Basics about Bow-Arrow stance

  This post is about a Bow-Arrow stance (Gong Jian Bu), a fundamental stance which is named also Bow stance or Mountain Climbing stance. I will discuss the Bow-Arrow stance which is used in Qigong and Taijiquan, Yang traditional style. In other styles this stance might be practiced differently. Bow-arrow stance in Qigong In Qigong you practice this stance to learn how to align your body and improve posture, to develop stability and to stimulate[…]

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How to practice Qigong when you are injured

  Our extraordinary physical body is able to perform innumerably movements and enable us to do all kinds of activities (jobs, manual work, arts, sports…). But what also happens is, that sometimes we get injured. Injuries can be caused by accidents, falls, hits, cuts, overwork… It happens that we can break our bones, sprain joint, strain or torn a muscles, tendons or fascia. Or we can simply experience pain because of micro-injuries as in the[…]

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Naturality of Squatting position

  This blog is about a natural squatting position and not about some Qigong exercise, strictly defined. Squatting position is something very natural for children and also for people who have preserved this habit through their lives and it is useful for health in general. If you have lost the capability to get into this posture you would maybe decide to regain it, at least to some degree, but you should be patient. You can[…]

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You are working with energy constantly

  …or why is important to cultivate your awareness and use your knowledge about energy, Qi, even when you don’t practice Qigong.   Everything is energy Taoists presume that each substance or phenomena in the universe is energy. On a micro level everything is made up of vibrations which have different vibrational frequencies. If everything in the universe is energy, Qi, we could say that actually you are working with energy all the time. If[…]

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How to get more benefits from your Qigong class

  September is time when a lot of Qigong classes start or continue their practice and I would like to share a simple tip how to get more benefits from your Qigong class. By a short mental exercise that you do on the way to a Qigong class and back home you can become more receptive for the verbal and non-verbal knowledge that a Qigong class offers you. I will talk in short about the[…]

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The process toward Regulation without Regulation

  What is a regulation? All Qigong practitioners are familiar with the five areas that should be regulated through their Qigong practice: physical body, breathing, mind, Qi and Shen (spirit). The word “regulate” in Qigong means that you constantly align, adjust, tune and harmonize something until your aim is achieved. These five regulations are not practiced one after another, linearly, but rather simultaneously with different emphasis.   For example in the training of the beginners the[…]

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Mental practice in Qigong #2: How to practice

To conclude my previous post about Mental practice in Qigong I would like to give you some tips how to practice mentally.   The way to practice mentally Position The mental practice in Qigong can be done while sitting on the floor or in the chair, in standing posture or in a laying position. No matter what position you choose, try to use all the principles of correct Qigong posture, so that Qi can flow[…]

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Mental Practice in Qigong #1

  Mind leads the Qi In all Qigong trainings, also in those which are at the first sight purely physical, your mind should be involved. Therefore you have to constantly cultivate your mind through physical practice and meditation. After all, one of the main goals that you want to achieve in Qigong is to learn how to consciously lead Qi with your mind.   Repetition is crucial If you are a Qigong practitioner you already[…]

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