Chi Kung (Qigong) is an ancient Chinese esoteric exercise that utilizes breathing and visualization. While T’ai Chi Ch’uan is good for relaxation, Ch Kung is good for energizing. T’ai Chi training is Yin training, Ch Kung is Yang training. The latter is often called Nai Kung, meaning internal power. The Movement are simple. They are done in a standing posture with breathing and visualization.
Round Chi Kung
Round Chi Kung is especially good in opening and aligning your feet, ankles, knees, groin and lower back. The movements are simpler the T’ai Chi and a single movement is repeated many times.
Tai Chi Chi Kung
More vigorous and more Yang than Round Chi Kung There are 14 sets of postures. Most of the form comes from the traditional Taoist Chi Kung called Iron Shirt Nai Kung. The primary purpose of the Chi Kung is to create internal power in the navel energy Centre and the root Centre. This Chi Kung was used by Taoist monks as a preparation for spiritual enlightenment and as a power training for martial arts.
Iron Shirt Nai Kung
Pre-requisite: Tai Chi Chi Kung. More advance than Tai Chi Chi Kung. There are 24 sets of movements: 12 Yin and 12 Yang. It is more powerful, more Yang in character, and more strenuous the Tai Chi Chi Kung. This has all the original Iron Shirt Nai Kung movements. After practicing this form, one can become very strong in body and mind, experiencing a warrior-like power.
Falun Dafa Chi Kung
Falun Dafa is an advanced self-cultivating practice of the Buddha School. It is a discipline in which assimilation to the highest qualities of the universe – Zhen, Shan, REN (Truthfulness, Compassion, Forbearance) – is the foundation of practice. Practice is guided by supreme qualities, and based on the very laws with underline the development of the cosmos.
Private and semi private classes are available. Please contact the Centre for additional information.