Guigen Qigong , easy to learn self-healing exercises for health and vitality. The exercises in this video were designed by Dr. Xu Hongtao of Beijing, China, to promote and maintain health, restore energy levels, and calm the mind. Qigong practice combines the use of breathwork, physical movement, and intention. Affirmation, visualization, and imagination are all utilized to enhance qi flow to particular target areas in the body. The practice is divided into sections according to the creation cycle of the five elements: earth, metal, water, wood, and fire. Each section focuses on the particular energetic channels (meridians) and internal organs associated with that element.
As the Chinese say, “Where the mind goes, the qi follows”.
“Guigen” means a return to one’s primordial home, or a return to the Tao.
Dr. Suzanne Friedman, is a licensed acupuncturist, nationally certified herbalist, and a doctor of medical qigong therapy. She is one of the few Americans certified to teach Guigen Qigong. Dr. Friedman is the Chair of the Medical Qigong Science Department and Dean of the Medical Qigong Clinic at the Acupuncture and Integrative Medicine College in Berkeley, California.