The Heart of the National Qigong Association is its members. Everything we do as an association revolves around how we can be of service to our members as they walk their collective Qigong paths. From Annual Conferences & Research and Education Blogs to Qi Talks, NQA Day and Certification, our volunteers drive the mission forward in service to others.
One of the most important ways you can give back to your Association is to pledge and commit volunteer service for a cause that matters to you. Giving back time, talent, and energy to your association allows us to:
That’s right, volunteer community service not only helps others, it helps you! There’s a growing body of research that indicates volunteering provides individual health benefits in addition to social ones, according to the Corporation for National & Community Service. They cite research that indicates people who volunteer have lower mortality rates, greater functional ability, and lower rates of depression later in life than those who never volunteer.
Sometimes it's easy to fall into the trap of looking at other people's gifts and talents and think, "what do I have to contribute?" We would encourage you to reflect on the attributes that are unique to you.
Within the Five Elements, your personal characteristics will tend to lean towards a particular element. To have a thriving organization, we need balance. Your uniqueness is just what we need!
Water is the creative idea originator and has the ability to go with the flow.
Wood is the drive and direction that perseveres and pushes through hard obstacles.
Fire is the great communicator that is able to network and communicate ideas.
Earth holds it all together. It is the support structure that nurtures and ensures the delivery of goods and services.
Metal is about process refinement and structure. It cuts through the clutter and establishes order.