Each of the forms in the 5 Elements Qigong system is associated with an organ. The five powerful Qigong forms named after five animals – Dragon, Tiger, Leopard, Snake and Crane target five internal organs – kidney, lungs, liver, spleen and heart to boost the Qi circulation, and help develop strength, balance and flexibility. These forms also symbolize five elements – Water, Metal, Earth, Wood and Fire.
By targeting the organs, the five forms address various health troubles and provide the practitioner with a healthy, positive and synchronized mind, body and spirit. In order to learn and master these forms, you need to take part in a comprehensive and advanced 5 Elements Qigong training course which is offered by only Tevia Feng at his White Tiger Qigong school nestled in the lap of nature in Thailand.
Kidney (Dragon Form)
The centre of Jing, one of the Three Treasures, kidneys are affected by the emotion of fear. Good kidney health contributes to physical strength and stamina. On the other hand, lower backpain, premature aging and bone diseases are the results of poor kidney Qi. The Dragon form involves the twist of the spine that stimulates the circulation of energy in the kidneys. Regular practice of this Qigong form fortifies the body to preserve Jing, the basic life force.
Lungs (Tiger Form)
The centre of grief, tension and stress, lungs are considered to be the first organ affected by any disease. Poor lung health blocks the flow of Qi and thwarts the release of oxygen in the body. It results into dry and damaged skin and hair, and speeds up the aging process. The Tiger form with its fierce, strong and fluid movements opens the lungs. Starting with the expansion of the chest with the inhale, the Qi flows throughout the body, expands the breathing capacity and drives out all the stress, grief and tension with the expulsion of the air.
Liver (Leopard Form)
This organ is associated with anger, stress and depression. Poor liver health gives rise to digestive problems and affects blood circulation. Our body is purified of all the toxins through liver.
The Leopard form squeezes the organ by twisting the side body. This frees the Qi into the liver and speeds up the detoxification process.
Spleen (Snake form)
Spleen is linked to both digestion and circulation, and is connected to the emotion of anxiety. This organ builds blood in the body and directs blood circulation and muscle function. Since spleen is susceptible to stagnation and prone to become damp, it can cause the formation of mucus, and develop digestion problems and anxious state of mind.
The Snake form addresses this susceptibility. It opens up the organ deeply to soak in the fresh Qi.
Heart (Crane Form)
Sleeplessness, hypertension and chest pain are the symptoms of heart problems. The heart is where the spirit rests and strong heart health can make the body immune to various diseases. The Crane form is one of the most graceful, fluid and flexible forms in Qigong. In the 5 Elements Qigong training course at White Tiger Qigong, the practitioner is instructed to maintain a perfect coordination while opening the arms, bending the back and opening up the rib cage.The correct posture helps in alleviating chest pain and pain in the arms, upper back and rib cage.
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