We Teach Various Styles of Qi Gong
Various Qi Gong styles and movements have been created over the centuries. We focus on teaching Qi Gong systems based on Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) theories and concepts including the Yin-Yang, the Five Element, the Meridian System theories, the causes and effects of illnesses and the physiological function of the human body.
Our teaching focuses on these 4 Qi Gong systems:
- Dao Yin Yang Sheng Gong
- Sheng Zhen Gong
- Golden Barrel Gong and Longevity Gong
- Qi Gong 18 Form (Qi Gong Shi Ba Shi)
Dao Yin Yang Sheng Gong
Combining Traditional Chinese Medicine theories with the science of anatomy and physiology, Dao Yin Yang Sheng Gong is a Qi Gong system that characterized by gentle and rhythmic movements and involving breath control, the stimulation of key acupressure points in the body and mental development. The system is comprehensive. Some Dao Yin exercises are designed to soften the body and develop flexibility, others relate directly to specific organs, while others have a more general effect on the health. Most Dao Yin movements can be done in both standing and sitting position, making the system accessible to people of all ages and physical conditions.
Dao Yin Yang Sheng Gong can be a valuable contributor to multiple dimensions of health and wellness care including health maintenance, health improvement, recuperation, and pain and stress management.
Illness Prevention and Maintain Good Health
People in good health may practice Dao Yin Yang Sheng Gong in order to maintain and enhance their robustness. According to the theories of Qi, the human body and the natural world are an integrated whole. Practicing appropriate movements during different seasons can help maintain good health, prevent illness and promote longevity.
Although Qi Gong is a holistic system, many Qi Gong movements are specifically designed to help address acute and chronic health conditions and to improve health. Below are few examples created for prevention and improvement of specific body system:
Soothe the Heart and Smooth the Blood
Is a set of routine movements designed to regulate heart rhythm and blood flow in the cardiovascular system. These Qi Gong movements aim to prevent and improve conditions such as high or low blood pressure, coronary artery disease, irregular heartbeat and other ailments in the cardiovascular system.
Strengthen the Qi and Nourish the Lung
This set of Qi Gong movements were created for prevention and improvement of respiratory disorders such as acute and chronic bronchitis, asthma, emphysema and cardio-pulmonary disorders, as well as others conditions brought on by colds or flus.
Replenish the Origin
In the human body, the origin Qi stores in our kidney. The kidney functions are closely related to the hair growth or loss, the function of the ear, the health of the teeth, development of bones and bone marrow, the body’s ability to regulate water metabolism and brain function. Kidneys also support the function of the other organs, as well as contributing to regulate blood pressure. This set of movements is designed to enhanced and improve kidney functions.
Waken the Brain and Calm the Mind
Participants learn how to mindfully self-stimulate acupressure points chosen for prevention and improvement of chronic and acute tension headaches, migraine headaches, insomnia, facial muscle and facial nerve problems, eye and ear dysfunctions, and other related conditions. This practice also will bring one into a calm and meditative state and sense of well-being.
Guide Qi flow (The 49 Forms)
Guide the Qi Flow is one of the main sets of Dao Yin Yang Sheng Gong. A set of 49 meditation movements that focuses on smoothing the meridians and guide the qi flow through the whole body. It is designed for prevention and improvement for many chronic health conditions in multiple body systems. The main benefits are for regulating, balancing and strengthening the immune system. Regular practice can remove unhealthy Qi and restore good Qi flow, and prevent and correct the formation of disease and illness.
People interested in exploring the health improvement aspect of Dao Yin Yang Sheng Gong should do so with the full cooperation of their doctor.
Under no circumstances should anyone substitute these exercises for prescribed medication.
Pain and Stress Management
According to the traditional Chinese medicine theories, any pain or abnormal changes in the body begin with Qi stagnation and blockage. Qi Gong’s meditative movements controlled breathing and intentional pressure point stimulation help to address the source of the pain by increasing Qi and blood flow and opening the blockage and remove the stagnation. Regular Qi Gong practice can effectively reduce and eliminate the pain cycle.
Qi Gong practice can also help balance the effects of stress in our lives, thereby avoiding stress-related illness and dysfunction. The movements and slow breathing trigger the relaxation response that effectively relax the tense muscles, reduce anxiety, balance the nervous system and restore inner calmness, thereby improving over-all mental and physical function and well-being.
Dao Yin Yang Sheng Gong movements are excellent exercises to help people recuperate from surgery, serious illness, hospitalization, and cancer treatment. Individuals who have suffered from any serious condition might practice the appropriate set of Qi Gong movements during their return to health.
Once again, one should not introduce these exercises into a recuperation program without the full support of one’s doctor.
Sheng Zhen Gong
As a form of Qi Gong, Sheng Zhen Gong involves a series of moving and non-moving forms, designed to remove unhealthy Qi and gather and strengthen positive healing Qi. The movements and the contemplations of Sheng Zhen Gong help to create a deep sense of inner peace. As the body softens, and negative emotions are released, one experiences a feeling of harmony. Sheng Zhen Gong practice is comprised of gentle and graceful movements that stimulate and cultivate the body's vital energy (qi), producing a deep sense of balance and well-being. Practicing the rhythmic and symmetrical movements of Sheng Zhen Gong promotes the body’s ability to regulate, restore and heal. Consistent and dedicated practice strengths and harmonizes the body, calms the mind and balance the emotions, and increases overall confidence, and a deep sense of well-being. Ultimately, one can experience a sense of be with nature and merge with the Qi of the universe.
Golden Barrel Gong
In the theories of the meridian system of the human body, the Twelve Regular Meridians which connect the body from the internal organs to the ends of the extremities. The Eight Extraordinary Vessels play an important role to enhance, support and regulate the Twelve Regular Meridians in all physiological activity of the human body. As a form of Taoist Qi Gong, Golden Barrel Gong’s eight movements are designed to enhance the function of the Eight Extraordinary Vessels. Each movement focuses on a specific vessel and related organ. Practiced regularly, Golden Barrel Gong can help to keep the body fit, improve and correct ailments and to promote the optimum function of the body and mind for people of all ages and all physical capacity.