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A Brief History of Chi Gung

Ch`i Gung or Dao Yin (as it was more importantly referred to in ancient times), was first recorded over 2000 years ago in a classic book on Traditional Chinese Medicine known as the Nei Jing. 

Dao Yin may translate to mean, “To lead and guide, “and is described in the Nei Jing as “…therapeutic movements designated for alleviating disease and promoting the prevention of illness.” The term “Ch`i Gung,” was not used to describe these exercises until the 1970’s, when the People’s Republic of China began promotion of these kinds of health-enhancing movements. Up until that time, awareness and teaching of Ch`i Gung was relatively rare, even in China, as it had previously been taught only to a select few (mainly those belonging to Taoist or Buddhist sects). Thus, it had remained a closely guarded secret for the promotion of health, longevity and elevation of consciousness. 

The weakest things in the world can overcome the strongest things in the world. Nothing in the world can be compared to water for its weak and yielding nature; yet in attacking the hard and the strong, nothing proves better for there is no other alternative to it. The weak can overcome the hard.
                                                                                        “Tao Te Ching”

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