Spring Forest Qigong is a comprehensive, sensitive approach to understanding and practicing Qigong.
Qigong is an ancient Chinese healing modality that with regular practice (exercises and meditations) brings the body’s Qi (pronounced “chee”) into balance thus ridding the body of sickness, disease, and aches and pains.
Spring Forest Qigong teaches you to use your mind, body, and spirit to unblock stagnant energy or Qi (vital energy.) Stagnant Qi is believed to be the cause of disease and sickness in the body and mind.
Your guide on this journey into this alternative, centuries old method of empowering your body to heal and stay healthy is Master Chunyi Lin.
Master Chunyi Lin: Your Guide for Spring Forest Qigong
Master Chunyi Lin began practicing Qigong as a child in China.
He says he didn’t understand it at the time and was more or less going through the motions.
As a young adult his deep interest in benefits of increasing one’s Qi or Chi lead him to study Qigong and at the same time he became a college professor in China.
Master Chunyi Lin became so passionate and dedicated in his practice of Qigong he was lead to also study intensively with a Shao-Lin Temple Buddhist Master Yao; a world renowned Qigong master Master Zhang, and several other deeply spiritual Qigong masters.
Master Chunyi has devoted himself completely to this ancient way of life spending hours, days, and even weeks in cave meditation; revered in China as the most powerful way to develop intuition, perseverance, patience, and tranquility.
As a speaker of five Chinese languages Master Chunyi Lin was able to study Qigong extensively with Masters from remote Chinese villages. In his remarkable, fully comprehensive Spring Forest Qigong course, Master Chunyi Lin brings you what he has learned and mastered from the greatest Qigong masters of our time.
Spring Forest Qigong: Part 1 for Health; Part 2 for Healing
This unique program is a thorough beginning study of Qigong.
It is divided into 2 parts; Spring Forest Qigong for Health Level 1 which includes six CD’s, a forty page manual, and one DVD.
Spring Forest Qigong for Healing Level 2 includes four CD’s, a forty page manual, and one DVD.
The program also comes with three additional Qigong meditation CD’s to enhance your meditating experiences as taught in the program.
At first glance the package seems a bit overwhelming, a where do I start feeling; but it is logically organized and even comes with a sticky note on the first CD that says “Listen to this first!”
A strong point of this package is that you’re not just thrown into qigong techniques, exercises, and breathing; if you follow the course’s specified outline and listen to the first four CD’s first you’ll gain an understanding of the art of Qigong as a whole and Master Chunyi Lin’s personal philosophy and mission before beginning the actual Qigong active exercises.
Qigong Exercises – Health Level 1: A Closer Look
First, I must mention the convenience of this program. The first four CD’s can be listened to in the car, on the treadmill, in bed, wherever you have a CD player.
This makes it easy to get started right away. I can’t always find the time to watch a DVD; this program offers options which I found helpful.
The first CD (55 minutes) in this part is entitled The Miracle of Qi Energy. Master Chunyi Lin sensitively discusses the benefits of Qigong. He provides a background on this ancient healing modality practiced for thousands of years in China as well as his own personal story and approach to Qigong.
You’ll learn about Qi energy and the six most common blocks to this energy flow in the body. You’ll begin to learn the basic benefits of practicing Qigong and some tips and secrets to build success with your Qigong practice.
Master Chunyi Lin notes that not all of his students have experienced success with this practice, yet many boast life changing experiences.
Discover How to Balance Yin and Yang Energies
You’ll learn the basics of the Yin and Yang energy; Yin is the female energy and Yang the male energy each having its own unique traits and functions in the body.
Keeping Yin energy and Yang energy in balance is vital for health of the body, mind, and soul.
The next CD, The Secrets of Qigong (51 minutes) explains years old secrets of successful Qigong practice including the Four Vital Elements of Qigong Exercise and a few important Keys to Success with Qigong.
The third CD, Exploring the Active Exercises (34 minutes) teaches you the importance of regular practice and provides tips to help you get started and stay active.
The last three CD’s in this part of the course (Spring Forest Qigong for Health Level 1) are a total of 154 minutes long and begin the exercise portion of your practice.
A Second Look: Spring Forest for Health Manual
The accompanying manual complements the CD’s with similar descriptions and discussions of the same subject matter.
The manual includes photos of Master Chunyi Lin performing each of the Qigong techniques taught in this course.
Photos are shots depicting each stage of every individual exercise. The combination of the CD’s, DVD’s, and manual produce a thorough program and allow a complete understanding of not only Qigong philosophies but also of each exercise. If you are struggling with an exercise, the manual offers a more in depth view and yet another way to master it.
Dive Deeper into Qigong: The Comprehensive DVD
The DVD for this first part of the program is about one hour long. First, you’ll hear testimonials and meet real students of Master Chunyi Lin who have experienced remarkable life changes as a result of this ancient healing system. Next, Master Chunyi Lin talks about briefly about this practice and then moves into the Qigong exercises.
Many Qigong DVDs show the exercise one time and move quickly on to the next exercise; this isn’t the case with Spring Forest Qigong for Health. Master Chunyi Lin leads you (from an outdoor, tranquil garden) in each exercise for several minutes, sometimes more than five minutes. I found this helpful in learning the exercise and relaxing into my practice. Many other programs seem to rush; Master Chunyi Lin takes his time and I liked this aspect of the program. I felt I really learned the full range of movement before the next movement was introduced.
Master Chunyi Lin recommends following along with the video until you’re comfortable with the exercises at which time you can use the included Active Exercises CD to enhance your workout.
Learn Qigong Healing in Level 2
At the end of this first DVD, Master Chunyi Lin discusses healing others with Qigong.
He explains that many of his teachers think that healing others can only be accomplished after many decades of devoted Qigong practice, Lin disagrees. He teaches the basic sword fingers commonly used in medical Qigong healing.
Master Chunyi Lin briefly describes energies and how to break up energy blockages in the body, and restore the flow of Qi to the body to bring the Yin and Yang into balance.
Level 2 – Love, Kindness and Forgiveness: Prerequisites for a Qigong Healer
This part of the program is entirely devoted to those who want to not only practice Qigong in their own lives but also become Qigong healers and help those around them.
Master Chunyi Lin explains the first step to becoming a good Qigong healer through living life with love, kindness, and forgiveness in all you do.
The first CD in this part of the program, Becoming a Successful Healer (65 minutes) talks about the basic requirements for healing with this ancient system.
Next you’re led on a journey of the basic healing exercises to use with the Qi healing art.
The second CD; Special Healing Techniques (61 minutes) further explains the vital secrets to becoming a successful Qigong healer and the three primary steps in Qigong healing.
You’ll learn more about energies to heal and then begin to learn specific healing techniques for individualized parts of the body; head, eye, ear, hearing, teeth, TMJ, and facial pain as well as shoulder, and neck pain healing are explored.
The third CD, Special Healing Techniques (32 minutes) further explores healing for specified body parts; lungs, heart, liver, kidneys, breasts, and reproductive organs are all discussed. You’ll learn how to heal people with problems such as diabetes, blood pressure, arthritis, flu, colds, and more.
The final CD, Active Exercise Practice (29 minutes) leads you in traditional Qigong exercises for specific illness in certain areas of the body. With a more focused Qigong practice aimed at your own unique energy blockages you’ll gain more energy in less time.
The accompanying DVD, Spring Forest Qigong for Healing is about two hours long and shows you how to use what you have learned for virtually every part of the body. In this DVD you’ll watch Master Chunyi Lin in motion as he teaches you from his own home in a class with eight other students how to detect blockages, and treat patients.
Master Chunyi Lin takes you step by step so you too can become a successful Qigong healer; starting with basic energy blockage detection techniques using the hand and body. As you study and progress with this program you can eventually use your “third eye” to detect blockages.
Once again Master Chunyi Lin explains that unless you have a deep love and passion for others no Qigong healer will be successful. This he tells his students is the basis for all healers; passion and love deep in the bottom of your soul.
Spring Forest Qigong: A Comprehensive, Sensitive Approach to Qigong
I found this program to fully explain many aspects of the Art of Qigong from the history and philosophies to the active exercises.
The course is a thorough and comprehensive beginning study of the ancient art of Qigong for these modern times. The program is not just a set of exercises, and I found the more I learned, the more inspired and motivated I became.
Master Lin transforms this ancient healing art into an easy to understand life philosophy.
His obvious dedication to help others and passion for the practice of Qigong is comforting and compels the listener to fully engage. You will find motivation to learn and become a part of this ancient healing modality for yourself and to help others.
If you want to not merely learn a few basic Qigong exercises, but would really like to fully understand Qigong so you can develop a deeper, useful practice (and eventually help others) I highly recommend the Spring Forest Qigong program.
If you are only interested in learning a few Qigong exercises this program offers much more than you may need.
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