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The basic principles of a good Qi Gong practice

The basic principles of a good Qi Gong practice

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In this article, we will look at the basic principles of effective and preventive Qi Gong practice. In order for it to be effective and for you to get the most out of it, your practice should be: simple, sincere and regular. Principles : Be simple Qi Gong is easy to practice, anywhere, anytime and by everyone, with techniques easily assimilated and adapted to each person. Practicing in simplicity also means not looking for specific results or effects. Let yourself go and it will be given to you in addition. Principles : Be sincere For each technique, do what you can, according to your own possibilities. Never force your body or your breath, let alone energy. With time, amplitude and ease will come gradually. Do not force, because you risk blocking your energy. Your concentrati...
What is QI QONG ?

What is QI QONG ?

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Qi Gong is a true art of living that brings the body and mind into harmony. A thousand-year-old technique practiced by monks and martial artists alike, Qi Gong is also part of traditional Chinese medicine alongside acupuncture, pharmacopoeia and massage. The word Qi Gong is composed of two Chinese ideograms Qi, which translates as breath, energy. Gong, which designates both the work, the means used, and the mastery, the goal sought. Qi Gong is a set of energetic practices, aiming at individual development, well-being, health maintenance, harmony between the body and the mind as well as the general balance between the parts of the body and the systems that compose it. Qi Gong exercises use movements, body postures, breathing exercises and mobilization of the breath, as...
Getting started with Qi gong

Getting started with Qi gong

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One of the reasons why Chinese medicine is so interesting is that it does not do anything like the others. To treat skin problems, it looks at the lungs, to cure stress it looks at the liver, to heal your body, it visits the depths of your... mind. And while Western medicine claims to solve every problem with small pills (pink, white, blue, etc.), for Chinese medicine, no pathology, no suffering can be taken care of without the human being concerned being at the heart of the therapeutic process that will allow him to heal. This is why the practice of Qi gong (pronounced chi kong, which means energy training), a discipline of physical exercises associated with breathing and mental concentration, is considered essential on the path to good health. Today, I propose to discover a l...
Some research-proven benefits of Qi Gong

Some research-proven benefits of Qi Gong

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WHAT IS QI GONG? Qi Gong is a traditional Chinese gymnastics and breathing science based on the knowledge and control of vital energy and combines slow movements, breathing exercises and concentration. The term literally means "qi exercise (gong)", or "control of life energy". Many Eastern medicinal practices are developing strongly in Europe - including acupuncture, meditation, Ayurveda and yoga - so it is very likely that Qi Gong and Tai Chi will follow the same path and continue to develop in Europe. RESEARCH ON QI GONG. Chinese practitioners have known about the benefits of Qi Gong for centuries, but now Western scientific research is taking a close look at it, and confirming that Qi Gong can help prevent and manage many health problems. This ancient practice is particularly bene...
How to start a Qi Gong practice at home?

How to start a Qi Gong practice at home?

Qi Gong
You may have read or heard these two words from China, pronounced tchi kong. You may have even seen people practicing in a public garden, by the sea or in another natural landscape, and this spectacle left you wondering. The movements of the arms and legs seem to float and yet are so grounded that they evoke the earth, the tree, the roots, wondering if Qi Gong is a link between heaven and earth. For some, it is a meditation in movement, for others a tool for healing, for health. For all, it is a practice that connects the Qis (energies) of the earth, through rooting, and the sky, through breathing. In Chinese, Qi Gong means "control of vital energy"; Considered as a gymnastic that is part of traditional Chinese medicine, it is inseparable from the Taoist conception of the balance ...
What can Qi Gong do for us in our daily lives?

What can Qi Gong do for us in our daily lives?

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First and foremost, the opportunity to move. To move is to live. To move, maintains the muscles and the articulations. Just like sports. But Qi Gong is more powerful on joints, ankylosis, arthritis than sport. So much so that the daily practice of Qi Gong improves osteoarthritis for sure. Unlike sport, which "circulates the blood and maintains the heart pump", Qi Gong moves the Qi and balances the distribution of energy in our body, Yin and Yang, up and down, inside and on the surface. Qi Gong plays on the vitality and the means of recovery in case of great fatigue, overwork, illness, jet lag. On a daily basis, this strengthened vitality protects against the side effects of stress, which is better controlled, increases resistance to physical and intellectual effort, and resistance to ...