Qigong practice is designed for the body recovery, and it works out the energy system, breathing and consciousness, which in turn prepares a person to practice a higher level. Due to its efficiency, Qigong exercises have been widely known all over the world since the middle of the last century, and millions of people are happy with having an opportunity to learn about such a perfect system.
The word “Qigong” (气功) consists of two Chinese characters – “Qi” (which can be roughly translated as “vital force”) and “gong” (art, mastery, skill, and effort needed to achieve the target). Accordingly, the “Qigong” – is “the art / mastery [of] the vital force.”
In more detail, Qigong is a complex of exercises for work with the vital force, the purpose of which is to restore the normal circulation of Qi in the body, accumulate an additional amount of it and, as a result, make the human body more healthy and harmonious on all levels – physical (body) , emotional (emotions, feelings) and mental (thoughts).
Qigong exercises are simple in appearance and available for anyone who sincerely wants to do them. The main thing that should be remembered herein is that the basis of their effectiveness is defined by inner work. Externally, it may not be noticeable, but without proper inner work it all will simply turn into gymnastics. If you do the exercises correctly and regularly, you can learn to feel the Qi, and then to interact with it, understand it and control its flow; clean energy channels in the body, attract external Qi and accumulate it in specific areas – Dantians. This will allow the body to function better and, eventually, get rid of many ailments.
Breathing practices – Tuna – is a very important section of Qigong, because the breath influences emotions, physiology of the body, and even some biochemical reactions in it. Harmonizing practices of Qigong will balance the circulation of energy in the body, assist to achieve a balance of Yin and Yang, feel your unity with the world and with nature.
Qigong exercises allow to purge the body of turbid pathogenic Qi, and to clear a space for pure and healthy energy.
Accumulation practices will help to collect an additional amount of Qi in the Dantiens.
Special health practices (for example, “Six Healing Sounds”) are directed to general health of the body, normalization of functioning of internal organs and tissues.
There are also special complexes of exercises that are very comfortable to perform as morning gymnastics – they are softly but effectively cleanse, harmonize and tone up the body. For example, “Baduanjin” (Eight pieces of brocade) and “Wu Qin Xi”, or “Five Animals Frolics”.
Regular practice of Qigong will allow you to:
- learn to relax body and mind, which is very important for a modern person who lives in a megalopolis;
- attain a state of inner harmony and clarity of thinking while doing quiet breathing, gentle movements and maintaining the right inner mood;
- master the art of “collected relaxing” and awareness activities;
- increase working efficiency, assiduity and the ability to maintain concentration;
- learn to control feelings and emotions.
Methods of teaching take into account mentality and physiology of a Western person. Therefore, Qigong exercises do not require any special physical training and special conditions. The key to the effectiveness of training will be your determination, firmness in achieving the result and, of course, the regularity of exercising!
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