What is Qigong?
Qigong is a system of knowledge that comprises at least 5,000 years of human evolution and covers all the fields of human interest. As for the definition, it is officially known in China as the science of human potential and development. There are many styles of Qigong available so it is important to understand what makes our style unique. White Tiger Qigong are Taoist Qigong exercises that harmonize the body, breath and mind. White Tiger specializes in extremely dynamic
Qigong exercises known well in Wudang Mountain but has very little exposure in the West. Specialties include longevity & medical Qigongs, breathing techniques, meditation, and Qigong based martial arts. In the White Tiger School there are 3 types of Qigong that practitioners learn for a balanced program which fit together like pieces of a puzzle: Sitting, Standing, & Dynamic Qigongs.
Body Mind Breath
In every type of Qigong the body, mind, and breath are synchronized to become one. Whether moving, standing or sitting, every exercise requires these 3 harmonies. When the body, mind and breath become one, the spirit and the body can become unified.
Flexibility Strength Fluidity
A signature feature of this Qigong is that it trains the practitioner to become flexible, yet strong and fluid all at the same time. This is practiced in our Dynamic Qigong forms. Dynamic forms range from balancing, deep stretching in low stances, to spinal twists that are most often derived from animal forms and dragon movements.
Paths Of Qigong
This path is for the practitioner whose aim is optimum health and self-healing. Healers and Chinese Medicine doctors practice to enhance their ability to heal themselves and others typically practice medical Qigong. It is based on applied Traditional Chinese Medicine Theory to our existing exercises, which then can be prescribed to a patient.
Martial artists who wish to enhance their martial power practice Martial Qigong. The techniques can be applied to just about any martial art to increase the power of strikes, kicks, self-awareness and energetic movement.
Maximum Human Potential (Scholarly Qigong)
In ancient times, scholars, royalty and the high class could afford Chinese Medicine doctors so there was no need for Medical Qigong. They could hire bodyguards so there was no need for Martial Qigong. They practiced Qigong to explore the depths and capabilities of the human body. They wanted to know what their maximum human potential was. How far they could extend their Qi? How hot or cold could they make it? How strong and flexible yet fluid could they become?
This path of Qigong is for those who seek enlightenment with Qigong. In Taoist tradition, in order to attain enlightenment they would first have to strengthen the body and be able to protect themselves so they practiced martial Qigong and Qigong for health. Once they reached a high level of those practices they believed the body was prepared to attain enlightenment of the spirit. This method of Qigong is beyond the scope of our school, as it requires the practitioner to live a life of seclusion from society. If a student has reached a proficient level of Qigong in the above-mentioned paths we will introduce you to some monks in China who can guide you down this path.
A Complete Qigong Training System
This is one of the most complete and comprehensive Qigong training programs taught anywhere in the west. Even if your goal is to simply get fit, this training program will do it for you. With this training you will be able to take your body to new heights and gain the following benefits:
Benefits of White Tiger
Rock Solid Immune System
Razor Sharp Concentration
Mastery of Breath
Stretch and strengthen muscles, tendons, joints and ligaments
Maximum Potential Discovery
Cleanse, Massage and Strengthen the Organs
Boost Sexual Energy
Strengthen the bones
Superior Strength and Stamina
Maximum Martial and Athletic power
Speed Recovery Time of Injuries and Operations
Focus Your Spirit
Sleep Like a Baby
Discover Secrets of the Centenarians
Regulate and Calm the Mind
Aids in Structural Alignment
Weight Loss and Management
Full Strength Digestion and Elimination
Enhance intuition and creativity
Qigong Can Be Dangerous without Proper Guidance
Many beginners are learning very advanced techniques of Qigong from books and videos that are known to be dangerous if not practiced correctly such as Micro-cosmic orbit and others. You need a teacher who can answer your questions as you move along. What if you have some unusual Qi feelings and you need to discuss with a master what it means?
One time when I began learning a special form of lung Qigong I felt what I thought was incredibly strong Qi sensations. After I told my master he told me I was not ready at that time for that Qigong because the Qi feelings I was having were not good. I would have never known that if he wasn’t there to guide me. Only once you have deep experience with a variety of forms could you possibly understand how to study many forms from a video.
It takes time and guidance to understand both the energetic and physical properties of Qigong. I suggest people use the videos as a study guide to what they have learned in person and not learn new forms from a video. Also, some people posting videos on Youtube have very little experience or are not qualified to even be teachers.
“Qigong has been with me through thick and thin. It has helped carry me through the darkest of times and been with me in my times of joy. When I am over anxious it relaxes me. When I am angry it calms my heart. When I am fearful, it transforms into courage. I have used it as a system of whole body exercise that is both internal and external. I use it as a system of detox and to keep my body in optimal condition. Through Qigong I connect with a deeper universal energy that exists in all living things. I absorb Qi from the beautiful nature around me becoming one with it.”
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What Students Say
I have been to China to train Qigong and Kungfu, but Tevia's training was so much more detailed and thorough explanations that I never got before. I learned more in one day with him than 1 month in China. It was exactly what I was looking for. I will definitely come back to train with Tevia again!
Kamau Bakari Abayomi
Just finished a 5 day immersion in 5 elements Qi Gong with the powerhouse of a brother, Tevia Feng. The man is a gold mine of knowledge and experience in the Martial Arts. Thanks for the sessions.
About White Tiger
In ancient times, many traditional Taoist masters were trained in Qigong, martial arts and healing. Now a-days it’s hard to find a fully integrated system. White Tiger offers this training to create a truly complete training program.
Founded by Master Instructor Tevia Feng, White Tiger has a truly unique, fully integrated, holistic system of training of Qigong, specializing in a deep, dynamic Medical Qigong and internal martial arts. The vision of White Tiger is to spread these sacred arts across the world so others can learn to heal, transform their lives and discover their human potential.
In addition, White Tige Qigong offers a uniquely designed training system that teaches the practitioner time-tested, traditional training methods and principles with modern scientific principles of human anatomy, modern exercise science, muscle fascia research, and more. White Tiger bridges the new and the old world like never before. Browse our website to learn more about what events, services and resources White Tiger offers.