinsic life energy".
Typically a qigong practice involves rhythmic breathing coordinated with slow stylized repetition of fluid movement, a calm mindful state, and visualization of guiding qi through the body. Qigong is now practiced throughout China and worldwide, and is considered by some to be exercise, and by others to be a type of alternative medicine or meditative practice. From a philosophical perspective qi gong is believed to help develop human potential, allow access to higher realms of awareness, and awaken one's "true nature".
There are many variations of Qi Gong. These ancient exercises are fun and easy to practice and can enhance one's health and vitality. A daily QiGong practice is a beautiful gift for yourself, friends and loved ones
Healing Sounds with QiGong
Gentle breathing and physical movements with unique sounds that detoxify the body and internal organs are great for releasing negative emotions and cultivating natural positive virtues.
Powerful Emotional Transformation QiGong Meditation and Relaxation
One of the simplest and most potent QiGong for relaxation and well-being is to partake in QiGong Meditation practice daily.
The term qigong (氣功) has been traced back to Taoist literature of the early Tang Dynasty (618-907 AD).
Dynamic Qigong training involves fluid movement, usually carefully choreographed, coordinated with breath and awareness. Examples include the slow stylized movements of T'ai chi ch'uan, Baguazhang, and Xing yi. Other examples include graceful movement that mimics the motion of animals in Five Animals, White Crane and Wild Goose (Dayan) Qigong.
Static qigong training involves holding postures for sustained periods of time. In some cases this bears resemblance to the practice of Yoga and its continuation in the Buddhist tradition. For example Yiquan, a Chinese martial art derived from xingyiquan, emphasizes static stance training. In another example, the healing form Eight Pieces of Brocade (Baduanjin qigong) is based on a series of static postures.
Qigong Meditative training utilizes breath awareness, visualization, mantra, and focus on philosophical concepts such as qi circulation. For example, in the Confucius scholar tradition meditation is focused on humanity and virtue, with the aim of self-enlightenment. In various Buddhist traditions, the aim is to still the mind, either through outward focus, for example on a place, or through inward focus on the breath, a mantra, a koan, emptiness, or the idea of the eternal. In Taoist and traditional Chinese medicine practice, the meditative focus is on cultivating qi in dantian energy centers and balancing qi flow in meridian and other pathways.
Many systems of qigong training include the use of external agents such as ingestion of herbs, massage, physical manipulation, or interaction with other living organisms. For example, specialized food and drinks are used in some medical and Taoist forms, whereas massage and body manipulation are sometimes used in martial arts forms. In some medical systems a qigong master uses non-contact treatment, purportedly guiding qi through his or her own body into the body of another person.
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