HIGHLANDS CHI KUNG

Working With The Life Force

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A practice group is formed. See the page Chi Kung Southern Highlands for detail

1:1 training sessions are still available.

THE INFORMATION ON THIS SITE IS AIMED AT THE INTRODUCTORY LEVEL

Are you interested in improving your health and well being?

Who Teaches

Jim Christie, a qualified Qigong teacher with experience gained from Masters in China and Australia.


Chi Kung Styles

Briefly, there are many different styles and within the styles there are hundreds if not thousands of forms. Simplifying to the religious origin - Buddhist, the best known being Shaolin. Daoist, generally associated with Wudang temples or monasteries. There is an Islamic style, and many others, e.g. Family and Imitating (animals and birds).

Where Are We

Based at Yerrinbool NSW. Training as a group is planned for November 2022. Information is available at the Chi Kung Southern Highlands page .



Training Term

A term generally follows the school term for NSW. Public holidays, Easter and Xmas are accounted for and adjusted accordingly. For private lessons, 1:1 sessions are still available to suit your needs.

What Is Chi Kung or Qigong

Spelt two different ways, put simply, Qi (pronounced Chee) means life force and Gong means working - so....working with the life force. Qigong is a gentle set of ancient Chinese exercises designed to improve health and vitality. It is a component of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM).

Forms Taught

A form name refers to a particular set of exercises. Previous training and practise included Taiji Hunyuan Zhuang, Ba Duan Jin - Shaolin & Wudang styles,, Guigen, Ziran, Liu He Gong, Shi Ba Sha, Ma Wang Dui, and, Wu Xing - 5 Elements. You do learn the English translations of the form names too.

Want To See First

There are no restrictions on age or gender, and no requirements for previous experience or fitness. When there is an active group you are welcome to come along for an initial free experience to just watch what it is about, or join in for the session.

Benefits

The practise of Chi Kung has been shown to improve ailments such as high blood pressure, anxiety and stress, breathing and sleep disorders to name just a few.

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Traditional Chinese Medicine

Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) topics on this web site are limited to those relevant to Chi Kung

 

Where Chi Kung Fits

Chi Kung is considered to be a part of Traditional Chinese Medicine. The other parts are Herbal, Accu Points, Massage, and Diet.

Relevancy

To understand how Chi Kung is relevant to TCM it is necessary to understand Chi - the body's vital energy or life force, and one of the basic principles of TCM. Chi Kung can improve the flow of Chi, ease blockages, and bring about a balance of the Yin and Yang.

Health Balance

Keeping in mind that practising Chi Kung helps to achieve and maintain health, it can be seen how Chi Kung is an integral part of TCM.

Group practise and TCM

Specific aspects of TCM are taught as part of the group practise, e.g. pressure points, meridian strength testing and correction.

The Origin Of TCM

TCM is known to date back more than 2500 years, and has been constantly developed since.

Promotion Of Chi

Given that the promotion of Chi is an aim of Chi Kung, and Chi Kung being a part of TCM, studies show that Chi flows via twelve major meridians, or channels that have branches connecting to the body's organs and functions.

TCM Today

Since around 1950 and following many years of ignoring TCM, China has actively promoted the knowledge and practise in to expanding more research institutes and TCM hospitals.

TCM and Western Medicine

There has been an increase of awareness to TCM in Australian medical circles. Although not in the same scope as TCM in China, some major hospitals have developed TCM related clinics.

Ancient Chinese Philosophy

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