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Qi Gong Is Designed To Treat Sicknesses And Maintain General Health

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Qi Gong is essentially a series of Energy Exercises. Qi Gong is made up of two Chinese words that literally mean energy and exercises or work. So, Qi Gong basically means exercises for your energy.

Qi Gong is a relatively recent term. The exercises in this ancient practice have been collectively called Dao Yin or Nei Gong for thousands of years. Dao Yin means Guiding and Leading due to the fact that the postures guide and lead your life energy or Qi through the body for various purposes based on the set of exercise or exercise. Nei Kung means Internal Exercises.

Although Qi Gong is a blanket term for several various exercises. It has thousands of exclusive styles. Hence, Qi Gong is a term that’s not specifically descriptive. It is similar to the word “transportation,” which is a general term that may refer to various modes of transportation (car, bus, train, plane, rocket, etc.) Each form of transport is the same in that entails going from point A to point B but beyond that each type of transportation may be quite different. The same goes with Qi Gong.

However, what these styles all share in common is that they involve working with the Qi or energy of the body. There are Qi Gong styles that exclusively have stationary exercises and there are styles that make up of moving exercises only. There are styles that target specific sicknesses and there are styles designed to maintain general health. There are exercises designed for the martial arts like the Iron Palm. They may all be different but they all work with the Qi of the body.

Some of the systems of Qi Gong are thousands of years old, having been passed down from generation to generation. Some systems are fairly modern. Most people practicing Qi Gong derive various benefits from both types. People extol the age old systems as having passed the test of time and the inventors of the modern systems cite innovation and improvement as their inspiration.

It is vital that you need to understand the style you are interested in if you are just embarking on your practice for the first time. You need to know its history, attributes, and objectives.

If you have been practicing a style of Qi Gong for some time, you may need to look at the other styles that are distinctively different in style, approach, attributes and objectives.

 

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Written by Valerie

January 9th, 2018 at 6:11 pm

Posted in Traditional Chinese Medicine

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