Zhineng Qigong is one of the many forms of the self healing Qigong (pronounced Chee Gong) martial art practice. Zhineng Qigong is very popular because it is fairly basic and easy to learn. This form is so popular that there is even a Zhineng Qigong society that has formed in Singapore. While Qigong has been studied for thousands of years in China, Zhineng Qigong is a much new form of this ancient martial art. As with traditional Qigong, Zhineng Qigong involves deep breathing and slow deliberate movements that are designed to promote health benefits in those who practice it.
Qigong is know for it’s healing properties and Zhineng Qigong adds the science of mind body to the spiritual and energy, or chi kung, properties that already exists in Qigong. Zhineng Qigong was developed by Pang Ming who also created the first medicine less hospital in China where he devoted much of his time to studying the effects of Zhineng Qigong in the patients. Zhineng Qigong is an open system of Qigong, which emphasizes the body’s connection to the environment; it’s in where as traditional Qigong is a closed system that emphasizes the isolating oneself from its surroundings. Due to Zhineng Qigong’s emphasis on embracing the environment you find yourself in, it is a little easier to start with this form of Qigong.
Three Levels For Self-healing
Zhineng Qigong is broken up into three basic levels of practice.
In level one there are three main movements. All three of the movements focus on posture, breathing, meditation and slow movements that are designed to center your mind and promote you to unblock your Qi (pronounced Chee).
Level two is ten steps and is designed to really involve the body mind component and increase the Qi.
Level three uses sound, movement and breathing to release the Qi and achieve physical cleansing and emotional health.
Zhineng Qigong Techniques
Zhineng Qigong is an important form of the Qigong martial art as it is easily adapted by beginners. You will notice results early on if you remain consistent with your exercise regimen. The basics of warm up and cool down apply with Zhineng Qigong as they do with any workout routine you do. This may seem strange since you aren’t working hard to get your heart rate up, but to see the full benefits of Zhineng Qigong you must get the blood flowing to the muscles. With a proper warm up and adopting some of the basic Zhineng Qigong techniques you begin to notice changes particularly when it comes to relaxation.