Qi Gong

What is Qi Gong?

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.

Benefits of Qi Gong

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:


  • Reduced stress
  • Increased stamina
  • Increased vitality
  • Enhanced the immune system
  • Proven to improve cardiovascular, respiratory, circulatory, lymphatic and digestive function
  • May reduce blood pressure
  • Relaxed mind, muscles, tendons joints and inner organs
  • Reduced risk of falling by increasing balance
  • Reduced symptoms and improved function in people with fibromyalgia

Click the button below for a more detailed description of the Taoist Eight Qi Gong Exercises. 

Practice Qi Gong at Home

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.

Please download the pamphlet provided in the link below for a detailed description of the Taoist Eight Qi Gong Exercises.

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