The Jingui Golden Shield Qi Gong traditional energy cultivation system has five physical levels of training. Each level of training builds upon the last, and each level should be completed in the order advised by your teacher. Should one complete all five levels of physical training and wish to continue on in the Jingui tradition, there are advanced levels of training. Thus, Jingui Qi Gong offers a unique, multi-year evolutionary cultivation process.
Golden Shield: The Abdomen
Strengthens the liver and spleen organs as well as the muscles, tendons, fascia, and meridians of the abdomen.
Golden Shield aims to build qi by improving the function of the liver and spleen to boost the immune system, improve qi and blood circulation, and to activate the lower dantien (root energy center).
Golden Shield rapidly enhances one’s bioenergy production, circulation, and storage. By stimulating the function of the digestive organs and drawing one’s energy into the low abdomen, students begin to feel more centered and vital. Golden Shield takes approximately 12-18 months to complete, and is an extremely wise investment in one’s health and longevity.
Golden Bell: The Torso
Strengthens the lungs, kidneys, and heart organs as well as the skin, fascia, muscles, tendons, bones and meridians of the torso.
Golden Bell aims to use the qi created in the previous Golden Shield level to increase the function of the lungs, kidneys, and heart; build bone mass; open the meridians of the whole body; and detoxify the entire system of chemical and emotional impurities. It also aims to improve the function of the endocrine system, and to activate the middle dantien (heart energy center).
In Chinese Medicine, all the meridians of the body go through the torso region of the body. Through the use of a wide variety of training tools, this training overhauls the entire torso region by opening the meridians, enhancing the strength of bone in the spine and ribcage, and vibrating the internal organs. Internal herbs are used in this level to support the body’s intense energetic development. This training takes roughly 2 – 2.5 years to complete.
Golden Crown: The Head
Strengthens the brain, stomach, gallbladder, large intestine, and bladder organs as well as the spine, skin, fascia, muscles, bones and meridians of the head.
Golden Crown aims to strengthen qi in the brain, creating a functional immune system for the brain. It aims to improve brain capacity and efficiency, strengthen the spine, increase bone mass throughout the entire body, and increase qi function in all the meridians. It aims also to activate the upper dantien (third eye energy center).
Golden Crown is the favorite training of most students. This intense and exhilarating training enhances mental functioning, strengthens the bones of the skull and spine, and serves to integrate the head and the body. Training is accomplished through the use of meditations, physical stimulation, and internal herbal formulas. This training takes roughly 12 months to complete.
Golden Brushes: The Hands
Strengthens the brain, heart, and lung organs as well as the muscles, tendons, bones and meridians of the hands and arms.
The hands are a microsystem of the whole body and directly related to the brain. When the hands are strong, it makes the brain and the whole body stronger. Circulation throughout the whole body is increased. As the bones and muscles of the hands get stronger, joint problems such as carpal tunnel syndrome and arthritis can be alleviated or prevented.
Golden Brushes is an intensive training system designed to improve the health, strength, flexibility, and resilience of ones arms, hands, and wrists. By combining physical and energetic training, meditations, visualizations, and herbal soaks; the muscles, tendons, and bones of the arms and hands are completely revitalized. This training can be very helpful for those that depend on the agility and health of their hands for their profession, or anyone wishing to keep their hands, arms, and wrists functioning well. Golden Brushes takes roughly 12 months to complete.
Golden Pillars: The Legs
Strengthens the kidneys, liver, and spleen organs as well as the muscles, tendons bones, and meridians of the legs and feet.
Golden Pillars aims to open the meridians of the legs and feet thus enabling more qi to move through those muscles and tendons enhancing circulation. It also aims to integrate the mind into the lower section of the body providing grounding for the mind and stabilizing emotional imbalances.
Golden Pillars is a dynamic and intensive training system designed to improve the health strength, flexibility, and resilience of ones arms, feet, ankles, and knees. This training can be very helpful for those who feel their legs and/or knees weakening, for athletes who want to enhance their performance, or for anyone wishing to develop this region of the body. Golden Pillars takes approximately 12 months to complete.
For all levels, the training entails attending two classes per month, plus additional self-initiated training at home each week. Each training level is also accompanied by external or internal herbal formulas that have been passed down with each generation of practitioners.
In each level we gently ask the body to grow by introducing progressively challenging physical stimulation. The body's response is an enhancement of overall energy production, storage, and circulation. Each level of training also includes moving and sitting meditations to compliment the physical training and enhance the integration of the mind, body, and energy--our three treasures as understood in Chinese medical theory. The result is the transformation of the entire energetic system and greatly enhanced levels of health.