Qi Gong was originally called Dao Yin, which basically means: "to direct movement". Many different Qi Gong styles and techniques have been created through history.
Some of the goals of practicing Qi Gong are:
- Internal health
- Balancing your chi by regulating the body's metabolic systems
- Movement of chi through your body's meridians
- Symmetrical alignment or natural alignment of the body
- Connecting the breath to the movements of the body's core
- Generating the body's potential energy
- Strengthening the musculature
Shaolin Stance training is a very physical manifestation of Qi Gong training. Stance training provides clear physical cues for the practitioner with regard to developing good alignment and core strength and creates the initial alignment, strength and coordination required for a healthy balanced physique. Without this fundamental training the potential of the person is limited for Kung Fu and Qi Gong.
Methods of Qi Gong taught at New York Hung Ga include:
- Tit Sin Kuen (Iron Wire Fist)
- Dat Mo Yit Gung Ging (Dat Mo Muscle Changing Classic)
- Fu Jiao Gung (Tiger Claw Qi Gong)
- Seated Eight Brocade Qi Gong