Qigong for beginners
What you'll learn
- What Qigong actually is.
- The stances required for successful Qigong
- Abdominal breathing (breathing to the Dantien)
- Broaden the Chest (from the Taiji Shibashi) as a true Qigong exercise.
This course covers all of the basics for successful Qigong. Including: –
An explanation of the terms used. There are many unfamiliar terms used in Qigong and sometimes it can be confusing......... unless these terms are explained in simple, easy to understand, language.
A glossary of common Qigong terms. This contains all the terms used in this course and a few more besides. It is a quick reference for you while doing the course.
The stances used in Qigong. These include Wuji Stance, Horse Riding Stance, Bow Stance (also known as a Front Stance, or an Archery Stance), empty stances such as the Seven Stars Stance (Heel Stance) and the Cat Stance (Toe Stance). Without proper stance it is extremely difficult to settle the physical enough to appreciate the energetic (the Qi).
Focusing the breath at the Dantien. At a basic (physical) level this is abdominal breathing. This, in itself, is good practice for de-stressing and remaining stress free but in Qigong you are also focusing your Qi on the Dantien.
A Qigong exercise (Broaden the Chest, from the Taiji Shibashi) to get you started. It this lesson you will be taught what meridian and what Acupoints you should be focusing on and building the awareness of Qi in them.
Who this course is for:
- This course is for absolute beginners, or practitioners who feel that they are not progressing with their practice. This lack of progress is most often caused by poor practice that inhibits any possibility of accessing the Qi.
I have been practicing Qigong since 1985 and teaching, albeit starting at a very basic level, since 1989. In 1996, after three and a half years of study with the Glasgow School of Shiatsu, I qualified as a Registered Shiatsu Practitioner. My previous knowledge of Qigong really helped me with the Shiatsu and, equally, learning Traditional Chinese Medicine as part of the Shiatsu course served to increase my understanding of Qigong. In the late 1990s, it was my good fortune to have been, finally, accepted as an Inner Sanctum student by Master Joseph Bell ( a student and direct lineage descendant of Master Wang Jiu Mei).