QI GONG SCHOOL
José L. MELERO
Taoism School (Tao Jia 道家): It focusses on “the strengthening of body and mind”, “the cultivation of life and nature” by means of a state of “action without effort” (Wu Wei). It also places the same emphasis on everyday life, “observing and fusing with nature”. They are interested in longevity and harmony.
Buddhist School (Fo Jia 佛家): It focusses on quietness of mind and meditation (control of the mind), and the need of saving every living thing on Earth. They do not care about or do not give too much importance to the body. It has a religious inspiration and they are interested in achieving wisdom and enlightenment.
Confucius School (Ru Jia 儒家): It emphasizes the “regulation of mind”, “sincerity” and a “cultivation of moral character” being aware of the social relationships which are based on a conception of a universal energy; it encourages the practitioners to achieve a state of rest, calm and quietness.
Medical School (Yi Jia 醫家): It forms part of the traditional Chinese medicine. Its main purpose is to practice Qi Gong to cure and prevent from illnesses, improve one’s health and live longer. It favours the circulation of internal energy (Qi), the regulation of organic roles, the improvement of the immune system and it also serves as a helping therapy for other types of medical treatments.
Martial Arts School (Wu Jia 武家): Strengthens body and mind by the use of breathing techniques and body conditioning techniques in order to face external assaults successfully, physical and moral aggressions, and so achieve a better self-defense against adversaries.