WHAT IS QI GONG?
Most people have heard of Tai Chi and Kung Fu. People are now starting to hear about Qi Gong. Notice how these words are related: Tai Qi / Qi Gong / Gong Fu.
From a health/fitness perspective, Qi Gong is an ancient energy-enhancement system that promotes longevity. The elderly in Mainland Chinese parks are all doing either Tai Chi, or Qi Gong, or Gong Fu. But not Falun Gong. It’s being persecuted; they'll throw you in jail over there. You can only find it here (for more about the persecution, scroll down).
So, it's very complicated and therefore difficult to explain Qi Gong briefly. It has to do with many eastern medicine concepts such as chi-flow, meridians, gong, chakras, the dantian center, yin & yang, etc.
Chi could very roughly be explained as the electro-magnetic force-field, or energy blue-print, if you will, that holds the physical body's molecules in place. When a person dies, the chi body dissipates, and the physical body falls apart.
It is the power of chi that allows a shoot of grass to break through a cement sidewalk. Advanced karate practitioners enhance their chi in order to be able to smash cinder-blocks with the thin bones of their hands, elbows, and foreheads. Think about the physics involved in a stack of 10 cinder-blocks being smashed with the eggshell-like bone of the skull.
Chi is the life-force. Male athletes abstain from sex before their various events because one "Lovin' Spoonful" ("10-CC's") of male ejaculate is the life-force equivalent of an atomic bomb - it can hypothetically repopulate the entire planet. Athletes try to focus and avoid draining that energy to enhance their power. This is Chi.
"Gong", while related, is another form of energy altogether. However, the explanation of gong energy is lengthy and would need a lot more space than a website for clarification. In a nutshell, Gong energy is used for Buddha-BodyBuilding. If you want to find out what that is, you can download the book "Falun Gong” by Li Hongzhi:
and also “Zhuan Falun”
Here is the link to official Falun Gong exercise video:
A bonafide Qi Gong practice is an enlightenment path and goes far beyond the realm of health & fitness, which again is why I can only teach the exercises of this system in service, and can't take money for it. However, I can’t just go running around willy-nilly, teaching free classes everywhere. The catch is, if you hire me as a trainer for fitness purpose—I’ll happily, additionally teach Falun Gong for free. With 19 years in the fitness business, my fee is $175 per hour, and a pre-paid package of 10 sessions brings the price to $150 per session. The extra half hour of Falun Gong instruction, should you desire to learn, is absolutely free.
While we’re on the topic of fees, the standard personal trainer rules apply: if you need to cancel a session, I need 24 hours notice. The reason being, if I set aside time for your session, and don’t have enough time to move someone else into that spot—I lose money. The booked time must be paid for since time = money.