Qigong, pronounced “chee-gung” is an ancient Chinese Healing System that is similar to Yoga and Tai Chi. It translates into English as “energy exercise”. Both Tai Chi and acupuncture are an offshoot of the more ancient Qigong, which is estimated to be approximately 5000 years old.
Qigong is an exercise system that combines slow movement with deep breathing and a typical workout can last from ten minutes to an hour. It is a simple daily exercise system for maintaining good health and lowering stress levels.
Chi (Qi) or Ki is the Universal Life Force energy. Qigong facilitates the movement of Chi through the body to increase vitality. It is a holistic way to bring the body into balance.
Western medicine has documented the benefits of Qigong as a complimentary healing practice. These include:
- Effective in lowering blood pressure.
- Minimize the effects of diabetes.
- Reduce the amount of medication required for treatment.
- Post-operative time can be shortened.
- Very effective for most chronic conditions and painful symptoms.
We recommend Qigong as a daily regime to increase the body’s capacity to flow and store Chi and as essential to practitioners of Reiki and other energetic healing modalities.
Gathering Stars is the name of a type of Qigong. These movements provide a means of increasing the flow of chi, energy, in your body. You should take note of any sensations in the hands before and after each movement is performed.
There are six movements to Gathering Stars. They are:
- Galaxy of Stars / Ocean
- Lateral Movement
- Yin Yang
The eBook, Qigong – Gathering Stars Exercises, with instruction and diagrams for the movements of Gathering Stars is available to Members of the Online University and can be found in the Spiritual Exercises section of the Online Resource Center.