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Chi Kung

What it is
Chi Kung means "internal energy exercise". Chi Kung is an ancient Chinese system of exercises, which aim to stimulate the flow of energy, which Chinese healers believe travels around the body along channels known as meridians.

These Ancient Chinese principles date back to over 5000 years ago and are based on the premise that man and the universe are one and should function as one. Any form of illness indicates that one has strayed from the path of the natural order of the universe. In curing illness they would try to get the person back into harmony with the universe, and the methodology they followed would be to look firstly at mental attitude, diet and chi-kung. Acupuncture and the use of medicinal herbs would be used as a last resort.

How does it work?
The therapy concentrates on your posture and breathing and teaches you how to focus your mind. Some Chi Kung healers try to use this energy to cure illnesses. There are many different forms of Chi Kung that exist and all of the exercise regimes are gentle. Tai Chi is one well known form of Chi Kung another is Zhan Zhuang. Zhan Zhuang is a powerful and popular form of Chi Kung and it means "standing like a tree". To do this technique you need to adopt a series of stationary positions, which may involve lying down, sitting or standing.

Courtesy of THE INFORMED CHOICE.
AUTHOR: Estie Mattheus.
ISBN: 0-9584493-7-6

Here is a video for your interest:

Qigong: Eight Piece Brocades Chi Kung

 

 

Author - Estie Mattheus

Published - 2013-01-18