Chaoyi Fanhuan Qigong (CFQ)
CFQ Founder, Master Yap Soon Yeong
Master Yap Soon-Yeong is a world renowned Qigong healer and founder of Chaoyi Fanhuan Qigong (CFQ). After several years of travel bringing CFQ to Europe and North America, Master Yap now works from his healing center in Penang, Malaysia. Master Yap has acquired a sound reputation for his remarkable healing abilities and is considered a true Qigong master.
CFQ Meridian Healing Qigong
Master Yap Soon-Yeong of Penang, Malaysia developed Chaoyi Fanhuan Qigong as a complete system of healthcare. “Chaoyi Fanhuan” essentially means to, “go beyond mental process to return to source.” Chaoyi Fanhuan Qigong (CFQ) is a method by which one returns the natural healing abilities of the body to their optimal condition by systematically releasing the karmic tension energy bundles that have accumulated in the mind and body.
CFQ therapy agrees with the Traditional Chinese Medicine theory that all illness is caused by stagnation and blockage. Utilizing the same Meridians (energy channels) as Acupuncture, CFQ uses effortless movement and quiescent meditation to remove karmic stagnation and blockage from the channels and collaterals thereby allowing the natural flow of radiant vital energy to balance and heal the mind, body and spirit.
Following the classic statement, “When the Qi (bio-energy) descends, the 10,000 diseases disappear" (Attrib.: Dr Zhu Dan Xi 1380AD), CFQ practice allows natural harmonious descending flow to liberate the body's tissues from tension, stress, stagnation and disease.
The foundations of dynamic CFQ are found within the Hexagram Movements 7 posture dynamic set.
In addition to the Hexagram Movements there are several Complementary Therapeutic Exercises that are used as well. These exercises serve to support and further deepen the experience of the Hexagram set. Some of the complementary movements also allow those who have limited mobility to enjoy the healing benefits of CFQ practice.
There are two types of movements used in CFQ dynamic practice to expand and enhance our inherent healing energies: Hollow Movements and Solid Movements.
Hollow Movements are relaxed, loose, slow, and easy movements. They are used to stimulate energy flow in the channels.
Solid Movements are subtle movements performed naturally or effortlessly using “inner strength” to release stale energy all the way out of body.
In CFQ practice it is very important not to use physical strength. At first this is a difficult concept for the mind to accept. But with time and practice one’s ability to use “inner strength” becomes apparent.
In addition to the use of softness instead of physical force one must also learn to further trust the body and relax the thinking or "discriminating mind." This is one of the more unique aspects of CFQ and where it differentiates itself from many other forms of Health/Medical Qigong.
Whereas many styles of Qigong use intention and visualization to train the mind and influence Qi flow, CFQ uses as little intention as possible. Once a basic understanding of proper practice is attained the CFQ practitioner learns to pay ever deepening attention to the physical sensations of practice and thereby curtails the thought engagement process.
CFQ practitioners learn to pay attention to physical sensation and not their mental process. While the "thinking mind" can never truly be turned off, thoughts can be given less attention and thereby fall into the background.
To further this releasing process CFQ teaches Xin Fa, The Way of the Heart ("letting-go", “acceptance”, "detachment"), so that all release phenomena can be felt without judgment, preference or expectation. Detaching meaning from any thoughts, emotions or sensations during CFQ practice is a skill of the utmost importance that must be perfected with time and practice.
When practiced correctly and in concert, the soft open movements of dynamic CFQ combined with its unique structure, tempo and physical anchoring lead the practitioner on a healing journey of relaxation, release and rejuvenation. The body becomes more relaxed and energized. The mind and emotions become calm and at peace and the practitioner experiences the awakening of their own inherent radiant self.