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Qi and Qigong

 

1. Qi

Qi (tchi/chee) is the essence of life, the vital force, the life energy

 

Illness and Qi

In modern western societies we tend to give up our power and seek external solutions to our health problems. Some of these solutions can be the best option at the moment, but we can also consider additional approaches.

In other societies such as China, people understand illness differently and use other concepts to explain it. One important concept they use is QI (tchi or chee). They define Qi as the most fundamental substance of everything in the universe, thus also of our body. When Qi is out of balance or depleted, health issues can arise.

Through the art of Qigong (tchi - gong) practice, Qi can be controlled and replenished.

 

Everything is made of Qi

It is the most fundamental substance of everything in the universe.

Although everyone is born with Qi, we do not use it the way we could all the time. Like muscles, we are born with them, but we need to use them to develop them. 

Examples of how we can perceive Qi in our life:

 

  • When entering a room with people or being near someone, you may feel at peace or tense, depending on the information of Qi: the energy tells us if people around us are happy, upset, calm, and so on.
  • When sitting somewhere in public, it seems important to choose a particular seat. When sitting near someone, you may feel uncomfortable, even if you don't know this person, or you may feel at ease right away.
  • When having a conversation with someone, they happen to think or propose exactly what we had in mind.
  • You think of someone, this person contacts you very soon after.
  • You are able to tell when someone is lying. You may feel as if there is no "information" in the words that are being said, so the energy (Qi) supporting this information is missing.

We know that Qi is everywhere, we have all experienced it one way or another. Qi connects us. If our mind is clear and open, we are more able to feel this connection.

Regardless of the level of Qi and the form that it takes,Qi has at least three elements - material, information and energy:

      • The material element could be described as the "cells" of life,
      • The energy element is the medium or energy as per the movement,
      • The information element is crucial in everything we think, say, do and react to. 

 

Our health and wellbeing

To improve our health and wellbeing, we need to work on our Qi, by improving the amount, the flow and the quality of it. Practicing Qigong with a comprehensive, effective and safe system can help us achieve that goal. 

Yuan Qigong (Yuan Gong in short) is one of such system and has been created by Yuan Tze to fit our busy lives.

Yet, to improve the quality of our Qi, we need, with the help of REN XUE, to understand our mind, how our consciousness works, and how to use it wisely... 

...If our Qi level and health have improved to a degree through Qigong practice, and our 'not so beneficial' patterns on the consciousness level have not been identified and replaced by more positive ones, then our consciousness is still at work continuing to do the same damage as before and problems or issues might come back in no time, and our life would be again out of its current level of balance...

2. Qigong

Qigong (chee-gong) refers to the daily effort and self-discipline of the work we do with Qi

 

What is Qigong?

It is the basis on which Traditional Chinese Medicine was developed. It is a form of training whereby the practitioner can replenish his level of energy with Qi while learning to direct the consciousness inward and using it positively. It can be done anytime and anywhere. 

Yuan Qigonga discipline of REN XUE System, is a high efficiency system takes just minutes per day and can help to build a healthy and happy life. Yuan Gong exercises are easy to learn, effective and safe. 

History of Qigong

Qigong has been part of Chinese history for 7000 years, from Simple Qigong in ancient times to established Traditional Qigong to Modern Qigong.

Thousands of different Qigong systems have been developed throughout this time, such as Daoist Qigong, Confucian Qigong, Buddhist Qigong, Martial Qigong, Medical Qigong, Folk Qigong etc...

 

Qigong contains the essence of traditional Chinese culture and is the basis upon which Traditional Chinese Medicine was developed.

It was through the practice of Qigong that the Chinese discovered the channels, points and energy gates of the body (art of acupuncture) and developed much of the theory of Traditional Chinese Medicine.

Dao and Qi, the focus of Qigong practice, are an inseparable part of Chinese civilization, being the origin and the driving force behind it.

Qigong Practice

The essence of Qigong is using the consciousness within. 

This self-training method uses the consciousness, breathing (Qi) and the body (postures and movements) to create continuous positive changes to Qi, leading to improvement of health and the elevation of consciousness, as without a good supply of Qi, Shen and Yi (consciousness), cannot have the clarity and strength to deal with disturbances.

A Qigong practice can includes both, still and moving movements, and a state of mind that can be achieved anytime, and anywhere.  

Practicing Qigong can improve the circulation of blood on the systemic level through enhancing the flow of Qi. When the amount of Qi is increased and the flow of Qi and blood improves, health conditions will improve naturally and blockages can be cleared. 

Qigong practice is the perfect tool to relax our body, and help us be natural and calm while connecting with our consciousness. In addition to personal practice, a high level Qigong practitioner can not only feel and influence the flow of Qi in their own body, but can also feel and influence the Qi of others.

 

"If we look in a general way, Qigong can be seen as a practice of three 'adjustments': physical adjustment, breathing adjustment, consciousness adjustment". To realize a "gigongized" life, we need to add another element to those three adjustments: cultivating the conciousness with REN XUE".