What is Qigong?


Qigong (also spelled as “Chi Gong”, “Chi Kong”, or “Qi Gong”) is an ancient Chinese scientific study of the power of Qi in the body and the universe, and of how to use this power to benefit all aspects of life. "Qi" is a form of intelligence and a form of life force.  For example, Chinese people call the energy in a person’s body “Qi.” “Gong” means “the work of” or “the practice of.” Thus, Qigong is the practice of energy.


For thousands of years, the practice of Qigong was a closely-guarded secret revealed only to a chosen few. Even today, traditional Qigong techniques can require years of rigid, disciplined practice to develop proficiency. Many Qigong masters also do not explain why or how Qigong works.



Qigong Demystified


Master Chunyi Lin has demystified and simplified Qigong so it can be practiced and understood by anyone. SFQ is explained from the energetic, emotional, and spiritual perspectives. Spring Forest Qigong has many characteristics which make it incredibly effective.


Most Qigong forms are very traditional and very old. They were first developed to work with lifestyles of humans in ancient times. Back then, physical work and physical movements were large components of many people’s lives, so meditation was a larger focus in Qigong.


In modern times, the trend is toward fewer physical movements. Our more sedentary lifestyles do not help energy balance in the body as much as lifestyles in the past.


For example, raising your hands above your head helps stimulate the triple heaters, a very important energy system that helps transform energy in the body. The triple heaters are relevant to what are now called the gland (endocrine) system and the lymph (lymphatic) system. Both of these systems contribute to immune system function. Many problems are caused when these two systems are not working correctly: arthritis, internal organ problems, cancers, mental issues, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, etc.


The old forms of Qigong focus more on movements below the chest because people had enough physical movements with their hands above the head while they worked in the daytime, which stimulated enough energy to flow into the triple heater system. However, nowadays, we often have our hands below the chest when doing work, reading, using our phones, etc. When you don’t have enough movements above your head, you don’t have enough Qi energy flowing in stimulating the gland and lymph systems. The result of this is we have blockages in these systems, which creates illnesses. Modern times require modern Qigong movements.





The Way You Practice Qigong, is the Best Way for Your Body


“I remember many years ago, I practiced with a Qigong master in China. His form of Qigong was very powerful, but it was very complicated. In his form, you have to breathe a certain number of times, and you need to count it exactly. If you miss one count, you have to start from the very beginning. This was a very time consuming and strict process. However, this master had very great energy and I have great respect for him. Through my thirty years of qigong study, I have developed movements that can help people open up channels faster and more powerfully, but if your body wants to do them differently, listen to your body. This will not harm you, but help you.Also, if you can't do the movements exactly the way I show you, don't worry about it. Just do them the way that works for you and feels best to you. Tell yourself you are doing them the best possible way for you - the perfect way for you to do it, the perfect way for your body.” – Chunyi Lin





What is Spring Forest Qigong?


Spring Forest Qigong is a simple and highly effective system that has been optimized for humans today, not humans living thousands of years ago. With SFQ, you can spend less time and achieve more.


Master Chunyi Lin has studied the human body for over 40 years. Combining his expert knowledge of biology, Qigong, philosophy, and science, he has broken down the essence of Qigong into a few key movements that contribute to stimulating energy flow. These movements are easy to learn and easy to do.


SFQ is very flexible. You don’t need to do the whole series of movements. You can just pick one movement and do it – it will still benefit the body tremendously. Many SFQ students have reported incredible results after a consistent practice of only 5-10 minutes per day.


Spring Forest Qigong can be split into two parts: meditation and movements. Combined together, these parts will help the body to balance even faster. Meditation is Yin energy; movement is Yang energy.


Most Qigong forms only have movements. Throughout history, many meditations have been treated as closely-guarded secrets. International Qigong Master Chunyi Lin broke from ancient traditions and created Spring Forest Qigong because he strongly believes that “Qigong is such a powerful tool for healing, the whole world needs to know about it and benefit from it.”





What Makes Spring Forest Qigong Unique?


Spring Forest Qigong is unique in many ways. Many forms of Qigong and many forms of energy healing focus on only a few aspects of healing. SFQ is a multi-dimensional system that has been continuously improved by Master Lin over the last three decades. It has helped humans and animals achieve better health and wellness.

Visualization, breathing, movement, and sound are all core components of Spring Forest Qigong. Even one of these components can be very effective, but combined, they bring you much faster results in a shorter amount of time.

SFQ is the first Qigong form in history that has successfully integrated the Five Elements with emotions. This integration immediately brings you to the highest level to balance the body, because emotions direct the energy flow of the body.

Spring Forest Qigong is also able to explain why certain principles work. Master Lin developed the Seven Dimensions © to help explain advanced concepts of Spring Forest Qigong.

Master Lin also created Qi~ssage ©, which fuses the body with the touch of the energy-points with the principles underlying Spring Forest Qigong.

Finally, Spring Forest Qigong wholeheartedly embraces scientific research of Qigong. There is a long history of “snake oil salesmen” and “fake masters” in Qigong and many other fields.





Medical Studies on Spring Forest Qigong


Read detailed Medical Studies on Spring Forest Qigong



External Qigong for Chronic Pain

Clinical study by Ann Vincent, Brent A. Bauer, et al Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota Jamia Hill, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota


Conclusions: "Subjects with chronic pain who received external qigong experienced reduction in pain intensity following each qigong treatment. This is especially impressive given the long duration of pain (>5 years) in most of the participants," writes lead author Ann Vincent, MD, MBBS, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota.


Link to Study on PubMed.Gov



Utilizing Spring Forest Qigong as a Self-Directed Treatment for Chronic Pain & Emotional Distress

Clinical study by Jane F. Coleman, R.N., PhD, Professor Emerita, Gustavus Adolphus College, St. Peter, MN


Conclusion: Both the active exercise and meditative aspects of Spring Forest Qigong proved to be effective self-care modalities for persons with perceived chronic physical pain and/or emotional distress. Subjects demonstrated significant improvement both anecdotally and statistically during the study period.


Link to Study on PubMed.Gov



Spring Forest Qigong Research - Depression Study

Clinical Study by Dr. Frances V. Gaik, Chicago, IL


Conclusion: Spring Forest Qigong "extremely effective" in treating Depression & Bipolar Disorder.


Link to Study






Master Chunyi Lin has revolutionized the field of Qigong by combining the best of ancient wisdom with modern scientific processes and knowledge.

To learn more about the science behind Qigong and Spring Forest Qigong, click here.

His fluency in numerous Chinese dialects afforded him the rare opportunity to study with many of the most respected Qigong Masters in his native China. He is author of the #1 Amazon Bestseller, Born a Healer. He is also coauthor with Dr. Nisha Manek of the Mayo Clinic of a chapter on Qigong in a medical school textbook, The Textbook of Complementary and Alternative Medicine, Second Edition.





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