Everyone Benefits From Your Qigong Training

by Marcus on May 25, 2011

I once went to visit a Qigong master in Penang. Being a typical Westerner, I expected his school to be a separate building, I didn’t expect it to be in the back of his house. Penang is a crowded place and as I stood in his back yard I could see many of his neighbors who smiled politely at me.

I asked him if his neighbors minded him teaching Qigong to students in his back yard and he replied that it was quite the opposite. His neighbors were happy to have him there and he explained that when you practice Qigong, it’s not just you who benefit but the people around you as well.

It seems that the barrier of the human form is just an illusion of the human senses. When we practice Qigong and work on the energetic, cosmic level there is no barrier between what my human senses would call me and not me.

The more powerful the Qigong practitioner the wider the sphere of influence.

It’s like a torch on a dark night. The more powerful the torch, the more powerful the illumination. The more powerful the illumination the more people can benefit from the light.

It’s also why when you practice outdoors you might find your cat, or your dog, or the local wildlife are attracted to you.

Realize that it’s not just you that benefits from your Qigong training.

{ 3 comments… read them below or add one }

Clovis Saldanha August 24, 2011 at 10:58 am

So it is better practicing Qigong in a group.


Marcus August 24, 2011 at 1:30 pm

Hi Clovis,

The answer to your question is ‘Yes’ and ‘No’…

Yes it is better to practice Qigong in a group for the following reasons:

More Qi present

Greater benefit to those in the surrounding location

People practicing Qigong for overcoming mild to moderate depression should always aim to practice in a group setting.

Helps to overcomes ‘social isolation’ which many older people experience

Practicing in groups can have a few negatives:

You might not like the Qi of the person near you. This happened to me once whilst practicing in a large group. I didn’t know the person near me, but I couldn’t bear to be near them whilst practicing. Solution? Move somewhere else!

A lot of negative Qi can be ‘pumped out’, especially amongst beginners. Solution? Lots of ventilation, best solution, practice out doors.


Jeffrey Shaw August 30, 2011 at 8:58 pm

Marcus I have amazing thing happen to me when I was practising my qigong this morning,as I was fully into my chi mind my cat came up very close and watched me doing my qigong.When I finished I went for a walk around my Estate and sat down and meditated the cat crossed the road and sat close by me.I thought I would share this with you,tell me if I am going mad or not.


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