Believe it or not, there are people who practise Qigong and Taiji for many years, but still they are not healthy.
There are on the other hand those who practise everyday and are very healthy, even though they do not practise for hours and hours. How can this be?
Qigong is a powerful thing. Many times I have seen people rid themselves of serious health problems. Some of them have even been told by their doctor that there is nothing more to be done and they should ‘learn to live with it‘.
On being told this, some people accept the situation as hopeless, whereas others refuse to give up and find a way. (more…)
Only the strongest survive. This is one of the laws of nature. We must all follow nature otherwise one day, our time will be over. However we cannot just follow it, since it is always trying to test us. This is one of the natural challenges of life. More than ever, mankind has the power to overcome nature, through much of the time does not follow: We have created our own lives, but we have also created our problems. Another challenge.
Nowadays, when you look around at people, you see a lot of them walking around on their toes, their shoulders up, heads dropped, the whole body is almost curved, and all their internal organs will be deformed. How can they be healthy? Society is becoming more tense and everyday life is very busy. Each person has to either work very hard, or has no work at all, and this is not so balanced. We need to fix our time for working and for relaxing. Most people, when they relax either watch television, listen to loud, heavy music or go out for a drink. However, this means that they are still using their energy. (more…)
It is very pleasing to hear that Qigong is becoming more popular. When I opened the colour supplement of the Sunday Observer. I found it described Chinese medicine, herbs, acupuncture, massage and finally Qigong. It is encouraging to see Qigong being introduced to Britain in this way.
In China too, Oigong is becoming more important. This was clear to me the last time I was in China. They had just set up a big congress on Chinese medicine, and Qigong was an important topic of discussion. In Chinese hospitals. Qigong is used instead of drugs, as training the body’s resistance will allow the patient to recover faster.
When I go to hospitals in Germany and Switzerland. I see the same reaction starting to develop. Many doctors are fascinated by Chinese medicine and accept Qi and its role in harmonising the body. (more…)