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SA Health Qigong For Self-Care
Health Qigong is well suited for individuals who struggle with finding a routine, have an overactive spirit, or master the combined action of meditation, breathwork, and technicalities associated.
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Qigong For Everyone
A simple self-paced step by step approach
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It’s simple to get started with Health Qigong; all you need is a comfortable place to practice and some basic instructions. Many resources are available to assist you in getting started, such as online videos, live streams, notes, face-to-face sessions, and workshops.
The majority of Health Qigong activities are gentle and suitable for people of all ages and fitness levels. It is ideal for individuals who struggle to find a routine, have an overactive spirit, or have difficulty mastering the combined action of meditation, breathwork, and technicalities. You are welcome to train and earn merit without being required to teach.
The videos on this page will assist in getting to know more.
What, Why & Who
Simple self-paced on-demand
Train and Qualify Locally. Teach Worldwide!
There are various Health Qigong forms, each with its own set of benefits. Through SAHQA (SA Health Qigong Association), clients can benefit from our international connections to IHQF (International Health Qigong Federation) and CHQA (Chinese Health Qigong Association). To get you started, learn and access 4 of the most popular forms.
Learn one form, be assessed, and earn merit to start teaching to pay for your ongoing education. Continued training while teaching refines your “on-the-job” skill sets. Our courses are suitable for beginners. Train 1 form or routine over 4 days of training at 4 hours per day can be done in person or via live stream (bookings required).
Train To Be A Health Qigong Coach
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Positive emotions are essential for good health, vitality, and immunity. That is also the Qigong viewpoint, and it is the key to extraordinary healing. Qigong works with frequency and vibration. Every emotion has a distinct signature and frequency. Specific systems in your body are influenced by these frequencies. This good effect is what creates such a beautiful feeling and complete healing.
These exercises, if learned, can also result in increased immune functioning, breathing and blood flow, greater flexibility, a higher level of internal balance and harmony, and physical efficiency and coordination. Qigong is now regarded as “a shining pearl in Traditional Chinese Medicine” in the Chinese health and medical science fields. It has helped millions of people with severe and persistent health problems in getting better.
Benefits: Instructor & Client
Increase muscle strength and flexibility
Improve lower back pain
Encourage blood circulation
Helps to combat stress and depression
Better functioning of internal organs is beneficial to people suffering from Diabetes, Heart Problems, and Kidney problems
Reduce high blood pressure
Improvement of mental attitude and power of perception as well as overall physical fitness
Improvement of the flexibility of joints, thus beneficial to people with Arthritis.
Reduce the loss of Calcium thus improve bone density, thus beneficial to people suffering from Osteoporosis
The cardiovascular and respiratory functions are markedly improved.
The 4 Forms In Brief
There are initially four forms to get you started, namely Liu Zi Jue, Ba Duan Jin, Yi Jin Ying, and Wu Qin Xi. These qigongs are designed for improving the general health of those who practice them.
1. Six Healing Sounds
The 6 Healing Sounds are to clear toxins and restore the health within the organs; this is done with each inhalation and exhalation. Each sound resonates with a specific organ to amplify the health of this organ.
2. EIGHT SECTION BROCADE
Eight Section Qigong Exercises for calming the mind and spiritual enhancement, stretching and loosening body joints, and assisting with breathing enhancement. Assists illnesses such as osteoporosis and mental health.
3. TENDON MUSCLE STRENGTHENING
Tendon Muscle Strengthening Qigong Exercises is based on Chinese medicine theories within martial art applications. This specific routine is famous among the Shaolin monks when practicing the mergence of martial arts such as strengthening the bones, tendons, muscle, and sinews; effective for healing, energy work, and martial applications.
4. Five Animal Play
Five Animal Frolic/Play Qigong Exercises was specifically designed by a Chinese physician named Hua Tuo. Mimicking the animal movement affects the health of the internal organs, it massages, balances, stimulates, stretches, and opens in an aerobic and anaerobic action switching between sympathetic and parasympathetic mode or Yin Yang training.
The Advanced Forms
These are done after the 4 routines listed above and the player has completed a prescribed competence level to continued study.
Did You Know?
Qigong as a therapy exercise is over 3000 years old; as shown on unearthed ancient paintings and pottery depicting the Qigong movements.
Origins researched among famous Chinese medicine contributors over these decades have proven its efficacy among thousands of practitioners and players living in China and the world to date.
Qigong as therapy is similar to Acupuncture treatment; as both utilise the same theoretical knowledge and philosophy to acquire 360 health and wellness.
There are Two ways of practicing Qi Gong
Dong Gong is an active technique. It involves movements relating to acupuncture points and channels, and strengthens the internal organs. This is also found in the practice of Tai Chi Quan but in Tai Chi one has to sink the Qi into the lower Dantian as well.
Jing Qi Gong is a passive technique like Yin and Yang. It consists of any kind of meditation – sitting, lying or standing – which helps us to cultivate energy and store the Qi in the DanTian. It works on the internal body and clears the mind (to gain calmness and clarity )
This will allow you to study at your own time and pace at home.
Find a flat, open space where you can move freely without colliding with anything.
Stretch beforehand is recommended since it assists to calm the mind and relax the body.
Allow at least 30 minutes, preferably an hour, for this practice.
Your phones should be off.
Avoid practicing with a full stomach.
Allow time to digest before doing anything physical.
Avoid training in direct sunlight.
Wear loose, comfortable clothing and shoes with flat soles.
Don’t go overboard.
When you’re tired, take a break.
After you’ve finished, gently cool down and give your body time to recover and restore itself.
1. BREATH NATURALLY
2. EMPTY YOUR CUP
(never assume you know something regardless if learned prior. You need to always be open to learning and new experiences)
STEP 1 Mimic the form and see how best you are able to do so.
STEP 2 Let the music gently wash over you and take in its beauty.
(The timing of each song is specifically composed for each routine to assist in sensation calming)
STEP 3 Examine your ability to recreate the technicalities of every single movement in minute detail.
Once you’ve done this, you’re ready to be refined.
Spending time with a qualified Qigong coach will assist you in maximizing your ability to master the moves and benefit from the features that improve your health.
All of these and more will be at your fingertips.
How do you go about doing this?
This is possible with our online lessons, which include video tutorials that cover theory and technicalities in detail.
Alternatively, look for us to do workshops in your area or invite us to collaborate with you.
Get To Know Us
Aside from over 30 years in Qigong practice, what sets us apart? SA Health Qigong For Self-Care takes it a step further by applying “old school” profound therapy principles into action. The SA Health Qigong For Self-Care courses are taught both in private & group sessions, as well as online. The International Health Qigong Federation IHQF, is our international accreditation partner.
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Get To Know Us
Updated and Informed By Association
IKLWCentre established a neutral organization so that anyone in South Africa who wishes to connect with like-minded Health Qigong practitioners can do so. South African Health Qigong Association (SAHQA) is associated with the International Health Qigong Federation (IHQF) and the Chinese Health Qigong Association (CHQA), allowing SAHQA to have an Associative and Technical structure. Regardless of where they are in the world, our coaches are technically capable of helping to teach, assess, and merit any SAHQA member. Dr. Jeff Lan is a 9th Duan World Organization of Wushu Kung Fu Masters, an international 6th Duan IHQF Technical Coach, and the head Coach of the International Kim Loong Wushu Centre (IKLWC) (ch180057). IKLWC co-owner Amanda Lan is also a 7th Dan Kung Fu coach and an international 4th Duan IHQF Technical Caoch.
SAHQA & IHQF Explained
South African Health Qigong Association (SAHQA) is a national sports social organization. It is a registered organization that promotes and teaches Health Qigong as a fitness exercise and health-improving routine. Dr. Jeff Lan has been requested and authorized by China’s Chinese Health Qigong Association (CHQA) and International Health Qigong Federation (IHQF) to initiate and establish the South African Health Qigong Association (SAHQA), and has been sanctioned as a Health Qigong instructor by the CHQA and IHQF. By paying a reasonable annual subscription fee, anyone can join SAHQA. Start with the program on this page, continue the training with online lessons or live face-to-face lessons, complete routines 1-3 to qualify for the junior instructor, and gain access to international merit. Each routine can be evaluated. Once you have completed the required hours, you will be ready for assessment and merit.
Be Part Of Our International Network
Join a worldwide network of like-minded Health Qigong practitioners. Stay informed and get recognized for your accomplishments. Access the most recent Academic Research, Exchanges, and Developments. Instructors are encouraged to participate in international Health Qigong competitions and activities, to develop international Health Qigong technical standards, and to develop the training plan and management of Health Qigong athletes, coaches, and referees. Coaches never run out of information to give to their students since they participate in these activities.
SA Health Qigong For Self-Care
The Landing 503
Cape Town, South Africa
+27 063 469 1382 / 021 422 2193
SA Health Qigong For Self-Care