Jingui Golden Shield Qi Gong activates the enormous potential energy (jing) stored in the body, converting it to actual energy (qi). This converted energy feeds and strengthens the internal organs. The excess energy spills into the meridians (our internal wiring system), clearing stagnations or blocks, widening and maturing the meridians. Then, specific techniques to gather and store the energy or qi inside the body are engaged to help the student continually build their own energy systems.
Jingui Golden Shield Qi Gong uses the body’s “will to live, to get stronger” as the means for creating growth and cultivation. The practice begins by giving the body a slight challenge. The body interprets this challenge as “the need to grow stronger”. As the student continues the practice the body shifts, and what used to be perceived as a challenge is now recognized as no challenge at all. The body has evolved. It has shifted to recognize that a higher and stronger energy level is its “normal state of being”. At this point the instructor moves the student to the next stage of the practice where a new challenge is applied, and the process begins all over again.
This is similar to what the body does during exercise. The muscles are challenged so they grow stronger to meet the challenge. In Jingui Golden Shield, however, the challenge is much more multi-dimensional in nature. In each step the student’s physical strength, energy, and awareness continues to build and refine. Not only have we experienced the muscles grow stronger, but so do the bones, organs, the meridians pathways, and spiritual awareness. As a result the whole system grows stronger, clearer and more integrated, physically, energetically, and spiritually.
These three levels-physical, energetic, and spiritual are traditionally referred to as the Three Treasures; Jing, Qi, and Shen. A technique for integrating all Three Treasures is incorporated into each level of training. This integration of Jing, Qi, and Shen is the cornerstone and one of the most valuable aspects of Jingui Golden Shield Qi Gong. From this integration process a powerful level of health and longevity is achieved. Practitioners feel that their energy becomes more vital and youthful through this training.
Moving and sitting meditations which compliment the physical training and enhance mind/body/energy connection are included with each level of training. Students have found the result is a powerful transformation of the entire energetic system and greatly enhanced levels of health.