Lotus Qigong Book


The Lotus Qigong Book provides Tai Chi qigong exercise is often used as a ‘cool down’ exercise after practising Tai Chi or other forms of Qigong. It is, however, much more than this and may be used as a “warm up” or event a stand-alone Qigong. The exercise uses many Tai Chi principles and is used as part of training the body. It is very useful for children, as it is easy to learn, and children find the mental imagery appealing. The relaxation engendered can assist the concentration and emotional stability.

The mental imagery makes it easy to remember the sequence, and at the same time, creates a relaxed and positive mood. The exercise helps to relax the body, reduce stress through stretching and releasing techniques, stimulate the cardiovascular system, enhance diaphragmatic breathing and improve postural alignment.

From a Traditional Chinese Medicine perspective, the exercise promotes the circulation of Qi within the body. The breathing increases the Qi absorbed; stretching promotes increased flow of Qi within the meridians, which promotes the health of the internal organs; the imagery helps to raise and refine the Shen (emotional balance and feeling of well-being); the physical movements help to tone the body, increasing Li (strength).