The origin of FingerQiGong
The Chinese are convinced that a steady circulation of the so-called life energy (Qi) in the body is to be equated with health. This - in the most true sense of the word - natural energy or energy of nature is also described in many cultures. The Egyptians call it Ka, the Greeks Pneuma, the Maya Lil, the
By spinning small balls (names for the balls that are mostly used are: chinese health balls, stress balls, exercise balls, qi gong balls, tai chi balls, and baoding iron balls) in the hand (FingerQiGong) a technology/practise (in Chinese called gong) exists for the cultivation, i.e. activation, control, refinement and strengthening, of this personal life energy. the millennium-long experience in China teaches that the ball movements unfold not only a medical, but also en important healthwise preventive effect. this technology belongs to the chinese Qi-gong (the ancient art of self healing) doctrine.
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The variety in balls
The smallest balls for the sensible use are about 30 mm, the biggest about 80 mm in diameter. The most current dimensions are 30, 40 and 50 mm. Of course advancers in the art of FingerQiGong use additional sizes.
Initially one pair of balls in the personally fitting size is enough. Indeed, all dimensions should exist to the advancement of the ball movements in 5 mm steps from 30 – 60 mm. The smaller in metal and/or stone and the bigger in stone and/or wood. There are plastic balls also in all variations, dimensions and weight classes.
By the way, it makes fun to collect balls in different sizes and materials. Collectors are, as well known, more contented people, because they take pleasure over and over again in increasing their collection. On the other hand, collecting balls motivates to practice and therefore sometime to attain the mastery in the art of FingerQiGong.
Balls can roughly be classified in five different materials:
The widespread steel sound balls (Chinese healthy balls) are pleasant to practice with every now and then. However, for regular practicing they are rather unsuitable, because the sound is not always welcome. The more sensitive the body becomes through practice, the more intensive you feel the sounds, vibrations and the very impressively accompanying high-level tones.