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Who is Chiyan Wang?
Chiyan Wang (pronounced Chur-yan Wong) was born in Xi'an, China to a family of teachers and spiritual healers. Her mother is a teacher of Qi Gong and Tai Chi Quan, and her father, a Qi Gong healer and acupuncturist. Chiyan was guided in Buddhist meditation from the early age of nine, and began studying Taoist Qi Gong with a famous master, Zhou Shitai, at fourteen. By the age of eighteen, Chiyan was already giving healing treatments to others.
Chiyan feels we all have the ultimate responsibilty and power over the state of our health and well-being. She believes we can heal ourselves with the higher energy within us, and become aware of and tap into our true human potential. When we practice Qi Gong, we prevent illness, maintain optimal health, and raise our level of consciousness. Chiyan agrees with the traditional adage, The inferior physician treats diseases; the superior physician teaches the well to remain well.
Chiyan offers individual healing for physical and emotional healing by appointment and conducts classes in Tao Guang Gong (level 1), Wen Wang Gong (level 2), and Healer Training (level 3).
What is QiGong?
Qi means life force, energy, and light; Gong means cultivation through practice. Qigong thus means energy healing process. Tao Guang Gong (Taoist Light Qigong) is a movement meditation that heals, integrates, and harmonizes the body, mind, and spirit. Guang, means light the bright light, source and symbol of energy. When we practice Tao Guang Gong, we are working with the healing light energy available within each of us. Tao Guang Gong is a powerful tool for strengthening and healing ourselves.
Tao Guang Gong is performed spontaneously, that is, there are no prescribed movements. It is a very powerful and effective form, as spontaneity naturally draws upon the bodys innate wisdom and immense creative forces in the Universe. We simply connect with higher forces and allow our bodies to move freely without mental direction. Our bodies naturally move energy to areas that are blocked if we let go and trust in the Universe. The key to this Qi Gong is to relax the mind and allow the higher energies of Universal and Earthly forces to revitalize our bodies with Qi. As Lao Tzu said, The greatest result is achieved without doing.
There are three basic therapeutic principles behind the effectiveness of Qi Gong. Practicing this movement meditation (1) restores the vitality of the body, mind, and spirit connection, (2) stores energy in the body, and (3) internally massages the areas where energy is blocked and restores energy flow. Qi Gong has been proven effective in healing many illnesses. Practicing Qi Gong regularly:
- reduces pain, stress, and anxiety;
- detoxifies the body;
- strengthens the immune system;
- heals old emotional wounds;
- prevents disease and improves longevity;
- promotes a clear mind;
- and expands awareness consciousness.
Your whole life will be healthier, happier, and more peaceful as you practice Tao Guang Gong every day. You will notice you think more clearly and make better decisions. You will also feel more connected with Your Higher Self and the powerful energy available in the Universe.
History of Qi Gong
Qi Gong was born in ancient China some 3,000 years ago. As people experimented with various methods of healing, a ritual dance that improved health and elevated spiritual awareness gradually evolved. By the 5th Century BCE Qi Gong was included in most of the famous texts on Chinese medicine. Two centuries later, Chinese physicians compiled a collection of traditional cures from across the country, which became the classic Chinese medical text: On the Causes and Symptoms of Diseases. It describes Qi Gong methods for treating 110 various illnesses. Over the centuries, 500 different forms of Qi Gong developed across China, as new forms were required to heal different illnesses. The various philosophies, such as Buddhism, Confucianism, and Taoism also developed Qi Gong methods that complimented each philosophy.
Today, Qi Gong is still a developing healing method and practice, and is a vital force in the Chinese health care system. It is estimated over 60 million Chinese practice Qi Gong regularly, and tens of thousands Qi Gong healers are working in various clinics and hospitals across the country. Over forty Chinese Universities offer Qi Gong classes as part of the medical curriculum, and scientific research on Qi Gong practice is widespread. With present-day worldwide communication, the practice of Qi Gong has become popular in many parts of the world.