Nei Gong, which in Chinese means ‘internal work’, is a wonderful series of movements originating thousands of years ago in The Himalayas. Cultivated by the Taoists, these gentle exercises were passed down orally from Master to student, remaining hidden for centuries, hence they are not widely known in the west.
The movements are unique and were practiced to promote longevity, prevent disease, strengthening the immune system, increasing core strength and ultimately developing the spirit, bringing balance to the body’s energetic system.
Nei Gong can be considered a form of energy management. If we imagine the energy in our body is like a bank account, then spending all our energy can leave us with a deficit. By increasing our core reserve of energy, we can increase our internal wealth. Modern day living in the fast lane depletes our energy reserves; doing these gentle exercises regularly helps to build up our core energy and restore the balance.