Method of Chinese Qigong in...
Wu Xiaogang, 武霖, 武小鋼
The book is to introduce to you the technique of inner practice at the beginning stage or say at the first level for practicing. In spite that the vocabulary of Inner Practice is known by more and more people today, but most people are poor to practice in the method and poor to understand it, and also have not heard of the methodological knowledge on the mechanism and the law at the level of the academic discipline. In modern Chinese, the official Chinese to name the form of the inner practice is Qigong (Ch'i-gung). But, in accordance with the view of the West science, Qigong or Yoga the form of the inner practice is the matte with the religious idea or covered a mystery veil. The real situation is the inner practicing method in a long history river had not developed to become the matter at the level of the technology.
The technique of inner practice in the book is a part of intensive training method of Wisdom Energy Qigong in which is with the three practicing stages of beginning, medium and advanced. One of the features of Wisdom Energy Qigong is an obviously effective inner practicing system founded on the base of classical Qigong that with near fifty hundred years history. Other feature is the method practicing is under the guidance of the methodological theory of Wisdom Energy Science (WES). Because WES is to research the phenomena of the inner practice and is an academic discipline, it was given a name of Qigong Science in 1980' s in China. The main task of Qigong Science is to discover the essence, the mechanism, the laws of the inner practice and the human body life activity in the view of Qigong Science, and study the true relationship between the inner practice and the human body life activity.
Because the method of Wisdom Energy Qigong was founded on the classical Qigong method as the basis and the classical Qigong originated in ancient China, for the reason, I spent much of the space to tell you the common knowledge on the classical Qigong and the general situation of Qigong in development in ancient China. The first chapter of the book is this for. So, this book is not just for the people who interested in the method practicing of Qigong; to the West people if has the idea to get an overview of Qigong in ancient and in modern, to read the book is beneficial to. In reading of the second chapter, you will get an overlook of Wisdom Energy Qigong, is the common knowledge for the specific method practicing.
In the great movement, so many Qigong methods were in reformation and in popular with the modern futures. The mass Qigong is a new kind of Qigong had not appeared in the history, it with the better efficiency of the mental and physical state transformation, Qi-healing is the side product of the Qigong practice. The method of Wisdom Energy Qigong is the first appeared one in the mass Qigong tide. The whole of the methods of Wisdom Energy Qigong is a system with the newly techniques of Qigong reformed from the typical methods of classical Qigong, the method practicing is under the guidance of the methodological knowledge of WES.
In the intensive method of Wisdom Energy Qigong, there are three kinds of outer form of the body for practicing Qi. Among them, the Standard Moving Method with the six sets of specific practicing methods as the six practicing stages is the essential one of the intensive training of Qigong. The first and the second sets of the standard moving method are at the beginning stage with the feature of mass Qigong, they were attracted a few million people for self-healing and fitness during 1979 to 1999 in mainland China.
Every of the topic above are the hot topics in Qigong field today, they have the detailed discussion in the text of the book.