Qigong is not new. It is a five thousand year old Chinese therapeutic health practice with roots in the Doaist tradition. The Doaists continuously searched for ways to achieve longevity and immortality. Monks in the temples developed several healing and life prolonging methods. This resulted in many qigong techniques that are currently used for health and vitality.
In general, qigong balances the nervous, the immune and the hormone systems. It is these three systems regulate most of the body’s functions.
Qigong has two components: Moving (DongGong) and Quiet (JingGong) Qigong. Every type of qigong is somewhere on the spectrum between Quiet and Moving Qigong. Moving Qigong is a form of exercise that facilitates the movement of qi through the specific energy channels. Quiet Qigong is about focusing intent and using visualisation to move energy along the energy channels to the energy centres. The objective of qigong is rejuvenation of the body and mind through the cultivation of energy.
Medical research shows that qigong also decreases the stress response, which is known to damage the organs and their functions. An excessive stress response also produces stress hormones, which depletes the body’s nutrients and minerals. This can be an important cause of fatigue.
There are three major qigong methods. These are: Medical Qigong, Esoteric Qigong (Buddhist, Confucian and Daoist), and WuShu (Martial Arts). There are literally thousands of forms of qigong within these three main groupings.
Today, in China, qigong is a part of daily life. Early in the morning, people practise it in public gardens and schools. It is also being widely used in the hospital system, where it is often taught in one-week courses as part of patient rehabilitation.
Sinogy is a medical form of qigong that draws upon the expertise of leading medical practitioners and Chinese qigong masters. It concentrates on demystifying traditional qigong and making it accessible to a wider audience.
Designed to have a positive effect on many of the body’s functions, Sinogy Qigong is especially beneficial to the cardiovascular (heart) and the cerebrovascular (brain) systems. It helps to normalise blood pressure, increase heart function and improve concentration.
Dr. Carl Snyman draws on his experience as a family doctor, in the creation of these exercises and how they are explained. Easy-to-understand analogies and references, help to make Sinogy Qigong clear to Western audiences.
Sinogy Qigong is a balance of Moving and Quiet Qigong. It is guided by music, which makes it easier to follow. The focus is on awareness of, and depositing energy in, the main energy centre of the body (DanTian).
Sinogy Qigong helps you cultivate energy through movement and relaxation.