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The Power of We: 3 Ways Qigong Can Heal

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Are you longing to create a healthier body? Do you want to feel more energetic and alive while experiencing more calm and peace? We are all searching for these things, right? In today’s endlessly busy and complex world it’s easy to let our health fall between the cracks, overlooking our own precious needs. If you are ready to claim a healthy and vibrant life, and get joy back in the process, Wisdom Healing Qigong may just be your answer.

Wisdom Healing Qigong Retreats offer a new paradigm in healing. In addition to rest and reflection, these retreats offer tools that unlock the secrets to a healthy body, mind and heart. You can try this free meditation from Master Gu that will help you achieve a better nights sleep or here for Deeper Sleep Meditation.

The ancient art and new science of Wisdom Healing Qigong remarkably addresses the source of all underlying causes of disease. While western medicine treats symptoms; qigong focuses on the point of origin where healing lies. These retreats open and support this groundbreaking doorway into better health under the guidance of internationally recognized teacher Master Mingtong Gu.

Qigong originated in China 5,000 years ago and is still one of the most powerful elixirs for optimum health on the planet today. Master Gu brought Wisdom Healing Qigong to the West, synthesizing this qigong healing system founded by Dr. Ming Pang into a framework for modern day living. Through the practices of gentle movement, sound, visualization, and meditation, the cornerstones of Wisdom Healing Qigong, life energy and inner wisdom are restored.

Designing these retreats to help us learn and heal in the deepest of ways, Master Gu says, “Our bodies are resilient and can heal from many experiences. Through qigong, we listen to the language of our body, mind and heart as we open to the flow of chi. This is where healing and happiness begin.”

Three essential elements form the bedrock of Master Gu’s Wisdom Healing Qigong retreats; to embody these teachings is to truly digest the gifts of this ancient lineage.

1) The Power of Me… Coming Home to the Body 

The profound journey of coming home to the body begins with discovering the feelings and experiences living in the body, mind and heart. On retreat, participants are guided by Master Gu to make friends with the emotions and symptoms of dis-ease living in their body. Through the daily practice of qigong, energy blockages from stress, illness and aging are released, inviting a flow of healing chi back into the body. Meeting our challenges with greater awareness and acceptance, we come home to our body with a renewed sense of joy and vitality.

2) The Power of Chi… Healing with Life Energy

Chi is the foundation that animates all life. Wisdom Healing Qigong cultivates the chi that flows within and around us; when we practice qigong we are connecting with this life energy (chi), bringing it into the physical and emotional body for healing. To deeply heal from challenges of ill-health it takes more than the five senses, and is well beyond the limiting aspects of dis-ease as defined in western medicine. A dedicated qigong practice focuses chi into the body, heart, and mind, awakening new neural and energetic pathways that can create robust health.

3) The Power of We… Healing in Community 

Practicing with others is an essential part of a Wisdom Healing Qigong retreat. It may be a new concept in the West, but in China qigong has been practiced in communities for centuries. The reason is that the healing energy of chi is amplified when a group practices with shared intention. When people return home they share their new sense of vitality and abundance with family, friends, and community, and in doing so bring more compassion and healing into the world.

Standing side by side in every retreat are people from around the world, some to improve how they age, others facing illnesses such as Parkinson's Disease, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Lyme's Disease or depression. They all share the intention to heal, and soon discover that the power of Me and the power of Chi, is boosted when combined with the power of We. 

There is no time like the present to explore the healing wisdom of your body. Start your journey with this free meditation from Master Gu that will help you achieve a better nights sleep. Click here for Deeper Sleep Meditation. Also, read more about our upcoming Wisdom Healing Retreats with Master Gu to explore how a retreat may help you on your path to healing.

Debra Rosenman and Clare Henjum are writers with The Chi Center. Founded by Master Mingtong Gu, The Chi Center helps people heal themselves and the world through the sustainable practices of Wisdom Healing Qigong, offering U.S. and international retreats along with online courses, that include live stream events, audio webinars, and a 24/7 classroom. 

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