Qi Gong Training
Please read carefully before
undertaking Qi Gong training:
Qi Gong is an ancient form of exercise and
meditation whose primary objective is to increase the practitioner's
awareness and control of his internal energy or Qi.
Qi Gong is an extraordinary exercise. Although deceptively
tranquil, Qi Gong practice may generate significant internal activity,
and may increase your heart rate and body temperature while keeping the
breathing calm. You
should not attempt to practice Qi Gong without the guidance of a
Since each individual's response to Qi Gong
exercises is dependent upon his/her own mental health and physical
health (and any medications that they may be taking), we strongly
recommend that you consult your personal physician before engaging in
Qi Gong exercises.
In particular, women who are either pregnant or are
planning a pregnancy should obtain advice from their physician as well
as the instructor regarding starting or the continuation of Qi Gong
Qi Gong is not a substitute for emotional
counseling, and in the short term may heighten emotional sensitivities.
You should not practice Qi Gong if you are using
any consciousness-altering drugs or medications (stimulants,
depressants, anti-psychotics, narcotics, etc) and should discuss with
the instructor (before starting a training) any prescription
medications you may be taking, or if you are dealing with psychosis, a
serious injury of illness.
Preparation for class:
Loose clothing is recommended. Tight-fitting
clothing may become uncomfortable and can restrict Qi circulation. Removing your shoes is
Some students are uncomfortable when they perform
Qi Gong on an empty stomach. Eating
a moderate meal one-hour before class is adequate.
If a proper meal cannot be
consumed, a piece of fruit or a few cookies before class is recommended.
Some students may be proficient in other forms of
meditation and energy work, or have martial-arts experience. The diversity of
experience is welcomed and encouraged, but it is inappropriate to
perform any other exercises during the formal Qi Gong class session. Instead, students are
encouraged to share experiences they wish during the class discussion