Qigong (Chee Goong)
Qigong is both an exercise and an ancient form of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM). How ancient is it? Some documents suggest that it may have originated several thousand years ago. It is hard to pinpoint the exact time, but we do know that by the 2nd century B.C., Qigong was already a popular form of therapy among the elite.
"Qi", pronounced "chee", literally means breath, or air. The extended meaning is the energy that circulates through the human body. "Gong" means work, effort, or accomplishment, and together the two words Qigong mean "working on the development of Qi, or mastery of the Qi".
Qi is the driving force behind every physical action. For example, according to TCM theory, the Qi of the heart is the driving force of the heart's beating. Only when the Qi of the heart is sufficient, can the heart keep normal strength, rate and rhythm. Because of it being the basis for life, Qi was compared to the roots of a tree. When the root system is healthy and strong, the tree will have plentiful, green and shiny leaves. When the root system is weak or unhealthy, the tree's leaves will be few, withered and dry. Likewise, when a person's Qi is healthy and strong, he or she will be vibrant and energetic; but if the Qi is obstructed or weak, the person will be tired or subject to illness.
The condition of one's Qi can be adjusted through the practice of Qigong so that an ill person can become healthy again, or at least more healthy. Similarly a healthy person can better maintain or heighten his or her health. Acupuncture works by inserting needles at specific points on the meridians to adjust and enhance the flow of Qi. Qigong offers another way of strengthening the body's Qi through specific body movements, coordinated deep breathing, and mental imagery. Qigong is the art and science of how to nourish and protect one's Qi so as to keep it strong and healthy. Living in today's increasingly stressful world, when one's Qi is so often being negatively compromised, learning this ancient method of nourishing and protecting one's Qi becomes extremely beneficial
What is the difference between Tai Chi and 18 Movement Qigong?
Tai Chi is one form of Qigong. It is also a martial art. Its movements are more complicated, involving kicking, punching and striking. They also involve moving through space in all 8 directions. In contrast, the movements in 18 Movement Qigong are purely for health and one remains stationary. It is thus easier to learn; students can receive benefits to their health much sooner. For those who are less mobile, they can conveniently practice 18 Movement Qigong in a sitting position.
Secondly, since the movements of Tai Chi are more complicated, it is more difficult to coordinate the breath with the postures; to do so, the student must gain a level of proficiency, which may take months or years.
Your teacher: MASTER DARYLL MITCHELL
Qi Gong Master & instructor at the Renascent College of Intuitive Sciences. Daryll has studied many styles of Qi Gong including Martial, Medical and Meditation forms although concentrates on teaching the correct building of Qi for health and spiritual development. WITH OVER 25 YEARS EXPERIENCE - his various tutors include Professor Du Luo Yi (President of the World Association of Medical Qi Gong),Master Luo (Former head Qi Gong Master at White Pagoda Temple in Beijing),Professor Wang Yong-Qiang (24th Grandmaster of Ermei Qi Gong).
Daryll has trained diligently & extensively to attain the high level and proficiency in Qi Gong which includes the ability to 'see inside' or tell the condition of various organs, glands, bones etc. at a glance. His Mastership includes the ability to influence Feng Shui at the fundamental level with Qi.
Renascent are delighted to offer in person or correspondence training courses, overseas & Australian Qi Gong retreats & full support & assistance to you in your development.
(Hours in Medical Qi Gong are accredited towards the Diploma of Natural Health Sciences & the Certificate of Professional Kinesiology Consultant with Renascent & The International College of Intuitive Sciences)
(Practice classes (in person or correspondence) - Upon successful completion of each form, you are awarded a certificate of proficiency, which is also accredited towards the certificate of Qi Gong Cultivation Practitioner & the Diploma of Qi Gong Cultivation Practitioner).
The Renascent Centre in Warrandyte, Victoria is alive with the Qi from personal cultivation, classes and clinic and has the deep fundamental Qi of correct Feng Shui. It is a place for all to come and experience while enjoying a chat or cup of Qi Gong infused tea.
Why Study Qi Gong with us?
We are delighted to offer you these wonderful Qi Gong training DVD's. Whether you just watch and practice the 1 DVD or choose to take your studies further, you always have backup support if required.
You can call, email or fax us with any questions of queries. Personal tuition is available (depending on schedules) & support is always available. Unlike other correspondence courses where you pay your money and never hear from the company again, we are dedicated to the work we do.
Renascent was founded in1984 & we have been teaching, training & sharing extensively around the world from that time onwards.
We offer classes in person or by correspondence, overseas spiritual/healing journeys. Daryll works at the XiYuan Medical Qi Gong Hospital in Beijing, Lesley has been authoring books & lecturing internationally since 1984
Daryll & Lesley operate private & public (by donation) healing. Daryll works with the IVF girls assisting them to conceive, maintain healthy pregnancies & follow through with live births as well as working at a major Cancer hospital in Melbourne. We also teach at the Renascent Centre in Warrandyte, lecture internationally & assist with our local community houses. We are just commencing regular Qi Gong retreats to China.
Qigong can be utilised in 3 ways:
For personal practice for health & flexibility - see listings - for "Qi Gong Practice" (in person) & "Qi Gong at Home" (on correspondence)
Just by attending / practicing 1 class per week the body remains supple, flexible and healthy (naturally more is even better)
We offer certificates to demonstrate proficiency in many forms of practical Qi Gong (in person & correspondence)
For Martial Arts & Spiritual Cultivation (a lot of the Taoist Masters are Qi Gong Masters)
For Healing - similar to how Reiki energy is utilised, medical Qi Gong involves a learning and an attunement process to allow the student to transform into a practitioner, where by the healing energies can be transmitted to self and others - see listings for "Qi Gong Medical"
We offer certified classes to take you through to professional practitioner level in this form (in person & correspondence)
QI GONG CULTIVATION - Personal Practice
QI GONG CULTIVATION PRACTITIONER CERTIFICATE
QI GONG CULTIVATION PRACTITIONER DIPLOMA
QI GONG At Home (Correspondence practice DVD's)
QI GONG Practice (in person)
QI GONG Medical
MEDICAL QI GONG PRACTITIONER CERTIFICATE Level 1
MEDICAL QI GONG PRACTITIONER CERTIFICATE Level 2
MEDICAL QI GONG PRACTITIONER DIPLOMA