FAQ FAQ in Chinese Calligraphy

Here is a list of frequently asked questions.

Q: Is there any age limit to practicing qi gong?
A: No, people can practice qi gong at any age. However, certain movements may have to be excluded—either temporarily or permanantly—depending on the limitations that face some individuals.

Q: What are the benefits of qi gong?
A: Qi Gong is recognized as effective in increasing energy and strengthening the immune system. The benefits generated by this type of meditation can help alleviate stress, fatigue and pain.

Q: What type of clothing should I wear during practice?
A: You should wear loose fitted clothing that permits you to reach your maximum range of motion. It is recommended that you wear excercise shoes that can be removed easily to facilitate some of the excercises (such as toe stretches).

Q: What does the exercise consist of?
A: People are trained to achieve the sensation and manipulation of qi by exercising the mind, breath and body. The exercise consists of two parts, the inner and outer—both are equally important. The inner exercise influences the meridians and internal organs while the outer exercise influences the muscles, joints, ligaments and limbs.

Q: Is qi gong easy to learn?
A: Most qi gong is easy to learn when taught by a master or reliable instuctor, but requires practice in order to experience the benefits.

Q: Can someone with religious beliefs practice qi gong?
A: Yes, anyone can practice qi gong. There is no particular religion that is prerequisite to learning this practice.

Q: Do I still need to visit my conventional doctor if I practice qi gong?
A: Qi Gong practice can help the body and heal illnesses, however, everyone's situation is different and qi gong may or may not work for you. Qi Gong should be viewed as a complementary supplement—it is part of a large body of knowledge. Do not reject conventional medicine.