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    Silverfroth is offline Senior Member
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    Default Qigong?

    So I know what this is in theory. . . and several people here have mentioned practicing it.

    So - how does that work out? From *what* it is it sounds hard to learn how to do without someone there to help you through things. Is it difficult to self teach? Book or video benefits? Or is it not too difficult to learn and apply?
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    Qigong can best be understood as breath work. It can be done without moving or with movement. The movements are typically fairly simple but with all things the devil is in the details. How the breath is used while moving is very important as well as how the mind is directed. I have never really seen any instructional videos on qigong but imo it would be easy to pick up the physical movements which would provide some benefits but much harder to get more than superficial depth to any of the breath of mind work. As with learning KB technique an instructor is always superior to videos.

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    Yeah - that's what i was thinking: instructor for techniques. for this nature of focus I can't imagine being able to do things correctly by reading a book. Maybe some can? I don't think I could though.
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    It's a vast subject. There are many hundreds of systems. Each has similar goals such as improved health. Balancing your body and emotions etc. I have studied qigong for about 12 years. In the beginning I did Aikido which has some deep breathing excercises involved. Then moved on to study with teachers of the Chinese systems. I think it's an awesome complement to Kettlebell training. Dragon Door and John Ducane have alot of good stuff from what I hear. If you get serious about it study with a teacher.

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    Thank you for the input - it does interest me, maybe I'll pursue it in the future when meeting with a trainer is possible for me.
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