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Origin and History

Chi Kung has its origins in China, considering that it is over 5000 years old. Chi Kung can be defined as a set of practices aimed at strengthening the body, increase vitality, achieve a good state of health, increase longevity and develop the capacities, not put in value by other means, of  the human being.

The long date practice of Chi Kung led to the crystallization of many techniques - static positions and dynamic exercises, with smooth motion and body harmony. These are combined with specific ways of breathing and mental concentration. The practice includes many forms of meditation, relaxation exercises and massage.

Because of the many benefits the Chi Kung techniques were adopted and used in China by physicians, acupuncturists, therapists and healers, the practitioners of martial arts, or the followers of different religious and philosophical current, such as Taoism, Confucianism and Buddhism . This has created a matchless variety of forms and schools of Chi Kung.

Undeniable effects on health, mental and emotional balance acquired through diligent practice, improvement of the general attitude towards life and increased appetite for living made Chi Kung to enjoy an impressive audience, both in China and worldwide. It is estimated that around 100 million people around the world practice Chi Kung in many forms and at different levels of mastery.

 

“Yield and overcome,

Bend and be straight,

Empty and be full,

Wear out and be new,

Have little and gain,

Have much and be confused.”

[Tao Te King]