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The 2020 Qi Gong Global Summit

Waking Times – This 4-day summit comes at the perfect time, as we individually and collectively look for alternative, home-based ways to keep healthy and active.

Qi Gong – Promoting Health Through Life Energies

Paul Fassa, Natural Society Waking Times As the efforts to diminish access to supplements and herbs in Europe and America increase, don’t forget that you can still take charge of your health by practicing Qigong. With Qigong, you can influence the subtle life energies that affect your health without relying on physical supplements. The recognition

Five Categories of Qi Gong Exercises

Dr. Yang, Jwing-Ming, YMAA Waking Times It is very important to keep the qi or internal energy circulating smoothly in your body. Many different kinds of qigong exercises have been created to achieve this, but they can generally be categorized into five groups according to the main purpose of the training: 1. Maintaining Health The

Qi Gong: Allowing the Universe to Heal You

Daniel Li Ox, Wandering Dao Qi Gong School Waking Times Laws of Nature and of the Universe to Heal The principles for health recovery or maintenance are easy; we simply have to realign our lifestyle with the Universal Laws and the Laws of Nature. No fight is required for healing, no need to conquer illnesses

Follow Your Heart: Healing from Cardiovascular Disease with Qi Gong Exercise

Paul Cavel, Contributor Waking Times Cardiovascular diseases (CVDs) include hypertension (high blood pressure), coronary heart disease (heart attacks), cerebrovascular disease, peripheral artery disease, rheumatic heart disease, congenital heart disease and heart failure. Heart Disease: Why Your Cardio Health Matters The World Health Organization reports that “An estimated 17 million people die of CVDs, particularly heart attacks and

Between Awake and Asleep – Achieving Deep Relaxation with Qi Gong

Ramel Rones, David Silver of YMAA Waking Times  Most Eastern arts seek ways for the practitioner to spend more time in a deeply relaxed state, that is, with a meditative mind. This deep level of meditation is an essential step for achievement in all Eastern disciplines: seeking enlightenment (meditation), better performance (Kung Fu), higher quality

Medical Qi Gong: Acupuncture Without Needles?

Anthony Monteith, Contributing Writer Waking Times To the Chinese, disease begins with a disruption to the flow of ‘chi’ (energy). It is believed these imbalances and blockages in energy are the cause of illness. Qi Gong (qi = energy, gong = skill) is designed to make that flow return to normal, similar to acupuncture, but

Qi Gong and Stress Resistance

The result is that an increasing number of us find ourselves having to manage increasing levels of stress on a daily basis. How many of us have been directly affected by the death of a friend or loved one, work overload, legal problems, relationship concerns, increased worries about job security, being able to meet financial commitments and debt management?

An Introduction to Qi and Qigong

Dr. Yang, Jwing-Ming, YMAA Waking Times If you study the history of the human race, you will see that a large part of this history has been taken up with war, conquest, killing, and the struggle for power. We have tended to worship as heroes those who could conquer and rule other countries, and we

Understanding Qigong and Tai Chi

Konstantin Eriksen, Guest Writer Waking Times  Tai chi qigong, and, in fact, all forms of chi kung (chi kung and qigong are the same thing), have deep roots in ancient Chinese philosophy. Their principles can be hard to understand for a lot of Westerners. In this article I’m going to give you a basic overview of

Qigong Exercises for the Heart

Beth Quist, Guest Writer Waking Times In Chinese Medicine, the heart is considered the emperor of the body.  The emperor needs peace and order in its kingdom, and so governs the bodily functions with routine, like a clock, providing consistent order to its kingdom. The heart is what houses the Five Spirits, known as the

Qigong Meditation

David James Lees, Guest Writer Waking Times Pronounced ‘Chee Gong’, Chinese is difficult to translate directly into English so Qi roughly translated means air, breath of life or vital essence. I prefer life force, vibration or energy. Gong means work, self-discipline, achievement cultivation or mastery. Qigong is a discipline whose practice allows us to gain

How Does Qigong Heal?

Jeff Primack, Qigong.com Waking Times  Over 4000 years ago Chinese medicine said, “Blood is the mother of Qi”. The Old Testament Leviticus 17:11, “For the life of the flesh is in the Blood.” During Qigong practice people usually feel a powerful pulsation of blood in their body. Often it takes people by surprise how warm they

Some Stretching Qigong Exercises for Back Pain

Dr. Yang, Jwing-Ming YMAA Out of all the Chinese martial Qigong developed in the last fifteen hundred years, there are only a few styles which pay attention to the torso’s strength, especially the spine. These styles are: White Crane, Snake, Dragon, and Taijiquan. The reason for this is simply that these styles are classified as

A Brief History of Qigong

I believe that in the near future Qigong will be considered the most exciting and challenging field of research. It is an ancient science just waiting to be investigated with the help of the new technologies now being developed at an almost explosive rate. Anything we can do to accelerate this research will greatly help humanity to understand and improve itself.