The Quote Garden ™
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Quotations about Qigong
& T'ai Chi Ch'uan
NOTE: Some of the quotes on this page were submitted to me by visitors, and not all have been verified for original source or wording. I'm working hard to confirm everything, but in the meantime please be aware of the possibility for errors. —ღ Terri, March 2021
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
[S]he had been... doing the exercises she had promised Grandma to do, so she wouldn't get the lung fever like her mammy did... rising on her toes, lifting her hands till they met overhead, pointing to the pale-blue sky, then bringing them down slowly, letting out the long breath. Ten times, breathing deep of the morning air, filling herself with refreshment while the first sun shone on the far green willows and spread itself on the water... ~Cid Ricketts Sumner, Tammy Out of Time, 1958
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
The tone of musical instruments and our own voice facilitate deepening the resonance of our body-mind with the universal rhythms and wholeness of spirit. Yogic practices of rhythmic breath and devotion, chanting and singing, or other forms of gentle movement such as T'ai chi, promote integration.... As we align more closely with our own rhythm, serendipity is a frequent visitor as we resonate more closely with the rhythms of the universe. ~JoEllen Goertz Koerner, "Quantum Healing," Healing Presence: The Essence of Nursing, 2011 (2nd edition)
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.
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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