Frequently Asked Questions About Chi Kung 气功
Also called Qi Gong & "Chinese Yoga ®"
Traditional Chinese Medicine Exercise (TCM Exercise)
Term 2 - 2019
Tai Chi or Chi Kung
Courses are conducted during the state school terms.
Term 1 - 2019
What's New in Term 1.
DVD & Textbook - available at class.
Chi Kung - Qi Gong Documentry
Master Duan Zhi-Liang
DVD's,Textbooks & charts.
Available at classes or by mail.
(5 Messenger Newspapers 2000) - 1.7MB
Choose a question to learn more about Chi Kung:
What is Chi Kung ( Qi Gong)?
The important features and aims of Chi Kung are relaxation, quietness, naturalness, unity of breath and mind, gradual development and practicing to the individual's state of health. Chi Kung is ideal for practitioners of other modalities, to facilitate relaxation and energy in clinics.
Why is Chi Kung used for relaxation and stress management?
Am I too old/young to learn Chi Kung?
The Institute does do provide specially tailored classes to meet the needs of children in primary schools and older persons. As classes are conducted for the purpose of relaxation, it is not appropriate to have anyone in a public class who may cause distractions (such as young, noisy children).
What equipment do I need to practice Chi Kung?
Where does Chi Kung come from?
Chi Kung's history dates back several thousand years. In the Zhen Dynasty (11th Century BC-771 BCE) records on Chi Kung were inscribed on bronze objects. In the Spring and Warring States Period (770 BCE-221 BCE) the "Jade Pendant Inscription on Chi Kung" recorded its training methods and theory. Other relics from the third century BC are the silk book "On Abandoning Food and Living On Chi" and a silk painting "Daoyin Illustrations", which illustrates training exercises. They were found at the Number Three Han Tomb at Mawangdui, Chang Sha, Hunan Province (dating 100 BCE).
The theory and practice of Chi Kung has continued to this day. In the past Chi Kung was referred to by various names, such as Tu-Na, Daoyin and Neigong. In 1953 Liu Guizheng from Beidaihe Chi Kung Hospital wrote and published "Practice on Chi Kung Therapy". This was the first time that Chi Kung was named formally.
Since the mid 1980's Chi Kung has regained popularity in China, to the point where it is now the most popular health exercise there. This is because it is a non-competitive exercise and it is suitable for all ages. In the mornings in China, people can be seen in parks and on roadsides absorbed in the practice of Chi Kung.
TCM Exercise - Traditional Chinese Medicine Exercise.
Today, most of the colleges of Traditional Chinese Medicine in China encourage acupuncturists and their patients to practise Chi Kung in conjunction with their other treatments. TCM Exercise (Chi kung / Qi Gong) are easy exercise routine which improve health, build up Chi ( Qi) and cirulates it through the acupuncture meridians.
Where should I begin when learning Chi Kung?
We believe that this set provides a good foundation for our students which they can build upon in our more advanced classes.
Is Chi Kung easy?
This is reflected in our classes, where the emphasis is on relaxation and learning through practising the movements in sequence. Most of the lesson consisting of following the Instructor through the movements.
What happens after I've learned the set?
We also offer Shaolin and martial arts Chi Kung sets to advanced students:
In addition, the Institute also offers Tai Chi, which you can learn at the same time as Chi Kung if you wish.
Chi Kung is much easier to learn & less complicated than Tai Chi.
Tai Chi is more challenging & requires regular hope practice between classes.
Chi Kung is a health exercise based on Traditional Chinese Medicine theory. It emphasises the flow of Chi through the acupuncture meridians and is excellent for calming the mind and regulating the breath. On the other hand, Tai Chi emphasises the natural movement of the joints and muscles and increases circulation and is excellent for improving the focus of the mind.
For the beginning student, Tai Chi forms and movements are more complicated than Chi Kung forms and movements, therefore requiring more effort to learn them. You will need time to practice, patience with yourself and perseverance.
The classes are structured quite differently. Chi Kung students are guided through the exercises by the Instructor, while Tai Chi classes place a greater emphasis on the student, who first watches the Instructor, practices the movement and then tries out the movement on their own.
Dao Yin Qigong is a comprehensive therapeutic exercise system that combines integrated physical movement, mental cultivation and regulated breathing. This activity is designed to guide and induce the free flow of energy Qi throughout the body, maintaining the harmony of Yin and Yang, which promotes health and a greater sense of well being.
Dao Yin Qigong increases vitality, impacts positively to improve medical conditions and in this way will improve and prolong the quality of life.
Dao Yin Qigong consists of 31 sets of movements all extensively researched and designed to strengthen different internal organs and their corresponding body systems. Specific benefits include building up the body's immune system and regenerative capacity. It can therefore aid quicker recovery from illness and create a sense of well being.
These exercises once learnt can also bring about increased muscular efficiency and coordination, improved breathing and blood flow, greater flexibility, a higher level of internal balance and harmony and improved immune system.
Dao Yin Qigong is now regarded within the Chinese health and medical science fields as a shining pearl in Traditional Chinese Medicine. It has helped millions of people with severe and lingering health problems to improve their health. Over 40 countries have adopted Dao Yin Qigong with over 4 million people currently practicing.
Detailed below are 2 of the Dao Yin forms.
Dao Yin for the Heart, set.