For the unenlightened Qigong – alternative spelling schi gung or chi kung – is:
… an ancient Chinese health care system that integrates physical postures, breathing techniques and focused intention. The word Qigong (Chi Kung) is made up of two Chinese words. Qi is pronounced chee and is usually translated to mean the life force or vital-energy that flows through all things in the universe.
And I am feeling it.
I think I have been looking for spiritual guidance all my life and for a very long time I had wanted to practice one of the Chinese disciplines, such as Tai chi but, apart from a brief fling with both the Japanese martial arts, judo and karate, in my teens and early twenties, I have drifted through much of my life fumbling around in a spiritual-less haze.
At the end of last summer my health was crap and my emotions were all over the place following the deaths of 4 family members in the space of just 7 months. I was struggling with the turmoil going on inside my head and not knowing how to deal with it. Yes, I was depressed but I could not, or rather, I would not talk to anybody about it.
I started writing my book a month before my emotional state of mind was about to be tested. So pouring my emotional angst on to paper as each upsetting blow was delivered and during the months that followed was the only release keeping me sane; until I found Qigong teacher, Pam White.
Feeling the Qi, feeling that energy has helped me harness and control the negative chaos that was storming around in my head. During Pam’s classes I have sweated, unconsciously shed tears and found myself as close to something spiritual that I have ever been.
Now, more than ever before in my life, I am feeling the power of positivity. I feel I am finally in control of my life because, for the first time ever I am in touch with myself. The inner me. I am feeling the energy from inside me and that energy is gently leading me towards mental clarity and fulfillment.
The Chinese have been practicing this system of self-healing for 3000 years. Now I understand why.
I have so much more to learn and will do so with an open heart and mind.