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Tai chi does not mean oriental wisdom or something exotic. It is the wisdom of your own senses, your own mind and body together as one process. ~Chungliang Al Huang
Qi is that intangible energy that animates the human body and all things in this Universe. Richard Lee, founder of the China Healthways Institute, refers to it as "bioelectric-vitality," while others call it "life force." Western languages don't even have a word to translate the Chinese "Qi" character. This points to a vast difference in the way people of these two cultures view the world. ~Garri Garripoli, Qigong: Essence of the Healing Dance
Stillness and action are relative, not absolute, principles. It is important to find a balance of yin and yang, not just in qigong, but in everyday life. In movement, seek stillness and rest. In rest, be mindful and attentive. ~Ken Cohen
Qigong is a jewel that has many facets. ~Ken Cohen
[T]he more qi-full you are, the more cheerful you are. ~Ken Cohen
The tone of musical instruments and our own voice facilitate deepening the resonance of our body-mind with the universal rhythms and wholeness of spirit. Yogic practices of rhythmic breath and devotion, chanting and singing, or other forms of gentle movement such as T'ai chi, promote integration.... As we align more closely with our own rhythm, serendipity is a frequent visitor as we resonate more closely with the rhythms of the universe. ~JoEllen Goertz Koerner, "Quantum Healing," Healing Presence: The Essence of Nursing, 2011 (2nd edition)
Written and oral teaching can only seek to trigger and stimulate you, the true wu xing must come from within — as the truth derives from Nature and is constantly accessible to you. Through cultivating your inner Qi, you become strong, not as an "individual" against the world but as an integral part of the world.... ~Garri Garripoli, Qigong: Essence of the Healing Dance
The beauty of the qigong approach is that you simply start from where you are. Tiny steps can still take you where you want to go; you just need to dedicate some of your time to yourself, which is a form of self-respect and love. ~Dr. Daju Suzanne Friedman, Heal Yourself with Qigong
At the higher stages of energy continuation, one will find his movements are now being governed by the movement of his internal energy. ~Wu Ta-yeh
Qi gong therapy, as well as other branches of Chinese medicine, can be reduced to two simple principles: the cleansing of meridians to achieve harmonious energy flow, and the restoration of yin-yang balance. ~Wong Kiew Kit
Without aligning your energies daily, life clogs. ~Terri Guillemets
To be inflexible to the change around you is to live in fear. Qigong is a useful tool to improve your flexibility, both mental and physical. ~Garri Garripoli, Qigong: Essence of the Healing Dance
Qigong is more than a set of exercises, it is an attitude that works to restructure one's perspective on life, leading to balance and harmony with the world around us. ~Garri Garripoli, Qigong: Essence of the Healing Dance
Qigong is a way of being.
Being soft, yet strong.
Qigong is a way of breathing.
Breathing deeply, yet calmly.
Qigong is a way of standing.
Alert, yet relaxed.
You possess the ability to tap a bottomless well of physical and psychic energy.... With it, you can harness the magickal power of the universe. Yet most of us unknowingly block the flow of this power, and live out our lives not reaching the potential that we could achieve if we only knew how. ~L.V. Carnie, Chi Gung
The beauty of being human is that our uniqueness will carve for us personal conclusions as to what Qigong is. ~Garri Garripoli, Qigong: Essence of the Healing Dance
Tai chi is often described as "meditation in motion," but it might well be called "medication in motion." There is growing evidence that this mind-body practice... has value in treating or preventing many health problems. ~Harvard Women's Health Watch, May 2009
This is the essence of Qigong: a total absorption of the senses and spirit. With this absorption comes a rebalancing. ~Garri Garripoli, Qigong: Essence of the Healing Dance