Won Ki, the ancient Korean energy therapy—a 5,000 year old treasured art—is now on offer to Gurgaonites; after setting up successful centres in Shimla and Panchkula, and making its mark all over Australia. Launched under the name of New Millennium Health about a year ago, this non-profit organisation helps heal physical and emotional discomforts, through its healing as well as training sessions. These are performed by a team of specialised Korean instructors, knows an ‘Sunsas’—which means ‘an honest teacher.’
Won Ki means the vital energy of life, that a person receives inherently at the time of birth. During the course of life, this energy depletes—which lowers the immune system, causing several health problems and chronic disease. Once this energy completely diminishes, it results in death. The Won Ki healing and training aims at renewal of such energy. It cannot be revitalised through just simple exercises and food. Won Ki training cultivates our mind and body, and further brings it in sync with the universe. The traditional art of Won Ki has been refined to suit the contemporary needs and problems of the present day, by Grandmaster IL Kwang—with over 71 years of practical experience and research.
The New Millennium Health Centre daily receives a batch of 20 to 30 people, that come in for healing as well as training. “A lot of people come here with joint pains, muscle spasms and other physical problems. The healing process involves transferring of positive energy, while chanting SooRyon ChunMoon (this chant tunes your own frequency with that of the universe), without touching the body. Once you join the training sessions and learn the process, you can heal yourself. Many people have been healed from their physical problems, and yet joined our training session.” says Jinsong Kin, General Manager of New Millenium Health, and a Sunsa. The training session is divided into a basic training and an advanced training; and involves healing, meditating and exercises.
The basic course is offered for a period of 100 days, and is recommended after the healing process. Each session is for an hour. The trainee learns how to renew Won Ki energy through special exercises; how to remove toxins (that cause various imbalances) from the body; and how
to meditate. After one has graduated from the basic course, the advanced course offers another 100 days, conducted daily for an hour. All the classes are performed in custom-made blue and white uniforms; and are taken by Korean Black Belt Masters.
Kin informs, “We have kids as well as the aged come to us for healing and training. A kid can start training as soon as he starts to speak. We also conduct camps outside the premises—like in various parks—where we heal over a hundred people a day. When I came to India, we had our first camp in Pune, where over 300 people turned up each day. We have got great responses in Shimla and Panchkula too.” He adds, “It is much easier to heal and train people in India, as compared to anywhere else in the world. When we give energy, people must know how to receive it—with an open mind and heart—and people here know how to do that. They know how to respect God.”
The health benefits provided by Won Ki exercises have been captured by journals worldwide. The 2000 American Journal of Chinese Medicine, 1996 American Journal of Chinese Medicine and 1995 American Journal of Chinese Medicine have recorded progress made by the human body while performing Won Ki. Though Won Ki has an holistic effect on one’s body and mind, it has been recorded as being specifically beneficial for heart health and blood pressure regulation and control; diabetes; thyroid and other hormonal problems; weight loss; bone, muscle and joint health—with improvement in conditions like arthritis, back and other body pains; improvement in conditions like constipation and acidity; and great for stress and fatigue reduction.
Sarita and Ravi Chadha, of Beverly Park 1, are trainees at New Millennium Health. Sarita says, “Won Ki training has brought about great mental calmness and relaxation. Physically I feel more energetic throughout the day. I am grateful to Won Ki training which has helped me recover from tremendous weakness that I suffered after a prolonged illness.”
“Of many spiritual practices that I have tried, this Taoist system is the one that delivers.” concludes Nikhil Khandelwal, trainee.