Series: Yoga, Qigong & Mindfulness Meditation | Episode: 1 | Runtime: 33s | Release date: 2017
Qigong works with the principle of “xing ming shuang xiu” – meaning “the spirit and body are equally refined and cultivated.” Integrating dynamic and static movements, deep breathing and visualization techniques, Qigong is designed to bring the qi, or life force, into the body and encourage it to flow without blockage.
Active movements in Qigong tend to be slow, circular, repetitive, graceful, and flowing – like wind and water. They loosen the joints, strengthen the tendons and muscles, improve circulation, and relax the nervous system. Meditative and breathwork practices work strongly with intention and visualization, and are perceived as ways to “enter tranquility,” or Rujin.