Qi Gong

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What is Qi Gong?

Chinese culture speaks about energy as qi. Qi is in our food, in the air – in everything. Qi is the energy that runs through our bodies in each cell, organ and subtle matter of meridians. When we practice qi gong we become more aware of our relationship to the natural environment. We start to blend our qi with the qi in Nature. Every form and style of qi gong focuses on health and long life.

Qi Gong has its Taoist roots in ancient China.  Taoism is a philosophy of living peacefully in harmony with Nature. Qi gong began as a self-healing art. 

Qi Gong is used to extend one’s life with the aim of gaining the greatest amount of wisdom and thus, hopefully, reach the highest goal — immortality. Qi Gong masters have always been considered national treasures and are still highly revered today. Many of these masters can heal a variety of human diseases, including cancer.

How I use it.

I began my study in New York City with Dr. Feng in the late 1980s. He had an extraordinarily joyful appearance and an established reputation in the City as an amazing healer. His simple technique was easy to learn. He told me that my clairvoyance needed to be supported by practicing qi gong.  In his words “[there are] two kinds of qi: one sees, other kind heals. You need kind that heals.”   I found that he was so right as clairvoyance relies on the third eye and spiritual forces. Qi Gong supports my clairvoyance. It accesses life energy and stores it in my lower body. After some years of study with Dr. Feng I met Master Chen, Hui X’ian.  She came to Ireland for four years and taught us many forms. Hui X’ian  certified me to teach two forms: a long form, Soaring Crane and a shorter form, Essence Qi Gong. The Soaring Crane form was created by Master Zhao, Jin Xiang. Hui X’ian was one of his senior students for eight years while she still lived in China.    Master Zhao,has since left his body.

During a month-long meditation retreat on Holy Isle in Scotland in early  2017 Master Zhao’s spirit began appearing to me. He helped me with Soaring Crane by showing me a couple of warm up movements. During my retreat and then for next few months that followed he showed me more movements and even gave me a Chinese mantra for the first part.  He continues to instruct me. The results is a very effective new Qi Gong form called Three Treasures©. 

Three Treasures Qi Gong

In China the three treasures are three specific energies: shen, the spiritual mind; qi, transformational energy; and jing, vital essence. These are housed respectively in the head, chest and lower abdomen known as Upper Dan Tien, Middle Dan Tien and Lower Dan Tien.  You can think of these as Spirit/Mind/Body. What makes Three Treasures Qi Gong unique form is the equal value placed upon all three.

 

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