External Affects the Internal- Part 2
Qìgōng movements are based on relaxation. Often people only see our arms, legs and body moving but actually this movement is working on the internal organs. In nature there is always two parts and this is the principle of Yīn and Yáng. Chinese people discovered the principle of nature over 5000 years ago, however today many modern scientists always mention in their theories about using two opposite ways. This is the principle of Yīn and Yáng. To make the internal organs strong we cannot just use the hard way of force to make them stronger, too much force will actually damage the internal organs, but the soft way, using relaxation to move our arms, legs, waist and head gently will affect our organs indirectly and benefits them. Therefore a lot of the time the indirect and gentle way will give us a better result. This is how soft can overcome hard, how Yīn balances Yáng and this is how we practise Qìgōng.