How Qigong saved my life

For the past 9 years I have been learning from Yuan Tze. Having the good fortune to learn from such a teacher is one of the greatest, if not the greatest, blessing one can have in one’s life.  Nothing compares to experiencing the ‘heart to heart’ transmission of information from a true master of wisdom. 

18 years ago I was at a loss as to how to overcome the debilitating symptoms of chronic fatigue and clinical depression which had kept me unable to work and virtually housebound for 5 years.

By that stage I had tried over 140 therapies in my bid to find answers, and nothing had worked. I was desperate. So desperate I sold my house in one last effort to find the missing piece of the puzzle by travelling overseas to try yet more avenues.

11 months later, and another 50 therapies added to my tally, I was still no further to finding the truth. Laid up in bed in a hotel room in Los Angeles, barely able to move with exhaustion, my next stop was due to be attending a workshop on an ancient Chinese healing massage technique in San Francisco. I prayed to God to somehow get me on the plane, and somehow I did.

After lying in bed for 2 days, I ordered a cab to take me to the clinic, where I experienced the turning point I had been waiting for for 5 years. After almost crawling in the room on my hands and knees, I was able to walk out 2 hours later and take the train back to my hotel.

How did such a transformation happen?

Because in one fell swoop I learned and experienced the powerful healing benefits of Qigong. Specifically I experienced an ancient Chinese technique called ‘internal organs Qi massage’ (Chi Nei Tsang), which releases blocked Qi within the internal organs and energy pathways (meridians). For me it was an emotional Qi release which was needed: years of emotional pain was let go of during that session as I laid on the table, sobbing non-stop for an hour whilst old, unacknowledged deep wounds were given permission to release.

This was the start of my love-affair with Qigong.

When you practice Qigong you learn how to increase the quality and quantity of Qi in your body. This has a knock-on positive effect on all levels of your being: physical, mind, emotions and Spirit.

What is Qigong

Qigong literally translates as ‘energy (Qi) cultivation (gong)’. Qi is the fundamental building block of life. Everything comes from Qi and is made from Qi. In India it is called Prana, in Korea Ki. Your mind, thoughts and physical body are all made from Qi. Without Qi there is no life. It is the most microscopic matter at a quantum level, from which all molecules, cells, tissues, organs, as well as mind, thoughts and emotions are built.

When you practice Qigong you learn how to increase the quality and quantity of Qi in your body. This has a knock-on positive effect on all levels of your being: physical, mind, emotions and Spirit, elevating your life to new levels.

After experiencing such a profound transformation, I immediately started to train in Qigong to heal myself further. Despite having had such a profound experience, there was still more work to be done to effect total recovery. For the next 5 years I studied and practiced Chi Nei Tsang and accompanying emotional clearing techniques. It completely transformed my health, and was the foundation for becoming an emotional healing coach.

Fast forward 9 years, and I intuitively knew it was time to find a new teacher. I had a sense something was missing from my Qigong practice, and I was keen to find out what that was. Enter Master Yuan Tze.

I will always remember the first time I met Yuan Tze. I knew I was in the presence of an authentic Qigong Master the minute I entered the room. The energy was palpable and I was sold on the spot.

He told me my job (everyone’s job) in life is to discover the ‘laws of life’ and ‘laws of health’, and then learn how to follow them. Just as when we break societal laws there are consequences, there are also consequences for breaking the laws of health: unhappiness, illness and life problems.

For the past 9 years I have been learning from Yuan Tze. Having the good fortune to learn from such a teacher is one of the greatest, if not the greatest, blessing one can have in one’s life.  Nothing compares to experiencing the ‘heart to heart’ transmission of wisdom information from a true master of wisdom. 

Yuan Tze has written about his own extraordinary journey in several books, and spends his time travelling the world teaching Ren Xue (‘human life science’) – the science of becoming a true human being. His teachings include a mix of Qigong exercises (for increasing the quality and quantity of Qi) known as Yuan Gong, theory on how to cultivate and elevate one’s consciousness, and Qi healing (Yuan Ming) techniques.

There is no doubt in my mind that my life has been forever changed through studying and practicing Qigong. It is the birthright of everyone to have access to these self-help techniques for healing, harmony and longevity.

It would take a lifetime to explain and share more about Yuan Tze’s teachings. The best way to experience them is to attend a retreat, with him or one of his teachers in person.

Yuan Tze will be visiting the UK for the first time ever this July. You can read more about his workshop on the following links:

Register for Brighton Yuan Gong and Qi Healing workshop with Yuan Tze Brighton July 2018

Yuan Gong Yuan Tze Brighton flyer (pdf)

Alternative online registration for Yuan Tze Yuan Gong workshop Brighton July 2018

Ren Xue Intl Facebook Group

“The purpose of Yuan Gong practice is to better align human life with its governing laws. When we follow the laws of life, we can be healthy. The more profoundly we follow the laws, the healthier we get.”

— Yuan Tze

About the author:

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Kim Knight is a transformational health coach who shows people how to tap into the self-healing powers of the human body and mind. She is a fully certified Yuan Gong and Yuan Ming practitioner. www.kimknighthealth.com

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