We all want mental peace, physical relaxation and good health in our life. It can be frustrating, however, to find that we do not always know how to achieve these qualities. Even when we do know the way, we may still find that we cannot follow it.
Qigong provides an invaluable way and clear guidance for us to realize these desirable qualities. The art of Qigong originated in China several thousand years ago. Throughout its history it has been practised by Taoist and Buddhist monks, Confucian scholars, indigenous doctors and Martial Arts practitioners to attain energy, knowledge and wisdom. It embodies the essence of the Chinese civilization.
Qi is the vital subtle energy that gives us life and connects us to the Universe. Gong means the practice of cultivating the Qi. Qigong awakens and cultivates the Qi to prevent or conquer illness, to improve physical and mental health, and to realize our inner potential and higher intelligence.
Hua Gong is an artistic style of Qigong focusing on health cultivation and spiritual development. Hua means transformation, integration and liberation. It is practised mainly through meditation and energetic body movements. Relaxation, visualization, breathing techniques, sounds and mantras are various techniques used in Hua Gong. To integrate Qigong principles into daily life is also an important part of the practice.
Hua Gong approaches the essence of Qigong and is an open and dynamic system. It is simple enough for beginners to learn and sophisticated enough for advanced practitioners to study as a philosophy and a life long practice.
The way of teaching is called ‘Dai Gong’ or ‘Zu Chang’, which means the teaching is passed on through what is known as a ‘heart to heart transmission’. A vibrant healing energy field created in the class enables the participants to overcome their problems or limitations and to receive subtle information for the practice.