out of your door
with every energy/organ system
of your body connected."
5 Element Qigong
Health and Harmony Exercise
by Jamie Moffett
92 pages, 5 1/2 by 8 1/2
Isn't this what you've always wanted?
A set of movements that is easy to learn, can be done
in a small space, in five minutes, standing up, in any
kind of clothes, in any state of health, that will
strengthen your internal organs, tone your body, and
calm your nervous system
What is qigong?
Qigong is a series of movements coordinated with
breath that help balance our bodies, minds, and
emotions. It is used extensively in China for health.
There is even a hospital that only treats illnesses
with qigong. You may have heard of tai chi. Tai chi
is, in fact, a form of qigong.
There are many forms of qigong. Some are long and
complex and some are simple. The Five Element Qigong is
very simple and easy to learn with great health
How do you pronounce qigong?
It's pronounced "chi gong" and it means breath or
energy (chi) connected with practiced body movements
and mental focus (gong).
How does it work?
The gentle movements of Five Element Qigong strengthen
the cellular, tissue and fascia structure of the five
main organ/energy systems of the body by energizing
the primary acupuncture meridians. So Five Element
Qigong not only tones the muscles of your body, it
helps strengthen your internal organs and nervous
system as well.
Doing Five Element Qigong only five mintues a day will
gently and gradually bring great health benefits.
Many of us operate almost all of the time from our
adrenalin system, the fight or flight nervous system
that was designed by nature to be used in emergencies.
What we want is to be in our parasympathetic nervous
system most of the time. That is the system that
helps us rest, regenerate tissue, and digest and
eliminate our food. (Constipated? It might well be
caused by adrenalin. Adrenalin shuts down digestion
If you have been in your adrenalin system most of your
life, your body forgets how to be in parasympathetic
mode. You have to retrain your body to get back into
parasympathetic. Doing qigong regularly five minutes a
day can help you do that. Plus, the specific movements
of Five Element Qigong help digestion, elimination,
breathing, the liver and the heart function better.
Can I learn it from the book?
Yes. This book was designed as a step by step
self-teaching manual with lots of pictures and not too
Who does Five Element Qigong?
I have taught Five Element Qigong as a warm-up exercise
for martial artists, dancers, bodyworkers, and
athletes. It balances the the body's energy and helps
Others who have learned and practiced Five Element Qigong
are construction workers, bartenders, office workers,
golfers, musicians, lawyers, computer workers,
artists, writers, mothers, dads...regular people who
are not interested in becoming qigong "masters" but
want a healthy, simple set of exercises they can do
for the rest of their lives. Some of my best students
have been women in their eighties.