Qigong is a Taoist tradition, dating back thousands of years. Since its conception, qigong has evolved into a wide range of different exercises and meditative forms and systems.
Qigong is a Taoist tradition, dating back thousands of years. Since its conception, this ancient qigong tradition has evolved into a wide range of different exercises and meditative forms and systems. Some exercises are primarily breath oriented; others are very quiet and meditative, while some are focused on stretching and limbering. But the unifying element of all qigong practices is that they are all dedicated to enhancing the life force (chi) for health, healing and kung fu training for self defense.
The focus of Taoist meditations is chi development and control. Control of the chi leads to control and focus of the mind at a higher level. A major benefit is also the enhancement of health and athletic performance.
Qigong practice helps one to maintain optimum health, prevent illness and can aid in recovery from injury and sickness. Qigong includes gentle forms of exercise suitable for people of all ages and fitness levels including those with disabilities.
Many scientific studies have been conducted which demonstrate the wonderful health benefits of qigong. A regular qigong practice has been shown to effectively:
- Boost the immune system
- Increase energy
- Improve balance and flexibility
- Stimulate circulation
- Loosen and strengthen joints and muscles
- Reduce stress
- Tame emotions
- Develop higher levels of concentration and intuitive abilities
- Slow the aging process
- Treat numerous disorders including: asthma, chronic pain, anxiety, depression, digestive problems, diabetes, cancer, heart disease and high blood pressure