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Qigong with Mirjana at The Violet Flame, Bangsar

Hello readers ..

I recently had an opportunity to try Qigong (pronounced as Chi Kung).

First of all  ..what is Qigong? I have tried many forms of physical exercise ~ Aerobics, Aerodance, Zumba, Bokwa, Piloxing, Pilates, Bodycombat, Bodysteps, Line Dance and many more but I never try Qigong.

Qigong is an energy arts exercise. It is an ancient Chinese health care system that integrates physical postures, breathing technique and focus. Qigong strengthen and stretch the body & increase fluid movement (blood synovial and lymph) enhancing balance and proprioception and improving the awareness of how the body moves through space.

The word Qigong (Chi Kung) are formed by two Chinese words. Qi (pronounced as Chi) is a life force or vital-energy that flows through all things in the universe that keeps us alive and energetic. Either we realised or not, all of us have Qi and Qi is all around us. Qi is abundant and it is easy to harness provided that we know what we need to do. On the other words, Chi is an invisible energy.

The second word, Gong, pronounced kung, means accomplishment, or skill that is cultivated through steady practice. The combination of both words ~ Qigong (Chi Kung) means cultivating energy, a system practiced for health maintenance, healing and increasing vitality.

Like any other health care systems, Qigong is not a panacea but it is definitely a highly effective health care practice or we can all it alternative treatment.

Me and Mirjana

My first introduction to Qigong started when I visited The Violet Flame, Bangsar and was introduced to Mirjana, a French Qigong Master. A full explanation about Qigong were given.

Mirjana explained to us on Why do we need to practice QiFlow?
We are born with a certain amount of Qi particular and different for each one of us. That means we all have a limited source of a kind of an ‘energy battery’ that we use throughout our lives.

Qi normally flows throughout our whole body and organs. It circulates through many energy channels and energy centers similar to electricity flowing through wire circuits. When our QiFlow becomes obstructed because of some blockage in our channels the results is that our body and/or our mental state manifests a problem that starts bothering us and telling us that something is wrong and we need to get it solved. We start encountering some discomfort or we begin to develop some disease. We fall sick.

Why do we need to practice Qigong?
To maintain health, heal our bodies, calm our minds and reconnect with spiritual. People who practiced Qigong usually maintain good health even at old age and have a youthful vitality. Other than that Qigong also helps speedy recovery from illness.

Qigong also release hypertension and most importantly is the long term effect of Qigong practice ~ reestablishes our body/mind and soul connection.

MiQi Energy Medicine
MiQi Energy Medicine is a modern way of understanding and using Qi enhancing tools for a healthy life. It combines Medical Qigong, Taigiquan, Yoga, Meditation and the LOA (Law of Attraction) technique in a format that is easy to remember, easy to do with a faster result.

In order for us to really understand Qigong and implement it to our daily life, we need to undergo 3 level :- 

I am now at Level 1. I understand what is Qigong and look forward to know it more (Level 2). I had an opportunity to tried Qigong with Mirjana. Me and Kelly, my blogger friend were taught on the right breathing technique and focusing while taking care of our body posture at the same time.

Qigong session with Mirjana on last Sunday

I went back to the Violet Flame, Bangsar on Sunday to learned more about Qigong. Qigong practice involves moving meditation, coordinating slow flowing movement, deep rhythmic breathing and calm meditative state of mind. All the movements are low impact and are accessible to almost anyone regardless our age, physical and belief.

We were taught to let loose our body. Do not lock your knee .. loosen the grips over our body, make it flexible, relax the muscle, the joints, free our mind and understand our reactions to our environment. We are totally in a relax condition ~ our body and mind.

By learning to live in a more and more relaxed state, we will start to reduce fatique and start unlocking blockages, physical aches and pains. Ultimately, in Qigong, we move faster, think quicker and clearer while at the same time we become calmer and have a joyful life.

I am still new in Qigong. With Mirjana's guide, I realised that unlike other form of physical exercises that I am currently practicing now, Qigong is not about pushing our body to the limit but its about supporting our body parts to be greater and stronger. We were taught on how to sync our body parts and move together.

On the next level, we will also learn how to harness and work with Qi for our own healing, health and well being *i look forward to to this session*

The 90 minutes session with Mirjana on that Sunday morning ended with fresh, sweats and calm mind plus .. we energised our body. Unlike other forms of exercise, Qigong allow us to gain more energy after the session,  even at a minimum time of 5 minutes a day. Our body will become more supple, tone and energetic and our mind become more calm and fresh.

I was so happy after the 90 minutes session with Mirjana. I have seen some people practice Qigong and my questions were answered during the session. Now I understand Qigong more ~ Why? How? Feel before and after ..

Thank you Mirjana for the lovely session. We enjoyed the class ~ learning and understanding What is Qi and how to increase the QiFlow. We look forward for more sessions with you.

The Violet Flame is currently running a Free Trial Qigong Class every Sunday from 9:00-10:30 am (March only). For those of you who are interested to learn and experience Qigong, visit The Violet Flame, this Sunday at :-

No. 7 Jalan Riong Off Jalan Maarof, Bangsar, Kuala Lumpur
Tel : 03-2282 9868

We had a busy schedule everyday. We stress, get tired and we loose a lot of energy either in mind or physically ~ We had a mind and physical stress everyday. I do recommend Qigong because it suits our modern lifestyle. Qigong does not take so much of our time. In Qigong practice, even 2 or 5 minutes are so precious and benefits our body and health. Qigong is flexible, it can be practice at anytime and anywhere but most importantly is to learn the proper and right technique from the Qigong Master.

For those of you who want to learn more about Qigong, join the Free Trial class this Sunday ~ for a healthier body, mind and soul. Quality life ~ That's all we want, right!


Sunshine Kelly said...

I find it benefiting to practice Qi Gong. I was stuck in the traffic jam, to reduce my stress I did a light qi gong like breathing.