Qi Qong

Qi Qong

the art of self-defense, energy, and rejuvenation...

“Wise men do not talk”

(Lao-Tzu)

In order to establish a balanced equilibrium between Spirit, Mind, and Body, Traditional Chinese Medicine, beside the better-known…

  • Herbology
  • Acupuncture
  • And less known…

  • Chinese massage
  • Traumatology
  • Cosmetics
  • utilizes energy work exercises like Qi Qong which is an excellent practice to maintain health, youth, and as a side effect, it has Martial Arts values.

    It is an interesting fact that Martial Artists in the old days were very familiar with moxa and acupuncture, and reversely, great healers were also excellent Martial Artists. It is because both Traditional Medical practices and Inner Martial Arts, especially those that cultivate inner power, bases their practices on harmonizing, controlling, regaining and strengthening Qi.

    Obviously this connection between energy works, healing, and martial arts do not exist in our present day Western Medicine, visiting your modern day primary care doc you won`t see samurai swords hanging on the wall nor you will receive any particular ancient wisdom, only prescriptions for medications “managing” symptoms of your co-morbidities, then prescriptions for managing the symptoms of the taken medications, and so on… (Sorry, I can`t help...)


    What is Qi Qong?

    Qi Qong, similarly to other energy works like Tai Chi, Kung Fu, and Yoga, comprises special physical, meditative, and breathing exercises and postures that are extremely powerful to “recharge” our depleted “batteries” (kidney), and redirect or reinforce our circulating inner vitality, (Wei Qi).

    In order to acquire strong Qi the practitioner performs special, mostly stationary, or very slow movements of exercises, focusing on breathing, maintaining an unfettered mind, while consciously directing the flow of Qi by the power of imagination.

    Keeping the meridians open by washing them thru with gradually more and more powerful Qi, eventually rising to higher and higher levels, it strengthens the natural regenerative power of body and spirit, allowing the practitioner to maintain super health, become invincible (iron-shirt Kung Fu) and achieve seemingly superhuman powers, (Ninja, Shaolin, Sufi, etc.), ultimately achieving enlightenment. (Yoga) Sounds simple, and it is simple, but it does not mean that it is easy. It requires time, extreme dedication, and extreme willpower to perform these exercises diligently, every day. For example, in the Shaolin Temple, these exercises performed eight or ten hours a day beside intensive meditation. In the West, even just an hour out of our busy schedule is too much.

    (That is why I like and propagate

  • The 5 TIBETAN
  • at least for rejuvenating and anti-aging purposes.

    A PERSON WITH A STRONG QI

    and mental power seems to be always in the right place in the right time.

    He is the “lucky” guy with that know-it-all smirk on his face, he has clairvoyant capabilities, is invincible, and literary will never get sick. This condition, to be in constant harmony with nature and with the universe, is called Wu Wei in Chinese Philosophy, “doing without doing” in Zen, and simply “letting things happen” in Aikido.

    If you can find an authentic teacher, skip the gym a couple of times and instead of only strengthening your outer physique and cardio, indwell in these stationary moves and breathing exercises to find your inner self.

    It is fun, and an excellent way to preserve youth, strengthen the immune system and resist to diseases.

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