Welcome to Qigong Exercises For Beginners, a place where you can learn simple Qigong practices to powerfully enhance your energy and wellbeing.
Qigong dates back roughly 5000-7000 years ago and it is known to have originated in China. The word ‘Qigong’ translates to ‘energy cultivation’ or ‘working with the life energy’. Qigong is pronounced ‘chee gung’.
Qigong has many links to Chinese Medicine and it is mostly practiced as a way to increase health and vitality and flow to the body and mind. This internal state is achieved through a series of slow breathing exercises combined with flowing physical movements, postures, visualisations and meditations.
Many Kinds Of Qigong
There are many different kinds of Qigong and each teacher has a slightly different philosophy. There are thousands of different kinds of exercises for different purposes, so it can be confusing to know where to start if you are new to it. But over all, there is commonality between Traditional Chinese Medicine and Qigong in relation to the acupuncture and acupressure points. The aim is to get the ‘Qi’ or ‘energy’ flowing in the body and mind to enhance wellbeing and stimulate healing.