Press On Qi An Interview with Jeff Primack
Can you bring a Universal meaning to describe ‘what is Qi?’
Qi is the electric life presence that beats the human heart and charges the air we breathe. Gong, like Gong Fu, is a repeated action to activate higher energy. Qigong generates a powerful magnetic field in the hands, and this energy “dilates arteries”, healing what it touches. The effects of Qi are profound for increasing circulation and improving endocrine imbalances. Science will discover Qi is related to static electricity and can be harnessed with hand postures.
Qi Revolution is coming to Bradenton, Florida, for your National Event, July 28 to 30. What is your higher vision for sharing this kind of healing with a thousand people?
I believe when more human beings develop “Qi Awareness”, human evolution will go higher. We hold our National Event once a year and transform a convention center into sacred space. Our intention is to experience the authentic healing and stress-dissolving practices of Qigong in a strong group energy field. Sound, light and Qi graphics are used to improve learning so everyone can feel what is going on even without any previous experience. It’s rare that one-thousand people all simultaneously inhale at the same second while holding the same healing prayer. Many people who attend heal old injuries and nearly everyone is strengthened by the energy. Our vision for this event is to uplift the group energy to the highest level to benefit all who attend.
Is there significance to practicing Qigong in large groups?
From 1980 to 1999 the Chinese people gathered for Qigong events inside arenas and stadiums with tens of thousands of people. Dr. Yan Xin led the first wave of Qi awareness with integrity, but other fake masters misused Qigong to protest the government and consequently Qigong was banned in large group settings. Chinese people had discovered the secret of “group energy” and it went beyond the roar of a rock concert or the cheers at a football game. Qigong was a weekly outing in China for two decades and people viewed it as an opportunity to be strengthened and healed while enjoying fellowship with friends. Qi sensations and internal benefits reach into the scientific minds of truth-seeking men and women. Where two or more practice Qigong sincerely, there exists a larger living field of energy and I believe it’s stronger when more people practice.
The breathwork at the Qi Revolution is transformative. Since every person is connected to it, do you believe the answers to healing and overcoming negative emotions are found here?
Breathing is the most powerful skill humans can learn to attune with the spirit of life. Genesis 2:7 reveals, “God breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living soul.” After teaching Qigong breathing to groups large and small, I would say there is a connection. People report euphoric vibrational experiences when they do our Breath Empowerment, even if they don’t believe Qi exists. Breathwork is the best Gong Fu; repeated deep breaths will break the veil of darkness and bad thoughts, eventually flooding the body with light energy.
Can one become more peaceful and increase awareness from the breath?
A surgeon, Perrin Clark, MD, who attended our national event last year, frequently went home stressed out after telling five patients a day they had cancer. His job was to be a bearer of bad news. Dr. Perrin held his breath a lot! He reported his stress went down dramatically after attending Qi Revolution and learning Qigong. As a result, he attended my advanced trainings and was certified to share Qigong and Food Healing. He now tells cancer patients about eating asparagus—the highest source of glutathione for boosting phase two liver detoxification.
There are a number of healing routines within the Qi Revolution experience. Do you need to be fit to participate? Can one receive healing attributes if they are out of shape, ill or have other physical impairments?
People with injuries often experience pain relief doing Qigong in the first morning practices. We are okay with people practicing where their body is at and provide modified postures for those who need special assistance. People of all ages can benefit from Qigong’s challenge.
I’ve seen a shift over the past few years where your focus has really zeroed in on food healing, especially in regards to food science. Why do you feel this is so important in today’s world and how does it relate to one’s personal Qi?
Food is the key to excellent health, especially natural foods made before the inventions of man. Kiwi, for example, has helped “reverse asthma” in hundreds of students I’ve counseled. Moreover, the prestigious medical journal Thorax indicates children who ate kiwi three to five times a week vs. those who didn’t eat any had a much lower incidence of asthma.* My theories have science to back them. Proof is really in whether or not God’s kiwi really helps people breathe. Evidence shows kiwi should be suggested by allergists and breathing therapists to help children with this disease.
Food affects Qi by becoming our blood and the cells which carry oxygen to our brain. I teach that eating red foods (high in carotenoids) is the best way to stop the oxidative processes responsible for heart disease and brain degeneration. We make smoothies and serve sweet red pepper paste to all attendees at Qi Revolution so they can taste for themselves how delicious natural foods can be prepared.
You perform a Global Healing Circle that is legendary. How does it connect participants using the 9-Breath Method with an expanded process?
The living electricity felt in the hands of the healing circle is unlike anything else we teach. After everyone is proficient in using the 9-Breath Method—our signature breathing technique—we hold hands while doing it many times. The feeling is like an electric current going through everyone’s legs, arms and hands. It feels so very good—delicious I might say! We focus our mind to God and ask for healing of people we love and send light to noble groups and nations worldwide.
You have vowed from the beginning to keep the cost of Qi Revolution in reach for all people and have even gone so far as to offer this healing for veterans free of charge. You offer 24 CEs for massage therapists for an incredible value. Share with me the importance of putting people over profit.
Qigong is not only for rich or materially successful people. Qi Revolution at $149 for three days is made affordable to open the “Qi Door” for more people. Massage therapists love our training and earn 24 CE hours when they attend. We allow U.S. veterans to attend free and each year hundreds of veterans do attend and many of them have become our best Qigong instructors.
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*Kiwis Effect on Breathing. Thorax, Respiratory Medicine 2004