In the classes of qi gong (chi kung) we practice static and moving meditation exercises to calm the mind and promote health. Through the various movements and postures we work to eliminate blockages in the energy meridians with the result of curing and preventing diseases, increase flexibility and strength and increase mental clarity and awareness. A prolonged practice of chi kung brings the body and mind in a process of transformation and growth and allows the practitioner to have a better knowledge and control of the energies of his body and nature.
Exercises from humanly, earthly and heavenly set of the Chun Yang Yan Sheng gong ( pure yang longevity gong), exercises from the healing qi gong set for gathering energy, basic standing meditation pillars, exercises the life saving qi gong set, exercises from the bone marrow washing qi gong set, basic relaxation and stretching exercises.
the contents are taught gradually and according to the students level.
The method and the exercises that are chosen depend on the purpose one has.
The various purposes which this practices can be used for are:
promoting health, learning how to consciously use the energy for healing, enhance the strength for martial purpose and pursue spiritual growth.
Those aims, even if connected, have different methods.
To determine the direction of the classes I take in consideration the purposes and the conditions of the various students.
Besides, regardless of which direction is taken, I consider the purpose of spiritual growth as the one of primary importance.
To obtain greater health, strength or the ability to connect with the energies of the universe one has to undergo not only a certain practice but also a process of elevation of his own thoughts.
“by changing one thought you can save one life”
In my experience I have observed that a traditional method of practice, that focuses on simple exercises and proceeds step by step by building a solid foundation is the one that brings more concrete and stable results.
The body needs repetition to learn and change patterns, the mind needs time to achieve patience and understanding.
I consider primarily important to provide the students with what they need to be able to have a daily practice that suits them advising them some specific exercise to heal certain diseases, face a certain problem or work in a certain direction.
Even just ten minutes every day spent practising certain qi gong movements are enough to achieve solid benefits. Regardless of ones purpose, constancy is the strongest mean to achieve a change.
For this reasons the class is a important moment of exchange, where not only one learns the movements and the theories but as well shares his experiences and questions with the others and gets further directions for his path.