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Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Qigong is not a Religion

Qi Magazine (Issue 40 - 1998)
By Michael Tse, Editor


Recently, one method of Qigong has become quite popular. It is taught free of charge and like many things that are free, easily attracts a lot of people. However, this Qigong is more concerned with your soul and your spirit and if you want your soul to progress beyond that of a normal human being, you have to follow many rules, you have to be true to certain things and cannot do other things. You are not allowed to have any negative thoughts. With this method there are so many restrictions, and personally I find that it is more of a religion rather than Qigong. Qigong is for health. Qi means vital energy and gong means work. So when you do Qigong you are working for your energy. It is that simple and very grounded. When Qigong gets confused with religion, it can be very dangerous.