QiGong is a traditional Chinese system of exercise for improving physical health and spiritual growth. The basic concepts of qigong include gathering qi (vital life energy) to recharge ourselves at the cellular level, dispersing stuck energy and balancing our Yin and Yang energy to harmonize body and mind and prevent injury and disease. In addition to this, many forms of qigong help to open up higher spiritual energy centers and facilitate higher levels of spiritual awakening. Poor diet, stress, worry and the rush of modern life all deplete our qi. Daily practice of qigong can help to counter these negative effects by recharging the body with qi, activating our innate healing potential and strengthening our ability to resist illness and disease.
By replenishing our Qi, and smoothing out the flow of life energy we naturally feel relaxed and energized, awake and inspired! Qi is somewhat like cash in that once we have access to more of it we can spend it on whatever we like, and so Qigong can enhance our healing potential, our athletic performance or our creativity. It can liven up our sex life and or give us more energy for work and career, or we can use it for spiritual awakening. How we use this Qi is essentially up to us.
What Is Soaring Crane Qigong?
Developed by grandmaster Zhao Jin-Xiang in the early 1970's Soaring Crane Qigong is one of the most well-known forms in China and it is widely considered to be one of the most powerful forms of Qigong for self-healing. Soaring Crane Qigong is easy to learn and is suitable for almost everyone, from those suffering from serious or chronic illness needing deep and immediate healing, to professional athletes looking to improve athletic performance and everyone in between.
QiGong with Robert
Robert Weinstein has studied Qigong for over 20 years. In 1995 he began his Qigong studies with Master CK Chu in New York City. After 10 years of practice he focused his studies on Soaring Crane Qigong with Teri Applegate, the lineage holder of Soaring Crane Qigong in the United States and Master Chen Hui Xian who originally brought Soaring Crane Qigong from China to the US. In 2006 lineage holder Teri Applegate certified Robert to teach Soaring Crane Qigong. Robert has taught Qigong classes at Samadhi Yoga, Seattle's monthly Dream Dance gathering and at the Imagine Music And Arts Festival on Orcas Island. Robert currently runs his own Qigong program and is also available for private instruction.