To Master the Self is the Highest Mountain Anyone can Climb – A Guide to External QiGong –

Fitness is for everyone, after all, everyone wants to be fit, strong and sexy. With the obesity epidemic, over 3 out of 5 people suffer from metabolic syndrome. Obesity the leading cause of chronic disease and death. People with metabolic syndrome usually have other medical conditions that make high impact aerobic, and weight bearing exercise a challenge. Not only is WaiDanGong QiGong non weight bearing and low impact, but it also trains all five elements of fitness in one 25 – 45 minute session.

“My Mind’s Telling me Nooooo, but my Body is Telling me Yes” – R. Kelly

Equally important, mind body practices like External QiGong  also offer Meditation and Breathwork exercises that train the mind. In light of research, the major reason adherence to intervention programs subside is due to a lack of neuropsychological control. By the same token, when it comes to lifestyle change, the ability to self govern over the mind is the most critical skill to develop. All things considered, Meditation and Breathwork exercises make it easier to choose a healthier activity when there is an occurrence, or a stressful situation. 

Softstyle physical exercises are similar to those found from Tai Chi. A set of poses, or dynamic and static stretches, that provide cardiovascular, strength, muscular endurance, flexibility, and body composition training. All in all, gentle non weight bearing exercise combined with mind training that Softstyle External QiGong has to offer make it possible for everyone to get fit.


 WaiDanGong QiGong is the Elixir of Health and the Fountain of Youth

Graceful movement with Breathwork, and Meditation is unique amongst QiGong, and TaiChi. TaiChi is a few hundred years old whereas QiGong dates back eons. As a matter of fact, QiGong, and Yoga co-evolved in the regions of Tibet / Nepal. Exercise, and the Mind where a source of intense study so that nations would gain an upper hand. Their goals were to enhance combat, as well as a create system of health care for the masses. Overall, Mind Body Practices strengthen the Mind Body Connection and educate how to maintain health over the course of their lifetime. 

My actions are my only true belongings. I cannot escape the consequences of my actions. My actions are the ground upon which I stand. – Thich Nhat Hanh

Another key benefit of ancient mind body practices like QiGong is Meditation and Breathwork exercises. Internal practice trains the mind to develop Mindfulness, and Awareness of internal and external stimuli. First off, the most important benefit of meditation is giving the practitioner a better ability to self regulate actions. Willpower is true strength, as it plays a major role in any intervention program’s long-term success. As urges and impulses come up it is critical to be able to self govern and make the right choice. Essentially, the ability to control emotional responses from thoughts and impressions allow you to make smarter choices when the heat is on.

To say the least, the subconscious mind is a jungle. On average, adults think anywhere from 50 – 80,000 thoughts per day.  In addition, most thoughts and impressions repeat throughout the day, after all “Bad Habits Die Hard”. Thoughts stem all the way from childhood, and include any habits picked up along the way.  Activities and or thoughts that are repeated often are more likely to rewind and replay. Generally speaking, if there is going to be permanence to any new thoughts and or activities it takes a perpetual effort of reinforcement.

Imagine that you are a sailboat on a turbulent ocean. In this scenario emotions are the wind, life is the turbulent ocean, and the sky is the intuition that guides you through life. Practices learned from QiGong Meditation are the sails on your boat. Essentially, you learn how to direct the boat during the onslaught of a storm by use of the sails to guide you the destination you have in mind.  In any event, becoming present and aware of thought allows for better self governance. Achieving what may seem to be difficult becomes easier by the day. 

Patanjali’s Yoga Sutra #3 – Tada Drastuh Svarupe Avasthanam

– “Then the seer abides in his own nature”

In order to find peace and union, you must be able to silence the mind

  • An untrained mind is like a swamp, with murky waters, and never clear
  • Chittam Vritti – when the mind has truly found stillness
  • Without Chitta Vritti the water is murky and muddled, unfocused, unaware

Read the first 15 Yoga Sutra’s Here


 

WaiDanGong QiGong, A Customisable One Size Fits All

First off most who suffer from chronic disease need low impact, and non weight bearing exercise. Secondly, conventional exercise for people with degenerative disease or arthrokinetic dysfunction need to be modified to suit the individual’s needs to prevent injury. These modifications include aerobic and anaerobic activity. More often than not, exercise plans modified in this manner progress at a snail’s pace. In short, this is one reason why most will not maintain therapeutic intervention. In essence, this is where therapeutic intervention uniquely found in WaiDanGong QiGong come in handy because it is non weight bearing, and low-impact.

Mind Over Matter

By the same token, practice is low cost. Classes range from $10 – 45 dollars a session, and there is no need for expensive equipment. In addition, a major belief in QiGong is that the Earth is merely a rock in the heavens. Essentially this means you can practice anywhere, and use the floor for exercise. 

Furthermore, QiGong free’s up your schedule. Practice trains all five elements of fitness in one session. This means that you train your cardiovascular system, as well as flexibility, muscular endurance, strength, and body composition simultaneously. One session may take anywhere from 25 – 45 minute sessions. In brief there are two categories that WaiDanGong is split up into, Softstyle, and HardStyle. 

Comparatively, Softstyle QiGong is slow gentle and graceful, while the Hardstyle balances the body with quick and explosive. Regimens are a fine balance of mental exercises, as well as aerobic and anaerobic exercise that make the Mind Body Connection strong. Softstyle QiGong exercises are coupled with breathwork and meditation, along side gentle movements. Softstyle’s main focus is to develop internal health, flexibility, mobility, strength and balance. In comparison, exercises from Hardstyle QiGong focus on building hand-eye coordination, power, speed, agility, endurance and explosiveness. All things considered, mind body practices like WaiDanGong QiGong is an affordable solution to an epidemic of Chronic Disease sweeping the world 


Health Benefits from WaiDanGong QiGong Run as Deep as the Ocean is Blue

As a matter of fact, you will feel a change during your first class, you can also expect more permanent results within 6 weeks. Many report to feel sensations like intense tingling, warmth, cold, and shaking. These feelings are normal as the body will begin to absorb more oxygen, increase heart rate, as well as many other metabolic functions.  Not to mention, what makes QiGong easy to practice daily is that each session stimulates the bodies relaxation response. This activates the bodies natural healing mechanisms. Uniquely, QiGong does this by literally changing the bodies active and recessive genetic traits. In short, WaiDanGong conditions the body at the cellular level to endure, and become much stronger.

Moreover, long term benefits of QiGong include an increase in mobility, cardiovascular efficiency, metabolic function, immune system response, mobility as well as bone density. Physiological changes are just the start. QiGong also offers Meditation and Breathwork exercises that train the mind and give you greater neuropsychological control. 

Human behavior flows from three main sources: desire, emotion, and knowledge. – Plato

Comparativley, the mind without proper training is a house of cards. Even a gentle breeze will knock it over. Additionally, physical exercise along with Meditation and Breathwork from WaiDanGong QiGong are the 1.. 2… 3.. Knockout Punch. All things considered, this ancient mind body practice offers a balance of both worlds and promotes a lifetime of health and wellness.


 Do Not Let Life Stand in Your Way – WaiDanGong QiGong Helps you Overcome Adversity

By and large, everyone wants to be fit, and strong, however there are obstacles to any goal. WaiDanGong QiGong has the capability of transforming the fitness industry. Given the current circumstances the major decline in overall health and wellness while chronic disease grows uncontrollably. Altogether, if you take and cost out of the equation, the only excuse left is a lack of desire to take care of yourself.

“The Body Can Not Venture Where the Mind Will Not Go”

A healthy life of fulfillment requires a fine balance of fun and discipline. Everything is 90% mental and 10% physical, QiGong Meditation gives you the upperhand to achieve your goals. With Mindfulness and Awareness of actions, you are more likely to choose actions that promote your new lifestyle. All in all, the biggest reason adherence to lifestyle change is due to the choices you make with diet, and exercise.

Practice will not only give you better sleep but also promote fat loss and lean muscle growth. In any event practice is cost effective, efficient, and is time proven over eons to work. With a great balance of internal and external exercises, QiGong will strengthen your mind and body connection. Any goal you set your mind to will be achievable.

-Ninos Ibraham 17 Year QiGong Practitioner


Check out this HardStyle QiGong Push-Up Conditioning Circuit


Here is a link to Dhyana Meditation from Yoga

This video highlights WaiDanGong for Healing Chronic Pain Naturally


 

 

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Ninos Ibraham

Ninos Ibraham has over 10000 hours of training in QiGong, Yoga, Bodybuilding, Weightlifting, Nutrition, Body Mechanics, The Human Movement System, Eastern Psychology. Ninos Used to weigh in at almost 400lbs over a decade ago. With research into nutrition, human movement science, martial arts and yoga, Ninos had an amazing 200 lb weight loss in 9 months. What makes it more amazing is that Ninos did this without the aide of doctors, personal trainers, surgical procedures, and magic weight loss pills. Ninos has been a plant based vegan athlete 95 % of the time over the last 11 years.

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