Let's see how this practice can help us to accompany pathologies, optimize health and bring well-being and balance.
Chi Kung (Qi Gong) by definition is the "work with vital energy." These are systems and movements that help to accompany pathologies, optimize health and bring well-being and balance.
Where was this practice born?
It's one of the most ancient disciplines of Traditional Chinese Medicine, dating 5000 years, and has its origin in Mount WuDang, in southern China, where Taoist monks practised seeking enlightenment. Today we have a synthesis of practices that were mutating over thousands of years, that transcended lineages and are the legacy of Great Teachers.
In times like today, when stress and illness prevail due to the disconnection we have with ourselves, this ancient technique is a great ally to balance the various aspects of our life.
In the practice of Chi-Kung, movements and breaths are carried out, which are part of systems that work our axis, rooting and fluidity. This practice will help you both to find external and internal balance, to achieve calm, concentration and to strengthen your immune system.
Although it is ideal to incorporate this practice and philosophy as part of your daily wellness routine, if you practice this technique once or twice a week, you will be able to see changes and improvements in health over time.
Benefits of the practice
Its practice provides vitality and in cases where there is a pathology present in the person, the health process can be followed to recover and strengthen the affected organs and for the energy circuit to be reestablished in the meridians. It is important to bear in mind that Traditional Chinese Medicine takes the person as an integral being and not as isolated parts. It is in this concept that the practice brings benefits that optimize health in general in addition to particular conditions.
Internal movement of energy
Each movement has a reason for being and doing a conscious practice is what brings favorable results; a real and conscious movement of energy through our body that is manifested in the movement that we see from outside. There is no age or physical limit to carry out this practice, neither efforts are required but discovering little by little while we transcend our limitations, which sometimes translate into physical, emotional or mental responses. With Chi Kung there is an internal dialogue and it is clearer so that well-being is not a utopia but a way of life wherever we are.
Differences with Tai Chi Chuan
It's much more known and modern. However, it is a martial art that reaches the West without the combat part. It has a lot of Chi Kung in its origin and the effects of its practice are therapeutic for precisely that reason. In both disciplines, when executing the movements, the Qi energy circulates through the meridians providing health and vitality.
You should start practising it!