Four Qigong Practices to Welcome Spring | Daoist Gate
Qigong is a traditional Chinese wellness practice that uses a mixture of mindful body posture, breathing, and visualization to regulate the body’s Qi energy. Qigong stimulates meridians and acupuncture points, improving blood flow and organ function. One of my personal favorite Daoist Qigong practices is Ling Jianzi’s Four Seasons Qigong.
Ling Jianzi 灵剑子 (239 AD – 374 AD) was a Daoist priest who had a deep understanding of yin and yang and the 5 elements. Legend has it that he lived to be 126. Ling Jianzi’s Four Seasons Qigong is designed to guide your body smoothly though seasonal changes.
During spring, the world’s Yang energy increases. It is a time of rebirth and growth. Humans experience the same energetic changes. The spring season corresponds to the liver and gallbladder. The liver is responsible for storing blood and controlling the smooth flow of Qi. Ling Jianzi’s spring practices awaken our own ...