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Health Qigong Training

Health Qigong can be practiced by all ages and fitness levels, offering a holistic approach to wellness and promoting harmony between the mind, body, and spirit.

Health Qigong

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Health Qigong is a traditional Chinese practice that combines gentle movements, deep breathing, and focused meditation to promote physical and mental well-being. It involves a series of exercises and postures that aim to improve the flow of energy (qi) within the body, enhancing overall health and vitality. By performing these exercises regularly, practitioners can experience benefits such as increased flexibility, improved balance, reduced stress, and a heightened sense of relaxation. Health Qigong can be practiced by people of all ages and fitness levels, offering a holistic approach to wellness and promoting harmony between the mind, body, and spirit

Using slow, regulated breathing, focused meditation, and moderate physical motions, health qigong aims to improve overall well-being. It derives from traditional Chinese medicine and is based on the concept of balancing and harmonizing the body’s energy.

A series of calm, rhythmic motions that flow naturally from one to the next is performed by participants in Health Qigong. These exercises are intended to stretch and strengthen the body, promote flexibility, and improve the circulation of Qi (vital energy) throughout the body.

Health Qigong can be practiced by people of all ages and fitness levels, offering a holistic approach to wellness and harmony between the mind, body, and spirit

In Health Qigong, proper breathing methods are essential. Practitioners learn to synchronize their breath with their movements, providing for a deep and relaxed breathing pattern. This attentive breathing assists in the relaxation of the mind, the reduction of stress, and the improvement of lung function.

In addition to physical exercises and breathing, Health Qigong incorporates elements of meditation and mindfulness. As individuals perform the movements, they focus their attention on their breath, body sensations, and the present moment. This cultivates a state of inner calm, mental clarity, and emotional balance.

Regular practice of Health Qigong can bring numerous benefits to both the body and mind. It can enhance physical fitness, increase energy levels, improve posture, and strengthen the immune system. It also promotes relaxation, reduces anxiety, and enhances mental well-being.

Overall, Health Qigong offers a holistic approach to health, integrating gentle movements, controlled breathing, and mindfulness practices to improve physical, mental, and emotional well-being.

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Health Qigong can be practiced by people of all ages and fitness levels, offering a holistic approach to wellness and harmony between the mind, body, and spirit

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Positive emotions are essential for good health, vitality, and immunity. That is also the Qigong viewpoint, and it is the key to extraordinary healing. Qigong works with frequency and vibration. Every emotion has a distinct signature and frequency. Specific systems in your body are influenced by these frequencies. This good effect is what creates such a beautiful feeling and complete healing.

These exercises, if learned, can also result in increased immune functioning, breathing and blood flow, greater flexibility, a higher level of internal balance and harmony, and physical efficiency and coordination. Qigong is now regarded as “a shining pearl in Traditional Chinese Medicine” in the Chinese health and medical science fields. It has helped millions of people with severe and persistent health problems in getting better.

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Womens Wellness & Qigong

Scientifically, women training Qigong can experience improved physical health, reduced stress, enhanced emotional well-being, and hormonal balance, potentially leading to better overall quality of life and a decreased risk of certain health issues.

Relaxation qigong techniques offer several benefits for both the mind and body. By incorporating gentle movements, deep breathing, and focused attention, these techniques promote relaxation, balance, and overall well-being. Some key benefits include:

Stress Reduction:

Relaxation qigong helps calm the mind and release stress. It encourages deep breathing and cultivates a state of inner peace, reducing anxiety and tension.

Physical Relaxation:

The slow and gentle movements of qigong help relax the muscles, relieve physical tension, and promote a sense of relaxation throughout the body. It can alleviate muscle soreness and stiffness.

Improved Energy Flow:

Qigong techniques focus on promoting the flow of energy (or “qi”) throughout the body. By practicing qigong regularly, energy blockages can be cleared, allowing for improved vitality and a sense of balance.

Mental Clarity and Focus:

Qigong involves mindful awareness and concentration on the breath, movement, and sensations in the body. This practice can enhance mental clarity, improve concentration, and increase focus.

Enhanced Well-being:

Regular practice of relaxation qigong techniques can improve overall well-being. It may boost immune function, promote better sleep, and contribute to a greater sense of happiness and contentment.

Remember, these benefits can vary from person to person, and consistent practice over time is typically required to experience the full effects. It’s always advisable to learn relaxation qigong techniques from a qualified instructor to ensure proper form and guidance.

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BRICS Health Qigong Program 2022


Feel free to download the e-book covering the event of the BRICS Health Qigong Training Camp held online from 30 April to 10 September 2022. Get to know how, why, and with whom we collaborate to get and keep our health and wellness in check.

Collab: SAHQA & IHQF coaches – Ms. Amanda Lan, Professor Li Zheng En, Dr. Jeff Lan, Mr. Zhang De Ming, Dr. Chen Chang Le.

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Health Qigong can be practiced by people of all ages and fitness levels, offering a holistic approach to wellness and harmony between the mind, body, and spirit

What, Why & Who

Simple self-paced on-demand

It’s simple to get started with Health Qigong; all you need is a comfortable place to practice and some basic instructions. Many resources are available to assist you in getting started, such as online videos, live streams, notes, face-to-face sessions, and workshops.

The majority of Health Qigong activities are gentle and suitable for people of all ages and fitness levels. It is ideal for individuals who struggle to find a routine, have an overactive spirit, or have difficulty mastering the combined action of meditation, breathwork, and technicalities. You are welcome to train and earn merit without being required to teach.

The videos on this page will assist in getting to know more.

Train and Qualify Locally. Teach Worldwide!

There are various Health Qigong forms, each with its own set of benefits. Through SAHQA (SA Health Qigong Association), clients can benefit from our international connections to IHQF (International Health Qigong Federation) and CHQA (Chinese Health Qigong Association). To get you started, learn and access 4 of the most popular forms.

Learn one form, be assessed, and earn merit to start teaching to pay for your ongoing education. Continued training while teaching refines your “on-the-job” skill sets. Our courses are suitable for beginners. Train 1 form or routine over 4 days of training at 4 hours per day can be done in person or via live stream (bookings required).

1. Six Healing Sounds

The 6 Healing Sounds are to clear toxins and restore the health within the organs; this is done with each inhalation and exhalation. Each sound resonates with a specific organ to amplify the health of this organ.

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Eight Section Qigong Exercises for calming the mind and spiritual enhancement, stretching and loosening body joints, and assisting with breathing enhancement. Assists illnesses such as osteoporosis and mental health.

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Tendon Muscle Strengthening Qigong Exercises is based on Chinese medicine theories within martial art applications. This specific routine is famous among the Shaolin monks when practicing the mergence of martial arts such as strengthening the bones, tendons, muscle, and sinews; effective for healing, energy work, and martial applications.

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4. Five Animal Play

Five Animal Frolic/Play Qigong Exercises was specifically designed by a Chinese physician named Hua Tuo. Mimicking the animal movement affects the health of the internal organs, it massages, balances, stimulates, stretches, and opens in an aerobic and anaerobic action switching between sympathetic and parasympathetic mode or Yin Yang training.

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The Advanced Forms

These are done after the 4 routines listed above and the player has completed a prescribed competence level to continued study.

Advanced Forms

Advanced Forms

Advanced Forms

Advanced Forms

Advanced Forms

Did You Know?

Qigong as a therapy exercise is over 3000 years old; as shown on unearthed ancient paintings and pottery depicting the Qigong movements.

Origins researched among famous Chinese medicine contributors over these decades have proven its efficacy among thousands of practitioners and players living in China and the world to date.

Qigong as therapy is similar to Acupuncture treatment; as both utilise the same theoretical knowledge and philosophy to acquire 360 health and wellness.

There are Two ways of practicing Qi Gong 

Dong Gong is an active technique. It involves movements relating to acupuncture points and channels, and strengthens the internal organs.  This is also found in the practice of Tai Chi  Quan but in Tai Chi  one has to sink the Qi into the lower Dantian as well.

Jing Qi Gong is a passive technique like Yin and Yang. It consists of any kind of meditation – sitting, lying or standing – which helps us to cultivate energy and store the Qi in the DanTian. It works on the internal body and clears the mind (to gain calmness and clarity )

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Training Tips

This will allow you to study at your own time and pace at home.

Find a flat, open space where you can move freely without colliding with anything.

Stretch beforehand is recommended since it assists to calm the mind and relax the body.

Allow at least 30 minutes, preferably an hour, for this practice.

Your phones should be off.

Avoid practicing with a full stomach.

Allow time to digest before doing anything physical.

Avoid training in direct sunlight.

Wear loose, comfortable clothing and shoes with flat soles.

Don’t go overboard.

When you’re tired, take a break.

After you’ve finished, gently cool down and give your body time to recover and restore itself.




(never assume you know something regardless if learned prior. You need to always be open to learning and new experiences)

STEP 1 Mimic the form and see how best you are able to do so.

STEP 2 Let the music gently wash over you and take in its beauty.
(The timing of each song is specifically composed for each routine to assist in sensation calming)

STEP 3 Examine your ability to recreate the technicalities of every single movement in minute detail.

Once you’ve done this, you’re ready to be refined.

Spending time with a qualified Qigong coach will assist you in maximizing your ability to master the moves and benefit from the features that improve your health.
All of these and more will be at your fingertips.

How do you go about doing this?

This is possible with our online lessons, which include video tutorials that cover theory and technicalities in detail.
Alternatively, look for us to do workshops in your area or invite us to collaborate with you.

Qualifications Worldwide

Symbol: 段位 Duan Wei “level”


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Many Japanese, Okinawan, and Korean martial art organizations use the dan () ranking system to indicate a person’s level of ability within a given system. As a ranking system of quantifying skill level within a specific set of patterns,

However, in Mandarin/Chinese pinyin, the same character is pronounced duàn with the 4th tone, and was originally used to mean phase. Chih levels are pre-duan levels.

SAHQA & IHQF Explained

National & International Accreditation & Standards

How easy is it to obtain Phase 1 – Chih Levels?

Become a member of SAHQA. To train as a junior instructor and gain access to international merit, start your training with the videos on this website, continue with online sessions, or attend lessons live or online. You can evaluate after each routine. Once you have completed the required hours, you are ready for assessment and merit.

Phase 1

National Chih Certification

SAHQA preparatory Duans are classified as Chih levels, as preparation for the more advanced international accreditation. Qualifying at these levels will enable you to start teaching. Once qualified at a Chih 1-3 level, SAHQA will guide those who wish to further their training to proceed to international accreditation by both SAHQA and the International Health Qigong Federation (IHQF).

IKLWC/SAHQA Health Qigong Chih 1-3 Instructor Certificate (upon passing the exam)

Complete 66hours of intensive training

18hrs as a student & + 48hrs instructor training


Phase 2

International DUAN Certification

The first criteria is to become a SAHQA member and remain a SAHQA member by renewing your annual subscription.

Learn the advanced criteria as advised by your SAHQA/IHQF coach.

SAHQA will advise and guide the member to obtain international merit listed below.

Continue to obtain the recommended merit to qualify as an International IHQF coach

SAHQA will assist you to register and obtain merit with IHQF, Beijing China.

Who Are We?

IKLWCentre is a representative of officiating standards and credentials in Cape Town, South Africa. Internationally SAHQA is affiliated to the International Health Qigong Federation (IHQF) and Chinese Health Qigong Association (CHQA) whom allows SAHQA to have a structure that is Associative and Technical.

Our coaches are technically qualified to assist to teach, adjudicate, and merit any member of SAHQA regardless of worldwide location. Dr Jeff Lan is Head Coach of the International Kim Loong Wushu Centre (IKLWC), an international 6th Duan IHQF Instructor, and a 9th Duan World Organisation of Wushu Kung Fu Masters (ch180057). Amanda Lan co-owner of IKLWC and an international 4th Duan IHQF Instructor.


Updated and Informed By Association

IKLWCentre established a neutral organization so that anyone in South Africa who wishes to connect with like-minded Health Qigong practitioners can do so. South African Health Qigong Association (SAHQA) is associated with the International Health Qigong Federation (IHQF) and the Chinese Health Qigong Association (CHQA), allowing SAHQA to have an Associative and Technical structure. Regardless of where they are in the world, our coaches are technically capable of helping to teach, assess, and merit any SAHQA member. Dr. Jeff Lan is a 9th Duan World Organization of Wushu Kung Fu Masters, an international 6th Duan IHQF Technical Coach, and the head Coach of the International Kim Loong Wushu Centre (IKLWC) (ch180057). IKLWC co-owner Amanda Lan is also a 7th Dan Kung Fu coach and an international 4th Duan IHQF Technical Caoch.


SAHQA & IHQF Explained

South African Health Qigong Association (SAHQA) is a national sports social organization. It is a registered organization that promotes and teaches Health Qigong as a fitness exercise and health-improving routine. Dr. Jeff Lan has been requested and authorized by China’s Chinese Health Qigong Association (CHQA) and International Health Qigong Federation (IHQF) to initiate and establish the South African Health Qigong Association (SAHQA), and has been sanctioned as a Health Qigong instructor by the CHQA and IHQF. By paying a reasonable annual subscription fee, anyone can join SAHQA. Start with the program on this page, continue the training with online lessons or live face-to-face lessons, complete routines 1-3 to qualify for the junior instructor, and gain access to international merit. Each routine can be evaluated. Once you have completed the required hours, you will be ready for assessment and merit.

Be Part Of Our International Network

Join a worldwide network of like-minded Health Qigong practitioners. Stay informed and get recognized for your accomplishments. Access the most recent Academic Research, Exchanges, and Developments. Instructors are encouraged to participate in international Health Qigong competitions and activities, to develop international Health Qigong technical standards, and to develop the training plan and management of Health Qigong athletes, coaches, and referees. Coaches never run out of information to give to their students since they participate in these activities.

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