The Qi-Gong Exercises
All the Qi-Gong exercises taught at Capital Qi-Gong are designed for specific functions. They may be placed in four general categories:
These exercises enable the trainees to gain an increased sensitivity to the feeling of qi in themselves as well as in their surroundings. The eagle, treading water, carrying the ball, moving the box, squeezing the ball, and push-hands exercises fit within this category.
These exercises allows the trainees to gain proficiency in sending qi to any part of their body for the purpose of healing. The body “warm shower” relaxation exercise accomplishes this task.
This is the foundation of Qi-Gong training. Any enhanced sensitivity or proficiency in qi direction is fruitless without sufficient qi build-up for actual utility within one’s own body. The various standing postures shown in class are designed for this purpose.
Capital Qi-Gong is one of the few Qi-Gong schools that offers training in empty force (kong jing). Empty Force is a very advanced stage of Qi-Gong training where one can apply a very strong level of qi emission from the whole body. This is a very strong, potentially dangerous energy force, and different from the level of energy used in healing. Empty Force training is practiced only by the most advanced students and only under the direct supervision of a qualified instructor. The "push-hands" and "jumping" exercises are part of this training.
You might also enjoy visiting the following websites;
- The Center of Qi Gong, Meditation, Healing and BeyondThe Center of Qi Gong, Meditation, Healing and Beyond is a non religious based organization designed: to teach individuals how to reach deep relaxation/meditative states, to provide energy healing for the purpose of maintaining a good level of physical, emotional, and spiritual health, and to help speed up the recovery process in some acute or chronic somatic illnesses. The organization is committed to raising spiritual consciousness through the use of meditation. It will also conduct research on Qi Gong and Healing.
- National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine
- The Qigong Institute
- American Qjgong Association
- The Washington Center for Consciousness Studies