Zhong Yuan Qigong in KW

Experience the Inner Peace and Vitality that Comes from Practicing Qigong

a woman standing in front of a body of water
a woman standing in front of a body of water
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What is Qigong?

External styles, or Weigong, which focus on healing and strengthening the body and appear as a set of health-improving exercises that involve working with attention, energy, and breath. The most popular external Qigong sets today are the Yi Jing Jing, which focuses on strengthening muscles and tendons, and the Baduanjin Qigong, which translates to "Eight Pieces of Brocade."

Internal styles, or Neigong, which involve deeper and more complex meditative practices that emphasize not only general health improvement but also spiritual development. However, all Qigong styles share their roots in traditional Chinese practices. Practically all Qigong systems, in one way or another, trace their origins to Taoist practices, which is an ethnic Chinese philosophy founded by the famous Chinese sage Laozi.

Zhong Yuan Qigong is an internal style of Qigong that emphasizes static meditative exercises over dynamic movements. This system has its roots in Taoist energetic practices, Zen Buddhist psycho-practices, and even ancient Chinese shamanism. The school is named after the Zhong Yuan Plain, which is the ancient name for the central part of China where the system was developed. The area is now located in Henan province, home to sacred places like the Shaolin Monastery and the cave of the founder of Chan Buddhism, Bodhidharma (Damo). "Zhong Yuan Qigong" translates to "Qigong of the Central Path". It's important to note that Zhong Yuan Qigong is just one of many Qigong styles, each with its own unique approach and philosophy. However, it stands out for its emphasis on cultivating internal awareness and stillness, which is believed to promote better health, vitality, and spiritual development.

The term "Qigong" (pronounced as Chee-guhng) originated in the middle of the 20th century and encompasses all of China's health and wellness systems. Different sources mention varying numbers of Qigong types, ranging from several hundred to several thousand. Qigong styles can differ widely in form and internal content. Some may consist of simple healing and wellness exercises lasting 10-15 minutes, while others may involve serious, multi-hour "psychotraining" aimed at improving a person's internal properties. Therefore, Qigong practices are divided into two main types:

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a woman squatting down in the woods

Zhong Yuan Qigong preparation exercises LEVEL 1

Level 1 ZY Qigong Curriculum

During the introductory lesson we will cover topics such as Qi levels, Yin and Yang concepts, the Wu-Xing circle, energy channels, biologically active points, and contraindications for practicing Zhong Yuan Qigong. We will practice one main exercise Big Tree, a standing meditation to cultivate stamina and facilitate energy flow, embodying the strength and serenity of a majestic tree, along with four preparatory exercises, designed to eliminate bodily blockages, enhance flexibility, and open energy channels.

In the upcoming sessions of the seminar, we will engage in practicing other two main exercises, Refining Qi which aims to preserve and elevate energy to new levels of tranquility and strength and Microscopic Orbit, designed to address spinal issues, balance the hormonal system, and harmonize the body's energy flow, thereby unlocking artistic talents and achieving calm strength. The seminar program for Stage 1 includes regulation of kidneys and liver functions, exercises to improve vision, breathing techniques through points and channels, Qigong during sleep and walking, Qi cleansing methods, blood pressure regulation, diagnostic and treatment methods, and advice on practicing 24 hours a day.

First Level Certificate

The first-level seminar of Zhong Yuan Qigong can be completed in 15 hours, covering both theory and practice, and is spread over four to seven nonconsecutive days. Upon successful completion, participants will be able to practice Qigong independently and join regular classes. Additionally, obtaining the first-level completion certificate allows participants to attend future seminars and retreats conducted by Master Xu Mintang and Zhong Yuan Qigong instructors worldwide.

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Big Tree Practice

Since ancient times, people have pondered why human life ends at 60, 70, or 80 years. Few live to 90 years, and even fewer surpass the 100-year mark. Meanwhile, we experience discomfort in extreme heat and suffer in cold weather. It's entirely different with the plant world. Many trees live for hundreds of years. Winter and summer, in cold and heat, under the sun and rain, they grow without experiencing feelings, desires, or emotions. Their roots go deep into the ground, extracting water and all necessary nutrients, which travel up the trunk to the leaves. Their canopy reaches upward, bathed in rain, swayed by the wind, basking in the sunlight by day and receiving the light of stars and the moon by night. This flow of nutrients and energy from the Earth and the Cosmos allows the tree to grow and live, connecting the Earth and the Cosmos.

                                                  Xu Mintang

Big Tree
Big Tree

Our Classes

We offer group and individual classes on Zhong Yuan Qigong, both in person and online format.


Regular classes on Saturdays at 12:30 pm

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