Benefits of Chi Kung
Chi Kung practice increases your Chi, (Life Force), and brings a sense of calm and centeredness. Chi Kung provides internal power that can improve general health and is claimed to help maintain youthfulness.
Chi Kung practices are not simply something you do for a few minutes each day, and then forget about. As you begin to slowly integrate Chi Kung into your life things become easier for you. Your back hurts less at the end of the day, you are more alert and present with your friends and loved ones and you don’t stress as much about things either at work or at home. If you study Healing Love, you even will find yourself becoming a better lover. Not bad for ancient Chinese wisdom!
While it is difficult to list all of the subtle, and not so subtle, benefits of the Healing Tao system, the following list compiles the most notable ones.
Learn these Chi Kung forms here at BHT:
Iron Shirt Chi Kung: Once a protective training martial art, a practice that strengthens the internal organs; root yourself solidly and provide internal power.
Buddha Palm Chi Kung and Cosmic Healing Chi Kung: Buddha Palm Chi Kung presents an elegant set of slow Tai Chi-like movements of the arms and hands. This practice uses major acupuncture points in your hands to activate, open and balance energy pathways throughout your body harmonizing your internal energy. Access Cosmic Chi and learn to direct it to your hands and fingers for healing and creativity. Buddha Palm opens the Chi flow to the hands for self healing or application to others. Applicable to all Oriental body workers and other healers.
Six Healing Sounds Medical Chi Kung: The Six Healing Sounds is a set of six external chi kung movements, combined with specific sound vibrations which help to balance and regulate the temperature of your body….
Ba Gua Chi Kung and Walking: Literally translated as 8 directions, Ba Gua is a sister internal art to Tai Chi. Ba Gua includes 8 animal chi kung forms that emphasize circular movements and spiraling, coiling power.
Incense Chi Kung: is a very gentle set of Chi Kung Buddhist exercises that work with the whole body. Fifteen separate movements that can be done by all. Movements and stretches that open the body’s energy pathways and allow for greater flexibility.
Why learn Chi Kung Exercises and Medical Chi Kung?
Chi Kung is still widely practiced today for its overall therapeutic health benefits, and as an antidote to everyday stress. Chi Kung provides internal power that can improve general health and is claimed to help maintain youthfulness.
Chi Kung practice increases your Chi (Life Force) and brings a sense of calm and centeredness. It is sitting, standing and moving meditation techniques developed thousands of years ago by hermits and shamans who eventually came to be known as Taoists.
The basic premise behind Chi Kung is that your entire body is filled with channels or “meridians” through which energy or “Chi” flows. While Acupuncture uses needles to improve this flow, Chi Kung allows you to do it yourself using only your breath, movement, and the intention of your mind.
New Chi Kung studies prove that Chi Kung decreases pain and anxiety – also that slow circular movements are more powerful than fast jumping movements. Slower muscle contraction massages the lymph. The lymph system is the larger part of our fluids, which take out toxins in the body and has no pumping system of its own.
When you are healthy, your energy flows smoothly. Sickness occurs when your energy gets blocked or slowed down reducing the body’s efficiency. While there are many culprits for blocked or “stagnant” chi, one of the most common is emotional and psychological distress.
There are many, many forms of Chi Kung. Iron Shirt Chi Kung, Incense Chi Kung, the Six Healing Sounds Chi Kung, Buddha Palm, Basic Chi Kung, 3 Dan Tien Chi Kung, Meridian Slapping Chi Kung and Tai Chi Chi Kung; these are some of the forms we teach here at the Boston Healing Tao.
Chi Kung literally translates as “skill in using energy.” Chi Kung means the practice or discipline of moving your life force and breath. Chi Kung provides internal power that can improve general health and is claimed to help maintain youthfulness. Chi Kung practice increases your Chi (Life Force) and brings a sense of calm and centeredness. With the graceful moves of Chi Kung, you can invigorate yourself, sculpt a lean, supple, agile body, fine tune your senses and supercharge your immune system.
We feel, without a doubt, Chi Kung is an effective stress buster!