Basic Theories and Methods of Zhineng Qigong
Based on the works of Dr. Pang Ming
Translated by Master Yuantong Liu
Zhineng Qigong Society
Taiji Healing Center
Meishan, Sichuan, China
Share the gifts of Chinese culture, benefiting all people in the world. — By Master Feng Guang De. September 2007
When I was teaching Zhineng Qigong in the West, I started meeting many western students. All of them had been practicing Zhineng Qigong for over six years, and some had practiced more than ten years. They all knew Lift Qi Up, Pour Qi Down, Three Centers Merge, the Body and Mind Method, and La Qi, but they only knew the physical methods of these forms. They did not know about the basic theories of the Zhineng Qigong system, how to organize the qi field, or how to use external Hunyuan Qi for healing.
I watched the students do La Qi, and they only knew that the hands hold the qi ball in front of the chest, opening and closing very gently. They told me that this was the only technique that their teacher taught them. They didn’t have any idea about the real power of La Qi or that it can be done without the form (movement of the hands) through mental visualizations. The students were also not aware that La Qi can be done with big hand movements, or that you can use any part of the body to do La Qi.
I have read some English translations of the Zhineng Qigong system, and I am really happy that so many teachers have been working on translating Grandmaster Pang’s books. Some parts of the books are well translated, but some parts of the books are not truly correct in their translation. I am so hurt through my heart because some of these translations don’t have the same meaning as the original books. In addition, these translations have little information about the theories of the Zhineng Qigong system.
I know that my own English is not perfect, but through the heart and mind, I want to introduce the theories and methods of Zhineng Qigong to all my western friends and students. I hope that when you read this book you will benefit from it, and if you see some parts of the book that need some English corrections, please help me by sending me an email about it.
I am very grateful that since 2002 I have had the opportunity to meet many western Zhineng Qigong students and friends through Teacher Gu’s class in Sichuan at Mt. Emei. I worked with him teaching Zhineng Qigong for several years. In 2003, some of my western friends started coming to Meishan, Sichuan to study and practice with me. At the same time, all of them started helping me learn English and work on the translations of Grandmaster Pang’s writings.
From my heart and mind, I thank Eva Helleblad, Deborah Lissom, Astrid Jiminez, Jan Lively, and all of the students from the first Zhineng Qigong Teacher Certification class of 2007 in China. I am especially grateful to Eva Helleblad for helping me here in China and in Sweden as well with the translations of the Nine Characteristics of Zhineng Qigong directly from Grandmaster Pang’s books.
Most importantly, thanks to my wife, Master Xue. She has given me the time to work with my western friends, traveling, learning English, and together with me teaching Zhineng Qigong .