At Nam Yang Brighton we practice the Tong Ling Zi Ran Chi Gong style as taught by Master Huang Xing Xiang.
TONG LING QIGONG 中 华 自 然 通 灵 气 功
There are a few hundred styles of Chi gong practiced in China today, each one of them unique on their own. According to Traditional Chinese Medicine the flow of “Chi” and blood compliment each other for us to maintain health, prevent and cure ailments. This leads to the cultivating of the mind, the body and the spirit.
The word “Chi” means breath, air or gas and “gong” means the work of practice. The practice of “Chi gong” is divided into 2 types. The movement type does the breathing exercises through different movements. For the meditative type you sit in a position, relax yourself and do the breathing.
Traditional Chinese Medicine stressed the prevention rather then cure for illness. Thus the training of qigong is to strengthen ourselves and immunized ourselves against illness. The benefits of these training can only be felt when one does it regularly and consistently. The practice of qigong existed for over 5000 years. It was readily accepted by people of all generations due to its unique qualities.
The word “Tong” means clearing, access, flowing and circulating. In this context it means clearing the diseased “Chi” from your meridians, enhancing smooth flow of blood and “Chi” circulating the universe and gaining access to the cosmic power.
“Ling” means effectiveness, swiftness and alertness. It is effective in the treatment of diseases, in strengthening the body and cultivating sixth sense and psychic power.
Master Huang Xing Qiang from Guilin, China studied qigong Chinese Herbal Medicine and “Wushu” since his childhood days with renowned masters of those days. He was involved as lecturer and adviser to various academic institutions since 1978. He is the founder of the Tong Ling Chi gong.
There are 11 basic exercises in the Tong Ling Chi gong system. The requirements of these exercises are simple and easy to learn, no risk of deviations etc. All the exercises can be done in a small place. Any individual who trains in this Chi gong can acquire strong Chi sensations after a short practice period. This can lead to self cultivation to overcome health problems and also the ability to transmit Chi to heal others.
The practitioner will be able to feel the increase in his mental power and health.
As we practice the Chi gong through the different exercises we are going through harmonizing the flow of Chi in our body mainly the flow of the micro and the macro orbit. Along the spine are all of our vital organs and as we bend and twist our spine during the qigong exercises, we are actually massaging the vital organs in our body and thus maintaining our health. The organs in our body function together and compliment each other so we have to keep them in good shape all the time.
Case histories have shown that some diseases can be overcome by practicing Chi gong. Common are high blood pressure, anemia, stress and nervousness, migraine, inflammation of nose and throat, asthma, sinuses and stroke related problems. If we exercise regularly we can prevent a lot of illness from coming our way.
Written By Master Tan Soh Tin