MELTING THE DRAGON: Our intentions work towards:
- Dissolving blockages, clearing fears
- Expanding outer and inner consciousness
- Arousing inner power, waking up
- Enhancing perception, trusting intuition
- Entering your dream space
Self Massage – Anmo
Learn methods that empower you to take care of yourself. Address general health issues such as headaches, insomnia, gastro-intestinal discomfort, muscle cramps, nausea, fatigue, PMS, prevention of breast and bowel problems, anxiety, and more.
Anmo massage and self Chi Nei Tsang affect your body’s energy pathways (meridians) by using specific points and movements, and breath techniques useful to relieve pain and nourish the body and mind.
Qigong and Wuji Gong Theory and Practice
5 Tibetans, Inner Smile, Tai Chi walking
Qigong (or ch’i kung) is an internal Chinese meditative practice which often uses slow graceful movements and controlled breathing techniques to promote the circulation of qi within the human body, and enhance a practitioner’s overall health. There are also many forms of Qigong that are done with little or no movement at all, in standing, sitting and supine positions. Likewise, not all forms of Qigong use breath control techniques. Although not a martial art, Qigong is often confused with the Chinese martial art of Tai Chi. This misunderstanding can be attributed to the fact that most Chinese martial arts practitioners will usually also practice some form of Qigong. And to the uninitiated, these arts may seem to be alike. There are more than 10,000 styles of Qigong and 200 million people practicing these methods. There are three main reasons why people do Qigong:
- To gain strength, improve health or reverse a disease
- To gain skill working with qi, so as to become a healer
- To become more connected with the “Tao, God, True Source, Great Spirit”, for a more meaningful connection with nature and the universe.
In its simplest form, the Chinese character for qi, in Qigong, can mean air, breath, or “life force”. Gong means work, so Qigong is therefore the practice of “working” with ones “life force”. The term was not widely known until the 1970s during a period some call the “Qigong Wave” where groups of 10,000-40,000 people regularly gathered inside Chinese stadiums to practice Qigong together. Some leaders in the Chinese government became concerned that one quasi religious/political group known as Falun Dafa or Falun Gong who practiced a Qigong form of their own, might turn into a political weapon. In 1999, the government banned all large Qigong gatherings. Currently there is a movement underway in China, the United States, and Europe to preserve the valuable aspects of these traditional Chinese practices and to have them studied using Western scientific methods.
Attitudes toward a scientific basis for Qigong vary markedly. Most Western medical practitioners and many practitioners of traditional Chinese medicine, as well as the Chinese government, view Qigong as a set of breathing and movement exercises with possible benefits to health through stress reduction and exercise. Other practitioners view Qigong in more metaphysical terms, claiming that qi can be felt as a vibration or electrical current and physically circulated through channels called meridians. Many testify to a reduction or elimination of pain through the use of Qigong.