Connecting to the Center

What does it mean to be centered? In Qi Gong terms, it signifies having energy in the center of the body. The center is called Dan Tian, which means “elixir field” and a place to store energy. Think of the Dan Tian as a reservoir and a place of inner strength. The Dan...

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History of Qigong

The earliest beginnings of qigong are hidden within the mists of antiquity. The first type of this practice probably emerged naturally in the simple fields of ancient China. Slow-paced farmers, deeply attuned to the rhythms of nature, observed ways in which life was...

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Dan Tian Meditation

Dan Tian, which literally means “cinnabar or red field” refers to focal points of the body that correspond to what the Taoist sages describe as the Elixir Fields. According to legend, the Dan Tian are “palaces of the Gods” in the body. The maintenance of...

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Qi Gong for Back Pain

Almost everyone in there lives go through back pain. Sometimes it is a quickly passing nuisance and sometimes it’s a chronic everyday hindrance. The classics say, those that conform to softness and flexibility are disciples of life and health, those who are stiff and...

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Multifaceted Health Benefits of Medical Qigong

Introduction It is a challenge for the Western mind to understand the function of Qi in the context of bodily functions as defined by science. According to Chinese medicine and Qigong theory, Qi has an infinite number of functions in the body. The foundation of Qigong...

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What is Qi Gong

Qi is often translated as life force energy. To the ancient masters, energy was that elusive substance we are all seeking. It is that vital force that makes life exciting, fun, creative, and joyful. Instinctively we know that the more energy we have, the better we...

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De-Stress or De-Compress with Qi Gong

Qi Gong at the end of the day, is a quick way to release the stress and tension and get centered after a long day at work. Whether you have children to watch, dinner to prepare, or evening activities, this routine will help refresh and relax you as the day comes to a...

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Qigong for Health

Although not proven conclusively from a Western Medical stand point, qigong is an accepted treatment option in the fields of complementary and alternative medicine. Qigong treatment is also used extensively in China as part of Traditional Chinese Medicine and has been...

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