Black Qi Activation is about INSPIRED ACTION leading to change and transformation. We are Black and Ethnic people who study, teach and are interested in Qigong. We work with local, national and global communities and organizations who want to learn more about Qigong and benefit from its numerous health and empowering effects. We provide stories about Qigong leaders, Qigong theory, local, national and global events, educational seminars, health and wellness products and networking opportunities.
Why BLACK Qi Activation?
Consider the results of an important study from the Office of Minority Health:
African Americans are twice as likely to be diagnosed with diabetes as non-Hispanic whites. In addition, they are more likely to suffer complications from diabetes, such as end-stage renal disease and lower extremity amputations. Although African Americans have the same or lower rate of high cholesterol as their non-Hispanic white counterparts, they are more likely to have high blood pressure. – Office of Minority Health
The health crisis among Black and Ethnic people has spiraled out of control and there are many issues that the medical community and researchers have yet to effectively address including, but certainly not limited to:
- Generational oppression-related stress issues
- The crisis of living in urban food deserts
- The effects of being Afrocentric people born and raised in a Eurocentric system
Dr. Phyl has taught many versions of Qigong, pranayama and other practices designed to educe or bring forth the power that lies dormant inside of people and she has noticed a major difference between how Afrocentric and Eurocentric people respond to these practices:
- Afrocentric people tend to fear or hold back on their inner power
- Afrocentric people tend to fear that some holistic practices contradict their religious beliefs
- Afrocentric people tend to limit their inner power potential based on fear of the unknown
Although Qigong gave birth to Tai Chi and the martial arts, it is not as well known. It is also not as popular because the POWER of Qigong lies in very slow movements. Qigong is the energy behind our emotions, the energy that moves our blood, our life force, our inner power and so much more. Cultivating this type of power requires love of the highest form, connection and support, particularly for a disconnected people. So Black Qi Activation emerged out of a desire to bring awareness to and increase the awesome power that lies within Black People so that the world can benefit from the gifts that Empowered Black People bring to it.
What are Black Qi Profiles?
Black Qi Profiles highlight the many talents of our Black Qi Activation group. Our hope is that their expertise, motivations and stories will inspire you to yield to the excellence that is in you. We intend to grow our group locally, nationally and globally and be a resource for communities and organizations looking for innovative solutions to their current challenges.
To view our Black Qi Profiles, click on the Black Qi Profile of the Week link and be inspired!