How do I Choose a Qigong School?
Shaolin Qigong is less well known than other energy practices like Yoga or Meditation, and it’s fair to say that not all Qigong training is equal, just as not all Yoga or Taijiquan (Tai Chi) training is equal.
Unless a Chi Kung school includes the aspects of energy and mind in addition to the physical movements, then the essence of the art – and the majority of the benefits – will be lost. Think about it; If an art known as the “art of energy” omits the energy aspect, it would be like intending to go on a healthy diet but leaving out the healthy food!
In our school, we focus on “triple cultivation” from the very first lesson. Triple Cultivation is the training of body, mind and spirit simultaneously in one system. We also distinguish between techniques and skills. One can learn and perform a technique, but only when the application of that technique develops a skill does the magic happen. Techniques can be copied from books and videos, but skills are unlikely to be developed.