Common Questions

Beginner’s Guide to Qigong

What is Qigong?  Let’s break down the Chinese word into it’s 2 parts, Qi and Gong. The concept of Qi (pronounced “Chee”) is a Chinese concept that predates written history.  It is translated into “life energy” and is present in all things in the universe.  Chinese scholars and doctors have had the longest history researching Qi, and have …

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What is Qigong AND How Does It WOrk?

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. Every great book on the subject has addressed in some way what the practice is.  …

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Should I Practice With Eyes Closed?

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 or closed. Most people, especially beginners, report that eyes closed reduces mental chatter by removing …

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