Qigong is an ancient Chinese health care system that integrates physical postures, breathing techniques and focused intention.
They believed in a fundamental substance of the human body called Qi - vital energy that can be cultivating by Qigong.
Meaning of Qigong/Chi Kung
The Chinese word Qigong (Chi Kung); the word Qi is pronounced as chee means the life force or vital energy, the word Gong is pronounced as gung, means skill to cultivate. Together, Chi Kung means cultivating vital energy. It is a practicing art for health maintenance, healing and increasing vitality.
Classification of Qigong
Qigong can classify as martial, medical, or spiritual. All types have three things in common: they all involve a posture, breathing techniques, and focused mind. Practicing some qigong increase the Qi others improve circulation, use it to cleanse and heal the body, store it, or emit Qi to heal others.
Qigong is an exercise to regulate the body, mind, and breathing in order to control or promote the flow of qi. Since qi plays an important role in the vital processes of the human body, the regulation of qi flow is the use to preserve health and treat disease.
Medical qigong exercise practiced preventing and treating diseases. It focused on the mobilization of functional potentialities by regulating the mind; it is psychosomatic both physical and mental. Qigong works to ease, smooth, and regulate breathing to store up or accumulate vital energy Qi in the body.
Medical Qigong classification
Medical qigong can divide into two main categories:
- The patients themselves to preserve and promote their own health practice internal qigong.
- External qigong is performed by a master (emit Qi) on a person with health problems.
Qigong can practice while sitting still, standing upright, or lying on the back or side. The basic requirement is to stay comfortable and relaxed.
Gentle, rhythmic smooth movements of Qigong reduce stress, build stamina, increase vitality, and enhance the immune system. It has also been finding to improve cardiovascular, respiratory, circulatory, lymphatic, and digestive functions.