Characteristics – Important Concepts
The basis of Zhineng Qigong, like all other qigong methods, is the Oriental understanding of a human’s ability to increase and manage qi. In English the word qi means “life force” or “vital energy”. Qigong is a selftraining art for the body, the mind and for qi. The word qigong literally means to train and manage qi. A person who practices a good qigong method that is taught by an experienced teacher, should be able to increase and improve his or her qi quickly.
The concept of qi is not used in western healthcare, but some of the positive results of qigong can be explained by effects measurable in conventional medicine, such as better blood circulation, increased range of motion, better posture and improved immune defense.
The qi-field is the most important characteristic of Zhineng Qigong. When many persons practice together under the supervision of an experienced teacher with high gong fu, a strong qi-field can be generated. Creating and using a qi-field in this way is a unique feature of Zhineng Qigong.
The Chinese word gong fu is often used to describe skills that can be acquired by focusing on the purpose of the training and by practicing hard. In a qigong context it is said that a person has higher gong fu when he or she manages to do the exercise in a better way, is motivated to practice and has a deeper understanding of the method and the philosophy. Gong fu is also reflected in a person’s way of using the body, mind and qi. The body should be relaxed, harmonious and soft as a child’s. A person with high gongfu interacts with others in a respectful, trustworthy and kind manner.
The Effects of the Training
By practicing Zhineng Qigong we can reduce or completely get rid of various ailments, both physical and mental ones. Zhineng Qigong can also be of use for completely healthy, active people. Practicing qigong can give you:
- A relaxed, balanced body that is soft, easy to control and free from pain. In a soft and relaxed body the circulation works well – this is a prerequisite for good health.
- A clear mind free from distracting thoughts.
- Increased patience, concentration and reduced stress.
- Maintained vitality well into old age.
- Better health and well-being. When you feel better, it is also easier to have better relationships
Read more concrete improvements of people who have trained with us in My story and course reports.