“The whole purpose of Qigong practice is to help you open up, to use your 'Inner-net,' to connect to the unlimited power and the unlimited wisdom of the universe that is called life force.” - Grand Master Nan Lu
“The ultimate goal of Wu Ming Qigong is to discover your true purpose.”
Qigong is an ancient energy practice passed down by ancient masters who understood the interconnections inherent in the Universe and between man and nature. They understood how certain movements and postures could rebalance the body, mind and spirit by connecting to Universal energy. The life force or energy that animates everything in the universe and your body is the very essence of Qigong. It’s no surprise to learn that TCM doctors were Qigong masters. Qigong is not physical exercise. It moves beyond the muscle and tissue and works in your body at the energy level.
Literally meaning “energy work,” Qigong breaks down energy blockages and promotes the free flow of energy throughout your body’s meridian system, the invisible pathways through which Qi moves and that connect everything in your body.
Consistent Qigong practice increases and balances your body’s Qi. Working directly on your body’s meridian system—your energy body—it stimulates and nourishes the internal organs, making the energetic communication between them more efficient. And by increasing the effectiveness of all body systems, Qigong helps conserve Qi. In order to have good health you must have sufficient Qi that flows freely throughout your body and your internal organs must function together in harmony.
In as little as 20 minutes of Qigong practice a day, you can replenish your body’s Qi at a very deep level, reawakening your body’s natural self-healing capacity. It is completely possible to overcome any chronic physical or emotional issues you may be experiencing and dramatically improve your quality of life in a non-invasive way. For those who are truly ready to engage with life and health issues on a more profound level, serious practice of Qigong and a deep commitment to change can not only entirely transform your physical health but also your life direction and way of being.
While there are literally tens of thousands of systems of Qigong, it is important to note that everything discussed on our site relates to Wu Ming Qigong. No one knows exactly how old the practice of Qigong is, but it has been documented for thousands of years. Its standing and moving postures have the ability to help an individual discover his or her own healing potential. Wu Ming Qigong lineage dates back to the ancient Chinese sage Lao Tzu.
On the deepest level, Wu Ming Qigong has the ability to activate the body’s genetic code and even has the power to create healing miracles.
“Spirit is something unknowable.”
In ancient times, Wu Ming Qigong was used for martial arts to help the body maintain its health. At the mind level, Qigong was used to understand the relationship between the body and the mind and its connectedness to the healing power of nature. At its highest level, Qigong was used to achieve longevity and connect to the Universal. Five thousand years later, Wu Ming Qigong still offers the same tremendous healing benefits for those who dedicate themselves to this practice.
Some systems are related to martial arts. Breathing and visualization techniques are employed by certain Qigong systems, while gentle movements and stationary postures are used by others. It’s important to note that the various Qigong systems work on your energy in unique ways, which is why it is NOT advised to practice different systems at the same time.