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Thursday, April 19, 2012

Qi Gong for Everyone

Q is for Qi Gong

Six things you wanted to know about Qi Gong but didn't know who to ask:
  1. How do I pronounce "Qi Gong"?

    Qi is pronounced "chee"
    Gong is pronounced" gung" (rhythms with lung)

  2. What is Qi Gong?

    A powerful system of healing and energy medicine from China.   It's the art and science of using breathing and gentle movement to cleanse, strengthen and circulate life energy (qi).  Read more from Qi Gong master Ken Cohen here
  3. What are the basic principles of Qi Gong

    Breathing and being relaxed are two of the fundamental basics.  Watch Qi Gong master Ken Cohen demonstrate them here  http://youtu.be/I3GuK1OVbCc

  4. What do you do with Qi Gong?

    Qi Gong is used as a healing modality  Watch a qi gong treatment

    It is applied in sports and martial arts to improve strength and stamina

    It is used as a spiritual discipline

  5. Who can do Qi Gong?

    Everyone!  Qi Gong can be done standing, seated or even laying down.  Its gentle techniques are appropriate for all ages and levels of fitness.  It can even be tailored to suit the ill, injured or palliative student.

  6. How do I find a Qi Gong instructor?

    Your local martial arts club may offer Qi Gong, or at least,  may point you in the direction of a local Qi Gong group.

    Check your local recreation centres.  Even if they don't offer Qi Gong, many rec. centres offer Tai Chi and Tai Chi instructors are often well versed in Qi Gong.

    If these options don't work for you, try the Qi Gong Institutes International Directory of Qi Gong Teachers and Therapists


  1. This sounds really interesting to me as a person with fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue syndrome. I'll have to check into it after I move because I'm sure there will be something available there. Thanks for this! :)

    1. Yes, Qi Gong is excellent for people with chronic conditions because it can be tailored to suit your needs. If you can't find a teacher in your new town there's dvd's available online and at libraries. Good luck and please let me know if you try it.

  2. I firmly believe in applying this. I will research it further on the internet as I live in a small town. We don't have anything that starts with the letter "Q."

    Informative post:)

    1. If you need further info please feel free to leave me a comment or send me an email at earthdragonhealing@gmail.com

  3. Wow. I did 'Qi' on my blog. Although it included discussions of farts and games of Scrabble.
    Meaning: yours is MUCH more intelligent than mine.
    Nicely done.
    I did learn that "ka" is kinda like an Egyptian "qi."
    I wonder if the Egyptians farted or played Scrabble, though?

    1. You always make me LOL! Your Qi post is hilarious...


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