5 Core Benefits of 5 Animal Frolics Qi Gong

Holden QiGong
4 min readApr 2, 2024

Do you ever look at a wild animal and find yourself in awe of their profound gifts? Seeing a deer leap elegantly through the forest or a bird soar gracefully overhead can easily evoke feelings of inspiration and appreciation.

While most civilizations throughout history have revered animals’ powerful gifts, some traditions have sought to harness their positive qualities through intentional practices. One of these practices originated in ancient China and is known as Five Animal Frolics Qi Gong.

The Five Animal Frolics Qi Gong form is one such practice. All the movements are aimed at cultivating the virtuous qualities of five important Animals: The Tiger, Bear, Deer, Monkey, and Bird. In this blog, you’ll learn about one of the core benefits that each of these five Animals has to offer.

Strength And Power

The Tiger is associated with strength and power, which can take many forms within humans. When you cultivate the Tiger’s energy within yourself, you feel more empowered and self-assured.

The Tiger’s strength and power can help you experience more confidence in social situations. It can give you the courage to speak your mind and not fear others’ thoughts or judgments. This makes it easier to fully embrace your authentic self, allowing your inner truth to shine through more fully.

The Tiger’s strength and power can also help you with focus and concentration. Just as tigers are intently focused as they hunt their prey, you too can harness that energy as you pursue your intentions and goals.

Inner Tranquility

In a world that is hyper-focused on external manifestations, it can be easy to forget about your internal state of being. The Deer teaches you how to cultivate inner tranquility, allowing you to feel calm and at peace within yourself.

If you watch a deer bound through the forest, you’ll notice that its movements are graceful and almost effortless. When you harness the Deer’s wisdom, you can experience a ‘Deer-like’ state of flow within yourself and the world around you.

Cultivating a state of inner tranquility may feel good, but it’s also good for you. When you experience inner peace, it allows your energy system to become replenished. This enables you to enjoy more energy and vitality in all aspects of your life.


The Bear embodies the qualities of groundedness and centeredness. When you harness the Bear’s energy, you experience a deep sense of being rooted and connected within yourself.

Being grounded and centered allows you to stand strong when the world around you gets chaotic. You become more resilient in the midst of others’ energy and emotions. Instead of being reactive in challenging situations, you can let things pass by you without feeling rattled or thrown off of your center.

Similar to the Tiger’s qualities of strength and resilience, the Bear’s groundedness helps you stay true to your authentic self. When the Bear’s energy is strong within, you feel connected to your purpose as well as your values.


Joy is such an important element when it comes to living a happy and fulfilling life, and the Monkey helps you experience this potent form of Qi. When Monkey energy is strong, you feel a sense of lightness and happiness as you navigate through life.

The Monkey helps you find joy in situations that otherwise might seem mundane or even boring. It also helps you embrace all of your day-to-day routines with more aliveness and enthusiasm. The Monkey always finds ways to have fun.

Not surprisingly, joy is closely connected to humor and laughter. Therefore, when Monkey energy is strong, you’ll likely find humor and joy in many of life’s routine experiences and events.

Heightened Perspective

To a large extent, many of your life’s experiences are informed by your perspective. When you’re able to step back and see the big picture, it’s easier to keep sight of what’s truly important to you.

The Bird embodies the qualities of heightened perspective. When birds take flight and soar into the sky, they can see far and wide, taking in views that other creatures never have the opportunity to experience. When you harness the Bird’s positive qualities, you too can gain a heightened vantage point on what’s happening within and around you. This helps you make better decisions and follow your true path in life.

If you enjoyed learning about some of the core benefits that the Five Animals offer, be sure to check out The Five Animal Frolics Online Course.

Harness The Gifts Of The Five Animals…

When you sign up for the Five Animal Frolics Online Course, you’ll embark on an exciting journey to discover powerful practices designed to harness the gifts that each of the Five Animals has to offer. This empowers you to cultivate your own inner potential for strength, tranquility, groundedness, joy, heightened perspective, and more.

Learn more and discover how the Five Animal Frolics can help you harness your inner potential.