Practicing with eyes open or closed is more of a personal preference. There are Qigong forms that use the “gazing of the eyes” to circulate energy in a particular way, however, most exercises are not dependent on the eyes open
The answer is simple: practice Qigong daily. Imagine any other activity – playing piano, learning a language, or learning to read. Achievement is not instant in the activities above, it comes over time. Like learning a language, once you practice
In general, you should strive to not have any drugs – whether it be caffeine, nicotine or other drugs – in your system before practicing. You’re goal is to have your body and mind be in a natural state so
Many people I talk to are interested in Qigong because they want to reduce the amount of stress in their lives and be more relaxed. And you have good reason to want to reduce your stress – research has shown that 60% –
The Qigong forms and movements, like martial arts forms, are designed as a framework to teach you how your body’s energy (Qi) works and circulates. In addition, the movements stimulate certain acupuncture points on your body, enhancing Qi flow and removing
This is a great question, because Western society does not teach us about Qi growing up, so naturally it is a foreign concept to us. However, if you grew up in Asia, you would understand this concept since Traditional Chinese
I attended a Daoist gathering a few weeks back and talked with some incredible people. I wanted to share one of the great moments of the event. A Daoist Priest named Liu Ming from Oakland was speaking on the roots
This line of thinking will get you in a lot of trouble. What is easy? What is hard? They are really just comparisons, dualistic thoughts that support each other. It’s seemingly a way we can gauge the difficulty level of
Qigong is more than just the outward forms that are usually associated with the practice. Real Qigong practice happens inside the body, and involves proper breathing, proper mind state (detached from expectations and results) and the ability to truly relax.
There are many definitions for the practice commonly known as “Qigong”. Actually the term “Qigong” is less than a century old. Throughout it’s long history it has taken on many different Chinese names. Regardless of the name, the core practice has always been the same.