Does it make sense to learn historic qigong ?
Yes, this is how to learn something about qigong.
Examples explain for whom and to what purpose.
The wooden draisine, the dandy-horse,
a forerunner of the bycicle
has no pedals, no backpedal brake.
The later penny-farthing had no gear,
one wheel rotation of the large wheel,
a much longer track than that of a small wheel.
A modern bike has backpedal brake, pedals, chain,
gear, so you can select the transmission
as for a large or a small wheel,
the real wheel size loses importance.
For small children we also have dandy-horses today.
Thus they are trained early for a bike.
The original pommel horse on the Hasenheide
looked different from today's, also the gymnastic clothing.
Shirts and pants in stripes are not customary today.
The materials are different, for apparatus and clothing.
For show events it can be very nice.
Everyone enoys seeing a penny-farthing in motion
or a team of gymnasts in striped clothing.
As with the dandy-horses for small children
many things make sense today and have an effect.
But why practise a historic qigong?
Zhineng Qigong is the peak of the development
and includes everything as the modern bike
of the example.
Posted in German by detlef,
translated into English by dolores