Qigong, (pronounced chee-gung) is an ancient Chinese health care system that integrates physical postures, and focused intention. The word Qigong is made up of two Chinese words. Qi is pronounced chee and is usually translated to mean the life force or vital-energy that flows through all things in the universe. The second work, Gong, pronounced gung, means accomplishment, or skill that is cultivated through steady practice. Together Qigong means cultivating energy, it is a system practiced for health maintenance, healing and focused intentions.
Of the many teaching schools of qigong, Dr. Desmond’s focus for his patients is a compilation of medical qigong and energetic qigong based originally on the teachings of Grand Master Peng Jiu Ling, a monk from the Shao Lin temple in China. Dr. Desmond has practiced Qigong since 1979.
Medical qigong is a physical cultivation critical for health and healing; for maintaining health, curing sickness and prolonging life.
Energetic qigong is concerned with the cultivation and evolution of human nature, emphasizing the energetic equality with others, and help teach you to direct energy mentally.
This practical program will allow you to:
- Connect with the benefits of a disciplined practice of daily qigong exercises
- Learn the routines in a relaxed environment that does NOT require silence or mentally focused concentration
- Learn how to direct vital energy for healing and development purpose
Bending finger exercises – the hands have the most qi, meridians, circulation and nerves so they are ideal to use for qigong. Bending finger exercises circulates qi from head to toe and builds up the strength safely and quickly as qi is released through the finger tips. These exercises are based on standing while in the horse stance but can be used in lying or sitting positions for clients who don’t have the ability to accomplish the exercises while standing.
Opening meridians – to clear qi, you must move more qi and you must generate it. To open channels or meridians when qi is built up in limbs, (with stances and exercises), opening meridian exercises allow the flow back into the body’s organs more strongly than previously. The more you practise, the more you widen channels.
Increase flow of qi slowly – as you practise, you raise qi levels and channels widen and qi will balance itself and the gates (meridians) will open.
Regular practice – smooths qi circulation and keeps organs running properly which maintains health. Too little practice allows channels to become plugged, (similar to clogged plumbing or poor electrical wiring in a home)
Format: This program is tailored to an individual client’s specific needs or the requirements of a couple or small group.