Second, the nature of Health Qigong
What is the nature of Health Qigong? The essence of Health Qigong is the fundamental nature of Health Qigong. Health Qigong is the self-exercise social practice for fitness of human beings. Through self-adjusting the body, mind and breathing, it can nurture the strength of body, so as to achieve the purpose of keeping fitness and strengthening body, which is an important self-cultivation method to stimulate the potential of the body, develop wisdom and purify the heart of people. The essence of Health Qigong should include the following three aspects.
1. The nature of Health Qigong is an effective way to nurturing the vitality of the body through the self-adjusting and self-training of body, mind and breathing, so as to strengthen the body. It is the basis of the nature of Health Qigong and the primary nature of Health Qigong. If Health Qigong cannot strengthen the body and prevent and treat diseases, then the meaning of Health Qigong is lost. Health Qigong has been popular for thousands of years, because it is the best fitness and health way to strengthen the body and prevent diseases.
2. The nature of Health Qigong is to stimulate the potential of the body and develop the human wisdom, which is the more profound nature of Health Qigong. As the development of society, the understanding of people on the society, nature and human has been greatly improved. However, according to the projections of the medical profession, the brain of a person can store totally more than 5000 trillion bits (bit, the unit of information amount) information in a lifetime, which is equivalent to the information amount of about 800 million books stored in the current library collections all over the world. Unfortunately, this potential has only been developed to a few percent so far. Modern medicine estimated that there are about more than 1100 billion cells and about 1,015 synapses in the human brain, and there are about more than 150 million nerve cells distributed in the cerebral cortex. And the functions of human brain have only used a few percent. According to the British statistics, it shows that the brain of modern British adult male is 1424 grams in average, and the annual growth is 0.66 grams. And the brain of modern British adult female is 1242 grams in average, and the annual growth is 0.62 grams. It can be seen that the human brain is constantly developed. Therefore, the potential of the human brain still need to be developed with the development of the practice, and human wisdom will have substantial development. The practice of Health Qigong is an effective method to stimulate human potential and develop the wisdom.
3. The nature of Health Qigong lies in that purify the soul and self-cultivation, which is the most profound essence of Health Qigong. Health Qigong is not only an important method to strengthen the body, keep fitness, treat diseases and develop the wisdom, but also an important method to purify the human mind and self-cultivation. The practice, cultivation, the circulation of qi and the improvement of moral character supplement each other. Only put the purification of the mind and self-cultivation in the first place, can exercisers learn well. Under the mentality of being selfish and venality, how can achieve the state of being relaxed, quiet and natural.
The above-mentioned three aspects of the nature of Health Qigong are complementary and dialectical unity. Strengthening the body is the foundation of the nature of Health Qigong, which is the reason for exercisers to practice it. However, if exercisers do not stimulate the potential, develop wisdom and conduct self-cultivation, then they cannot learn well. The purpose of preventing diseases and strengthening the body is to prolong life and improve the quality of life. Without this goal, the practice will lose the direction. Thus, the three aspects of the nature of Health Qigong is harmony, mutual restraint, mutual complementary and mutual promotion. Only the practitioners understand the nature of Health Qigong in these three aspects, can they learn the nature of Health Qigong into a more profound level, so as to push forward the development of Health Qigong, make themselves healthier, and the personality is more perfect.
（By Cang Daolai）