Ringing in the Changes

Qi Magazine has now been running for two years If you have been with us since the very beginning, you will have seen quite a few changes. But we want to know if you like them, so we now give you a perfect chance to tell us. At the back of this issue you will find a short questionnaire. We would be very grateful if you could spend a few minutes to fill it in and send it back to us. We are very interested in finding out what type of readers we have and we will use your answers to improve Qi...

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Gong For Large Intestine

How do you form a correct 'Finger Sword' and what is its function When practising Bagua Qigong, Jade Pillar Gong and Swimming Dragon we use the 'Finger Sword' technique. To make a correct Finger Sword Keep the index finger and the middle finger straight and together don't open them , and close the other three fingers. This is a Finger Sword. The Finger Sword is one of the transmission techniques. On the index finger is the Shangyang point which is connected to the Large Intestine channel, on...

Chinese Medicine

Qigong Swinging The Arms

Chinese medicine is completely different from that of the West. As a system it has its own integrity and internal coherence. Its parts are so interrelated and dependent upon each other that there is almost no point in trying to find correspondences or parallels between the Western and Chinese systems. Techniques lifted from Chinese medicine often do not work well outside the context of their developed from the study and dissection of corpses Correspondingly, many of its treatments tend to...

Paul Blakey Qui Gong

Chi Energy Power

The way people look at things largely dictates the way they act and behave. Eastern and Western cultures see things in entirely different ways. To understand Chinese Medicine, you need to understand the Chinese way of 'looking'. by Glenn Gossling Many of you will have tried some form of meditation at one point or another, and to different people meditation means different things. Ch'an Buddhism emphasises a great deal of meditation, but for what purpose Continuing the Wild Goose, Lesson 9, from...

Twenty Four Gestures Of Lianhuan Chang Quan

I Slop lorwards with your left k-g but keep your weight on your right leg. ii Begin to bend forwards from the waist, and turn the palms to face your chest. iii Continue bending forwards and down and at the same time wash' down the fn gt nt of your body with your hands. Then continue washing down, along the sides of your right leg lo the ankle. iv Open your hands out to your sides and straighten up. Your hands should circle out. up and back in. so that your right hand passes in front of your...