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Uplifting life and well being through the practice of YUAN Qigong

Welcome to REN XUE Africa (a continental affiliate of REN XUE International).

We are dedicate to teaching the Yuan Gong and Yuan Ming Life Cultivation systems with the mission of Uplifting Self and Uplifting others (Zi Du, Du Ren).

Please browse our site for more information. We’d love to see you in a class or workshop learning Yuan Qigong.

Some benefits of practicing Yuan Qigong

Enhanced sense of personal wellbeing

Uplifted health at all levels

Improved harmonious relations with self, others and Nature

Self motivated & self-directed release from mind sabotaging patterns

Ever deepening sense of a calm, clear, capable mind

Ever expanding experience of an open and joyous heart.

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REN XUE Africa Blog – Latest Posts

Coming into the present moment

Coming into the present moment

Most people who have heard of Eckhart Tolle will immediately relate any statement like ‘coming into the present moment’ with his acclaimed and significant book “The Power of Now”. What follows though is not a precis of his ideas, since the book was published long ago,...

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The nature of unconditional trust

The nature of unconditional trust

Within the REN XUE Yuan Qigong system, we are introduced to nine Methods of Qigong practice. Yuan Tze designed each to build upon the previous one, to progressively develop the conditions needed for Realisation and Wisdom (the focal point of the system). Every area of...

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Important Questions Answered

Is REN XUE Yuan Qigong a Religion?

No, it is objective, neutral information about Life, Qi and the unique place humans hold.  It has no deity or God or religious text at its centre. It sits comfortably within any religion one follows and does not compete for priority in any way.

Do I have to be fit to practice?

No, all the methods could be described as “as easy as standing or sitting” and can be adjusted for any physical limitations. Children, the elderly, pregnant women and all levels of strength are easily accommodated.

Is Yuan Qigong a safe practice?

Yuan Tze’s decades of research and experience led him to prioritise safety in the design of this system. It is emphasised and at the core of all the teaching.

How often should I practice?

As Yuan Tze humorously declares: do lots of anything that is good for you! However, in deference to the realities of modern day life, 20 mins practice each day is recommended, for the benefits to be experienced.  Classes are 75 mins long in order to deepen one’s knowledge and the experience of Qi in a carefully built Qi Field. It is recommended to attend at least one class a week, whenever possible, to make steady progress.

How are Yuan Qigong teachers qualified?

There are 6 years and 6 levels of Teachers Training, each level comprising 120 hours of intensive learning. Teachers may only teach the levels they are fully qualified in, despite possibly having knowledge of the other methods. In order to remain registered with REN XUE International, Teachers have to commit to a minimum of 5 days of the annual Ongoing Education Programmes run by Yuan Tze. In addition, there is a robust Norms and Ethics Committee ensuring that standards are well communicated and applied, throughout the teaching community.

Can Yuan Qigong substitute for physical fitness activities?

Yuan Tze answered this question in depth, drawing awareness to the enormous significance of the quality and quantity of Qi we have. When it is appreciated that Qi is the “fuel” for every aspect of our being: our bodies functioning harmoniously, our emotions being dominantly positive and steady and our Minds being clear, stable and wise, we see how physical fitness driven by patterns not rooted in an integrated view of well-being, may not be the best.

Ren Yuan, one of the methods in Yuan Qigong is specifically directed at the musculo-skeletal system as well as deeper structures in the body (ligaments, tendons, fascia etc). In its simplest rendition, it is a decent workout for most people and can be adjusted to be more intense.

It may be concluded that each person should evaluate whether they still need physical fitness activities over and above their Yuan Qigong practice, however everyone will undoubtedly benefit from Yuan Qigong.

Watch a snippet of Yuan Qigong Practice

Yuan Qigong comprises nine methods, divided into three stages of development. Tian Yuan, is the First Method of the First Stage, where Qi and the body are worked on. Tian Yuan allows the practitioner to gather Yuan Qi safely and effectively and benefits are readily noticed and long lasting. The practice can be adjusted to be more intense but equally serves as a quick 25 minute pick me up, in the typical busyness of life.