Alternative energy-based healing practices are only getting more and more popular across the globe.
If you've been feeling a bit "off" lately, or if you're merely curious about how your Qi (energy) impacts your sense of self and health, perhaps you've thought about going to a qigong healer.
Still, before you give it a shot, you'd like to learn more about the basics of qigong.
Whether you're interested in medical, martial, or spiritual qigong, you might be surprised by everything this ancient practice can do for you.
If so, then keep on reading this post to get answers to some of your questions
surrounding this invaluable practice.
Defining Qigong: The Basics You Need to Know
Before we get into anything more specific, let's first quickly define qigong in general.
Qi is the vital life force, and Gong means effort. Qigong is the cultivation or gathering, and the utilization of the life force energy.
In general, this is a type of energy healing with roots in ancient Chinese medicine. The goal is for you to rebalance your chi/qi, to remove emotional, physical, and mental blockages, and to achieve an optimal state of health and well-being.
In addition to building energy in yourself, you can also learn how to project that energy out to others. A qigong healer is specially trained to do this.
Many people see the practice of qigong as a kind of life-giving energy source.
The goal of qigong is to help you learn how to achieve a greater and more consistent vitality, inner peace and enhance your health and well-being in general.
Many people don't realize that it's also a way to keep yourself in good physical shape. In some cases, especially with long-term practice, it may even help you to improve your life expectancy.
Now, let's find out a little bit about the different types of qigong.
Types of Qigong
In the past Qigong was called dao yin (guiding the Qi) or nei gong (inner work).
Nei Gong consisted more of practices like meditation for inner alchemy, and dao yin used more movement to guide the energy to obtain good health and well-being.
Nowadays often Qigong practices include movement and meditation to enhance vibrant health and well-being.
The Physical Side Of Qigong
Qigong can help you to enhance your physical, mental and emotional well-being.
You can learn different breathing techniques and physical movements designed to unlock your qi/chi. Once you learn the basics of these movements, you'll begin to practice them in a specific flow.
Qigong can be very slow and deliberate. You'll move from posture to posture, focusing on your breathing. The goal is to make the transition from one movement to the next as seamless as possible.
Many healers refer to the physical side of qigong as a kind of meditation through movement.
In addition to helping your body to get stronger, these movements will also help you to learn how to build and radiate more energy throughout the body.
The Mental Side
Once you've learned the physical movements of qigong, it's time to look at the internal and mental side of the practice.
This is designed to help you understand the connection between your breathing, your mind, and your body.
Usually, you'll be seated while practicing mental meditation (sometimes referred to as "still meditation.")
Especially if you're newer to the practice, your teacher may use guided meditation to help you to get in the zone. You'll use visualization techniques and imagery to ensure you're able to relax.
By combining both the physical and mental sides of qigong, you can see improvements with your immune system, your daily aches and pains, and your health in general.
Spiritual, Martial, and Medical Qigong
Sometimes Qigong is differentiated into Spiritual, Mental and Medical Qigong.
Though there can be differences in the type of training in these categories, usually
when you are training in one form it is also developing the other types too.
Over the years, many forms of Qigong have developed and refined by various
The goal here is to help you reach an enlightened state through still meditation and with visualization guiding the energy through different channels. As you might have expected, there's
a bit of a crossover between Taoism and Buddhism here.
You can also be taught specific hand positions designed to help cultivate your qi/chi and remove blocks faster. It's all about developing a sense of self-discipline, an awareness of nature,
and even stillness.
Your healer will have trained extensively in order to prevent them from absorbing negative energy when they work with you when releasing your blockages.
Martial Qigong is the idea of developing your physical strength and internal energy. In previous
times in China, Qigong was often taught before people learned the self-defense aspect of Martial Arts such as Kung Fu.
While many people struggle to understand the differences between Qigong vs Tai Chi, remember that in Qigong, the goal is usually to develop your health, power, and potential. Tai Chi also does this and can have a self-defense component.
Qigong is usually much easier to learn than Tai Chi.
Check out this video to get more of an idea of what's possible with Qigong. You'll start with basic qigong exercises, and gradually build up your strength and stamina so you can do things you never thought possible.
It's no secret that ancient Chinese medicine and herbal remedies have helped to heal people for centuries.
Medical Qigong is all about achieving those same results through a combination of mental and physical prowess.
Practicing Qigong can help you to ward off diseases and boost your immune system once you start feeling a bit worn down.
A qigong healer is able to transmit qi/chi, which actually allows them to help heal their clients. By helping to rebalance the body and remove energy blockages, the healer can improve both your physical and mental state.
In China, Qigong is known to be able to relieve, pain, stress, insomnia, anxiety, boost immunity, and help heal many challenging illnesses.
You can also see improvements to your digestion, your sinuses, and even get rid of tension headaches and migraines once and for all.
What to Expect from Your Session
So, what should you expect when you meet with your qigong healer?
There are lots of different techniques and tools a healer may use during the session.
If you're interested in distance energy healing, much of the session will be just sitting or lying down in a relaxed state and receiving the Qi/energy from the distant healer.
You will also receive detailed instruction on how to proceed and get the most benefit from your energy healing session.
The healer can help remove energy blocks, even from many miles away.
If you meet with your healer in person, they may use massage to help rebalance your chi. They could also use specific tools, including acupuncture needles, to rebalance your energy.
In some cases, they may even practice what's called item empowerment. This means that the healer will project their energy onto a specific item, like a stone or even a tea for you to drink. Whenever you consume or touch this item, you'll draw strength from it.
Keep in mind that, while you can certainly achieve a lot during a single session, you may benefit more from monthly programs and long-term sessions that will help keep you balanced and in good health.
In addition to helping people, the right qigong healer can also help you to heal any pets and animals you love.
Are You Ready to Meet with a Qigong Healer?
We hope that this post has helped you to understand better what Qigong energy healing is.
If you're looking to get more in touch with yourself, feel better physically, and even develop incredible health, peace, and well-being, meeting with a qigong healer helps you learn how to
make it happen.
We invite you to learn more about our qigong distant energy healing services. We want to help you to heal emotionally, mentally, and physically in order to get more out of life. We offer inexpensive monthly programs that are easy to join and require almost no effort on your part.
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