There are various approaches to Qigong.  In fact Qigong is a relatively new word that is used to define several different Asian energy practices including aspects of Traditional Chinese Medicine; Chinese Yoga; Martial Arts; Shamanic Practices; and health and wellness practices.  Once you start investigating Qigong, you will find there are thousands of different approaches.

We primarily practice a set of exercises put together by Dr. Yang Yang as Evidence-based Qigong.  These specific Qigong practices have been proven through evidence-based trials to effect improvements in balance, strength, immune function, et al…  These practices are derived from Taoist Qigong practices known as Hunyuan or Primordial Qigong.  As such, there is a focus on internal development and spiritual awareness.

You will see as you begin this practice that there is a focus on stillness and a focus on movement.  Further, there is a focus on finding stillness in movement and movement in stillness.  For you really can’t have one without the other.  To practice moving Qigong without a stillness practice is empty and incomplete, as is the reverse.  The ancient Chinese say that Taiji (movement) is born of Wuji (stillness).  To truly understand movement, you must understand stillness and vice versa.  So, as you practice, look for these two aspects.  Notice the difference, but also notice the similarity.  Feel the separation and feel the connection.  Then notice how recognizing these two aspects of existence bring you closer to your true, higher Self and your connection with the rest of the Universe.

From there, take this age-old advice: don’t do Qigong, be Qigong.  Merge back into that from which you came: Tao