Qi Gong

This ancient form of exercise was developped by the Chinese through meditative practices. From these practices they discouvered the meridiens, pathways on the body that serves for the circulation of our energy. Taoist and Buddhist monks practice these exercises in order to enhance their health, to be able to meditate deeper, and attain their spiritual goal. There are numerous forms of Qi Gong, some more active and some more interior that uses sound, movement, and the breath. Qi Gong is learning to be receptive to energy, to cultivate Qi, to make it circulate, in order to maintain one’s health. Through these practices, the ancient sages discovered acupuncture points, areas where energy enters and exit the body. Qi Gong, with time and practice, will allow the development of new perceptions, physically and psychological.

Collette Drapeau

Zhi Neng Qi Gong

This form was created by Dr. Pang in China. Zhi Neng Qi Gong has inherited the essential wisdom of traditionnal Qi Gong stemming from Confucianism, Buddhism, Taoism, and Traditional Chinese medecine. It consists of 4 major series. The 2 fist are quite easy to learn and gives a good foundation for one’s health, enhancing presence, intelligence. The 3rd form works more on internal organs and therefore emotions and the fourth form deals with absorbing Qi. As with all form of practice, patiance and regularity is necessary. Zhi means “wisdom” and Neng “capacty”. It is therefore the Qi Gong for cultivating our capacity to wisdom. It uses the animal Crane form for most of it’s practice which is the animal representing harmony and balance.

Dao In

It is a series of exercise that varies with seasons. In autumn we will tonify the lung energy for it is related. In winter the Kidney energy needs our attention. In the hour 15min, we will be doing some Dao In to increase one’ flexibility. They are slow exercice that can ressemble some form of yoga. Dao In is done in a sitting position or lying or on a chair if needed. Dao In was the first form of Qi Gong, long before standing Qi Gong.

Deep relaxation

All courses start with a deep relaxation that allows to let go of the mind, the emotions and to be present in oneself. Presence is one of the most difficult state to maintain. Qi Gong is a great help for Presence.

Other information: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Qigong

Loosening the lower back

Dr. Pang emphasises that loosening the lower back/lumbar vertebrae is the fundamental practice of ZNQG. When the lower back returns to a normal physical state, it will lead to all the success of practice ahead. Practitioners require opening the sacroiliac joints first before working on the lower back. He said the sacroiliac joints are the most challenging joints among all other joints of the body. It is because the sacroiliac joints are not movable. It only occurs to late pregnancy women. They close after giving birth. Wu Bingjun Laoshi leads the practitioners with different levels of loosening the sacroiliac joints in the daily class. He firstly introduced Song Kua I (鬆胯 I) last January. A year on, he had taught more than 10 methods, aiming at the sacroiliac joints, the sacrum and the lumbar vertebrae. Diligent practitioners at different levels experience the powerful practice and the transformation of their physical and health conditions. The impact on those practitioners with chronic diseases is significant. They share their qi reactions and sensations with Wu Laoshi and he never fails to explain to them and guide them through. It is a lively class. We learn and support each other through good and bad. All the methods he teaches are very challenging which require practitioners being diligent, persistent and enduring the hardship through one’s willpower.