If you are reading this then you have already made the important decision, you are looking at qigong as a way to improve your life. Whether you are researching qigong as a way to improve your physical health or mental well being it doesn’t matter, what matters is that you have taken the first step.
The big question when someone starts studying Qigong (or most other natural health processes) is “Will books on Qigong be enough?”. Books are much cheaper than personal instruction in just about anything, but are qigong books going to be as much help as a personal qigong teacher?
Whether you choose to use books on qigong or find a personal teacher who will guide you through the gradual stages of qigong training depends on many things. Do you have a qigong teacher in your area, being the main one but of course there are other reasons that you may choose to learn from books rather than from a personal teacher.
If you do not have a qigong class near enough to you or you just want to try and learn qigong at your own pace using books then you will need to put some time aside not just to read the book but to actually try out the lessons you read. Reading your qigong book in bed is good but it is also necerssary to re-read the book at the time when you are ready to do the exercises.
While going to qigong classes would be great there is no reason why you can not progress perfectly well at home using books to learn qigong. Learning qigong is the same as learning anything else, start at the beginning and allow each lesson to add to your knowledge. It is vital that you learn the basics before you venture onto more difficult lessons.
Don’t be tempted to jump from one page to the next and skip a few pages of the qigong book along the way. When you look at the book with a couple of hundred pages it can be tempting to look further into the book
Once you have cleared a space in your living room or bedroom or any other room in your house where you will not be disturbed, get your qigong book ready and start following it. It may be worth using something to keep the book open and also to mark the page you are working on currently. Learning qigong (or anything else) from books is possible but it takes persistance and a level of dedication. The real benefit of working from books is that you can work at your own speed and at a time that is best for you rather than having to try and fit a qigong class into your busy work schedule.