AN ANCIENT TECHNOLOGY FOR MODERN TIMES
TO TAKE HUMAN BEINGS TO THEIR FULL POTENTIAL
The Nei Qi Gong is a millennial practice that unlocks, increases, and releases our vital energy ("Qi", in the Chinese tradition), in a concrete and visible way, for health, martial arts, spiritual growth, and healing others.
The problem is that Qi is generally still an abstract concept because the practices taught - in the West but also in the East, from Qi Gong to Tai Chi and Reiki - are based on the mechanical repetition of movements and/or physical sensations that are too light.
This system differs from the common Qi Gong practices for its effectiveness, its great results, and the ability to practically give practitioners a real experience of Qi, beyond any light sensation or thing that could easily be imagined.
The Nei Qi Gong system includes teachings from two great and rare masters of Qi, Shifu Luo, and Shifu Zhou, who have the ability to demonstrate the existence of vital energy to others with their extraordinary Qi emissions.
QI EMISSIONS ARE JUST A EXTERNAL PROOF
OF A BIGGER HUMAN TRANSFORMATION
ENGINEER YOUR MIND, BODY, EMOTIONS, AND VITAL ENERGY BEYOND THEIR LIMITATIONS
It is important to understand that the goal of Nei Qi Gong is not to acquire some kind of "superpower", rather growing as human beings in our totality using the path of vital energy.
Certain capabilities will be a natural consequence of this practice, but not the ultimate goal. The goal of this practice is to transform human beings to their full potential on an emotional, mental, physical, energetic level, and beyond.
In Tibet similar exercises are called Tsa Lung practices (Channels and Winds), to produce and refine Tigle (Essence), to work with Tummo (Brave Girl) and Inner Warmth.
In India, they are called Pranayama practices (control or extension of the Breath), to realize and refine Soma (Essence or Nectar), to work with Kundalini (Sleeping Energy), and Agni (Spiritual Fire).
In China, they are called Nei Qi Gong (Internal Energy Practice) practices. And they have taken this discipline to unparalleled levels of refinement, thanks to the Taoist Tradition of Internal Alchemy.
WHY IS IT IMPORTANT TO CULTIVATE YOUR "QI"?
Qi is the vital energy that flows in the meridians (channels) of the body and regulates its fundamental functions, determining health, strength, psycho-physical well-being, longevity, and awareness.
In Taoism, Qi is used as a tool to access higher states of consciousness, recalling the Ling Qi (spiritual Qi) on the top of the head for a deeper connection with the whole
In martial arts, especially the "internal" Chinese ones, it has always been taught that the real strength is not the muscular one, but the subtle and explosive one of Qi (which grows with age instead of decreasing)
In Chinese medicine (the oldest in the world) all treatments and remedies are aimed at increasing and rebalancing the Qi in the body because this resolves the root causes of the main imbalances (instead of acting on the symptoms) and promotes long-term health and energy
Today, the main holistic therapies are based on the same principle and, even when they do not expressly speak of Qi, they inevitably work on this energy to try to restore an optimal balance
"QI" USUALLY REMAINS AN ABSTRACT CONCEPT
..because the practices that are taught - in the West but also in the East, from Qi Gong to Tai Chi to Reiki - are now based on the mechanical repetition of movements and/or on too light physical sensations.
We don't really know why, but the direct experience of Qi has been lost: that powerful manifestation that a Master transmitted to his student so that he could truly understand and replicate it with practice.
Perhaps because of the tough selection still being made in China, to identify the few students deserving to receive the authentic practices.
Perhaps because the Chinese government itself tends to control these practices and to export only "light" Qi Gong for health (this would explain why many Chinese Masters are moving to Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia, and neighboring countries).
The result is, in any case, that today we talk about Qi almost always theoretically.
There is no direct experience, for who knows how many generations both in the West and in the East, and this obviously limits the energy effects and benefits that can be obtained with the practice...
In Chinese health and longevity practices (such as Qi Gong), the energetic sensations are so light that we may have imagined them, and this makes it difficult to stay motivated in the long term (also because no one shows us the "point of arrival" to aspire to)
In holistic therapies, in the East but also in the West, many concepts about energy and the overall balance of the "patient" remain vague: no one gives us concrete tools to show and transmit this energy during treatments, in order to accelerate the healing and solve even deep problems
In martial arts, even "internal" practices are taught in a physical and muscular way (even in China, in the places where these practices were born), and often those who speak of Qi and "inner strength" are the least effective in combat (or refuses to demonstrate it).
The first seminar of this system is called "Xing Shen Zhuang Gong", which means "the unification of the spirit with the frame". It is considered to be the best Chinese longevity practice because unlocks the circulation of Qi in the whole body through the meridians regulating health, strength, psycho-physical well-being, longevity, and awareness.
It is the most "physical" practice of Nei Qi Gong because it consists of 15 exercises that unlock the joints, improves posture and relaxation, strengthens the body and health, enhances concentration and self-awareness, and begins to increase and make energy flow in the body.
All the following practices are built on this because they rely on a body that is as healthy, energetic, strong, open, and balanced as possible.
That's why the Xing Shen Zhuang Gong is not only the first step of the path but an extraordinarily complete practice in itself.
It is the best Chinese exercise of health and longevity: some Qi Gong schools teach and practice only these exercises.
Also because the benefits involve the whole human being: body, energy, emotions, and mind.
From the physical point of view: the 15 positions are similar to a deep massage that strengthens and relaxes the head, then the neck, then the shoulders, the back, the arms, the diaphragm, the pelvis, and the legs, opening the individual joints, eliminating pain and tension (cause of disease) and leaving a pleasant sensation of strength, dynamism, and well-being.
From an energetic point of view: the exercises unlock the energy circulation (freeing the pathways of the meridians), develop an awareness of key body points to move Qi. They increase energy and start to accumulate it in the Dan Tian, the "energy tank" which is located below the navel.
From an emotional point of view: every tension in the body corresponds to an emotional one, often linked to past traumas. To dissolve the blocks means to solve the traumas, to make "peace" with parts of yourself not yet integrated, and to rediscover more balance and harmony in your daily life.
From a mental point of view: it is a practice that increases awareness, concentration, and mental presence because it focuses attention on subtle movements and deep sensations, helping you dwell more in the present moment (removing stress, distractions, and worries).
"The best strategy for daily well-being..."
This wonderful practice has been part of my morning routine for many years. I find it perfect to start the day because it awakens my body and increases my energy with a balanced mix of physical and mental work. Together with a healthy and empowering diet, it is the best strategy for daily well-being.
Francesca Forcella Cillo
Naturopath and Nutritionist
Founder of TheSautonApproach.it
Today I have started the practice of Xing Shen Zhuang Gong and I can say that it has been wonderful. I am very satisfied with the practice, and with this excellent knowledge. In addition, the teacher is a great person, with a perfect way of teaching and explaining.
All very well explained and detailed, with some excellent study materials that you will receive at the end of the class. Thank you Jiaoshi Andrea for sharing your knowledge.
I wanted to give a little time after my training session with Jiaoshi Andrea in order to let myself assimilate the practice fully, and now at just over a month of doing it very consistently (initially twice a day, but frequently three or four times a day now), I feel that I can really speak to its impressive benefits.
Very quickly, I noticed a great deal of improved strength and flexibility that I had forgotten could exist in my spine. My job is sedentary and I am at a desk for ten hours at a time, and I feel so much better from that unpleasant situation after even just one session of XSZG, it's actually very impressive. I've practiced yoga, meditation, and martial arts for more than three decades, and rarely have I experienced an exercise of any kind that seems to rejuvenate the body-mind so quickly.
I seem to bounce back from things much more easily than usual. Even better than that, it seems like many issues that would bother me a great deal after arising simply don't affect me anymore. Quite interesting.
I have noticed a much higher level of perception of my surrounding in general, as well as my overall attunement to nature. Quite significant (and actually very...fulfilling, I guess is the right word?), and it seems to drive me to be even more of an "outdoorsy" person than before.
I feel like my circulation (physical and otherwise) is greatly improved in my arms and hands, as well as the bones in the lower part of my spine, even into the tailbone.
I feel like my mobility is absolutely improved, much like it was when I was younger.
There are other benefits as well, but I think some things are best left to personal experience. This practice is truly surprising and an absolutely incredible deal.
As for the instruction, I couldn't speak more highly of Jiaoshi Andrea. I loved the training session and feel like he really knows how to make use of the remote learning medium. Not only was the instruction perfectly clear, but Jiaoshi Andrea is truly an excellent teacher. I loved learning the practice from him, and could not speak more highly of his character.
No gimmicks, no deception, just an honest, open, and straightforward person. I can't wait to learn more about the Neiqigong path from him in the future, and I sincerely thank him for his time and generosity!If you are on the fence about learning this practice, I strongly recommend just going for it. You (and your body-mind) will be glad you did!
Thus, in addition to energy and long-term health work, the practice brings benefits from the first weeks:
your immune system is strengthened and therefore you get sick much less
you release the joints and free yourself from the tensions that normally accumulate in the body, also improving posture and reducing pain in the cervical, lumbosacral area, knees, ankles, and so on.
internal organs become healthier and more efficient
rediscover new energy to do what is important to you, that you had lost getting older and/or due to a sedentary lifestyle
find the physical, mental and emotional center to live every day with balance, clarity, and peace
increase awareness and a deep sense of harmony and unity with yourself and with everything around you.
develop intuition, the ability to act faster and more effectively in life as well as in physical disciplines, without more indecision
by dissolving the tensions in the body, you also free yourself from the psycho-emotional blocks that were associated with those tensions, rediscovering new internal resources to face life in a better way
There are various versions of the Xing Shen Zhuang Gong. Some are very physical and more like gymnastics. What we teach is the most energy-efficient one, compared to other versions of it.
A SIMPLE PRACTICE SUITABLE FOR ANYONE
The 15 exercises of the sequence are suitable for any age and physical condition: the beauty is in the fact that you can do them for life, like for all energy practices.
The movements are slow and semi-static, generally soft and deep, but sometimes more intense to fortify the body.
They adapt easily to your abilities: demanding positions can be maintained for shorter or longer times. It is up to you to choose a challenging and strengthening physical work.
The ideal practicing time is between 45 and 60 minutes per day, in order to make rapid progress on both a physical and energetic level.
Depending on your goals and commitments, you are free to practice more or less: even done twice a week, the Xing Shen Zhuang Gong is an excellent health practice.
Hours of the day are also free: you can practice it whenever you prefer.
Many people choose in the morning to start the day full of energy, others in the evening to relieve the tensions of work.
After 3 months of constant practice, you can continue practicing the "Xing Shen Zhuang Gong" or move on to the next seminar: Yang Qi Gong.
To do this, you can attend a live seminar worldwide or do it easily from home via individual or group classes with Jiaoshi Andrea.
As you probably know by now, my name is Jiaoshi Andrea. "Jioashi" means instructor. It is a name that I have been given by Shifu Costantino Valente, who authorized me to teach Nei Qi Gong and be an instructor of the Nei Qi Gong Fu school. I am an advanced practitioner of this discipline.
I have a very special relationship with him. I help him in many ways, also as an English and Spanish translator during the online classes. I created music for Nei Qi Gong practices. I built the website of the school. We are in contact regularly because we have a strong student-teacher relationship in the "old way". I believe that is due to the fact that we have the same heart.
The first Nei Qi Gong seminar called "Xing Shen Zhuang Gong" includes the training with me, study material, and ongoing support. During the class, you will learn a proven and millennial system that has brought great results to Nei Qi Gong students on a physical, energetic, emotional, mental, and spiritual level.
We will practice and learn together the 15 exercises of the Xing Shen Zhuang Gong, plus 2 preparatory exercises. My goal is to make sure that you will learn all the important details that are fundamental to the effectiveness of this practice.
I will explain and show you each exercise from different angles to capture every subtle movement. Then we will do it together and I will make sure that you do it properly. I do not give anything for granted: every movement to be performed, any inner sensation to be sought, mistakes to be avoided and any suggestion that can be useful for your practice.
The goal I have in mind is simple: allowing you to practice the 15 exercises of the Xing Shen Zhuang Gong correctly and effectively, without having doubts when you practice alone. After the class, you will be able to perform the whole sequence and practice independently on your own.
I will also share with you a link to a private area of my website where you can get access to and download the bonus study materials. The duration of the seminar is around 4 hours, to make sure we dedicate the right amount of time to each exercise, and also have some short breaks to take rest if needed.
If you are interested in attending the seminar or you would like to know more about it, I offer a FREE 15 MINUTE CALL VIA WHATSAPP. We can even use the video (I personally prefer to speak face to face).
BONUS 1: VIDEO OF THE WHOLE SEQUENCE,
PERFECT FOR MEMORIZING IT
After we finish the seminar, I will immediately send you an email with a link to a private area of my website and a password to get access to a video of Shifu Constantino Valente performing and guiding the entire sequence of the "Xing Shen Zhuang Gong", with my voice in English.
It is your point of reference during your practice: just press play and practice along with the video, with the right timing and without forgetting anything. This allows you to start easily with optimal practice sessions, and to memorize the sequence slowly.
After a few days or weeks, when you feel confident, you can stop following the video and practice on your own, following your feelings and times, and "sewing" the duration and intensity of the practice depending on how you feel (every day we are different).
BONUS 2: PDF WITH THE DETAILED EXPLANATION
In the private area of my website, you will also get access and be able to download the PDF containing a detailed explanation of the entire exercise sequence of the Xing Shen Zhuang Gong, including the two preparatory exercises.
It is useful to further clarify each exercise and to review them quickly, and remember each step even without using the video.
BONUS 3: WHATSAPP & EMAIL ASSISTANCE
After we finish our seminar, my job does not end :-) You can always contact me via Whatsapp or email and receive assistance from me about your practice. You can share doubts, sensations, questions, and I will reply to you as soon as I can (usually instantaneously).
Basically, you have become one of my students. And it is my pleasure and responsibility to verify your progress and help you, in a mature way, in your path of vital energy. This is not a system of "Gurus" and disciples based on dependency. I believe in giving people the right tools, making them responsible and independent. I am always available when it is needed.
I highly recommend Jiaoshi Andrea. He is a very patient instructor and he will pay very close attention to your movements and find mistakes fast to help you correct them during your training. He also gives you great study material to make sure you are successful in mastering the training. Overall, great Nei Qi Gong instructor and course.
Jiaoshi Andrea is 100% dedicated to teaching students,
available, honest, benevolent, attentive. He provides accurate and correct
instructions. I have learned the first level with him.
He allowed me to clearly grasp the basis of this Qi Gong. This is
perfectly what I was looking for, both physically and mentally.
I was happy to go through the first course of the Xing Shen Zhuang Gong.
Jiaoshi Andrea was friendly, earnest, conscientious, and very thorough. We went through each exercise in a detailed way and then through the whole sequence.
I enjoyed the lesson and benefitted greatly from his instructions as I also carried on with the video the following days. I highly recommend this course!!