Before studying Wu Gong in depth, it is imperative to first learn to feel the qi. Qi Gong strengthens the body’s qi and clears blockages in the meridian system. Practicing Qi Gong also allows for the exchange between the body’s inner qi and the surrounding environmental qi, which lets the body’s “old” qi out and takes “new” qi in. It can bring in specific universal energies to store in the body’s dan tians. Through the coordinated power of the mind, body and breath, one can learn to direct the qi to the palm and emit qi. This is also known as “fa qi”, “fa gong” or “fa jing”, depending on who you ask.
One of Qi Gong's important features in practice is the cultivation of inner strength. It usually consists of slow movements to learn how to focus on flowing with qi. They are usually simple movements that anybody can practice. It calms the mind, slows down the body to be relaxed, and from a personal stand point, it feels great.
Practicing Qi Gong will teach you how to feel qi in many ways. However two are most basic: listening and controlling. To listen to the universe you must be calm, and at peace with yourself. To control qi you have to have the experience of how the qi moves. As you come to experience the flow of qi from your surroundings, the trees, rocks, etc… you will begin to understand the intimate bond between you and the universe which is the spiritual dimension of Qi Gong. It is a truly astonishing experience. Wei Tuo Qi Gong Classes.
Breath is a central piece of life as it is to Qi Gong. We focus on breath to learn to control the body, qi, emotions and thoughts. If you would like to learn more about breathing, please click breathing.
Hard Qi Gong is also known as Iron Body Kung Fu.
Where does Qi Gong come from?
What is the difference between Qi Gong and Tai Ji Quan?
These are the Five Element Drills of the Wei Tuo Lineage.