You might be hearing the word Qigong for the first time, but its history stretches back 5,000 years to the earliest medical doctrine that formed the bedrock of eastern medicine.
Zenren Qigong literally means “Zen People Cultivating Life Energy”, it is a practice of balancing breath, movement, and awareness for exercise, healing, and meditation to increase the sense of harmony within oneself and in the world. With roots in Chinese medicine, martial arts, and philosophy, qigong is traditionally viewed as a practice to cultivate and balance Qi or what has been translated as “intrinsic life energy”. It is generally accepted that Qigong exercises have three components: a posture (whether moving or stationary), breathing techniques, and mental focus on guiding Qi through the body. The prerequisite is a calm relaxing state of mind.
The Secrets of Zenren Qigong
Zenren Qigong contains four universal principles –
- Mind – is the presence of intention
- Eyes – are the focus of intention
- Movement – is the action of intention
- Breath – is the flow of intention
Everything good in life is simple and Zen Ren Qigong is also, however practice of these principals over time will allow the practitioner to truly grasp their significance and award him/her with benefits that are presently beyond their wildest dreams.
Used to promote longevity and healing, it has influenced restorative practices including…
Qigong is acupuncture without needles! It activates the Qi flow within the body to accelerate its natural healing powers. Both Qigong and acupuncture uses the same meridian framework. But with Qigong, your life force energy stimulates your meridian points and heals your body without ever piercing the skin. Instead, you’re treated to a refreshing acupressure massage.
In short simple moves, Qi Gong cultivates mind-body harmony as Yoga does. The Qi – equivalent of Yoga’s Hindu Prana – naturally runs down the meridians (known as nadis in Yoga) and draws your attention within your body without any willpower on your part. This is known as Moving Meditation in Qigong – where your body and mind are strengthened at the same time.
Reiki practitioners who practice Qigong will immediately spot the similarities in both. In fact, Reiki recipients report similar tingling and warm sensation commonly felt by a Qi Gong practitioner. While Reiki is less than a century old, it shares similar principles to Qi Gong, which has been practiced and perfected for over four thousand years.
Qigong practitioners experience strong health and vitality just like a Tai Chi practitioner would – without wasting years training or mastering difficult routines. Tai Chi, historically a martial art, draws its healing properties from Qigong. This is why Qigong practitioners experience health benefits sooner… even as they use it for the first time.