PROMOTING QIGONG AND ENERGY MEDICINE THROUGH RESEARCH & EDUCATION
"The founding of the Qigong Institute was a natural outgrowth of my interest in Qigong. The goal of the Qigong Institute is to promote the scientific understanding of the basis of Qigong" Dr. Ken Sancier (1920 - 2013).
Qigong and Tai Chi Teacher Henderson Smith
Qigong is a mind and body wellness practice integrating movement, posture, breathing, and awareness in a new category of exercise called "moving meditation". Meditative Movement is defined by (a) some form of movement or body positioning, (b) a focus on breathing, and (c) a cleared or calm state of mind with a goal of (d) deep states of relaxation. More...
Dr. Roger Jahnke Sitting Qigong
"Tai chi is often described as 'meditation in motion,' but it might well be called 'medication in motion.' MORE.
Multifaceted physical activities such as tai ji (tai chi), qigong, and yoga involve varying combinations of neuromotor exercise, resistance exercise, and flexibility exercise. Neuromotor exercise training is beneficial as part of a comprehensive exercise program for older persons, especially to improve balance, agility, muscle strength, and reduce the risk of falls. MORE.
Stress in the workplace is is the second-most disabling illness for workers, with an annual price tag of more than $300 billion in lost work time, health care costs, and stress reduction. MORE.
The practices that are today called 'Qigong' are millennia old, but the term 'Qigong' was coined in the mid-20th Century.
Although Western psychologists have been studying the ancient contemplative practice since the 1970s -- mindfulness pioneer Jon Kabat-Zinn created Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction in 1979 -- scientific interest in mindfulness has escalated in the past decade. MORE.
Qigong is not exercise -- it is dynamic meditation. Doing repetitions is not the focus - it is conscious application of the three intentful corrections - lengthen the spine, deepen the breath, clear the mind or visualize healing. MORE.
Qigong and Tai Chi initiate the “relaxation response,” which alters the neurochemistry profile toward accelerated inner healing and enhancing the efficiency of the immune system.
This is a short clip from Qigong: Ancient Chinese Healing for the 21st Century, created by Qigong Institute Chairman of the Board Francesco Garripoli. It was the first Qigong documentary to be shown on PBS, starting in 1999.
The full documentary is on Garripoli's Qigong beginning practice DVD which can be obtained via the Qigong Institute Store.