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Weapons can heal as well as hurt
How do you heal with a sword? That definitely sounds like a question I could imagine Stephen Fry asking on QI. I wonder how many buzzes Alan Davies would get before finally getting the answer.
This is a different kind of QI though, and you might be more familiar with the English spelling, 'chi'. In Chinese beliefs, the QI is our life force, our energy - in essence, it is the make-up of everything in the world. If our QI is out of balance, then we become sick, and it necessary for the meridian to be restored in order to get well again.
But what exactly has that got to do with swords? A sword is a weapon, designed to maim or kill, so how exactly can it be used to heal illness? QI sword is the practice of tuning into the cosmic QI by way of channeling energies through a blade. The sword is a symbol of masculine Yang energy and represents the strength that improves our physical condition, and self-confidence.
As a way to promote their Chinese heritage, the Dao Hua School offer classes in self-healing rituals, including QI Sword. Their next class will be on the 13th-14th April at St Charles 6th Form College and can be booked by calling 44 845 0553666.