"Fan Teng Gong combines essential core elements of Daoist and Buddhist practice."
So the Chinese Qigong Grandmaster Guo Bingsen in the dedication to the planned new edition of his book "Qigong in theory and practice | Fan Ten Gong, a healing Qigong".
Fan Teng Gong is a form of qigong from the Daoist and Buddhist traditions. Fan Teng Gong can be translated as “Exercises that allow everyone to develop their level of qi”. It is a form of qigong that can be learnt by young and old, people without or with health problems. The only requirement is willingness to take the time to practise...
Beginners can feel the effects of a more intense flow of qi in the body in the first few minutes of practice: tingling or a swollen feeling in the hands, warming up of the body or (temporary) phenomena such as cold hands or feet.
In Qigong, Fan Teng Gong is said to work in this way: improving the circulation of qi, absorbing pure cosmic qi, dissolving blockages of qi and discharging ill or spent qi. The exercises produce a lot of inner warmth, blood and qi circulate well and you feel refreshed.
According to Chinese medicine, when blood and qi circulate well in the body, illness seldom occurs. Spent qi cannot settle in the body and thus the foundations of a stable condition of health are laid.
Fan Teng Gong comprises a total of 14 exercises: ten main exercises to regulate qi and strengthen the body; two exercises to discharge spent qi, cleansing the body; and two exercises to absorb qi.
Each of the main exercises builds upon the last. The effects become more intense from exercise to exercise, in step with the increasing capability of the body to accept and digest the increased circulation of qi. The exercises to absorb qi further increase the amount of qi in the body.
The exercises to discharge spent qi are said to be beneficial for people with health problems as well as people working in a therapeutic field, who absorb spent qi from their clients which can accumulate and manifest itself as an illness at a later date.
The exercises to absorb qi increase the amount of qi in the body, which becomes effective in the main exercises.
It is the position of the body and the hands which stimulate the circulation of qi in Fan Teng Gong. In this way, it is said that the circulation of qi can become a biological function and effective even when not practising qigong, ie during the day or while sleeping.
In addition to the exercises practised standing, Fan Teng Gong has a sitting meditation with a specific hand posture to complement the practice.
The Energy Field and the Exercises to Absorb Energy from the Sun and Moon are also complementary to Fan Teng Gong. They are offered in separate courses with Edith Guba.
Permission to teach Fan Teng Gong may be given after Nei Jing Gong 2 has been practised in its completion so that future teachers not only have the ability to pass on this (easy to learn) form of qigong, but also are able support the people in their courses with effective and safe transmissions of qi.
The form of Fan Teng Gong taught at the school is called Dao Yuan Fang Teng Gong to express the quality in which this Qigong is taught at the Dao Yuan School.
Qigong activates powers of self-healing; it does not replace the diagnosis and treatment by a doctor or other medical practitioner