Interview with Qigong Practitioner Jeff Primack (Part 1 of 2)
Conducted by Publisher Damon Damato
DD: Can you bring a Universal meaning to describe what is Qi?
JP: Qi is the electric life presence that beats the human heart and charges the air we breathe. Gong, like Gong Fu, is a repeated action to activate higher energy. Qigong generates a powerful magnetic field in the hands and this energy “dilates arteries”, healing what it touches. The effects of Qi are profound for increasing circulation and improving endocrine imbalances. Science will discover Qi is related to static electricity and can be harnessed with hand postures.
DD: Qi Revolution comes to the Greater Fort Lauderdale / Broward County Convention Center, November 23 to 25. What is your higher vision for sharing this kind of healing with hundreds of people?
JP: I believe when more human beings develop “Qi awareness”, human evolution will go higher.
We hold our National Event once a year and transform a convention center into sacred space. Our intention is to experience the authentic healing and stress-dissolving practices of Qigong in a strong group energy field. Sound, light and Qi graphics are used to improve learning so everyone can feel what is going on without any previous experience. It’s rare that one-thousand people all simultaneously inhale at the same second while holding the same healing prayer. Many people that attend heal old injuries and nearly everyone is strengthened by the energy. Our vision for this event is to uplift the group energy to the highest level to benefit all who attend.
DD: Is there significance to practicing Qigong in large groups?
JP: From 1980 to 1999, the Chinese people gathered for Qigong events inside arenas and stadiums with tens-of-thousands of people. Dr. Yan Xin led this first wave of Qi awareness with integrity, but other fake masters misused Qigong to protest the government and Qigong was banned in large group settings. Chinese people had discovered the secret of “group energy” and it went beyond the roar of a rock concert or the cheers in a football game. Qigong was a weekly outing in China for two decades and people viewed it as an opportunity to be strengthened and healed while enjoying fellowship with friends. Qi sensations and internal benefits reach into the scientific minds of truth-seeking men and women. Where two or more practice Qigong sincerely, there exists a larger living field of energy and I believe it’s stronger when more people practice.
DD: The breath work at the Qi Revolution is transformative. Since every person is connected to it, do you believe the answers to healing and overcoming negative emotions are found here?
JP: Breathing is the most powerful skill humans can learn to attune with the spirit of life. Genesis 2:7 reveals: “God breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living soul.” After teaching Qigong breathing to groups large and small, I would say there is a connection.
People report euphoric vibrational experiences when they do our Breath Empowerment, even if they don’t believe Qi exists. Breathwork is the best Gong Fu; repeated deep breaths will break the veil of darkness and bad thoughts, eventually flooding the body with light energy.
DD: Can one become more peaceful and increase awareness from the breath?
JP: A renowned surgeon, Perrin Clark, MD, from Daytona Beach, Florida, recently attended our national event. He told us he was super-stressed from telling five patients (on average days) they had some type of cancer. Dr. Clark’s job was to give bad news to patients and this caused him to hold his breath a lot! He now reports his stress has gone down dramatically since attending Qi Revolution and learning Qigong. As a result, he attended our trainings and was certified in both our Qigong and Food Healing programs.
DD: There are a number of healing routines within the Qi Revolution experience. Do you need to be fit to participate? Can one receive healing attributes if they are out of shape, ill or have other physical impairments?
JP: People with injuries often experience pain relief doing Qigong in the first morning practices.
We are okay with people practicing where their body is at and provide modified postures for those who need special assistance. People of all ages can benefit from Qigong’s challenge.
DD: I’ve seen a shift over the past few years where your focus has really zeroed in on food healing, especially in regards to food science. Why do you feel this is so important in today’s world and how does it relate to one’s personal Qi?
JP: Food is key to excellent health, especially natural foods made before the inventions of man.
Kiwi, for example, helped to “reverse asthma” in hundreds of students I’ve counseled. Moreover, the prestigious medical journal, Thorax, indicates, children who eat Kiwi three to five times a week versus those who don’t eat any have a much lower incidence of asthma.* My theories have science to back them. Proof is really in whether or not God’s kiwi really helps people breathe. Evidence shows kiwi should be suggested by allergists and breathing therapists to help children with this disease.
Food affects our Qi by becoming our blood and the cells which carry oxygen to our brain. I teach that eating red foods (high in carotenoids) is the best way to stop the oxidative processes responsible for heart disease and brain degeneration. We make smoothies and serve sweet red pepper paste to all attendees so they can taste for themselves how delicious natural foods can be prepared.
DD: You perform a Global Healing Circle that is legendary. How does it connect participants using the 9-Breath Method with an expanded process?
JP: The living electricity felt in the hands of the healing circle is unlike anything else we teach. After everyone is proficient in using the 9-Breath Method, our signature breathing technique, we hold hands while doing it many times. The feeling is like an electric current going through everyone’s legs, arms and hands. It feels so very good! Delicious, I might say. We focus our mind to God and ask for healing of people we love and send light to noble groups and nations worldwide.
DD: You have vowed from the beginning to keep the cost of Qi Revolution in reach for all people and have even gone as far as to offer this healing for veterans free of charge. You offer CE hours for massage therapists, nurses and counselors for an incredible value. Share with me the importance of putting people over profit.
JP: Qigong is not only for rich or materially successful people. Qi Revolution is made affordable at $199/all three days, to open the qi door for more people. Nurses and massage therapists love our training and earn 24 CE hours. U.S. veterans attend free and each year hundreds have attended and many have become our best Qigong instructors.
Qi Revolution takes place November 23 to 25, at the Greater Fort Lauderdale / Broward County Convention Center, 1950 Eisenhower Blvd., Fort Lauderdale. For more information and tickets, call 800-298-8970 and/or visit QiRevolution.com.
*Kiwi’s Effect on Breathing. Thorax J. Respiratory Medicine 2004