AFTER experiencing self-healing with qigong, master practitioner Bai Yin has been travelling the globe and committing her time to spreading awareness and educating others about this ancient technique and its benefits.
“I was born with a heart disease and at one point, I was very sick, “ said Bai.
“Medical treatments then were not as advanced and my mum, a traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) practitioner, tried to help me, but my health did not improve.
“Then, she took me to the tallest temple in Laoshan district in Shandong province to learn about qigong.
“The master taught me the techniques. I felt my body getting better. After a few of years practising it, I went for a check-up and discovered my heart had been healed.
“That was when I started to have true faith in qigong, ” she said.
In the 1980s, Bai’s mother was the chief editor of a qigong magazine in China, so she had the chance to interview other masters.
She was also invited to participate in exchange programmes to share about qigong at the University of California, Berkeley and the University of California, Los Angeles.
Furthermore, she published books about qigong which were translated into several languages.
“Over the past 31 years, I have helped spread awareness of qigong techniques in about 30 countries and taught about 550, 000 students.
“Initially, I did not want to teach but after knowing how it has helped people, it gave me the satisfaction and passion to continue making a difference in people’s wellness.
“However, many label qigong as ‘old people’s exercise’, especially in China, ” said Bai.
Twelve years ago, together with her husband Master Yin Quan, they organised a free qigong lesson in Kuala Lumpur which attracted around 400 participants.
Currently, weekend classes are held throughout the year.
“Such rejuvenation exercise and technique should start at a young age to maintain health and help strengthen spine and muscle joints, ” Bai said, adding that their target group was from 35 to 55 years old.
Bai has also filmed three-minute videos of daily qigong exercises for busy working adults to practise.
“The main classes we do are Harmony Qi classes, which are simple and effective in relieving stress as well as improving sleep quality.
“There are currently 14 instructors in Malaysia conducting weekly Mandarin and English lessons.
“Qigong is a lifetime learning process on self-healing and everyone can learn it, ” she said.
Moving forward, she plans to create classes via a mobile app.
Bai will be conducting a qigong workshop in English at SJK(C) Tsun Jin, Jalan Perwira, Kampung Pandan, Kuala Lumpur, on Aug 24, from 3pm to 5pm. To register, visit www.baiyinqigong.com or call 012-478 8381.