Qigong is a State - Master Li Junfeng
Master Li Jun Feng with senior teachers Sarah Sires-Bentley & husband Cobi (a.k.a. Mr. Molasses)
Seven years before departing for China, I stepped into the dojo (training studio) of Master Li Junfeng, founder and chief teacher of Sheng Zhen Qigong. Since that autumn day in 2003, I've trained steadily in his system of standing and seated forms of qigong and meditation (which Master Li refers to as "non-moving" qigong).
On February 27th, 2010 at the Hyatt Hotel in downtown Austin, Texas, Master Li taught Sheng Zhen Healing Qigong, a 3-part, 30-movement seated form, to a group of 35 Symposium attendees from across the United States.
Hosted by the Academy of Oriental Medicine in Austin, the annual Southwest Symposium brings together doctors, educators, and other healthcare professionals in the field of acupuncture and traditional Chinese medicine.
In this 11-minute audio clip, Master Li gives a basic introduction to qigong and shares the essential elements of a fruitful qigong practice, including answers to these questions:
- Why are some practitioners able to receive more qi than others?
- What are the 3 levels of "opening" in a qigong practice?
- Why is simply receiving qi not enough for a good practice?
- How does one help qi to travel outside of the main meridians to reach the cells?
- When is too much knowledge of qigong a problem?
Click "play" on the clip below to hear the insightful answers to these questions and more! After you listen, please feel free to contribute any feedback or questions in the comments section. Thanks!