APPLICATIONS OF QI GONG
Qi Gong goes back to Shamanistic practices in Chinese culture and then evolved incorporating both Buddhist and Taoist applications used to treat and prevent illness and for use in the martial arts.
In the US, Qi Gong is normally practiced in health clubs and fitness centers where adherents think about their breathing, concentration and focus points as they carry out a series of slow, careful and controlled movements. They focus a lot on the flow of Qi throughout their bodies, and in some cases, they concentrate on specific areas that need healing.
Around the world, there are currently thousands of forms of Qi Gong which are in practice, with each school having its own distinct style
FORMS OF QI GONG
There are many forms of Qi Gong practiced throughout the world, among which are:
SCIENTIFIC EVIDENCE OF QI GONG
To the Chinese, we are not a body that has energy rather we are energy that has a body. It is interesting that Western Medicine is based on Newtonian Physics which looks at the body like a machine, but Chinese medicine is based more on Quantum Physics that states that when a matter is broken down into its smallest components (Quanta) all that is there is energy.
Only now is Western Medicine staring to understand that the mind and body are connected but that philosophy is an underlying factor in Chinese Medicine.
HEALTH BENEFITS OF QI GONG
The effectiveness of Qi Gong has been proven in China by its beneficial impact on the health of millions of people over thousands of years.
Reports from proponents of Qi Gong, says that anyone can benefit from it and improve their health, regardless of their background or expertise in the area. The objectives are to release a free energy flow when the Qi has been blocked by disease, injury, stress etc.
Because Qi Gong includes both dynamic and gentle techniques that can be practiced from standing, seated and supine postures, it is suitable for young and old. Practices can be tailored to individual needs making it an ideal aid to recovery from illness or injury. Qi Gong is a form of complementary medicine. It works well with other forms of therapy and should never be used as a substitute for necessary treatment by a physician.
The health benefits of Qi Gong include:
If everything is energy, that makes Qi Gong one of the most important practices we can embark on to plug in, recharge and energize our lives! It is my personal belief we should all have the practice to help us tap into our authentic selves and Qi Gong can be a tool to open the door to miraculous wonders.