5 Day On-Site Qigong Experience
Benefits of Qigong 5 Day Qigong Lifestyle Immersion
For the past 12 years I have been a practitioner/teacher of alternative medicine. My expertise is in the arts of healing, wellness, fitness and Qigong as it has been my sole focus.
Everyone seems to want “THE answer to their problems”. Well, “THE answer” that has served and yielded the most epic results for myself, as well as my clients, is more Qi. In a culture that has such a minute concept of the term, we must elaborate on this dramatically. Though “Qi” can be an illusive term, it can also be defined and correlated to more familiar concepts. Simply translated, “Qi” means energy, and “gong” means work. So Qigong can be best described as practical “energy work”.
For most Americans Qigong is practiced for years before the true rewards can be experienced in their full and expansive bloom. Unfortunately, exposure to Qigong has been mostly recommended to the disabled and seniors with chronic ailments and diagnoses. Even though it adds decades to lives that were near end, their rewards are a minute fraction of what Qigong can provide. This is due to the poor and meek physical conditions of it’s larger demographic of practitioners when introduced. Screw that shit.
Qigong has given its students rapid recovery, bone/tissue/nerve regeneration strength, flexibility, control, libido; essentially youth. My realization was, “if it can make people younger, why get old in the first place?”. The only issue left is time. Traditionally it takes months of daily Qigong to feel the improvements it promises. For me it was about 6 months training an hour or more twice a day Monday through Saturday and once on Sunday. As busy as our world is… yeah right.
Fortunately, I’ve taken this process and put a rocket up its ass. Qigong alone takes time. Yoga, on the other hand, can yield results in a week or less. Thus, making a remarkable pair of the 2 practices. Another issue arises; as flexibility and awareness increase, so must stability and strength to avoid injury or joint hyperextention. The perfect stabilizer is resistance training. With this trio in circulation, one experiences a dynamic feedback loop. Yoga opens the container. Qigong fills and expands it. Resistance training stabilizes and grounds it. Most people reading this have only been given these gems in separate settings. How do you even put them together?
A yoga or Qigong class lasts anywhere from an hour to 90 minutes. Also, I know very few people who spend less than an hour in the gym. This adds up to a minimum of 3 1/2 hours of training a day minus time for commuting to each location. The obvious question is, “If I need all these things, how do I find the time or even a place that offers all this in one building?” This is where my 12 year journey has led me. The union of an age-defying, youth-enhancing trifecta is now available. It is my pride and privilege to have the knowledge I now present in tangible form.