Qi Gong

Qi Gong is a type of Traditional Chinese Martial Arts that is thought to be at least 4000 years old. There are two main types of Qi Gong practice: internal and external.

Internal Qi Gong is a self-directed technique that involves the use of sounds, movements, and meditation.

Internal Qi Gong actively engages people in their own health and well-being, and can be performed at any time in the morning, afternoon or evening.

It may be practiced daily to promote health maintenance and disease prevention.

External Qi Gong, also known as Qi emission, is performed by a Master using his or her hands on a patient, with the aim to project Qi for the purpose of healing.

There are many different styles of performing Qi Gong, and the Chinese government has reported over 5000 types. Qi Gong is believed to be beneficial for three principal purposes: spiritual enlightenment, medical care, and martial arts and or self-defense.

Medical Qi Gong can involve internal or external techniques, and often includes five steps: meditation, cleansing, recharging, strengthening, circulating, and dispersing Qi.

Each step includes specific exercises, meditations, and sounds. Qi Gong is intended to be harmonious with the natural rhythms of the environment, and has been described as a way of working with life energy. These principles are tied into the Yin and Yang theories which also relate to the trigrams and hexagrams of Ba Qua