I know a lot of you are using paralimimals from Learning Strategies. There is some kind of program for healing and healing energies. I would like to hear for you about Spring Forest Qigong. What is it like? What are the Benefits? Does it take 500 years and 30 CDs to gain any progress? Does some progress and benefit come right away. Was it a good value in your opinion? Blessings!
I have the Learning Strategies Spring Forest QiGong course at home. I do really love Master Chunyi Lin who created it - his autobiography paints him as a remarkable person, and you can see this on his videos as well - I think he just radiates peaceful, kind, loving energy!
The program itself I have done a few times. I'm going to be honest, I am really bad to sticking at doing one thing consistently, and although SFQ always made me feel better after doing it, I don't really have the patience for standing and doing slow movements for an hour! I really wish I did though, because after having tried it, I have faith that an hour of SFQ every day would be one of the best things to do for your health. I did see some benefits after my one-hour sessions - more peaceful, better energy - but I never did it consistently enough to reap full benefits. I still do pull out the CDS sometimes though.
No, you don't need 500 years and 30 cds! The first Learning Strategies course is just fine, and I have heard about people who had success in improving long-standing health issues after practising SFQ daily for a month!
answered 07 Feb '12, 02:39
I did consider the Spring Forest Qi Gong course a few years ago but I didn't get it in the end because while I was looking into it, I came across ChiFusion Tai Chi and Qigong.
I generally don't like mentioning products that you have to pay for - and this isn't particularly cheap (a few hundred bucks) for what is just access to an online course - but I've been using it myself for the past couple of years and I've found it to have been a valuable experience.
Most Tai Chi/Qi Gong style courses are really nothing much more than choreographed dancing whereby you follow the movements of the instructor without knowing why you are doing those movements or what they are supposed to achieve energetically. Indeed, many instructors in those classes don't even know why they are doing those movements themselves...they just teach them because they themselves were taught them :)
I found the Chi Fusion course to be quite different in that it is exclusively focused on cultivating "internal energy flow" regardless of how good or bad your form looks from a traditional viewpoint.
Plus, and this is the true gem of the course, there is a Qi Gong movement introduced after several months called Spiraling Qi Gong which I've found to be among the most amazing, energizing body movements I've ever come across, and I've seen quite a few over the years :)
To do the movement of Spiraling Qi Gong properly, you really need to build up to it over a number of weeks, understanding and practicing each component of it in detail, and I found the Chi Fusion course did that very effectively in a gentle incremental week-by-week style.
Once you've mastered that simple (yet complex) movement, you have it for life and, just by itself, it almost replaces the need for Qi Gong and Tai Chi courses if you are doing them for energy-based reasons, rather than just for the dancing :)
I use a few minutes of Spiraling Qi Gong as my warm-up routine before playing intensive sports or weight-lifting and it can leave you buzzing with energy and heat within just that short time.
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