Reaching Your Highest Potential in one Lifetime
May 02, 2017 03:13PM
● By Jeff Primack, Qigong Practitioner
Qigong is the art of harnessing qi, which directly affects the blood flow and is an exercise that makes your blood pulse. This pulsing occurs by moving qi, the life force or vital energy present in all things, using specific breathing techniques along with postures and slow graceful movements. Qigong also encompasses the use of healing foods, herbs, acupressure, and yogic stretches, all of which energize the body, increase vitality and accelerate metabolism.
Qigong is circulation; the term “blood flow” is synonymous to “moving qi”. Many studies confirm practicing qigong reduces drug withdrawal in heroin addicts by 50 percent. Several qigong instructors certified by the Supreme Science Qigong Center are having success teaching at Florida drug rehab clinics. Studies also reveal that qigong boosts the immune system and is beneficial for those fighting cancer. Dr. Mehmet Oz said, “If you want to be healthy and live to 100 years, do qigong.” These techniques originated over 3,000 years ago by mountain wonderers, people who were activated by qi. Most acupuncturists are strong believers in qigong and some prescribe exercises to their patients to perform between treatments.
Qigong is different from yoga primarily because it requires slower more gracious movements to harness your electromagnetic field. Some qigong exercises build muscle or speed, but most are a pulsation of qi through the body. Qigong is the “sensation of energy” and is highly tangible. A few advanced systems of yoga, like Kriya Yoga, have striking similarities to qigong. However, compared to most systems of yoga, qigong has a much greater emphasis on precise breathing techniques. Qigong deals with smaller movements of the abdomen to circulate qi and more precise movements of the hands, rooting into the earth and opening pathways of energy. We train many thousands of yoga teachers and they are always impressed by the tangibility of qi experienced.
Within 10 minutes of Qi-Breathing many feel electricity in their hands. “The buzz", as we call it in the qigong family, is a reaction caused by increased levels of oxygen and ions. Many describe the inner buzzing or vibrational feeling as a natural high and it has the obvious effect of stimulating endorphins. Many people describe “perma-grin” where the gratitude is so overwhelming and the joy so potent that they can’t stop smiling for a short time. One qigong student taking Xanax bars from his doctor several times a day to stay functional reported after the Breath Empowerment exercise that he was more relaxed than anytime in his life. He was later able to wean himself off the Xanax and back into his natural state.
Qigong is best in the morning as a practice to extend life and beauty. For days when time is short, cleanse your body with oxygen and energy first thing in the morning. Do the 9-Breath Method five times outdoors, allowing large amounts of oxygen to be absorbed and retained in the bloodstream. Gentle power breathing awakens the cellular vibration and stimulates metabolism. You may find that while you practice this method for 10 minutes each morning that your senses become heightened, and you notice birds and nature around you. This is a quick and powerful method, which will be taught thoroughly at the Qi Revolution conference.
Qi REVOLUTION National Event on MAY 19th-21st in Daytona Beach
Over a thousand people in focused qi practice makes this event Qi Revolution’s largest gathering of the year. The event features several guest qigong masters including Roger Jahnke, OMD, a faithful practitioner of qigong in America for over 40 years. After decades in clinical practice, Dr. Jahnke realized the role of doctor-patient was inherently flawed. He believes a superior doctor is able to detect illness before it manifests in the physical body and uses breath, qigong postures, and tonic herbs to prevent illness from ever materializing into physical form. Dr. Jahnke will be speaking about his latest wellness breakthroughs as he celebrates his 70th birthday. He will share what has contributed to his outstanding vitality.
Jeff Primack has studied with many qigong masters from China and has trained fifty thousand people in live qigong seminars. Cost is $149 for the 3-day qigong training event. Vets, military, firefighters and police admitted free. For details call, 800-298-8970. QiRevolution.com.