Healing Sounds: This Medical Qigong poster was developed by our MQG Department Chair L.Francesca Ferrari, L.Ac., DMQ (China). Prof. Ferrari offers weekend Medical Qigong intensives for those students interested in learning this practice.
5 Element Qigong Practice - This is a full, 12 minute qigong session that includes practices for the elements of Wood, Fire, Earth, Metal and Water and their associated organs and meridians. Each element is demonstrated with some instructions, and repeated a few times. Once you have learned them it's a wonderful practice to do on your own.
Dantian is loosely translated as "elixir field", "sea of qi", or simply "energy center". Dantians are important focal points for meditative and exercise techniques such as qigong, martial arts such as t'ai chi ch'uan, and in traditional Chinese medicine. Taoist and Buddhist teachers instruct students to center the mind in the navel or lower dantian, to aid control of thoughts and emotions. Acting from the dantian is considered to be related to higher states of awareness or samadhi.