The Exact Meaning of the Title

We know that the phrase "Five Elements" refers to wood, fire, earth, metal, and water in nature. But the Chinese Taoists also believe that human beings are part of nature. Therefore, each of the Five Elements “corresponds” to the five important internal organs of our body - i.e., liver, heart, spleen, lungs, and kidneys. Here in this title, Five Elements simply refers to the five internal organs they correspond to. As for the word “Bagua” in the title, it refers to Bagua “walking the circle steps” with clenched fists. Thus, the exact meaning of “Five Elements & Bagua Qigong” would be:

“A Qigong, which through walking the circle in Bagua steps, and through other movements with clenched fists, can have an influence on one’s internal organs.”

Characteristics of “Five Elements & Bagua Qigong”

Wild Goose Qigong VIII showcases how certain martial arts movements could be incorporated into the gentle and roundish Qigong movements to enhance the Qigong effects. Quick and linear movements are used for the training of emitting Qi and stimulate your Qi to the surface of your body, while soft and gentle movements are used for the training of returning and absorbing of Qi. The key to the mastery of this qigong is relaxation. When you are able to relax immediately after a kick or a punch, the Qi will return deeply into your body, nourishing your internal organs, and eventually collecting to the centers of your body.

Health Benefits of “Five Elements & Bagua Qigong”

Try to learn and practice this Qigong often. It can provide us with many health benefits:

  1. It strengthens our spine, back, and the Governing vessel.
  2. It builds up our physical strength and stamina.
  3. It detoxifies our large and small intestines and thus purifies ourselves.
  4. It can even sharpen our sensory organs, i.e., brighten up our eyesight, improve our sense of hearing and smell.

But most importantly, this Qigong can provide us with the wonderful agility training needed for self-healing a spectrum of neurologically related problems, from the common leg cramping to the “neurological movement disorders”, such as Tremor, Distonia, and Parkinson’s.