Qigong (cheegong) is part of a very ancient Chinese system of health care.
Yuan Qigong is a modern and innovative Qigong system. It takes its roots in this very ancient tradition and also incorporates Western scientific and psychological findings. This makes it a comprehensive system. Anyone with a willingness to do so can benefit from this practice. Some of the benefits include: increased strength and power, reduced stress and anxiety, focus and clarity of mind, improved blood pressure, better muscle control, improved balanced, greater health and wellbeing.
As Yuan Gong works at a very fundamental level it is good for any condition. It can be used by people seriously ill or bed ridden, to speed up recovery time following an operation or injury, to support conventional treatments and enhance their effectiveness, to improve overall health and wellbeing, or find greater peace and harmony. Practicing Yuan Qigong can also help us understand the patterns of thought that inadvertently support illness and negative emotions.
How can a simple practice be so powerful? Because unlike most physical exercises, in Yuan Qigong, physical movement is only one aspect of the practice.
Yuan Qigong integrates movement, posture, breathing, consciousness (mind) and Qi (pronounced Chee) to improve life.
What also makes Yuan Qigong so powerful and different from typical Western exercises is that it rests on a fundamentally different model of life. In REN XUE, the science Yuan Qigong belongs to, a healthy human life is the totality of a healthy body as well as a healthy consciousness, a healthy heart and healthy Qi. These elements are inseperable.
There are 9 different practices in Yuan Qigong and they are specifically designed to work on the whole of life in an incremental way. The first methods focus on improving the condition of the body while the next methods focus on improving the condition of the heart and consciousness.
Human life & Qigong
Qigong is the cultivation of Qi. As foreign a concept as it is, Qi is the most fundamental element of Chinese medicine, martial arts and life. In REN XUE & Yuan Qigong, life is understood as a total reality of body, mind, heart, Qi and Shen. So for a life to be healthy each of these aspects must be healthy.
So what is Qi?
Qi (energy) is the most basic building material in the universe. The most microscopic matter at the quantum level, it is everywhere and in everything. Physical object are a form of Qi but so are non physical objects such as thoughts and emotions. Qi actually consists not only of energy, but also material and information.
Our consciousness is always active even when we are asleep. But how healthy are its activities? Our consciousness has its effect on our Qi and life and therefore health. When we practice Yuan Qigong we learn to use our consciousness in a positive and healthy way to make changes to our life at the deepest level.