Qigong is an ancient Chinese health care system that integrates physical postures, breathing techniques and focused intention. It works on the same system of meridians and channels which traditional Chinese medicine is based upon, i.e acupuncture and acupressure. Qi gong is also known to be the root of all martial arts.
I started practicing Qi gong around 5 years ago when my interest in internal energy began, however 3 years ago I came across Master Jim Bacon a master in the disciplines of Qi Gong and Shamanism as well as a 13th Dan martial artist. I have been a student of Jim’s for 3 years and have earned my green sash in Free Style Qi gong for well being. Jim often shares esoteric healing techniques which most Qi Gong practitioners do not have knowledge of or let alone teach.
It uses breathing techniques, gentle movement, and meditation to cleanse, strengthen, and circulate the life energy (qi). I have found Qi Gong to be beneficial in cultivating self awareness, becoming sensitive to and controlling energy flow and also have noticed an increase in intuition and creativity.
Often when I’m struggling to come up with a solution to a problem I step back and do a Qi Gong posture for a few minutes and then return to it and almost always the solution is apparent as if you are looking at the problem with fresh eyes. I have no idea how it works, how intention can effect and direct energy flow that has been the most mind blowing aspect of Qi Gong for me and I still have difficulty getting my head around it.
I also have noted that after doing Qi Gong, when the energy is flowing freely around the body without any blockages doing anything creative is much more of a productive process.