Qigong is the art of Harnessing QI, which directly affects the blood flow and is an exercise that makes your blood pulse. This pulsing occurs by moving Qi using specific breathing techniques along with postures and slow graceful movements. Qigong also encompasses using healing foods, herbs, acupressure, yogic stretches, all of which energize the body, increase vitality & accelerate metabolism.
Qigong is circulation; term “blood flow” is synonymous to “moving Qi”. Many studies confirm practicing Qigong reduces drug withdraw in Heroin addicts by 50 percent. Several Qigong instructors we’ve certified are teaching with huge success at Florida drug rehab clinics. Studies also reveal that Qigong boosts the immune system and is beneficial for those fighting cancer. Dr. Oz was quoted by saying that if you want to live to be 100 to do Qigong. These techniques originated over 3000 years ago by mountain wonderers, people who were activated by Qi. Most Acupuncturists are strong believers in Qigong and some actually prescribe exercises to their patients in between treatments.
Qigong is different from Yoga primarily because it requires slower more gracious movements to harness your electromagnetic field. Some Qigong exercises build muscle or speed, but most are a pulsation of Qi through the body. Qigong is the “sensation of energy” and is highly tangible. A few advanced systems of yoga, like Kriya Yoga, have striking similarities to Qigong. However, compared to most systems of Yoga, Qigong has a much greater emphasis on precise breathing techniques. Qigong deals with smaller movements of the abdomen to circulate Qi and more precise movements of the hands, rooting into the earth and opening up pathways of energy. Yoga works with energy, but to a lesser degree and although we practice and love Yoga, Qigong does what Yoga cannot. We train many thousands of yoga teachers and they are always blown away by the tangibility of Qi experienced.
Within 10 minutes of Qi Breathing many feel electricity in their hands. “The Buzz” as we call it in the Qigong Family, is a reaction caused by increased levels of oxygen and ions, which I believe accelerates the vibration of our mitochondria. Many describe the inner buzzing or vibrational feeling as a natural high and it has the obvious effect of stimulating endorphins. Many people describe “Perma-Grin” where the gratitude is so overwhelming and the joy so potent that they can’t stop smiling for a short time. One Qigong student taking Xanax bars from his doctor several times a day to stay functional reported after the Breath Empowerment that he was more relaxed then anytime in his life. This man later used his God-given Breath and willpower to ween himself off the Xanax and back into his natural state.
Qigong is best in the Morning as a Practice to Extend Life and Beauty. For days when time is short I recommend cleansing your body with oxygen and energy FIRST THING IN THE MORNING. My practice is to wake up, brush my teeth and hair, drink some hot tea outside and do the 9-Breath Method five times absorbing/retaining large amounts of oxygen in my bloodstream. Gentle power breathing awakens the cellular VIBRATION and stimulates metabolism. As I wake up slowly for 10 minutes each morning my senses become heightened and I watch the birds in my garden. This is a quick and powerful method, which we spend hours thoroughly teaching at the Qi Revolution conference.
Qigong uses Readily Available Foods as Medicine. A big part of what we teach at our events is how to use “Specific Foods to REVERSE Specific Diseases”.
Many foods like kiwi, which have hidden properties for asthmatics, can genuinely be claimed to have helped hundreds of our Qigong students reverse chronic asthma. Of course it is not one food that led to this outcome. These people stopped eating a short list of nasty qi stealing foods and replaced them with healthier options all while practicing Qigong. The truth is that food is key and our program entitled, “Conquering Any Disease” has food based protocols documented to work with hundreds of cancer success stories backing the effectiveness of natural food to reverse illness and maximize vitality.