Psychology of Qigong

Author: Goris R
Yin Yang Center for interc. health technology, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, Europe
Conference/Journal: 2nd World Congress Qigong
Date published: 1998
Other: Pages: 40 , Word Count: 185

Objective: To examine and show the interconnectedness of mind and body within the scope of Qigong. Qigong is most famous for its physical exercises. But since Qigong is rooted in ancient shamanic practice, some techniques are more mental or even ritual. Taoism has found several employments for these techniques to enhance the results of self-examination and empowerment. In this reading is shown how the meditative method of inward gazing helps to unravel the multi-layered and integrated e of the mind-body complex through active participation of our conscious ego-based mind. On the one hand the inner view shows the inner world, as a society in which rules of behavior have to be developed to guarantee a smooth working of the physical complex. On the other hand insight in the working of internal and external forces is developed, and the influence of those on mind and emotions. In the course of these events the ego-based mind is restructured and attitude or behavior is changed.

Content of this lecture is based far a large part on the supreme canons on internal and external view of the yellow court.