About Tai Chi and Qi Gong
There are very good reasons why millions of people have practiced Qi Gong and Tai Chi for thousands of years.
What is Tai Chi?
Tai Chi is an ancient Chinese exercise for health improvement, spiritual growth, disease prevention, healing assistance, and self defence. It involves slow, circular movements; mental concentration; breath control; relaxation; and meditation. It has been proven that the practice of tai chi offers great health benefits, including improvements in circulation, metabolism, balance, flexibility, posture, mental focus, immune function, daily energy levels, organ function, emotional balance, self-awareness, and brain health. Tai Chi is an exercise for all ages and all fitness levels. It is a sophisticated form of exercise that works on internal energy and manifests externally. It is a gift from the Chinese culture.
By Dr Aihan Kuhn
Qi Gong, Including Health Qi Gong and Medical Qi Gong
What is Qi Gong?
‘Qi’ In Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), Qi is the most essential substance to constitute the human body and sustain its life activity. It is described as life energy and life force. and it is the most important function of the body. Without it we would not exist.
‘Gong’ means to work or exercise.
‘Qi Gong’ is energy work or energy exercise.
Qi Gong is a mental and physical practising skill that integrates the body, breath and mind together in a natural manner. It brings the body’s self-potential into being and enhances physical and mental health by bringing the human autonomic system to its optimum state.
Health Qi Gong
There are many forms of health Qi Gong to help us keep stronger, healthier and have mental tranquillity and composure. We teach the following forms:
- Medical Qi Gong
- Strengthen Brain Qi Gong
- Enhance Mental Health Tai Chi Qi Gong
- Ba Duan Jin (8 Pieces Brocade)
- Tai Chi Qi Gong ShiBaShi
- Do Sun Qi Gong for Fabulous Abs
- Fragrant Qi Gong (Xiang Gong)
- Yi Jin Jing
Predominant Use of Chi (The Body's vital energy) and the softness of the art.
Its origins date back over 700 years, some say even up to 1500 years.
Medical Xin Qi Gong
Also known as Walking Qi Gong and Gou Lin Qi Gong. It is one type of Medical Qi Gong that forms part of the curriculum in every TCM university in China. Medical Xin Qi Gong is widely practised in China and around the world and it has helped thousands of cancer sufferers and people with serious mental and physical disease. Medical Xin Qi Gong is exercise with the breath, movement, sounds and walking in a special way which enables the intake of more oxygen in order to strengthen the immune system, improve blood circulation and the flow of Qi. This reduces stagnation in the body (which can cause cancer cells) and balances the body’s inner environment. It also helps reduce the side effects from radiotherapy and chemotherapy.
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