In Taoism, Wuji is conceptually associated with nothingness evolving into or out of somethingness. Among its qualities, WuJi includes the notion of non-attachment to any “form,” the process of letting go (sometimes referred to as wang-forgetting), and the perceptual “sensation” of being all “things.”
The paradox in Taoism has been utilising approaches to “attain” nothingness (WuJi) through somethingness. One such approach has been through the practice of meditative qigong developed by various Taoist lineages.
In this discussion, participants were introduced to the practice of WuJi Qigong based on the Shangqing Taoist tradition.
The majority of research studies has shown that these ancient practices have lead to significant improvements in longevity, mental, emotional and physical wellbeing for countless people up to the present time. Numerous findings have shown Qigong to be effective in increasing bone density, lowering of blood pressure, increasing cardiopulmonary fitness – even with health-compromised individuals. Improvements in balance and a reduction in falls among the elderly have also been demonstrated.
Research has shown improvements in quality of life across a wide range of outcome measurements in both healthy and chronically ill patients such as an increase in confidence and self-efficacy and a significant reduction in stress, anxiety and depression. Improvements in immune and a reduction in inflammation have also been noted.
Qigong has a positive rebalancing effect on our hormonal systems including pituitary, thyroid, ovarian, adrenal functions. It has also benefited those suffering from chronic pain, fibromyalgia and fatigue. This is far from a comprehensive list of the conditions that have benefited from the practice of Qigong.
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