How many Qigong movements are there?
There are a lot of different types of Qigong and a lot of movements. Remember, Qigong is energy cultivation. This is a broad term. You could argue that Yoga, Tai Chi, and dance are all a form of Qigong. But usually, qigong refers to a branch of Traditional Chinese Medicine, it involves movement, meditations and visualization. Qigong is medicine, medicine you take to heal/cure something, or medicine you take to enhance your health. The Qigong that I teach is from my Medical Qigong training, and from my training with Anthony Korahais of Flowing Zen. I teach the 5 Yin Organ routine and the 18 Luohan Hands. The 5 Organ routine is quite prescriptive. There are a few movements before you begin, designed to purge stagnant energy, next the 5 movements are preformed in order and there is a closing movement. The 18 Luohans are learned in order but can be practiced in any order. I teach them along with Anthony’s 5 step routine, in a 3 or 6 part series. When you come to a class you will notice that I also teach a static posture called Yiquan, and some sitting meditation practices I learned in my medical qigong training. The 18 Luohan hands and the 5 Organ routine are effective and easy to learn.