Wudang Qigong

Wudang Qigong has it’s roots in Wudang Daoism. Wudang mountain and the surrounding area has a long history of daoism and it’s related practices. Daoism started as a philosophy but grew and developed into one of the main religions of ancient China. It has strongly influenced Chinese culture and ways of thinking, especially when it comes to physical and mental well being as well as a continuous strive for longevity.

Wudang Qigong practice strengthens the body both internally and externally. This is achieved through special exercises of breathing and circulation of qi (energy). At basic levels Wudang Qigong practice improves the inner organs but at a higher level it will improve the interaction between human qi and nature’s qi (tian ren he yi, “heaven and man unified as one”, a high level of meditation qigong practice to let the practitioner’s qi to interact with heaven’s qi).

Wudang Qigong contains many different exercises for many different purposes. Basic exercises include Zhu Ji Gong, meditation and movements.

Zhu Ji Gong exercises build up the internal foundations by practicing concentration, regulating the breathing, relaxing the body and methods of controlling the flow of thoughts.

There are different kinds of meditation practices, for instance different kinds of standing postures such as zhan zhuang, taiji zhuang, liang yi zhuang, hun yuan zhuang, si xiang zhuang, fu di zhuang and gui xi gong.

The movements circulate the qi (energy or “inner breath”) in the body to massage inner organs such as the intestines, stomach, lungs, kidneys, liver and gail.

Wudang Qigong contains a wide variety of instructions for living and practice. It aims at, not only as mentioned previously, adjusting and regulating the practitioners body, mind, breathing, but also the diet and daily rhythm. It’s practice also follows the rhythm of nature by choosing exercises to follow the flow and character of the seasons.

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