What is Qigong ?

Qigong is an ancient art of healing and self-healing which originated in China as early as four thousand years ago.

Qigong is an integral part of traditional Chinese medicine.The gentle movements, easy postures and simple meditation techniques bring about a balanced energy flow, the end result is optimizing body and mind. Qigong is divided into two categories: movement Qigong and stillness Qigong and both should be practiced to ensure perfect health.

    What we are going to learn during the classes:

    1. Baduanjin (八段錦气功)- literally Eight Section Brocade
    It is one of the most common forms of Chinese qigong used as exercise. The name refers to how the eight individual movements of the form characterize and impart a silken quality (like that of a piece of brocade) to the body and its energy. The Baduanjin is primarily designated as a form of medical qigong, meant to improve health, and is also used for warm-up and preparation exercise in Shaolin martial art. This is in contrast to religious or martial forms of qigong. Features and purposes of Baduanjin:
    -to move in the way of unifying body, breathing and mind (brain, nervous system and spirit), according the principle of Liuhe-six coordination: mind-intention, intention-qi, qi-strength, shoulders-hipbones, elbows-knees, hands-feet. 
    -to cultivate the habit of breathing through Dantian (abdomen) to refresh energy as much as possible.
    -to massage inner organs and enhance metabolism through wholesome breathing with specific postures.
    -to improve blood circulation and energize energy-channels through torsion and rotation movements. 
    -to help body (joints, muscles, tendons) gain strength with more oxygen by stretching movements. 

    2. Yi Jin Jing (易筋经)- a set of Tendon changing or sinew transforming exercise
    Qigong manual most notable as the source of the attribution of Shaolin Kung Fu to Bodhidharma, though this has been doubted by several martial arts historians.

    The basic purpose of Yijinjing is to turn flaccid and frail sinews and tendons into strong and sturdy ones. The movements of Yijinjing are at once vigorous and gentle. Their performance calls for a unity of will and strength, i.e. using one’s will to direct the exertion of muscular strength. It is coordinated with breathing. Better muscles and tendons means better health and shape, more resistance, flexibility, endurance.

    3. Dao Yin Qigong (导引气功)
    Daoyin means guiding the qi and move our body in order to obtain a beneficial effect to our health.

    CCC's Qigong Classes will teach all above mentioned forms of qigong in turn, each of them a few weeks and then repeat.

    The class is conducted in English.

    Small group (6-12)

    Where: China Culture Center, Beijing.

    About CCC's Qigong Masters (all of them speaks good English)

    Evening class master:  Zhuang Yongchang
    Qigong Instructor of Daoyin and Yangsheng Center, Beijing Sports University. He has been teaching visiting western students for many years and visits Europe and US to teach from time to time each year.

    Morning Class master: Wang Laoshi
    Wang Laoshi learnt and practised Chen style taichi since he was very young kid and is a descendant of Chen Style taichi family. He also practises qigong and Zen meditation for many years and is a popular teacher of China Culture Center.


  • CCC does not offer regular set packages for this class. However we are happy to help you plan a private custom-made one. Please scroll this web page down to check non-negotiable fixed prices and propose a date for your own group. Please note that we do not create a private class or workshop and then make it available for individual people to join. We also do not contact other people to add to a group tour. Similarly, we can create custom-made private activities or events for you and your family or friends or co-workers at set-prices.