Golden Shield Qi Gong Training

 

Physical Levels


Level I – Golden Shield: Abdomen Training

 

Strengthens the liver and spleen organs as well as the muscles, tendons, fascia, and meridians of the abdomen.

Beneficial for anyone who wants to feel more grounded, balanced and centered in their daily life. Can be very helpful for health practitioners who are having a problem with ‘giving away their energy’ at work.

Golden Shield (Abdomen) aims to build Qi by improving the function of the liver and spleen, to boost the immune system, to improve Qi and blood circulation and to activate the lower dan-tien (root energy center).

Perhaps the best suited training for busy Americans, Golden Shield rapidly enhances one’s energy production, circulation, and storage. By stimulating the function of the digestive organs and drawing one’s energy into their “center” students begin to feel more centered and vital. Golden Shield is an extremely wise investment in one’s health and longevity. The weekly time investment for the abdomen training is approximately 3 – 4 hours. Depending on the student, abdomen level can take anywhere from 8 months to a year and a half.

Cost (monthly): $100 plus, $10 – $15 / month for herbs and tools

Golden Shield class times are devoted to new meditations and group training. In addition to practicing in class each week, students are also encouraged to practice an additional 2 or 3 times at home. The goal being to get in a total of 3 or 4 practices a week. Each training level is also accompanied by external and/or internal herbal formulas.

Level II – Golden Bell: Torso Training

Beneficial for anyone who wants to reduce their stress levels and gain more control over their body’s proper use of adrenalin. Golden Bell aims to use the Qi created in the previous Golden Shield level to increase the function of the lungs, kidneys, and heart: build bone mass, open the meridians of the whole body and detoxify the entire system of chemical and emotional impurities. It aims also to improve the function of the endocrine system, and to activate the middle dan-tien (heart energy center).Strengthens the lungs, kidneys and heart organs as well as the skin, fascia, muscles, tendons, bones and meridians of the torso.

In Chinese Medicine all the meridians of the body go through the torso region of the body. Through a wide variety of training tools this training overhauls the entire region, opening the meridians, enhancing the strength of bone in the spine and ribcage, and vibrating the internal organs.

Requirements: students must complete Abdomen training prior to beginning Golden Bell.
Internal herbs are used in this level to support the body’s intense energetic development. This training takes roughly 1 – 2 years to complete.

Cost (monthly): $100 plus $20 – $25 / month for herbs and tools

Level III – Golden Crown: Head Training

 

Strengthens the brain, stomach, gallbladder, large intestine, and bladder organs as well as the spine, skin, fascia, muscles, bones and meridians of the head.

Beneficial for everyone. Golden Crown aims to strengthen Qi in the brain, creating an immune system for the brain (the immune system does not protect the brain). It aims to improve brain capacity and efficiency, strengthen the spine, increase bone mass throughout the entire body, and to increase Qi function in the yang meridians. It aims also to activate the upper dan-tien (third eye energy center).

Golden Crown is the favorite training of most students. This intense and exhilarating training enhances mental functioning, strengthens the bones of the skull and spine and serves to integrate the head and the body. Evolution of this area is accomplished through the use of meditations, physical stimulation, and internal herbal formulas. This training takes roughly 10 months to complete.

Requirements: students must complete Abdomen training prior to beginning Golden Bell.
Internal and external herbs are used to support the body throughout this level.

Cost (monthly): $100 plus $15 – $20 / month for herbs and tools

Golden Brushes: Hand Training

 

Strengthens the brain, heart, and lung organs as well as the muscles, tendons, bones and meridians of the hands and arms.

Beneficial for anyone who depends on the agility and health of their hands for their profession, or anyone wishing to keep their hands/arms/wrists functioning well. Hand Training can be especially helpful for health practitioners, such as bodyworkers and acupuncturist.

Golden Brushes is an intensive training system designed to improve the health strength, flexibility, and resilience of ones arms hands and wrists. By combining physical/energetic training, meditations/visualizations, and herbal soaks, the muscles, tendons and bones of the arms and hands are completely revitalized. Golden Brushes is a seven month training program. External herbs are used to support the arms and hands throughout this level.

Cost (monthly): $100 plus $15 – $20 / month for herbs and tools

Golden Pillars: Leg Training

Strengthens the kidneys, liver and spleen organs as well as the muscles, tendons bones, and meridians of the legs and feet.

Beneficial for anyone who spends a large amount of time on their feet, such as athletes, retail workers, construction workers etc.

Golden Pillars aims to open the meridians of the legs and feet thus enabling more Qi to move through those muscles and tendons enhancing circulation. It also aims to integrate the mind into the lower section of the body providing grounding for the mind and stabilizing emotional imbalances.

Golden Pillars is a dynamic seven-month intensive training system designed to improve the health strength, flexibility, and resilience of ones feet, ankles and knees. This training can be very helpful for those who feel their legs/knees weakening, for athletes who want to enhance their performance, or for anyone wishing to develop this region of the body. Golden Pillars is a seven month training program. External herbs are used to support the legs and feet throughout this level.

Cost (monthly): $100 plus $15 – $20 /month for herbs and tools

Advanced Levels

 

Below is a description of the Advanced Levels of training taught in the Jingui system. The information given below is brief by intention. As a student grows closer to completing their training of the physical levels their instructor will begin to give them more information about the advanced levels of training available to them. While we believe it is certainly helpful to know what lies down the road, we also believe that it is very beneficial to focus on the tasks at hand — current level of training.

Bridge Training
Bridge Training focuses on strengthening the reproductive organs of the body.
Requirements: students must complete and be sealed on all five of the physical levels of training prior to beginning Bridge Training.

Advanced Hands
Advanced Hands is a continuation of Golden Brushes (Hand Training).
Requirements: students must complete and be sealed on all five of the physical levels of training prior to beginning Advanced Hand Training.

Pure Energy
Pure Energy is where students are taught to take the energy they’ve cultivated in physical level and use it to strengthen and integrate their. Pure Energy Training is tends to be more meditative (yin) than the physical level (yang) training.
Requirements: students must complete and be sealed on all five of the physical levels as well as Bridge Level prior to beginning Pure Energy Level Training.