TCCII Qigong Certification Programs
Qigong (Chi Kung) is an ancient Chinese tradition of self-cultivation and healing. Qi is energy and Gong means work in Chinese, so Qigong literally means to work or cultivate your energy. This practice focuses on opening energy channels, as well as relaxing the body and mind. TCCII offers Qigong Certification in Washington DC, Maryland, Virginia and across the United States and China.
Systematic training in Qigong and Tai Chi movements, meditation, Qi energy healing, medical Qigong, Internal Alchemy, and fundamental theories. The course is designed to prepare students to become Qigong instructors.
Medical Qigong teaches the student how to use the body's natural energy system to fight disease and sickness. It is based on Chinese methods of breathing and visualization to enhance the body's natural immune system. Medical Qigong includes both self-healing meditation and using external Qi (Chi) techniques, to heal others.
A comprehensive introduction to the ancient art and practice of Qigong for medical professionals and Qigong students. Approval pending for CNE credits by the American Holistic Nurses Association.
Classical Chinese Qigong
There are literally thousands of schools of Qigong but most fall in a few categories: self-cultivation, healing, and martial arts. Self-cultivation includes the Taoist, Chan (Zen), and Confucian mediation practices. Healing includes self-healing and Bu Qi or emitting Qi to heal others. Martial arts include the Qigong based Kung Fu such as TaiJiquan (Tai Chi Chuan), Xingyiquan (Hsing-I Chuan), and Baguazhang (Pa Kua Chang).
Qigong postures, collectively called Zhang Zhuang, include Wu Ji, the Universal Post, and many other postures. These postures are sometimes referred to as ‘Taoist Yoga.’
Qigong Moving Sets (Nei Gong sets)
Dao Yin and Nei Gong (Nei Kung) are older terms for Qigong. Dao Yin means to lead and guide while Nei Gong simple means internal work. Moving Nei Gong sets include Neijia Warm up Exercises, Chen Tai Chi Chuan, Wudang Tai Yi Qigong, and Eight Pieces of Brocade and Five Animal Frolics. Most systems of internal Kung Fu would fall into this category.
Qigong Meditation Methods
Meditation methods include relaxation, breathing (Tu Na), mind-body integration, visualization, sounds, and color. Examples include Six Healing Sounds, Five Element Visualization and Guided Meditations.
Internal Alchemy (Nei Dan)
Internal Alchemy is the highest level of Qigong. It is used for self-cultivation as well as in the higher levels of the internal Kung Fu systems. Nei Dan is designed to enhance not only the health of the body, but also the mind and spirit. The training in this art follows a traditional progression.
Students who wish to undertake the study of Internal Alchemy should prepare themselves by taking the 200 Hour Qigong and Tai Chi Certification Program.
All Qigong and self-healing techniques are based upon authentic Daoist Qigong (Taoist Chi Kung) methods. The major sources include Southern Quanzhen (Complete Reality), Wudang (Wutang) Longmen Pai, Taiji Gate, and family lineage Chinese Qigong training.
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