It is a powerful yet simple type of exercise done in a slow and relaxed way. All of the organ meridians and energy channels are stimulated through its mostly gentle movements. Some of the movements are large and expansive; others are subtler, almost imperceptible. Chi Gong can have a powerful effect on the organism when the elements of form, energy and mind are included in the practice. The element of form involves just the body performing the movements. The element of energy requires the practitioner to make a conscious, purposeful effort to influence and increase his energy levels and flow. When the mind is consciously aware and involved, one can manipulate energy and direct it throughout the body in a healing way.
The form that we practice is called Hui Chun Gong (the returning of spring). As the name implies, the core of this series of movements is keeping one healthy for a very long time. We always practice in nature, with an internal smile, following the movement in silence, and with awareness on sensations. When you do Chi Gong in such a way, there’s a feeling of invigorating calmness as you experience part of nature. It is an excellent practice to start the day and when combined with pranayama techniques it is guaranties that spring is surely at hand!