WHAT IS Qi GONG?
True to our Roots Qi Gong™
True to our Roots Qi Gong is a system of spontaneous Qi Gong, developed by Nadia, which stimulates the primordial movements that are the fundamental basis from which formal Qi Gong was developed.
It is a journey of discovery into our primordial self-healing system, which is directed by our entire fluid system, and our energy.
The aim of True To Our Roots Qi Gong is to bring our awareness back to our innate self-healing abilities through re-adjusting our posture, re-familiarising ourselves with our breath, and connecting with the flow of our energy (Qi or Chi).
True to our Roots is about reconnecting with our primordial selves, allowing spontaneity of movement to occur, while our mind naturally retreats and becomes the observer.
This is totally removed from traditional forms and disciplines and breaks through whatever boundaries are limiting us from being fluid, re-awakening our senses and reclaiming our self-power regarding our bodies' well-being.
What does Qi Gong mean?
Qi Gong comes from the Chinese words for 'Energy' and 'Work'.
Qi Gong forms part of Traditional Chinese Medicine and is thousands of years old. It combines movement and meditation to generate energy, restore health and vitality and promote a sense of wellbeing.
Qi Gong connects the mind, body and spirit and follows the Chinese medical principles involving acupuncture points and meridians.
Spontaneous Qi Gong
Spontaneous Qi Gong is when, instead of doing a form or routine, the practitioner allows the Qi to move freely throughout the body, causing spontaneous movement.
Another way to explain this is, that while the practitioner is practising a specific form they are using their mind to direct the Qi to specific points or channels, but in the spontaneous section, he/she disengages his/her mind from the process and lets the Qi itself guide the movements.
Different people have different energy configurations or different health problems which is why the Qi moves so differently in each individual. The movements themselves must never be forced. Instead, the practitioner allows the Qi itself to guide the movements which usually result in a feeling of deep release and inner harmony.
Spontaneous movement is when "the Qi practices the student", and "the Qi becomes the teacher".
The Benefits of Qi Gong
It improves conditions such as:
Low and high blood pressure
Muscular aches and pains
Enhances athletic ability
Blood circulatory problems
Wild Goose (Dayan)
Nadia's magical meeting with Grand Master Yang Meijun in 2001.
This form is the foundation of the Kunlun Dayan System, which is over 1,800 years old, having originated from a Taoist Monk in China. Nadia learned this form from one of Grandmaster Yang Mei Jun's students over 20 years ago, and still practises it today.
Grandmaster Yang Mei Jun (who passed away in 2002 aged 107) was the 27th generation inheritor of Dayan Qi Gong. The beautiful Wild Goose form imitates many movements of the Wild Goose, which in China symbolises the bird of longevity. This form is very efficient in releasing negative and gathering fresh Qi (energy), and in making body and mind healthy.