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A Blue Print For Success With Qigong Exercises
Here's my 'Blueprint' for success with Chi Kung/Qigong Exercises. 7 essential components that will
allow you to gain the benefits of Qigong as quickly and as easily as possible.
1 Learn from the best Qigong teacher you can find I know. I am the author of a book on Qigong and
have created the most comprehensive 22 week online Qigong home study course. And here I am
telling you to find the best teacher you can find.
The simple fact is that the best way to learn Qigong is directly from a Qigong master, or at the very
least a competent instructor. Books, DVD's and online courses can be great reference tools, but they
are poor substitutes for a real 'in the flesh' teacher.
The next step in our blueprint for success with qigong exercises consists of two components...
2 Make sure you are practicing Qigong and not Qigong form This is of vital importance. If you
practice swimming you will gain the skill of swimming. But you will not gain the art of cycling.
But you will not gain the skills of Qigong.
You will only gain the skills of qigong by practicing qigong.
It is energy flow that makes Qigong such a powerful tool for healing, vibrant energy, mental and
spiritual cultivation. If you don't have energy flow in your Qigong training then you're probably just
doing gentle exercise.
Every time we practice Qigong exercises we are also practicing, and gaining the benefits of
You can be learning qigong from the worlds greatest qigong master in the universe, but without the
next component of our blueprint, it counts for nothing.
4 Establish A Daily Practice The plain truth is that to gain the benefits of qigong health and vitality,
longevity, internal force, mental and spiritual cultivation you must practice daily. Qigong is not
something you learn like history.
You do not memorise a list of dates and events. No, qigong is an experience that you must practice
daily so that you develop the vital skills of qigong. Without these vital skills, qigong becomes qigong
Let's say you wanted to lose weight, you wouldn't just diet for a day and then say: 'phew, thank
heavens that's, that done!' no you'd practice daily.
Because qigong is an art, you must practice it daily to get the benefits of that art. Let's say you knew
all the theory of qigong and TCM, but never practiced a single day of qigong all that knowledge
would be useless to you, until you applied it.
To get the results of qigong exercises you have to practice daily. If you practice for 2 or 3 days, then
have a day off, then practice for 4 days and then have 2 days off and so on because your practice is
sporadic, so will your results.
Once you have established a daily practice habit you need to...
5 Set clear aims and objectives for your Qigong practice if you know what you want to gain from
your practice, you are in a much stronger position to reach those targets. The other benefit of having
clear aims and objectives is that you can check your results against those you wish to achieve and
see if you are moving in the right direction and make adjustments as necessary.
What cannot be measured cannot be managed. You practice qigong because you want some definite,
measurable benefit or result. If you do not set clear aims and objectives for your practice, how will
you ever know if you are getting the most effective results for the investment of your time and
Here's a rubbish example of what I mean let's say one of your objectives for your Qigong practice is
to be combat efficient against a boxer in 6 months. If you set this objective and keep measuring your
progress against it, you will quickly discover that qigong is the wrong vehicle for you to meet your
target. And then you can start to do something about it, like learning Shaolin Kung Fu.
But, if you do not have this level of clarity, after 6, 12, 18 months you would be no closer to realising
your target and you would have wasted much valuable time and energy in the process.
I cannot emphasize enough that 'clarity is king'Even with these 5 components in place it's still easy
to not get the maximum benefits of qigong. Make sure you keep these two words close to heart when
6 Relaxed and Gentle to succeed with qigong exercises you must keep these two 'magic words' close
to your heart. You must remember that qigong is not western exercise and therefore the 'mantra's'
of western exercise like: 'no pain no gain' and 'feel the burn' etc simply do not apply.
Pain is a signal that you are doing something wrong with your qigong practice, feeling the burn is a
signal that you over doing your qigong practice.
In qigong your movements are relaxed and gentle, even when punching in qigong exercises like
'Punching With Wide Eyes' from the shaolin 18 Lohan hands Qigong set, you are relaxed and gentle.
Your breathing is relaxed and gentle.
And any thoughts are relaxed and gentle.
The gritting of teeth, the pushing past comfort levels is simply not a part of qigong practice.
It's probably the second most common reason why qigong practitioners fail to get the results they
want. And what is this vital component?
7 You you must be a good student. As a qigong teacher, one of the saddest aspects I regularly
experience is a student who just cannot follow instructions correctly. I tell them to breathe OUT
through their mouth and even explain why and they still breathe out through their nose. I explain
that internal force is developed by being relaxed and gentle in their Fierce Tiger Pushing Mountains
practice. And they insist on tensing and huffing and puffing.
And yet they practice daily, they are learning qigong, they practice the core skills of qigong, they
have set clear aims and objectives for their qigong practice. But they will ultimately fail.
Because they are not a good student.
Do what the teacher tells you
Don't do what the teacher hasn't told you
Respect the teacher
I can't really improve on that.
Remember, there really is no secret to success with qigong exercises. Just make sure you are
practicing qigong that has the 3 core skills in it from a competent teacher. That you are clear on
what you want from your qigong practice, that you practice daily. Always be relaxed and gentle in
your practice and most importantly be a good student. Then your success is certain.
If you can achieve this, the results you can expect to attain within 6 months are very likely to exceed
Here's to your success.