i Gong is a traditional form of healing to strength the internal organs of the body – mainly heart, lungs, kidney, spleen, bladder. It focuses on physical and emotional health. Medical Qigong therapy is the oldest known alternate therapy.
It has been successfully employed for arthritis, asthma, anxiety, neck pain, postpartum depression, stress, bowel complaints, and other diseases. It is a comprehensive system of health care addressing the root cause of symptoms or disease, and treats the individual as a whole.
What is Qi or Prana?
Qi is the energy or natural force, which fills the universe. The word Qi can represent the energy itself, and it can also be used to express the manner or state of the energy. It can be generally defined as any type of energy, which is able to demonstrate power and strength. This energy can be correlated to electricity, magnetism, heat or light.
Medical Qigong : used for health, healing, and illness prevention
Martial Qigong : specifically designed for martial artistes to build up strength, and a heavy conditioned body
Taoist Qigong : designed for building longevity, and reverse the ageing process
Buddhist Qigong : designed for mind expansion and extraordinary potential for spiritual development.
* It provides the body with complete cardiovascular workout. It also tends to massage the internal organs, develops internal pressure of 14.7 psi (per square inch), stretches and tones the fascia muscles from the inside out, just by combining breathing with internal isometric exercise and visualisation.
* It forms a protective sheath around our delicate cellular and neural circuitry, like a surge protector that safeguards a computer from shorting out during a thunderstorm.
* Qigong is designed to fine tune our own electromagnetic field, more closely with those of the sun and the moon, stars and planets. This fine tuning helps balance and invigorate the nervous and immune system.
In the initial phase, it will:
Stimulate : It will relax the muscles and stimulate the circulation of the energy, working from head to toe, using a combination of self-massage, stretches and balance exercises with aided visualisation.
Detoxify : When the blood and Qi flow are stimulated, oxygen can easily reach the muscles, and stimulate the meridians — increasing the circulation and removing all blockages in the pathway of the meridians, which will lead to total detoxification.
Nourish : Once total detoxification is completed, the body will be nourished for mind expansion and finally to connect the body with the energy of the universe and beyond.