How QiGong Works
The following is a complete transcription of a brief video featuring Master Chunyi Lin, the founder of Spring Forest QiGong, as he offers a detailed explanation of how QiGong works to balance and heal the body…
Qigong or Taichi – Understand the Mind / Body / Spirit Connection
The following is a transcription of a brief video featuring Master Chunyi Lin, the founder of Spring Forest QiGong, as he teaches us the difference between QiGong and Taichi (aka Tai Chi, or Taiji), and why he feels that QiGong is more powerful for healing the body…
Emptiness of Mind Through Qigong
The following is a complete transcription of an interview with Chunyi Lin, the founder of Spring Forest QiGong, as he helps us understand the relationship between emptiness of the mind and QiGong… Emptiness – this word is not only often used in QiGong, it also in Buddhism practice and Taoist practice. First of all, QiGong has nothing to do with any religion.
The History of Daoist QiGong
The following is a complete transcription of an interview with Chunyi Lin, the founder of Spring Forest QiGong, as he details the centuries old history and modernized development of Daoist QiGong… A long, long time ago, Chinese people through daily life discovered the beauty of the body…
QiGong Backed by Scientific and Medical Studies
The following is a rough transcription of an interview with Chunyi Lin, the founder of Spring Forest QiGong, as he details the incredible success of QiGong in scientific medical studies involving chronic pain, pain management and bi-polar depression… There are a lot of studies already done in the last several decades. Many were done in China, and there are some scientists here in this country (America) and other countries – in Russia, in Canada, in England and in Germany – that revolve around the practice of QiGong.
Breaking Addiction Through Acupressure & Qigong
The following is a complete transcription of an interview with Chunyi Lin, the founder of Spring Forest QiGong, as he explains how to heal addiction through the application of acupressure and QiGong.
How to Heal Depression with QiGong
The following is a complete transcription of an interview with Chunyi Lin, the founder of Spring Forest QiGong, as he explains how to heal depression using QiGong… When healing depression and other mental disorders, you do not want to do QiGong in a dark room.
Injury After Care & Sports Injury Recovery Through Qi-Gong
The following is a complete transcription of an interview with Chunyi Lin, the founder of Spring Forest QiGong, explaining how QiGong is used as a simple tool to heal the body from injury… No matter what kind of injuries a person has, or what kind of a disease a person has, QiGong offers a simple solution.
Holistic Healing Through QiGong
The following is a complete transcription of an interview with Chunyi Lin, the founder of Spring Forest QiGong, as he explains the four major elements of holistic healing through QiGong… QiGong, at its very foundation, is made up of four parts – breathing, movement, the mind, and sound.
Exploring the Meditative Artform of Qigong
Qigong is a meditative art-form that is practiced by proponents of Traditional Chinese Medicine and has a number of physiological and psychological benefits. Quitting translates as “Life Energy Work, with the “Qi” referring to the body’s life energy.
What is Qigong? A Beginner’s Guide to Energy Balance
The practice of Qigong – also spelled ‘Chi gong’, depending on the Romanization used – is a 4,000-year-old practice originating from China. Qi means energy and gong means “to work with” so Qigong literally means, “to work with energy”…
What Causes Insomnia? A Look from a Chinese Medical Perspective
From a Chinese medical perspective, there are many reasons that could contribute to restless sleep and insomnia. With an increase in bad habits in modern society, such as irregular sleeping patterns, lack of exercise and an overall stressful life, people are now sleeping less and at a reduced quality more than ever…
Qigong and Meditation for Stress – How Breathing Relieves Anxiety
Qigong and meditation are centralized on one key aspect – breathing. While most people are probably going to say, “Um, yea I think I know how to breathe at this point in my life,” this is not the type of breathing we are talking about…
The Relationship Between Qigong and Healthy Skin
From a Qigong and Chinese medical perspective, there are two main areas that affect the quality of skin- the lung system and the digestive system. On the digestive side, people who eat oily, greasy, fried and fatty foods tend to have more oily skin and are prone to increased pimples and wrinkles…
Qigong Techniques to Protect and Recover One’s Eyes
There are many eye diseases in the world, and nowadays people rely on their eyes more than ever due to the large amount of office workers using computers. We stare at screens all day, and if not there our eyes are buried in books due to school studies. The eyes are one of the most important organs in the body that are always being used except for when we are asleep, and it is important like other parts of the body that we maintain them.
The Importance of the Lower Dantian in Qigong Practices
The lower Dantian in the body is located three finger widths below the belly button and about the same distance inwards into the stomach in the lower-middle section of the torso. This point is the area that is believed to be the core center for storing energy, and is also believed to be where core muscle training originated in martial arts in China.
SFQ Fundamentals Small Universe – Qi Balance through Meditation
The Small Universe is an audio meditation exercise found in the SFQ Fundamentals course book and DVD/CD package that also includes Level 1 SFQ active Qigong exercises and a handbook on the theory behind the exercises. The meditation is centralized around balancing the two main energy points in the body called Ren and Mai in Chinese, and is based on visualization of energy flow across 12 different points along these two main channels.
A Look Inside ‘Level 1 Spring Forest Qigong – SFQ Fundamentals’
For anyone interested in entering the world of Qigong under the Spring Forest Qigong (SFQ) system, the most important material for you to get started is undoubtedly the Level 1 book and CDs packaged together in what is known as SFQ Fundamentals. Within this package, the Level 1 book introduces the basics of Qigong theory, and outlines in detail how to live a balanced life according to Chinese medicine theory.
A Look Inside Level 2 Spring Forest Qigong – SFQ for Healing
Following our review of Spring Forest Qigong (SFQ) Fundamentals Level 1, it is now time to introduce how Qi can be used for the benefit of healing others. In SFQ Level 2, the entire book is aimed at this, and focuses on introducing more Qigong theory, healing techniques and methods for cultivating healing energy to help others open energy blockages…
Chunyi Lin’s ‘Head to Toe Healing’ Review – Spring Forest Qigong
Head to Toe Healing is one of the most comprehensive and easy-to-follow books for stimulating energy in the body for the purpose of self-healing and balanced health…
Qigong Healing – Global Qi Healing Appointments for Optimal Health
Currently there is one main organization that offers Qigong Healing and is a licensed NGO that has been running for 20 years – Spring Forest Qigong. Based in Eden Prairie, MN, the organization offers a number of healing packages based in person and through distance healing…
Qigong for the Disabled – Exercises with Limited Movements
Being disabled does not necessarily mean being unable to perform Qigong practices. Qigong in fact can be performed sitting or lying down, and is not even limited to movements but in fact visualizations and sounds as well…
Alternative Chinese Medicine – Lowering Blood Pressure with Qigong
Here at Qiful Living, we never discourage someone to deviate from their doctor’s recommendation or prescribed medical path, but we would like to point out some easy exercises that have been known to help people recover from this illness that are free of charge and can be done easily from the comfort of your home.
Qigong for Kids – Recommended Practices and Safety Tips for Children
People of all ages can benefit from Qigong and there is no age, gender, religious or nationality discrepancy for learning. Qigong simply means working with the energy in the body and balancing it to achieve optimal health and wellbeing. Regardless of where you are in life in terms of growing up or experiencing a wind down in years, keeping your energy balanced as much as possible is important to your overall health…
Qigong Warm Ups and Closing Exercises
Before starting any Qigong practice the mind needs to be in the right headspace and the body needs to be relaxed. While jumping into a Qigong practice without some type of calming or warm-up exercise will not hurt you, doing so will allow you to cause you to be more stiff and tense than if you prepared, much like the feeling if you avoid stretching before a workout or yoga session. Therefore, it is important to add a minute or two of “pre-Qigong” exercises that will calm the body and enhance the flow of Qi before starting active exercises.
Office Qigong – Exercises You Can Do At Work
Qigong can be done anywhere and at anytime. Even though most of the exercises are centered around active exercises that require you to be standing or incorporating arm movements, there are a number of exercises that can be performed while sitting in a chair within an office setting that are both simple to do and will not necessarily give others the impression that you are doing Qigong.
Morning Wakeup – Quick Qigong Practices to Start the Day
Believe it or not, Qigong is not limited to standing up and doing various arm movements, nor is it limited to sitting meditations and visualizations. There are in fact a number of exercises you can do with your own hands that revolve around tapping and massaging the body’s energy points in order to stimulate energy and get the blood flowing.
Qigong Techniques to Maintain Healthy Lung Channels
There are many channels in the body that connect to the lungs. Typically, when someone experiences congestion or feels stuffed up and unable to breathe normally, there is likely more than one area of the body that is affecting this.
Alternative Headache Cures – Using Qigong to Prevent Headaches
Lets face it – headaches are no fun. Nobody enjoys having a throbbing pain in their head that stops them or slows them down in their lives. However, it just so happens there are a number of exercises that can both prevent and reduce headache pain from occurring if done on a regular basis.
Using Spring Forest Qigong to Improve Digestion
Many people struggle with digestion due to improper eating, lack of water and even due to lack of exercise among many other reasons. While solving issues related to digestion should be addressed in a comprehensive manner that takes into consideration your overall diet and lifestyle, there are some basic techniques you can use to aid in digestion naturally using your body.