"The purpose of Yuan Gong practice is to better align human life with its governing laws. When we follow the laws of life, we can be healthy. The more profoundly we follow the laws, the healthier we get." - Yuan Tze
Th e Practice
Yuan Gong is a comprehensive Qigong system. It is a practice of beautiful moving and still meditations, using the body, mind, breath and Qi (energy).
Its foundations rest in Chinese tradition, but western scientific and psychological findings are incorporated, so Yuan Gong is a comprehensive discipline. Practicing Yuan Gong helps to increase mental clarity, improves internal strength and stability, and helps us understand the patterns of thought that inadvertently support negative emotions and illness.
Yuan Gong can help you:
- Increase Energy
- Build Trust
- Improve Relationships
- Breathe Easy
- Find Purpose
- Cope with Pain
During a Yuan Gong practice, movements, postures and breathing are accompanied by an active direction of consciousness towards a meditation summed up in these six verses.
Awareness inside the body, feel the emptiness and spaciousness within
Expand the awareness out, becoming one with the universe
Draw the awareness back to the body, calm and peaceful
Open to the universe with reverence and utmost respect
Let the bright universe nurture the heart with compassion and love
Feel relaxed and joyful. Qi flowing harmoniously and smoothly.
Giving ourselves the time to experience these verses during practice helps shift our internal state towards a more unified, harmonious one. Once this transition begins, the deeper benefits of Yuan Gong become evident. Although a Yuan Gong practice has many physical benefits, students often find that the greatest value comes in less tangible forms. Simply stated, Yuan Gong opens the heart, allowing trust, openness, love and gratitude to flow in.
Watch Kelly demonstrate "pulling Qi".
"Since my introduction to Ren Xue in 2008, I have learned how to make positive changes. Areas that I brushed off as typical stress and anxiety became areas of possibility to create a balanced life."