Qigong (pronounced chee -gong) and alternatively spelled as, qi gong, chi kung, or chi gung, is an ancient Chinese Tao practice of holistic healing. Qi or chi is your life force or vital energy, and the term qigong means to cultivate or work with your life force. You build your Qi up and make it stronger through coordinating body postures and movements, breathing, and meditation for health, spirituality, and overall wellbeing.
Taoism is an ancient tradition of philosophy and religious belief that is deeply rooted in Chinese customs and worldview. Taoist ideas have become popular throughout the world through Tai Chi Chuan, Qigong, and various martial arts.
There are several hundred different methods of Qi Gong. I personally use the Satori Method, but you can google different forms like Wild Goose, Zen or others and choose which system feels right for you.
Some Qi Gong master like Mantak Chia, have combined their form with other modalities to product fast and profound relief and healing. Here are two of his latest books.
EMDR and the Universal Healing Tao
An Energy Psychology Approach to Overcoming Emotional Trauma
Through the energy psychology practices from the 5000-year-old Taoist Chi Kung system, you can recycle negative emotional states into positive energy for your spiritual, emotional, and physical benefit. By combining these ancient practices with the recently developed therapy of EMDR, or Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing, you can produce fast, profound relief from emotional trauma, as well as address the emotional imbalances underlying depression, anxiety, PTSD, and even addiction.
In this illustrated guide, Master Mantak Chia and Doug Hilton explain how to integrate the eye movements of EMDR with the energetic exercises of the Universal Healing Tao to rid yourself of the negative feelings associated with past trauma, build up positive feelings about handling similar events in the future, and remove any physical sensations connected to the issue. The authors explore how negative emotions are stored in the organs, the effects they have on physical, mental, and spiritual health, and the maladaptive emotional states people develop to deal with the pressures of modern life.
Step-by-step instructions are provided for each practice, with the authors showing how to deactivate your emotional triggers, trace energy disturbances back to the affected organ systems, transform negative emotions into positive ones, and harmonize the organs with EMDR and the Universal Healing Tao techniques of the Inner Smile, the Six Healing Sounds, and the Microcosmic Orbit. The result is a powerful self-healing practice that can be learned and applied quickly and easily.
Taoist Cosmic Healing
Chi Kung Color Healing Principles for Detoxification and Rejuvenation
Taoists believe in an underlying unity that permeates the universe and intimately binds all things together. Taoist Cosmic Healing presents chi kung techniques that develop and strengthen awareness of the forces and energetic principles of the universe and the earthly six directions, allowing the reader to draw upon these forces for healing themselves, their pets and others.
Readers will be taught how to use the major acupuncture points in the hands to activate, open, and balance the chi meridians throughout the body. This practice allows the student to detoxify and rejuvenate the major organ systems and, when combined with specific body positions and the chi kung stance, to heal others. Want to harness the astral energies of specific stars? Mantak Chia’s shares his profound understanding of the ancient esoteric science of guiding chi energy. He also explains the important role that compassion and positive energy play in enhancing one’s ability to heal. He presents for the first time in the West the details of chi kung color therapy and how it can activate and strengthen the immune system.