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What is Qigong and why practice it?

What is Qigong? (pronounced CHEE Gong; also known as Chi Gong / Gung or Nei Gong or even Chinese Yoga)

Qigong is an internal Chinese meditative practice which often uses slow graceful movements and controlled breathing techniques to promote the circulation of energy within the human body, and enhance a practitioner’s overall health. Qigong’s gentle movements, meditation, and breathing techniques cleanse and strengthen the immune system and Life Energy (Qi). The ideas and movements originated thousands of years ago in China. There are also many forms of Qigong that are done with little or no movement at all, in standing, sitting and supine positions; likewise, not all forms of Qigong use breath control techniques. There are more than 10,000 styles of qigong and 200 million people practicing these methods.

Why practice Qigong?

There are three main reasons why people practice Qigong:
1) To gain strength, improve health, or reverse a disease
2) To gain skill working with qi, so as to become a healer
3) To become more connected with the “Tao, God, True Source, Great Spirit”, for a more meaningful connection with nature and the universe.

Who should learn Natural Traditional Chinese Qigong and Martial Arts?

Any person considering a start or an improvement in physical skills (golf, tennis, baseball, football, wrestling, contact sports of all types), self discipline, unity of mind and body, weight control, confidence, stress control, self motivation, and overall physical fitness should seriously consider learning Natural Traditional Chinese Qi Gong. This program provides excellent physical training and is recommended to all persons regardless of age, sex, or size. These specially designed exercises and proper breathing techniques will greatly increase one’s cardiovascular conditioning, flexibility, motor coordination, reflexes, and self control. In addition, one has the opportunity to learn a fascinating art while learning very practical health enhancement and self defense techniques.

Men find the study of Natural Traditional Chinese Qi Gong an excellent way to maintain physical fitness, relieve daily pressures, and increase self confidence in the areas of daily problem solving.

Women find the Natural Traditional Chinese Qi Gong system to be an amazing way to keep in shape, lose weight, and tone the muscles while developing peace of mind and tranquility.

Even children benefit immensely from learning Natural Traditional Chinese Qi Gong. Through the practice of forms and techniques, children will develop great motor coordination, sharpen their reflexes, improve memory and concentration, and at the same time have fun while developing self confidence, self discipline, and self defense techniques – A MUST IN TODAY’S WORLD.

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