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What is Qigong?

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Qigong (pronounced "chee-GONG") is an ancient Chinese energy healing practice dating back 5,000+ years. It involves cultivating and harnessing the life force energy called "qi" to help achieve balance physically, emotionally and spiritually.

qi 气 : energy, air, breath, vitality, universal force of life 
gong 功 : work, use, practice, transform, cultivate, refine

It's the study of the flow of energy in our body and in nature. Qigong cultivates self-healing, mindfulness, and a deep connection with universal energy, promoting resilience and harmonious living.

How Does Qigong Work?

We have 12 major energy channels (meridians) in our physical body, which connect to our internal organs along with front and back energy channels, which govern all 12 channels. When energy is blocked or stagnant, it may cause discomfort and manifest in the form of pain or illness with associated organs and other parts of the body. A regular Qigong practice helps you maintain a balance between the parasympathetic and sympathetic nervous systems, which helps the body function optimally.
 

Qigong harnesses vital energy ("qi") within the body through gentle movements, breath control, visualization and focused intention. Balancing the flow of energy restores overall well-being, addressing physical, emotional, and spiritual imbalances. 

 

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What is Spring Forest Qigong (SFQ)?

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Spring Forest Qigong, founded by Master Chunyi Lin in Minnesota in 1995, empowers individuals to achieve optimal health and emotional well-being.  This modernized yet highly effective form of Qigong is designed for simplicity, making it easy to learn and practice while cultivating the power of healing and love within. Embrace this transformative journey into self-discovery, self-love, and self-mastery as you connect with universal energy and navigate life's challenges with grace and resilience.

Who is Master Chunyi Lin?

Grand Master Chunyi Lin, founder of Spring Forest Qigong, is a leading figure in the field of Qigong. He has studied with some of the most respected qigong masters in China and has taught over 750,000 people through his classes or personal-study programs. As a recognized speaker, acclaimed author, and healer to thousands of private clients, including celebrities and athletes, he promotes healing and wellness on a global scale. Master Lin's vision of "Everyone was born a healer. A healer in every home and a world without pain and suffering" drives his mission to make Qigong accessible to all.

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What is the History of Qigong?

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Qigong is an ancient Chinese practice that dates back thousands of years. Its origins can be traced to shamanic rituals and early Daoist practices, and over time, various Qigong styles emerged with different objectives. Qigong reached its peak of popularity during the Ming and Qing dynasties, and in the 20th century, it experienced a resurgence and integration into modern healthcare in China. Today, Qigong is practiced worldwide as a part of the wellness movement, attracting individuals seeking improved health and inner harmony.

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