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Amazing Qigong Demo with John Chang

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  • uploaded: Aug 8, 2007
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Qigong is an aspect of Traditional Chinese medicine involving the coordination of different breathing patterns with various physical postures and motions of the body. Qigong is mostly taught for health maintenance purposes, but there are also some who teach it as a therapeutic intervention. Various forms of traditional qigong are also widely taught in conjunction with Chinese martial arts, and are especially prevalent in the advanced training of what are known as the Neijia, or internal martial arts where the object is the full mobilization and proper coordination and direction of the energies of the body as they are applied to facilitate all physical actions.

There are currently more than 3,300 different styles and schools of qigong.[citation needed] Qigong relies on the traditional Chinese belief that the body has something that might be described as an "energy field" generated and maintained by the natural respiration of the body, known as qi. Qi means breath or gas in Chinese, and, by extension, the energy produced by breathing that keeps us alive; gong means work applied to a discipline or the resultant level of technique. Qigong is then "breath work" or the art of managing one's breathing in order to achieve and maintain good health, and (especially in the martial arts) to enhance the energy mobilization and stamina of the body in coordination with the physical process of respiration.

There is another, older meaning of "Qi": energy. Before people became aware of air and its role in breathing, people understood the need to inhale and exhale something. That something was 'Qi" or energy. Therefore, the original meaning of "Qigong" was Energy Skill.

Attitudes toward the scientific basis (or lack of it) for qigong vary markedly. Most Western medical practitioners, many practitioners of traditional Chinese medicine, as well as the Chinese government view qigong as a set of breathing and movement exercises, with possible benefits to health through stress reduction and exercise. Others see qigong in more metaphysical terms, claiming that breathing and movement exercises can help one tap the fundamental energies of the universe.



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8 comments

  • Eeeeeee#

    Eeeeeee March 23, 2011 10:01:31 PM CET

    It's Natural Electricity Like A ElectricEel...Can't A Electrical Short Start A FireIn A Car Without Chemicals.

  • Eeeeeee#

    Eeeeeee March 23, 2011 10:01:29 PM CET

    It's Natural Electricity Like A ElectricEel...Can't A Electrical Short Start A FireIn A Car Without Chemicals.

  • Eeeeeee#

    Eeeeeee March 23, 2011 10:01:22 PM CET

    It's Natural Electricity Like A ElectricEel...Can't A Electrical Short Start A FireIn A Car Without Chemicals.

  • Eeeeeee#

    Eeeeeee March 23, 2011 10:01:12 PM CET

    It's Natural Electricity Like A ElectricEel...Can't A Electrical Short Start A FireIn A Car Without Chemicals.

  • Eeeeeee#

    Eeeeeee March 23, 2011 10:00:54 PM CET

    It's Natural Electricity Like A ElectricEel...Can't A Electrical Short Start A FireIn A Car Without Chemicals.

  • Papenoir#

    Papenoir September 13, 2009 10:46:51 AM CEST

    The fire demo can be falsified, but the reflexes of the reporter and his microphone lady seem to be genuine. For me that's a clearer evidence.Just because science has not been able to put a name on it, doesn't mean that it's a trick. I think it's a shame that the scientific world has not spent enough energy to understand what it is; there's enough observed/documented phenomenas of this kind to start a more serious investigation. If a new physical phenomenas is observed, or a new species discovered deep in the jungle, the scientific world do not hesitate to spend money on it. Why not on this subject?The result may be beneficial to the medical world.

  • Picachu#

    Picachu February 5, 2009 11:26:05 AM CET

    It's BS and I tell you why, not the benefits of breathing control but this video..... when the newspaper trick is done... first look at the smoke you get at the beginning of the fire see how black the smoke is and thick... That is caused by whatever he used to ignite the paper, perhaps magnesium....

  • Thevspiral#

    Thevspiral August 8, 2007 12:36:38 PM CEST

    I have seen this before. It's quite fascinating. Not sure why the government hasn't picked him up yet. Wherever that energy is coming from, I have to say it's probably not good spirits. If it were good, it wouldn't be suppressed and his master wouldn't be mad.



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