Five Element Qigong to generate more internal energy for your vitality and health.
Learn Qigong with Dr Paul Lam
Learn this ancient Chinese art in this series of 5 lessons. Dr Lam will guide you, step-by-step, through each movement. Everyone can learn and enjoy qigong.
An Ancient Art for the Modern World
Learn to use this ancient Chinese exercise to create your own personal sanctuary, even in a busy world. Through practicing Qigong learn to become calm, serene and present.
According to traditional Chinese medicine, Qi is energy or life force. It circulates through the body enhancing health and vitality. Everything in the universe is comprised of 5 elements; within the body this is represented by the five vital organs. The 5 Element Qigong generates more Qi for each organ and improves the health of the whole person.
Dr Lam’s team has incorporated medical knowledge with qigong to create a unique and simple exercise that is powerfully effective for health. As tai chi is a form of qigong, this DVD will benefit tai chi practitioners and teachers. Practicing qigong complements all Tai Chi for Health programs.
What is Qigong?
“Qigong” comes from two Chinese words. Qi is the life energy inside a person that circulates throughout the body to provide inner strength and maintain good health. Gong is a method of exercise in this context. So Qigong is an exercise which cultivates better and stronger Qi. The stronger Qi you have, the healthier and stronger you are.
Qigong is especially beneficial for health and mental relaxation. The 5 Elements Qigong taught in this DVD is easy-to-earn and powerfully effective for health.
Qigong (Chi Kung) is a mysterious part of Chinese culture, many believe it has magical powers to transform one”s mental and physical health. In this DVD, Dr. Paul Lam will show you how to gain the many health benefits by practising this ancient Chinese art.
As well as detailed teaching of the 5 Element Qigong, the DVD includes warm up and washing Qi (wind down) exercises.
The Five Element Qigong
According to ancient Chinese philosophy, all things in the universe are made up of five elements: wood, fire, earth, metal, and water. These elements have different properties: earth nurtures all living beings, metal is sharp and changeable, water runs down and irrigate the earth while wood is characterised by growth and fire is hot.
The five elements represent five major internal organs of the body. They interrelate and influence each other. While one enhances another, they also negate each other. The positive relationships are: metal gives life to earth, earth gives life to water, water gives life to wood, wood to fire and so on.
The negative relationships also work in a continual circle; earth negates water, water negates fire, fire negates metal, metal negates wood and wood negates earth and so on. The 5 Element Qigong is based on this theory of nature, and is effective in promoting all aspects of health, including relaxation, mental concentration and cultivating Qi.
How to do Qigong well
The ultimate goal is to use your conscious mind to direct the Qi, use Qi to direct your physical body, thus combining the mind, Qi and body as one coordinated entity. This may sound challenging, but the actual learning and practice is relatively easy. With regular practice you will progress steadily to the ultimate goal. You will gain health benefits almost right from the start of your practice. The most enjoyable part is the practice, and the many health benefits you gain as you progress.