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What is Qigong?
Translated literally as ‘energy work’, Qigong is an ancient method of training that has been practiced in China for thousands of years. A gentle exercise that can be done by anyone, regardless of age, mobility or fitness level, it is the perfect discipline for those looking to gain a greater understanding of their own internal energy, remove blockages that can cause stagnation and illness, and elevate mood, reduce stress and improve circulation.
What is the right way to practice?
There are many different forms of Qigong, including standing and seated practice, static and dynamic postures, and various different breathing methods. Whilst is can be confusing for a beginner, with the help and guidance of an experienced teacher, you will soon start to feel the benefits!
What is Pentagenics?
Pentagenics is a specific training protocol created by the founder of Wu Xing Dao Kung Fu, Master Marko Vesse, who has more than 30 years experience in internal arts, including Tai Chi, Qigong and Meditation practice.
Master Vesse has created a simple training method culminating from his years of practice in five different internal martial arts styles, that will help anyone regardless of their physical attributes, to reap the wonderful benefits.
I am often asked what the definition of ‘Pentagenics’ is:
‘Penta‘, meaning five, which are the five components vital for a complete internal practice:
‘Genics‘, meaning “producing, pertaining to generation;” which refers to the Qi or internal energy culminated from correct training methods.
How will Pentagenics be helpful for me?
Through detailed studies of human movement and medical practices such as Acupressure and Acupuncture, Master Vesse has created a natural and dynamic human movement system, comprised of simple but effective exercises that can help anyone to develop a strong and healthy body and mind, regardless of age of current physical condition.
The beauty of a system such as this, is that it offers even those who may have a physically debilitating condition, previous health ailments, or who have difficulty with more strenuous Martial Arts exercises a way to still enjoy the health benefits of this practice.
The five elements of Pentagenics are:
1. The Mind
The first and most important aspect is our mind. The mind is our consciousness, our perception and understanding, and awareness of what’s happening around us, experienced through our daily lives.
What Pentagenics helps to bring in to focus though is not only on the environment around us, but also what’s happening internally in our body as we go about our everyday activities.
We tend to take for granted the little things like moving, sitting, standing, walking and talking, all of which would not be possible without the power of the mind.
We believe that through this moving meditation practice we learn to calm our mind, clear negative thoughts, and alleviate stress so that we can clearly focus on the task at hand.
With consistent practice you can also start to feel what’s happening within your body as you train, sensations of blood and oxygen moving throughout your system, a steady increase in awareness of energy, and a feeling of euphoria and improved mood as the release of stagnant energy
2. The Body
The second part of Pentagenics practice focuses on the body. When you look at it on a basic level, our body is comprised of muscles, fascia tissue, tendons, ligaments, and our skeleton.
In order to be able to move freely, our brain must send electrical signals to the muscles via the nervous system to initiate movement.
Practicing diligently we can learn to soften our muscles and strengthen our tendons and ligaments, which results in a more pliable and elastic body, therefore making it easier to do daily tasks like walking, sitting, standing and running etc. Through this training we can also release the fascia tissue which is known to be a poor electrical conductor in the body, allowing for energy to move without restriction, providing a faster nervous system response and greater mind/muscle control.
The third component of Pentagenics training is focused on our circulatory system.
We all know that a circulatory system revolves around our heart. The heart is essentially a pump that drives blood and oxygen throughout our body to sustain life.
So how does Pentagenics work to improve the functionality of our circulatory system?
It works by increasing the efficiency of our arteries and capillaries, increasing oxygen and blood flow through our system at a far higher rate than from normal running or fitness activities.
Over time you will develop a strong understanding of your circulatory system through this focused meditative practice, and will eventually become fully aware of your blood and oxygen moving through your body, and the sensation of well-being it brings with it.
As we get older our breathing becomes more shallow, and we tend to use the capacity of our lungs less and less, which means that our muscles and our circulatory system become less efficient in delivering vital nutrients to the periphery of our body.
Do you ever wake up in the morning with cold hands or feet?
Pentagenics will help alleviate this problem. Through basic easy to follow exercises everybody can increase the efficiency of their circulatory system, widening the arteries, and developing new capillary networks, dramatically increasing circulation.
The fourth method of training in Pentagenics relates to pressure.
Pressure is required to maintain balance in the body, providing protection for vital internal organs, and helping them to sit in their correct cavities as we age.
Pentagenics also teaches you how to use pressure to speed up the process of circulation, and to flush the body with vital nutrients through the circulatory system.
Over time the pressure developed can create a clearly audible sound that can be heard at a distance, which demonstrates the power that can be generated from the body using this internal practice.
Qi is an often misunderstood concept in Western society and is frequently dismissed as science fiction or fantasy, with there being few medical studies that can prove the existence of Qi or its role in the body.
Having said that, more and more research has been done in recent years on the effectiveness of Tai Chi, Yoga and Meditation on a practitioners health and well being, with noticeable improvements in blood circulation, balance, coordination, heart rate and mood being cited in the results.
One thing that we can all agree on is that when we feel sluggish, tired and run down, or frequently get coughs, colds and flu like symptoms, hay-fever or other allergies, that our immune system is suppressed, and we often find it hard to get out of bed in the morning, or go about our busy day.
Energy accumulation practice through Pentagenics is an amazing way to quickly notice positive changes in your body, and is a gentle but stimulating program that will help you to improve immune function, feel more awake and alert, reduce anxiety and stress often caused by a busy lifestyle, and feel more in touch with your body.
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