Qi Gong is a system of coordinated body-posture and movement to gather Qi from outside. It is a complementary practice for immortality through accelerating the Qi movement in meridians through motion such as swinging or guiding.
Chinese Ancients had found out, it is difficult for ordinary people to obtain energy and enlightenment directly from the universe. Although there are many traditional Qi gong practitioners, but only a few have attained the Tao and become the master.
Hua Tuo, a famous Taoist doctor, created the Qi Gongof Wuqingxi (literally “Exercise of the Five Animals) by studying the movements of tiger, deer, bear, ape, and crane. It is thought to be an effective exercise in promoting physical and mental well-being, and had been practiced to prevent and cure ailments, to improve health in China for thousands of years. However, Qi Gongis mainly thought to be an auxiliary method of inner alchemy (meditation), and the combination of the two can achieve the miraculous effect of healing.
Ancient Qi Gong Case: Peng Zu
Qi Gong is also known as swinging, guiding, and pulling. When the oriental ancients were practicing Qi therapy in Taoism, Qi Gong was chosen as one of the auxiliary methods for nurturing Qi in daily life.
Ancient Taoist Qi masters such as Wang Qiao, Chi Songzi, and Peng Zu were very fond of Qi Gong. The book “Zhuangzi - Ke Yi” pointed out that the secret of Peng Zu's longevity partly lies in his Qi Gong practices. And the book “Huainanzi - Qi Su Xun” also listed that ancient masters Wang Qiao, Chi Songzi had practiced Qigong to heal their own diseases, harmonize with the Tao, and become immortals.
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