From Red Dirt Report:
In a recent opinion piece in The Oklahoman, written by Shoshana Weissman and Marc Hyden and titled “Regulating your Qi in Oklahoma,” the two take umbrage with a Republican state senator who wants to make practicing qigong in our state that much more difficult.
Weissman and Hyden write: “Sen. Dave Rader, R-Tulsa, recently filed Senate Bill 190, which would require individuals to be licensed to teach qigong. This legislation has massive potential to hurt a lot of people and criminalize innocent behavior.
Qigong has been around in various forms since 2600 B.C. According to the National Qigong Association, it is a “mind-body-spirit practice” that integrates “posture, movement, breathing technique, self-massage, sound, and focused intent.” There are thousands of different variations of qigong, each of which is associated with many health benefits.
So why does qigong need to be regulated, requiring qigong teachers to complete hours of education and “pay the State for the privilege of working,” ask Weissman and Hyden?