Before I finish this series of posts looking at the PERFECT Qigong System (PQS), I wanted to wrap it all up with a short conclusion.
It is important to realise that Chi Kung/Qigong is an art. And like any art it’s something you have to practice, practice, practice in order to get good at it, to become skilled with it.
When I began my practice of Qigong I found it difficult to remember ‘what comes next?’. Trying to remember really broke my QSoM and I felt that it took me months to be able to confidently practice a qigong session from start to finish, s-m-o-o-t-h-l-y.
Using the PQS with my students I have found that they can quickly (usually within an hour) and easily grasp ‘what comes next’ in their practice. As a result they can focus on developing the vital, all important skills of Qigong, such as entering a QSoM, Energy Flow and Standing Zen.
Now this next bit is important, so listen up. The PQS is a tool to help students get a head start on the path of Qigong. It is not a school or a style of Qigong. The school/style of Qigong I teach and practice is Shaolin Qigong. PQS is a tool and like any tool, when it has served its purpose you put it down and leave it.
As an example, imagine you use a rowing boat to cross a lake. When you get to the other side, you would not strap the boat to your back and take it with you. PERFECT is just the same.
Once you are confident that you can effortlessly, unconsciously flow from one part of your qigong practice to the next, when instead of 7 steps your practice is one step. Then you stop using PERFECT.
Now you work on deepening your skills with Qigong, now you start to develop a mastery of the art. This is where the fun really begins!
Bye for now.
Marcus James Santer