Introduction to Energy Healing (Workshop)
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During this workshop, you will learn how to assess, cleanse, recharge and balance the major organs with Qi and Light.
Qigong (pronounced “chee gong”) is an ancient Chinese system of exercises, breathing techniques, and meditations that teach you to control the body’s life energy, called qi. Qigong literally means “life energy (qi) skill (gong).” It was created by mountain hermits and healers more than 3,000 years ago.
There are many styles and schools of qigong, broadly divided into three major categories.
• Healing Qigong (Yi Gong) teaches you how to cleanse, gather, and circulate the healing energy to improve health and vitality. Some practitioners call this system Medical Qigong. Healing Qigong has two subcategories:
1. Self-Healing Qigong, which includes techniques that increase general well-being and specialised techniques to combat specific problems. Common synonyms for self-healing qigong include dao-yin (leading and guiding the qi), yang sheng (nourishing the forces of life), and nei gong (inner skill).
2. External Qi Healing (Wai Qi Zhi Liao), a kind of Chinese Therapeutic Touch in which the healer attempts to assess the qi of a patient and to project healing qi through his or her hands to restore balance. It is usually practised while holding the hands near the body but without physically touching it. However, External Qi Healing principles may also be applied to any form of bodywork, such as massage therapy or acupuncture. A massage therapist who knows how to project qi through his hands is much more effective than one who does not have this skill.
• Spiritual Qigong (Dao Gong, Fo Gong) emphasises meditative techniques influenced by Taoism and Buddhism. The goal is to cultivate tranquil awareness of oneself, nature, and one’s place in the cosmos.
• Sports Qigong (Wu Gong) includes dynamic exercises that improve strength, stamina, speed, power, balance, flexibility and resistance to injury. In China, sports qigong techniques are most commonly practised by martial artists. The martial arts (wu shu or kung-fu) is the most common type of sports in China.
These categories are not rigid, and the same qigong exercises may be practised for any or all of the above reasons. For example, T’ai Chi (also spelt Taiji Quan) is a martial arts exercise (Sports Qigong) that develops a supple body (Healing Qigong) and an alert spirit (Spiritual Qigong). Spiritual Qigong techniques reduce stress and thus are also part of Healing Qigong. Healing Qigong methods sharpen perception and sensitivity, making them essential to spiritual development and sports conditioning.