"Qigong is new to the West. After 2000+ years of closely guarded secrecy in China and the East, it is finally being discovered and known.
There are hundreds of styles and forms. Over the last 25 years I have tried to condense the essence of them - the primary anatomy and physiology of the energy system, what it is and how it works - into one sequence that anybody can do. This is called Eight Extraordinary Meridians Qigong.
My hope is you find these practices of benefit and value, and will discover they increase the Energy, and Life, within you. Try them and see for yourself."
Best Wishes, Jim MacRitchie
QIGONG is known by other names - it is also called Chi Kung, Ji Kong, and other various spellings, but is pronounced ‘Chee Gung’. ‘Qi’ means Energy, Vitality, Life. ‘Gong’ means Working With, Developing or Cultivating. So, Qigong can be translated as...
...Working with Energy, Developing Vitality, or Cultivating Life.
Qigong is based on the human energy system, now widely familiar through Acupuncture and Tai Chi. The understanding of this energy system is a major missing piece of Western Civilization. After all, the Global Energy Crisis is as much ‘internal’ as ‘external’ - if we each become more energy efficient human beings we'll use less external energy, last longer and be better, to everyone’s benefit.
FREE BOOK OF THE PRACTICES
This website contains a FREE document, an 'ebook', titled 'The Eight Extraordinary Meridians Qigong’. The 8ExMs are the foundation of all forms of Qigong, Chi Kung, Inner Alchemy, Medical Qigong and Chi Healing. You can simply download the book, at no charge or cost. It is free because the world needs information on Qigong right now. Please click on the link at the top of this page titled "Download Complete 'Eight Extraordinary Meridians Training Program'". Or you can get the separate practices by clicking on the menu items to the right.
FREE AUDIO PRACTICE GUIDES
To aid in doing the practices we have recorded audio versions of the 12 practices in the book which are now also available FREE by direct download. Details of how to download them to your computer are included on a separate page. Click on the menu item 'Audio Practice Guides' to the right.
A new set of Audios, consisting of the 5 Stages of Practice, which accumulates in a 5 minute version using the Master and Coupled Points alone, is available at a modest price which helps keep the website open and running. Again, click on the 'Audio Practice Guide' item on the menu to the right.
PERSONAL TREATMENT & CLASSES
This website also provides information about my private practice in 'Personal Energy Cultivation' [© 2009] through Chi Kung / Qigong and Classical Acupuncture. Click in the box under 'James MacRitchie' on the right. You can also download the current Brochure for 2011-12, and find out about Classes & Training in Boulder, Colorado.
THANK YOU FOR YOUR INTEREST Your comments and feedback are welcome. You can send an email through the 'Contact the Author' link above, and if you let me have your email address I'll keep you informed of occasional updates and future projects. Good Chi. Jim