Liver, Spring, and the Element of Wood

In the Five Element system, Water generates Wood. Spring unfurls from the cold stillness of winter and bursts into vibrant, expansive growth.
The Yin and Yang Organs associated with the springtime, and with the element of Wood, are the Liver and Gallbladder. In Chinese Medicine, the Liver is responsible for the smooth flow of Qi and Blood throughout our bodies. When our Qi is not flowing smoothly in all directions, we become stagnant. We become less flexible. And wood is strongest when it can flex and bend with the winds of change. 

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What Is Qigong?

"Qigong" is a chinese word.

"Qi" means vital energy.

"Gong" is skill -- skill that comes from dedicated self-cultivation.

The combined term "Qigong" is often translated as "Energy work" or "Energy Skill"and is the name for a mind-body practice that integrates physical motion, breath, and visualization techniques to cultivate vital energy for the practitioner.
Qigong is a part of many internal martial arts practices, where it is used to develop and refine the practitioner's ability to move energy, or Qi, through his or her body.
Qigong is practiced by millions of people worldwide to improve their physical, mental and emotional health. It is a highly effective way to rejuvenate your health, calm your mind and nourish your spirit.

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