Guigen Qigong is a form of Qigong which we have been practicing in our Qigong classes, that combines physical movements, breathing techniques, and meditation to promote health and wellness. Guigen Qigong was developed by Professor Xu Hongtao, a Qigong master and researcher at Shanghai University of Traditional Chinese Medicine, in the early 1990s.

The practice of Guigen has a personal significance with myself (Daryl), having studied and taught Guigen in Beijing under Master Xu in the early 2000’s.

The word “Guigen” means “returning to the origin,” and the practice of Guigen Qigong is designed to help practitioners connect with the natural energy of the universe and return to a state of balance and harmony. The practice of Guigen consists of a series of movements that are performed slowly and gracefully, accompanied by deep breathing and mental concentration.

What are the Benefits?

Some of the benefits of practicing Guigen Qigong may include:

  • Promoting relaxation and reducing stress
  •  Improving circulation and boosting the immune system
  •  Enhancing flexibility, balance and coordination
  •  Strengthening the internal organs and improving digestion
  •  Calming the mind and improving mental clarity and focus
  •  Balancing emotions and enhancing overall well-being
Who is Guigen Qigong Suitable for?

The practice of Guigen Qigong is suitable for people of all ages and fitness levels and can be practiced either standing or sitting. It is typically taught in a group setting, and regular practice is recommended to experience the full benefits of the practice. Overall, Guigen Qigong is a gentle and effective practice that can help improve physical and mental health and promote a sense of inner peace and well-being.

How to get Involved

You can experience the practise of Guigen by booking a spot in our Qigong class here.

Daryl is a fascinating character with an even more fascinating history. It’s equally accurate to describe him as a motorbike-riding, rock muso from Queensland, as an insightful, passionate healer, humbled by the ancient teachings and wisdom passed down to him.

Following his own personal health challenges as a young person, Daryl was inspired to learn from other cultures and practices and began working with and learning more about vital energies and Qi through martial arts training, which eventually lead to a lifelong passion for natural health. Daryl has trained, practised, taught, and lectured in Australia and around the world, learning from some of the world’s oldest and most authentic traditional healers. 

His passions lie in supporting people through life’s challenges.

In addition to one-on-one consultations, Daryl will hold QiGong classes at GHE