A gentle yin- and yang swing for the autonomic nervous system – The importance of qigong practice for therapists
Recently an article written by Peter Deadman was published in the Journal of Chinese Medicine on the importance of practising qigong for acupuncturists. In this article the relationship of yinyang and the autonomic nervous system is beautifully described. In the abstract he states that he is surprised by the relatively low numbers of acupuncturists and Chinese medicine practitioners who practise … read more
Nature – Art – Qigong: Spirit Masters Matter
A cellist plays a piece of music. He hears and feels the music in his mind – with no distracting thoughts. He does not move his fingers and hands consciously – it is the music and his intention to share it that move his body, including his breath and heart. Forgotten are endless hours of practice: he and his instrument … read more
Human existing value and a kitchen mixer
Explanation of Hun Yuan Wholistic Entity based on the example of a kitchen mixer (quoted from Qigong Theory by Hou Hee Chan): “A kitchen mixer is a structure/entity with many components. But structures alone cannot make it a Hùn Yuán Wholistic Entity. Besides structures, it must have functions, and more important, it must be able to express/perform these functions. Only … read more
What is Qigong (Part 3)?
A SURPRISING DIVE INTO DEPTH As we have seen in the previous parts of this blog, conscious Qi Gong practice is the art to intensify, purify, and direct our attention – attention being the force that mobilizes Qi. Our essence ís attention. And this attention, we found out, is always intentional. Where all intention finally aims at, is the theme … read more
What is Qigong (Part 2)?
A SURPRISING DIVE INTO DEPTH In the first part of this blog, we could see: what really matters, is how we practice. All depends on our inner movement. In the following part, I will try to specify what this inner movement is. What matters is the movement of our mind Qi Gong is not about body movements, as matter and … read more
What is Qigong (Part 1)?
A SURPRISING DIVE INTO DEPTH What is Qi Gong? “Qi Gong is what we do all day long.” This definition addresses two dimensions: Qi Gong is how we deal with our body, mind and life energy. Qi Gong is how we connect to our surroundings (nature as community) and with ourselves. In both dimensions, we can go along with what we … read more
We are living within the life intention! Trust and believe our life intention! Life intention is the real result of our life activities! Without life intention we cannot live in the conscious law of life. Life Intention is the energy source of life, always nurturing our life. It is a life energy propellant, always pushing us forward to live and work … read more
Find your True Nature
INDOMITABLE PURPOSE OF LIFE ITSELF In 2009 Master Yuantong replied “Maybe better to change your intention.” Since I began Qigong practice in 2008, I was asked repeatedly what is your intention? Since I was already fully aware of my intention years before I knew about Qigong, I had just one wish which was some kind of conscious practice that would … read more
Five reasons to start Qigong
Qigong is a holistic system of meditation, movement and breathing. It is also called ‘Mindful in motion’ or ‘Meditation in motion’. Qigong is one of the pillars in traditional Chinese medicine. It is beneficial for several health problems. Here are five good reasons to start with practicing today. 1. Qigong lowers blood pressure Studies have shown that qigong is a … read more
Meaning and power of Hun Yuan Ling Tong
Time to write a blog! When I was approached whether I wanted to contribute to write blogs for Zhigong, I said yes, knowing how much I enjoy sharing information on Zhineng Qigong. And then it was time and the question came up: what will it be about? A tricky phase for a writer, as this does not exactly lead to … read more
Different teachers – one intention
The different ways to use the Qifield Sometimes I just sit down to get lost in our online platform. It’s like exploring a big city with different roads, houses, colors, noises, etc. So great to see how the different teachers present the same topic in their own way. We are all different and we all have the same intention: spreading … read more
What are the benefits of the Zhineng Qigong Lifestyle?
When we are born we are equipped with a genius system. Let’s call it the connection. In the first years of our presence we have access to this system called ‘connection.’ When we grow up this system gets influenced by many factors and somehow, somewhere it seems that we lose it. Qigong might be one of this ancient wisdom tools … read more
Everything is connected in our Yiyuanti
It happened one day in November 1991. Grandmaster Pang decided to move the Huaxia center from Shijiazhuang City to Qinhuangdao City. At that time, I was a teacher in the Recovery department in Huaxia for 3 months. All the teachers in the Recovery department were asked to help in Pang’s house to pack his books and furniture, and then load … read more
Ancient and modern at the same time…
Last month I participated in the Masterclass Level 3 with Master Yuantong Liu. During one of his classes I realized once again how rich we are that we found this wonderful art. The combination of chanting, mudra’s, movements and mind activity is a unique way to improve your lifestyle and to be in the present. I also realized that although … read more
The Core Improvement Gong
THE GONG OF THE CORE IMPROVEMENT METHOD ‘The source of life and of the mind is in Mingmen…’(old Chinese saying) This week finished the Gong of the Core Improvement Method with a group of students that participated in the summer workshop with Master Yuantong Liu. 100 days practice of the six parts activated our Core and lower back (Mingmen) area. … read more
Tiny movement – big influence…
The third part of the film ‘Blue Planet’ – a film about our oceans, the wild-life in the oceans and us – reminded me about a lecture of Master Yuantong Liu. He told us that when we practice the Body and Mind Method, we move one body part but even a tiny movement influences the Qiflow in the whole body. … read more
新 Xīn 年 nián 快 kuài 乐 lè! – Happy New Year!
The Chinese Horoscope 2018 predicts that this year of the Brown Earth Dog is going to be a good year in all respects, but it will also be an exhausting year. You will be happy, yet frustrated, rested, yet tired, cheerful, yet dull! Planning, postponing and negligence are words you will need to remove from your vocabulary during this year. Refreshed and … read more
So why is squatting so good for us? And why did so many of us stop doing it? It comes down to a simple matter of “use it or lose it,” says Dr. Bahram Jam, a physical therapist and founder of the Advanced Physical Therapy Education Institute (APTEI) in Ontario, Canada. “Every joint in our body has synovial fluid in … read more
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