Learn more about Qigong (Chi Kung), Medical Qigong (Chi Kung) and benefits of Qigong by Irina Benoit in Mississauga, Canada

What is Qigong (Chi Kung 氣功)?

Qigong (or Chi Kung) literally means "Cultivation of Life Force Energy" and refers to a Chinese system of exercise that focusess on attracting and collecting Chi in the vital organs, cultivating Chi in the specific areas konwn as Tan Tians and moving Chi through the system of meridians (acupuncture channels) of the body.

We don't know exactly how old Qigong (Chi Kung) is. Chinese manuscripts say it may date back anywhere from 2,000 to 10,000 years. Some believe that Qigong (Chi Kung) came from prehistoric times in ancient China 10,000 years ago from the ceremonial tribal dance called the "Great Dance" Today Qigong (Chi Kung) is recognized as one of the earliest branches of Traditional Chinese Medicine.

For thousands of years Qigong (Chi Kung) was one of the best-kept secrets in China. Only at the end Ming – Ching Dynasties (1368 –1912 AD) did the wall of secrecy that surrounded Qigong practices begin to fade away, and then become available to everyone willing to learn.

There are different Qigong (Chi Kung) schools, styles and exercises. In fact, anything you do with the intention of benefiting your energy can be considered to be Qigong (Chi Kung). Actually, Qigong practices used to be a part of TCM and a doctor of Chinese Medicine could prescribe his client specific exercises to balance the flow of Chi in the organs and systems, and as a result bring the body into homeostasis.

There are countless forms and styles of Qigong (Chi Kung). Some are based on major philosophical traditions such as Taoism, Buddhism and Confucianism; others were developed to achieve specific results like healing (Medical Qigong), martial power (Martial Arts), spiritual insight (Spiritual Qigong).

Within China, Qigong (Chi Kung) is generally practiced in two major categories, Still and Moving.
Still Qigong (Chi Kung) is often known as Internal Qigong (Chi Kung). Still Qigong (Chi Kung) puts emphasis on external stillness of the body and motionless meditation, while combining internal concentration and regulation of breathing with internal circulation of Chi. All of this can be approached in sitting, standing or supine Postures.

Moving Qigong (Chi Kung) includes external movement of the body under the conscious direction of the mind, combined with relaxation and rhythmic breathing that is synchronized with bodily motion. It is also known as External Qigong. Tai Chi and Tao Yin belongs to this category. All Qigong (Chi Kung) exercises based on common principals - mental focus, relaxation and breath.

Qigong (Chi Kung) "regulates the body" through posture, "regulates the mind" through relaxation and concentration, and “regulates the breath" through self-massage and movement of the limbs.

Seven Major Benefits from Qigong (Chi Kung 氣功) Practice:

Life is essentially comprised of two components: energy and matter. Remember Einstein's famous equation, E=mc2. Energy is on one side and everything else in life depends upon it.
What good is it to have great personal goals if there is simply not enough energy to follow through with them?
I am glad I found Chi Kung and Tai Chi at the time when I needed it most. Chi Kung (Qigong) not only saved my life and restored my immune system, it has helped me to find my passion in life and help people like you in Russia, Japan, Canada and the United States.

Dr. Mehmet Oz called Chi Kung (Qigong) "The secret to Anti-Aging". It's the "miracle exercise" for people seeking to avoid drugs, surgery, and expensive doctor bills.

  • Boosts Immune System
  • Naturally Releases Stress
  • Recharges Your Energy
  • Speeds Up Metabolism
  • Improves Sleep
  • Promotes Self-Healing
  • Improves Posture and Increases Physical Strength