Zhineng Qigong was created by Dr. Pang Ming, an M.D., a Doctor of Chinese medicine, and a Qigong Grandmaster. He studied qigong under 19 different Grandmasters, and in 1979 he developed Zhineng Qigong as a result of his search for more powerful ways to help his patients heal.

Dr. Pang Ming's definition of Qigong is training based on the theories of the Holism of life. It is training that requires the participant to consciously use the mind intent to focus inward to transform, to improve, and to enhance life functions. Mental, posture, and breathing adjustments are the extensions of the inward training. It is training that enables the participants to transform natural instinctive activities into conscious activities.

"We cultivate our own life energy through accessing nature's great store of life energy (Qi). This approach produces quick results. But cultivating one's Qi is not the most fundamental; cultivating one's spirit is. Mastery of Qi is really achieved through mastery of consciousness. We use consciousness in a careful, craftsman-like way, to shape our life, to attain our goals. If we use modern terminology to name this process, we call it Qigong... in modern terms, Qigong is the refinement of consciousness to enhance the state of energy in the body. This leads to vibrant health, a harmonious body and mind, and awakened spiritual life." -Dr. Pang Ming


There are many ways to organize a qi field, and here I will share the way to organize the qi field with the 8 verses. Yet first, what is a qi field? This within itself is a large topic, and I will share more in our next newsletter. For now, I can say organizing the qi field is to consciously merge within yourself and merge with the external environment harmoniously. When one is harmonious internally and externally, optimal exchange of life force enhances the physical health, emotional intelligence, and conscious consciousness abilities of every person in the field. This may be just yourself when you organize the field alone or everyone in a group. In a group, the leader’s gongfu (ability to be fully present and focused) guides the group through words, movement, or the power of their own field. Every participant also exponentially adds to the group qi field.

Using the 8 verses to organize the qi field is a foundation of Zhineng Qigong. Ultimately for all practices, every single verse is incorporated – in every meditation, every movement. *

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