Unlearning For Qigong

by Marcus on October 25, 2011

I’ve seen a lot of new students struggle with getting to grips with Qigong training.

I was pondering this the other day and believe that for many students raised in the west and exposed to western ideas of exercise, the Qigong approach to health seems impossible.

As a result they treat Qigong as they would treat physical exercise i.e. if you want better results you have to work harder. Instead of being relaxed and gentle they are tense and forceful.

But as you know by now, Qigong is not just a gentle form of physical exercise. It is a training of form, energy and mind or Jing, Qi and Shen.

I’ve reached the conclusion that most students who fail with Qigong, fail because they are not practicing Qigong.

Most likely because what they have learned was not Qigong in the first place, or because they couldn’t ‘unlearn’ the western approach to health.

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