|Distilled from ancient Taoist exercises, Soaring
Crane Qi-Gong is practiced by millions of people in China, and has recently been
designated the "official" qigong by the Chinese government. It is an
easy-to-learn form that improves health, mental clarity and total well being.
One of the most reputable and beneficial Qigong schools from China, Soaring Crane Qigong claimed over 20 million followers as soon as it was first introduced to the public in the early 1980s. It was the first qigong to be taught openly and widely in China. The Chinese government has recently designated Soaring Crane as the "official" Chinese qigong.
Crane Style qigong is a combination of physical movements and mental meditations, with Five Routines as its foundation. The movements in the Five Routines are smooth and graceful, while the meditation in a standing position is tranquilizing and healing.
This Qigong practice aims at invigorating the functions of the body as well as the mind, so as to effectively treat any possible illness and preserve sound health. The form is divided into 2 parts: Part I (Five Routines), and II (Standing Meditation).
The first phase (Five Routines) combines gentle physical movements and mental direction to bring the mind and body into balance. In the second phase (Standing Meditation), energy moves freely through the body, clearing blocked meridians to bring about natural healing.