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Qi Gong

QI GONG

Qi gong is an ancient Chinese healing art that involves some breathing techniques and has many different varieties and forms. Relaxation and calmness are two of the main aspects of this art. It functions as a medical exercise based on Chinese medicine and works on the channels, meridians and acupuncture points. It helps blood circulation and keeps the body in a good condition preventing illnesses. It helps to recover vital energy. There are a lot of styles of qi gong. Some of them are simple, and some more complicated.

In our Association are taught the following qi gongs:

LIANGONG: 3 series of 18 therapeutic exercises (54 in total)

They involve neck, back, leg, joint and internal organ exercises. They strengthen the body help to get rid of stress and relieve muscular pain. It is suggested to all students, beginners and advanced, as it increases body flexibility and makes taiji practice more enjoyable. These exercises have been created in 1945 by doctor Zhuang Yuan Ming and are a result of many years of studies on Chinese Medicine and body injuries. They involve slow stretches and breathing also the use of internal energy.

TAIJI QI GONG: Creator of this Qi gong, is Grand Master Lin Hou Xing in Sangai – China.

This is a series of 18 easy exercises, beneficial for the internal organs with taiji and qi gong elements. They are simple to follow and suitable for all ages. They can be learned as an introduction to Taijiquan.

DAYAN or Wild Goose Qi Gong: Traditional 64 movements Qi Gong form.

It has been created by Taoist school Kunlun. It has a very long and special history. It imitates the movements of a wild goose as it wakes up in the morning, flies away, shakes its wings, drink water and looks up to the sky. It’s useful for heart problems, rheumatism, high blood pressure, stomach disorders, and other illnesses. This qi gong can be chosen to be learned with Liangong or Taiji qi gong, if you want to be trained only in qi gong. Duration approx: 15 min.

WEI TUO QI GONG: WEI TUO Qi Gong is one of the qi gong systems that have been tought in Shaolin Temple.

It involves, breathing, movement and meditation and help to strengthen the internal energy in order to deal with stress tension and illness. It has soft and dynamic movements and it is constituted by 6 small parts that include: introduction, the crane, the eagle, the dragon, the tiger and meditation (Jing Kong stance). Duration approx: 30 minutes.

SOARING CRANE QI GONG: This Qi Gong form it imitates movements of the crane in flight.

Is easy and simple to learn and consists of 5 small parts. Its movements are calm and simple and help the concentration of the mind in some energy points on the body. All joints are exercised with a soft way. It is suggested for students who are beginners and advanced. Duration approx. 30 minutes
In our school, we only study one main form of qi gong per year.

ZHANG ZHUANG: 

Standing chi gong.

RULER CHI GONG: 

Special exercises for moving the dantien holding a wooden stick. Good for the joints of the arms and feeling of the centre.

WU JI CHI GONG: 

A series of 18 exercises created by Master Duan.

5 YIN ORGANS CHI GONG: 

A series of 5 exercises for the 5 yin organs: Lungs, Kidneys, Liver, Heart, Spleen.

8 PIECES OF BROCADE:  

A series of 8 exercises very common in China for general health and well being.

8 ANIMAL CHI GONG:

A series of 8 exercises mimicking 8 animals: Bear, Eagle, Turtle, Roc,Snake, Crane, Tiger, Dragon.

5 ANIMAL CHI GONG:

A  series of 10 exercises mimicking 5 animals: Tiger, Deer, Bear, Monkey, Crane.

YI JIN JING CHI GONG:

12 easy gentle  exercises that help open up tendons and muscles so chi can flow more freely.  

Tiger Mountain Tai Chi gong

Created by Grand Master Tung Hu Ling: 9 exercises that work on tai chi movements in a static posture. Very usefull for those who want an introduction to tai chi chuan.

Fundamental Qi gong (Master Alex Dong)

Fundamental 1, 2 & 3 are. series of exercises that work the body in depth to prepare or enhance the tai chi movements. The first one works on lengthening the joints, the second on opening the back and roundness and the third works on bow stance and opening up the joints. Very usefull even for experienced students.

ZHONG YUAN QI GONG

 ZYQ is authentic ancient Chinese practice (not kind of New Age inventions), taught in the modern western way.

– ZYQ practices are very simple, not overcomplicated. That does not mean that they are easy, but, anyway, they are very enjoyable. Practices can be done by anyone from children to seniors including disabled persons. Practices are absolutely safe, it is impossible to hurt oneself practicing ZYQ.

– There are both dynamic and static practices in ZYQ. Such serious static practices can be hardly found anywhere else. That means, that average ZYQ practitioner does practices unimaginable in many other schools.

– ZYQ is school of inner alchemy, therefore there is known detailed procedure (road-map) for persons’ development, which includes physical, energy and spiritual anatomies. That means that persons looking for deep and consistent system will find it here.

– ZYQ public teaching is divided in 4 levels, starting with Level 1 – relaxation, health improvement. That means, that everybody can benefit from ZYQ practices at least improving their health, higher levels are option.

LEVEL 1

The exercises of the 1st Level (lower dan tian) create the bases for further progress in Level 2 (middle dan tian), Level 3 (upper dan tian) and above.

  • Basic elements of chi gong. Theory Yin Yang Tao and Te.
  • 4 preliminary exercises.
  • Main exercises: Big tree, Microcosmic orbit, Chi refining.
  • Supporting exercises: Cleansing with qi, collecting and emitting qi, qi gong during sleep, etc.
  • Diagnosis and treatment with hands. Image Medicine Exercises.
  • Effects and phenomena of the practice of chi gong.
  • Chi gong and food. Chi gong in everyday life.
    Prerequisites for successful practice.

– Part of ZYQ is Image Medicine that comes from famous ancient Chinese healers Bien Chue and Hua Tuo. That means, that ZYQ practitioners that have interest in this field, can develop their diagnostics and healing abilities to help their families and friends or become professional healer. Image Medicine is officially recognized part of Traditional Chinese Medicine by China Ministry of Health.

LEVEL 2
The main exercises of the 2nd Level (middle Dantian) are:
5h & 6th Preliminary exercises.
2nd Level Big Tree.
Chan Zho (quiet sitting).
Skin Breathing 4 methods.

ZY Qigong Helps To:

• Open energy channels • Decrease pain• Increase vitality, confidence and self-esteem• Reduce fear• Strengthen trust in self and in life• Achieve physical, emotional, and spiritual wellness• Heal injuries from sports, dance, occupation related chronic pain and weakness• Experience deeper levels of relaxation• Improve sexual function• Feel grounded and connected to the Earth• Improve kidney/adrenal and bladder function . *If you are engaged in healing work of any sort, practice of Qigong will increase your effectiveness.
Have a look at Kundawell institude

Lydia Tillianaki is specialised to teach Level 1.

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