Qigong (Chi Kung) is a Chinese method of developing of the body’s energy system. Initial levels focuses on opening energy channels, as well as relaxing the body and mind. Core Qigong and Nei Qong sets are taught along with a detailed study of the important Wu Ji standing posture. Students also learn foundation breathing and meditation practices.
Qigong postures include Wu Ji, the Universal Post, and many other postures. These postures are sometimes referred to as Tao Yin or ‘Taoist Yoga.’
Qigong Moving Sets (Nei Kung sets)
Nei Kung means internal work and we use it to refer to moving Chi Kung sets. Examples include Neijia Warm up Exercises, Wudang Jibengong, and Eight Pieces of Brocade.
Chi Kung Meditation Methods
Meditation methods include relaxation, breathing, mind-body integration, visualization, sounds, and color.
Nei Dan, or internal alchemy is the highest level of Qigong training. Its purpose is to fully integrate the body mind, and spirit in order to live a long, healthy, high quality life. Internal alchemy training is quite rigorous.
Martial Alchemy refers to the specific method of using Internal Alchemy in Chinese Boxing.