Qi Gong is an ancient Chinese health care system that integrates physical postures, breathing techniques and focused intention. The word Qi Gong (Chi Gung) is made up of two Chinese words. Qi is pronounced "chee" and is usually translated to mean the life force or vital-energy that flows through all things in the universe.
The second word, Gong, pronounced "gung", means accomplishment, or skill that is cultivated through steady practice. Together, Qi Gong means cultivating energy, it is a system practiced for health maintenance, healing and increasing vitality.
The Taoist Eight Qi Gong, or Xian Ba QI Gong in Pinyin, are a series of eight Qi Gong exercise developed to maintain a healthy body, mind and spirit and ultimately to attain longevity. The Chinese character for Xian is composed of two parts, one representing Man and the other representing Mountain. The symbol as a whole represents the “man of the mountain” or Taoist sages and monks that lived in remove monasteries in the Wo Shan Mountains of China. It is this realm that these exercises were created may centuries ago.
Qi Gong is an integrations of physical postures, breathing techniques and focused intentions.
Practicing the gentle, rhythmic movements of Qi Gong has many benefits including:
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Temple of The Full Autumn Moon’s Taoist Eight Qi Gong, performed by Lars Nielsen, L.Ac., Dipl. OM. founder of Harmony Community Wellness Center in Escondido, California. The Taoist Eight Qi Gong, or Xian Ba QI Gong in Pinyin, are a series of eight Qi Gong exercise developed to maintain a healthy body, mind and spirit and ultimately to attain longevity.