Claiming back the Responsibility for your own Health With The Ancient Practice of Qi Gong
Qi Gong (pronounced chee-gung, also spelled Chi Kung) is translated from the Chinese to mean “energy cultivation” or “working with life energy.” Qi Gong is an ancient Chinese system of postures, movements, breathing techniques, and meditations. Qi Gong techniques are designed to improve and enhance the bodyʼs vital health. According to traditional Chinese philosophy, qi is the fundamental life energy responsible for health and vitality. Qi Gong originated before recorded history. Scholars estimate Qi Gong to be as old as 5,000 – 7,000 years.
Deborra has been a practitioner, student and instructor of Qi Gong for the past sixteen years. “It seemed to come naturally for me …as though I had always known it! Deborra with her background in Nursing has been practicing Reflexology since 1995, and applies Qi Gong, and her Chinese Medical knowledge directly to her practice. It recently has been scientifically proven, that the cells of the body store memory. The ancient and traditional Chinese teachers believe that imbalanced emotion stored in specific vital organs, cause harm and disease within the cellular tissue of the body, this leads to hardening of the tissue and the body begins to become vulnerable to illness and disease. The postures and visuals through the use of sound and colour transform the imbalanced negative emotion into a positive experience for the body, therefore assists in regaining the vitality of the body!
Deborra studied under Master Mantak Chia of Thailand. Master Chia is a taoist master who has studied and adopted his own unique techniques throughout his teachings and study with many famous taoist Masters. Qi Gong survived through many years of Cultural Revolutions in China in the 1960ʼs and 1970ʼs. Master Chi helped to revive many of the ancient practices that were passed down in secrecy among the Masters for many generations. Master Chia has a very refreshing outlook in that he desires to share what he knows, and also to encourage the student to blossom with the practices in accordance with their own individual philosophy and intuition.
The Physical Benefits of Qi Gong are clinically documented through research through the National Qi Gong Association. Deborra is very excited in finding the positive results that her students are experiencing through their practices. Students report increased energy and a reduction in effects of stress. They report better sleep patterns, and a calmer outlook on life. There are
noticeable improvements from people who suffer from arthritis, anxiety disorders, Crohnʼs disease, high blood pressure and glaucoma. Regular practice can minimize the effects of diabetes.
Studies also show that postoperative recovery time can be dramatically shortened. Qi Gong is very effective for most chronic conditions and relief of pain. A University of Miami medical report recently reported that Qi Gong profoundly improved the lives of teenagers with ADHD, Attention Deficit and Hyperactivity Disorder. This is a profound finding because, a national organization of geniuses told ABC News a few years ago that they are concerned that Americaʼs next generation of geniuses may be being drugged into normalcy. They say that given current criteria, Einstein,
Edison, and most others who changed history would have been diagnosed with ADD and drugged to make them “fit in.“
The classes generally are 1.5 hours in length. Beginner classes focus on warm up exercises and the Six Healing Sounds and the Inner smile Meditation. The Microcosmic Orbit is also taught and understood as the two main energy channels that the life force energy, or Chi follows. The meditations and warm up exercise enhance the efficiency and opening of these channels. “WE have a lot of fun in class”, states Deborah. “My personal belief is that laughter is indeed the best medicine!”
“Qi Gong offers us the opportunity to connect with our inner selves. So much of our life is direct outward, and we loose our energy and wonder why it is that we are so fatigued!
Qi Gong directs our attention inward and we begin to appreciate the inner workings of our body. Students begin to realize that they are in charge of their own well-being, and their own Health. They begin to dig deeper into their own desires for life, and too begin to tap the resources of their dreams and lifeʼs purpose!