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Quotations about Qigong & T'ai Chi Ch'uan


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Tai chi does not mean oriental wisdom or something exotic. It is the wisdom of your own senses, your own mind and body together as one process. ~Chungliang Al Huang


It has long been my dream that one day Americans of all ages, creeds and colors will be practicing taijiquan in the parks of this nation as they do in China. Few places in the world have such beautiful open spaces which can and should be used productively at no expense. The result would be tremendous improvement in mental and physical well-being. ~Jou Tsung Hwa


Married to a soul and a mind, the body provides us with carnal pleasures and serves to reflect our overall spiritual and mental condition like a polished mirror.... To the extent that we can discover our own, unique balance, we are whole... and once whole, we can truly dance like the free spirits we are. Qigong (Chi Kung) calls us to the dance floor of life. ~Garri Garripoli, Qigong: Essence of the Healing Dance


As the practitioner incorporates the quality of tai chi movement into his life, he finds that he stops banging into things. The result of not falling into each step provides the opportunity to instantaneously ease back from unexpected barriers. ~Wolfe Lowenthal


Of all the exercises, I should say that T'ai Chi is the best. It can ward off disease, banish worry and tension, bring improved physical health and prolong life. It is a good hobby for your whole life, the older you are, the better. It is suitable for everyone - the weak, the sick, the aged, children, the disabled and blind. It is also an economical exercise. As long as one has three square feet of space, one can take a trip to paradise and stay there to enjoy life for thirty minutes without spending a single cent. ~T.T. Liang (Liang Tung-Tsai, 1900-2002), T'ai Chi Ch'uan for Health and Self-Defense


Master Duan dances Qigong. He moves as if entranced in a tango with the Universe. ~Garri Garripoli, Qigong: Essence of the Healing Dance


Qigong is the art and science of refining and cultivating internal energy. ~Ken Cohen, The Way of Qigong: The Art and Science of Chinese Energy Healing


Think of the circular path of each movement, in Tai Chi every movement is in curve or circle that has no ending or beginning. ~Paul Lam


Tai chi is the one exercise that can universally help solve our growing health crisis. It has stood the test of thousands of years. We have a generation of baby boomers with increasing health problems; old people who are sick, in pain, fearful, and cranky; a middle class that is increasingly incapable of affording most of the drugs that are prescribed for their ailments; children that are flaccid, diabetic and asthmatic. People of all ages are addicted to drugs, alcohol, sugar, cigarettes, and caffeine. Stress follows almost everyone like a shadow. ~Bruce Frantzis


Qigong is a strategy for freedom from our cage of isolation. ~Garri Garripoli, Qigong: Essence of the Healing Dance


Practicing qigong is so simple and so powerful. You cannot do it wrong. You can only do it good, better, or best. ~Chunyi Lin


If you want to be healthy and live to one hundred, do qigong. ~Mehmet Oz


Qi is that intangible energy that animates the human body and all things in this Universe. Richard Lee, founder of the China Healthways Institute, refers to it as "bioelectric-vitality," while others call it "life force." Western languages don't even have a word to translate the Chinese "Qi" character. This points to a vast difference in the way people of these two cultures view the world. ~Garri Garripoli, Qigong: Essence of the Healing Dance


Stillness and action are relative, not absolute, principles. It is important to find a balance of yin and yang, not just in qigong, but in everyday life. In movement, seek stillness and rest. In rest, be mindful and attentive. ~Ken Cohen


Qigong is a jewel that has many facets. ~Ken Cohen


[T]he more qi-full you are, the more cheerful you are. ~Ken Cohen


Written and oral teaching can only seek to trigger and stimulate you, the true wu xing must come from within as the truth derives from Nature and is constantly accessible to you. Through cultivating your inner Qi, you become strong, not as an "individual" against the world but as an integral part of the world.... ~Garri Garripoli, Qigong: Essence of the Healing Dance


The beauty of the qigong approach is that you simply start from where you are. Tiny steps can still take you where you want to go; you just need to dedicate some of your time to yourself, which is a form of self-respect and love. ~Dr. Daju Suzanne Friedman, Heal Yourself with Qigong


At the higher stages of energy continuation, one will find his movements are now being governed by the movement of his internal energy. ~Wu Ta-yeh


Qi gong therapy, as well as other branches of Chinese medicine, can be reduced to two simple principles: the cleansing of meridians to achieve harmonious energy flow, and the restoration of yin-yang balance. ~Wong Kiew Kit


To be inflexible to the change around you is to live in fear. Qigong is a useful tool to improve your flexibility, both mental and physical. ~Garri Garripoli, Qigong: Essence of the Healing Dance


Qigong is more than a set of exercises, it is an attitude that works to restructure one's perspective on life, leading to balance and harmony with the world around us. ~Garri Garripoli, Qigong: Essence of the Healing Dance


Qigong is a way of being.
Being soft, yet strong.
Qigong is a way of breathing.
Breathing deeply, yet calmly.
Qigong is a way of standing.
Alert, yet relaxed.
~Nigel Mills


You possess the ability to tap a bottomless well of physical and psychic energy.... With it, you can harness the magickal power of the universe. Yet most of us unknowingly block the flow of this power, and live out our lives not reaching the potential that we could achieve if we only knew how. ~L.V. Carnie, Chi Gung


The beauty of being human is that our uniqueness will carve for us personal conclusions as to what Qigong is. ~Garri Garripoli, Qigong: Essence of the Healing Dance


Tai chi is often described as "meditation in motion," but it might well be called "medication in motion." There is growing evidence that this mind-body practice... has value in treating or preventing many health problems. ~Harvard Women's Health Watch, May 2009


This is the essence of Qigong: a total absorption of the senses and spirit. With this absorption comes a rebalancing. ~Garri Garripoli, Qigong: Essence of the Healing Dance



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