What is Qi Gong?

Qi Gong (Chi Kung) is the Chinese discipline devoted to the development of understanding, awareness and harmonizing of one’s mind, body, qi (chi) and spirit. It plays a strong part in Chan Buddhism (Zen) and Daoist philosophy, as well as Traditional Chinese Medicine and Chinese Martial Arts.

Qi Gong has been used extensively in China as part of traditional Chinese medicine, and is included in the curriculum of Chinese Universities. Throughout the world Qi Gong is now recognized as a form of complementary and alternative medicine, with positive effects on diverse ailments.

Qi Gong practice involves rhythmic breathing, coordinated with slow stylized repetitions of fluid movements and a calm mindful state. From a philosophical perspective Qi Gong is believed to help develop human potential, allowing access to higher realms of awareness, awakening one’s true nature.

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About Ziran Qi Gong

Ziran Qi Gong is a progressive set of exercises that retains all the original concepts and benefits associated with traditional Qi Gong, while following a style of practice that uses terms and expressions that modern people can associate with and understand. “The main aim of Ziran Qi Gong is to obtain an understanding of one’s mind and body and the link between the two.”

Meet Your Ziran Qi Gong
Instructor Paul Dumais

Certified Level 2 Qi Gong Instructor and Aerospace Engineer
Byron Bay NSW

Paul Dumais - Bio

2014 
Running Ziran Qi Gong courses at Temple Byron in Byron Bay and available for group/ corporate workshops, festivals and private classes
2013 
Taught at Kulcha Jam in Byron Bay. Taught at various yoga centres in Bali. Returned to Australia and completed Level Two Ziran Qi Gong instructor course
2007-13
Ran popular Qi Gong workshops at festivals such as Rainbow Serpent, Solar Eclipse and Dancing Ground
2012
Received the Level One Ziran Qi Gong instructors certificate from Master Lui
2011-12
Taught bi-weekly morning Qi Gong classes at Starseed Gardens, Byron Bay
2007 
Moved to Byron Bay, Taught Five Element Qi Gong, organised Tai Chi and Qi Gong workshops for Master Lui and delved deeper into Qi Gong and Tai Chi
2004
Returned to Melbourne and started training intensely with Master Lui Deming

 

2001
Moved to Cape Tribulation and started teaching Qi Gong classes daily
2000
In preparation for the National Tai Chi competition, studied with Dao’s Sifu, Master Lui Deming in Tai Chi 24 form and Sun Style, winning the Gold Medal
1999-2001
Trained with Sifu Dao in Prahran, practicing Tai Chi - 24 form, 42 form, Sun Style, Wudang Style, Ziranmen and Bagua
1999
Sat a 10 day Vipassana Course in the blue maintains - first of many
1998
Received Dao at the Caufield Dao Centre and was first introduced to Qi Gong
1990’s
Trained in Tae Kwon Do, Wing Chun and Tang So Do in Melbourne

For more information about our instructor Paul Dumais, visit www.ziranqigong.com

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