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Curious about qigong exercises but don’t know how to get started?
Thinking of how to bring your qigong practice to a new level?
You have come to the right place.
Qigong is easy to get started. Go to YouTube, and you are spoilt for choice. Pick a video, follow the movements, and off you go.
You, however, run the risks of doing nothing more than a stretching exercise
Qigong is an inner exercise. You can’t derive its real benefits by just following the moments. You have to go deeper than that.
Having been practicing the art for more than four decades and worked with a good variety of people, I know what you need.
I make qigong simple by making the hidden more evident so that you can enjoy its benefits quicker, with less effort.
"By Letting it go,
it all gets done.
– Lao Tzu
Qigong is simple and yet profound.
Its benefits are there for us to see. Reducing stress, promoting life energy flow, healing by fortifying our immunity, to name a few.
And the excitement is that it is so simple. Just pick up a qigong video on YouTube, and on you go. Chances are you’ll also see results.
The only hedge is: It may not be as simple as it seems to be.
It is because qigong is an inner exercise.
Unlike popular sports such as running and swimming, you can see what you are doing. You train your muscle, improve your speed and build your stamina.
You are working on your body.
Not in the case of qigong exercises.
In some cases, they don’t even require you to move. For example, you need only to stand stationary when you are performing standing meditation.
For those that get you to move, the movements are not the “actions” per se. They are enablers of actions. You raise your arms, for example, not to raise your arms, but to allow the life energy to move more freely through certain parts of the body.
You create conditions for your body to work.
The good news is, more often than not, it brings no harm even if you don’t do it right, except that you don’t derive the qigong exercises’ real benefits.
It can, nevertheless, be frustrating. You thought you were doing a qigong exercise, but it is nothing more than a stretching routine.
A bigger frustration is that it prevents you from moving on to the next level.
You make no progress, even when you are working hard.
I hope it will not happen to you. It is the reason why I have been advising people to do it right from the beginning if they can help it.
It is also for this reason that I have set up this site. I will like to provide you a clear path to see results.
In the meantime, I am compiling courses to provide you with an easy-to-follow path to see results.
A FREE membership site has started, and I am uploading new content regularly.
Let’s get started now.
Qigong, Tai Chi, Wuwei
Many people are curious why when I talk about qigong exercises, I will talk about Tai Chi and Wuwei.
A simple answer is that the three of them are intricately linked.
Qigong is simple. Beneath the calm and quiet surface, however, there is a frenzy of activities. We don’t feel it because it’s not we to do the job, but our body.
Without us staying tranquil, however, our body will be busy working with us to tackle the external world’s challenges and less effective in the work for attaining inner balance.
Tai chi is ultimately an advanced level of qigong. My Master can toss his opponent without touching his body. Because not only does he boast extraordinarily robust qi energy in the body, he is also able to integrate the energy field outside him and extend it to control the opponent.
Experience in Tai Chi allows us to visualize how qi energy works when we perform the exercise.
The three pillars of excellent qigong exercises are effective regulation of breath, qi or life energy, and mind. For breath and qi to work, the mind is fundamental.
If our mind is distracted or muddled, qigong is just a pack of motions.
In this sense, understanding Tao’s philosophy is critical. It is what qigong exercises and tai chi build on. To allow the philosophy to come alive, the practice of wuwei, often translated as non-doing, is the centerpiece.
As far as learning of wuwei is concerned, nothing matches the reading of Tao Te Ching. It is written by Lao Tzu some 2,500 years ago and is, without doubt, one of the wisest books in human history.
If you can grasp the essence of wuwei, you will have no problem letting go, and this alone will improve your practice manifolds.
The good news is you don’t have to learn all three things at one go. Being a long-time practitioner of both Tai Chi and Wuwei, I weave into the qigong training the other two practices’ essence.
Just enjoy the excellent cuisine. Leave the cooking to the chef!
How qigong exercises do it differently?
Allow the body to work
As a physical exercise, qigong does reverse what other activities, from swimming and jogging to weight lifting, do. Instead of exerting efforts, it exercises by letting go.
The exercise that traces back its origin to thousands of years ago does not aim for higher speed, stronger muscles, and better stamina. Instead, it softens the body to optimize energy flow and nurture the body’s vitality.
Interestingly, instead of working on our body, it gets us to create conditions that allow the body to work on the body.
It is how it nurtures our strength by getting us to do nothing more than standing still. The posture allows life energy in our body to flow, cleanse, and vitalize.
Breathe with your entire body
The calmness is critical in awakening our body for self-healing. When our nervous system in a relaxation response, it is more ready for healing.
Whenever possible, rely on qigong, rather than medication, to do that.
It complements other exercises
Qigong is an exercise in its own right.
It is also an exercise that complements others. There are qi walking, and the use of qi can improve golf swings.
If you are doing yoga or meditation, qi’s principle helps you gain extra mileage. It can also be a warm-up exercise to precede any other activities.
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You will learn qigong sequences and tricks of getting the most out of the exercises. You will learn the essentials, such as breathing and posture. You will also learn the philosophy that allows the practice to go deep.
About the Coach
Having been practicing qigong exercises for more than 40 years, I have much to share.
At the same time, the ancient tai chi lineage that I am proudly part of offers profound insight into how we can nurture life energy more effectively.
Equally, if not more important, is my years of devotion to the learning and teaching of Tao’s philosophy, which the exercise founds on. A good understanding of the philosophy helps us to go deep in the practice.
I will like to invite you to embark on the journey of qigong.
I do hope I can play a role as a guide to your journey.
To get started, join the free membership for Magic Qigong.
See you soon on the other side.