Focusing on Qigong

AFTER MY EXPERIENCE at the soccer field, where my basketball injuries, indeed all my old injuries going back to childhood, were healed so miraculously, I devoted all my free time to Qigong practice. I practiced at least two hours a day, sometimes four or six hours and even longer when I had a day off. I just loved it. I found it was so powerful. Some people are doubters and there were people like that around me. They said that Qigong was a psychological thing, all in your mind and nothing to...

SFQ reveals the truth there is no right or wrong in Qigong movements only good better and best

Many Qigong masters and teachers tell their students that they have to follow their instruction exactly. If not, it could cause harm in the body. So in order to learn Qigong well, you have to go to a master to learn it directly from him. Many students in my classes have asked me about this. I always smile and tell them this is not so. You do not need perfect technique to benefit from Qigong. If you are practicing Qigong to help yourself there is no right or wrong only good, better and best. You...

Students Stories

I always leave time in my classes for my students to talk about their experiences with Spring Forest Qigong and share their stories. I love to hear their stories and it is very helpful for others. It helps them to know that Qigong really can work for anyone, not just Qigong masters. So many students provided stories for this book that to use them all would require another volume. They are all wonderful stories and I wish we could use them all. I hope I don't hurt anyone's feelings. We have...

The Qi Energy of Emotions

LONG, LONG AGO there was a famous military commander who had never lost a single battle. He was the most successful commander in his land. When this commander heard the stories of Buddha, he became very intrigued and wanted to know more of Buddhist teachings. The commander decided to travel to a Buddhist temple and inside he met an old monk. The commander confronted the old monk with a question and demanded to know the answer. In Buddhism, the commander said, there is Heaven and Hell. Where is...

My Terrifying Childhood

I WAS BORN IN THE MOUNTAINS of China and grew up by the ocean. My parents were mine workers. When I was five, they were transferred to work at a harbor in the town of Sha Pa, which was a fishing village. Both of my parents worked for the government, as many did. My father was made the manager of a salt making company. Salt was important in China and the company my father worked for was one of the largest salt companies in Guangdong Province. My father had a very good job and was paid very well...

The Breathing of the Universe

This exercise is very good for healing the lungs and skin and to balance the energy inside and outside of the body. If you are doing the Moving of Yin amp Yang prior to doing the Breathing of the Universe you make the transition in the following way. Finish the Moving of Yin amp Yang by slowly bringing both hands to a stop in front of your navel at the position of your lower Dantian. For men, stop with your left hand inside of your right hand. For women, stop with the right hand inside of the...

The Qi Energy and Your Sixth Sense

LIKE THE ABILITY TO HELP heal yourself and others, your sixth sense, your intuition, is something you were born with. While it is an innate ability, over time most of us learn not to trust our sixth sense, our intuition. While we may learn to ignore it, it never goes away. It is that feeling you get sometimes in the pit of your stomach or on the back of your neck or surface of your skin. That feeling that makes you more alert. Or, that little voice that speaks to you quietly, trying to get your...

Stress Relief

Spring Forest Qigong is the most remarkable and profound experience of health and healing I have ever discovered. I have searched for many, many years both personally and professionally to find ways to help myself and others bring balance and holistic health to our lives. I found what I was looking for all those years in Spring Forest Qigong. I grew up in the suburbs of Minneapolis in a family where there was a lot of abuse and alcoholism. After high school I joined the Marine corps and went to...

Disabling Panic Anxiety Attacks

October of 1986 I was working in a school when suddenly I couldn't breathe, my heart started racing, I was dizzy and perspiring, my body trembling uncontrollably. I thought I was dying. A student guided me to the nurse's office and from there I was transported by ambulance to the hospital. The diagnosis was panic attack. But, the symptoms worsened. At one point, I started stuttering, developed migraines and the left side of my body became numb. Walking was difficult, I lost my relationship to...

How Blockages are Created

THERE ARE MANY THINGS that can cause energy blockages in the body accidents, wrong medication, food, even changes in the weather. But, the main cause of energy blockages is emotion. Emotions are good things but unbalanced emotions are very damaging to us. Let me give you an example. To me, stress, anxiety and depression are the same thing, but in different stages. Stress comes first. It can create anxiety and then depression. So, why do we suffer from these things Let me share with you a couple...

SFQ gives the healing power back to you

I have met quite a few students in my classes from different states and countries who came to take my classes. They told me they had been to so many Qigong masters and teachers. When they learned their techniques, the masters very seldom explained why and how the movements can heal the body. And rarely did they teach their students how to help others to heal. When they asked those teachers whether they could teach others the exercise, they said that is okay. But when they asked if they could...

Helping Others to Heal

YOU CAN USE QI energy to heal yourself. You can also use Qi to help others to heal. The principles are the same. This is one of the most exciting and rewarding things about Qigong, helping others. It is so easy and simple to learn and yet it can be very, very helpful. This is the part I find most exciting about Spring Forest Qigong - helping others. When you first heard that you could help others heal with your Qi, you might think this is too good to be true. Many masters also said if you want...

The Qi Energy of the Spirit

THE OTHER MAIN REASON we have energy blockages in our bodies is that we lose our spiritual connection. We lose trust in the universe. The energy to heal your body, mind and spirit comes from the universe. We are from the universe. We live in this body in the universe. And we will go back to the universe, too. Before we have our individual bodies to experience this life, we are one. We all come from the same source, the universe. We come from the universe. We go back to the universe. We are the...

Closing Thoughts

If you never heard of Qigong before reading this book, I hope you have a better understanding now of what Qigong offers you. There are many aspects to Qigong. Many people see Qigong as a fitness and wellness program. Indeed, practicing Qigong is an excellent program for fitness and wellness. Qigong breathing increases the intake of oxygen and greatly enhances the metabolism of oxygen in the tissues of the body, especially the muscles. Physically, this helps give you more strength and endurance....

Small Universe

Small Universe Energy Points

The purpose of this meditation exercise is to clear energy blockages along the front and back channels to physically clear the roots of sickness and to open the energy centers along these channels. I highly recommend this exercise. If you have time to do only one Spring Forest Qigong technique, do the Small Universe. It is extremely helpful in opening blockages and balancing all the energy in your body. We have many energy channels and energy centers in our bodies. When energy starts at one...

Using Sword Fingers

Hold your fingers in the Sword Fingers position. The tips of your little and ring fingers touch the first part of your thumb. Your middle and index fingers rest together and point straight out. Say the password in your mind, I am in the universe. The universe is in my body. The universe and I combine together. This message opens the door to receiving the universal energy. Ask your friend to take three slow, gentle deep breaths and just relax. If they want to focus on a wonderful memory or a...

Lung Disease

I have what they call viliar protinosis. What happens is protein builds up in the air sacks in your lungs. Once that protein builds up it's like sand. Of course, when your air sacks are filled up with sand that's going to cause you a lot of problems like not being able to breathe, gasping for air. I was diagnosed with this disease 17 years ago and went on oxygen 24 hours a day. Everywhere I went I was attached to an oxygen canister that I would roll around on wheels. It was so bad that...

Sword Fingers Practice

Sword Fingers

First hold your fingers in the Sword Fingers position. Your middle and index fingers rest together and point straight out. Your ring and little fingers are curled in towards the palm with the pad of the thumb placed over them. Hold up your other hand and point your Sword Fingers towards the palm of that hand just an inch or so away from it. Say in your mind, Send energy out from my Sword Fingers to my palm. Keep pointing at your palm and move your Sword Fingers around in a circular motion....

Bone Marrow Disease

I was diagnosed with aplastic anemia and myelodis-plasia in December of 1998. I tried many different treatments and my doctor recommended a bone marrow transplant. We held many bone marrow drives up here but I didn't find a suitable donor. Out of 500 who were tested, only my sister and half-brother were a half-match, but that's only a forty-percent chance of success. I'm a letter carrier and have been for 17 years. I walk five miles a day on my route and when I was first diagnosed I didn't go...

Spring Forest Qigong

I GAVE A SPEECH about Qigong a few years ago and a man came up to me afterwards and said he had been practicing Qigong for many years. He said he'd even gone to China to study and he knew that Qigong was very difficult to learn. He couldn't understand why I said Spring Forest Qigong was simple to learn. Qigong is hard to learn, he said. I suggested that he give Spring Forest Qigong a try and see for himself just how simple Qigong can be. I understood very well what he was saying. For many, many...

Energy Blockages

THINK OF THE ENERGY channels in your body like a stream or river. When the river is flowing smoothly everything is fine. Farmers can take water from the river for their crops. Towns and cities can take water from the river for people to drink. You can even have fun floating on an inner tube down the river on a hot day. But if something happens to cause a blockage in the river, this can cause a lot of problems. Downstream from the blockage the river can dry up and there is no water to drink or...

Healing Myself My Children and Others

I wandered into my first Spring Forest Qigong class. My friend had just started a Level I class taught by Master Lin and invited me to join her. I didn't know anything about Qigong. I thought it was some sort of Chinese exercise program that would benefit me through physical exercise, maybe a little meditation thrown in. I had never done any energy work, can't say that I was even aware of energy work and had never meditated before. After I began my class and discovered Spring Forest Qigong had...

Born A Healer

You were Born A Healer, too The information in this book is intended to be educational in nature and helpful in promoting wellness however it is not intended as medical care or medical advice or to replace the advice or services of a medical physician. Before undertaking any self-care regimens it is advisable to consult with one's physician, especially pertaining to healthcare needs that require medical diagnosis. The authors and publisher are not responsible for any...

Discovering My Spiritual Path

I have been on a search for my spiritual path my entire life. I have studied Reiki and was a second degree Reiki student before discovering Spring Forest Qigong. In the past few years, I have discovered my spiritual path which has brought me back to Christianity and led me to focusing on healing and helping others. I am preparing now to go to nursing school. I first learned of Spring Forest Qigong after my mother was diagnosed with MS four years ago. One of her therapists told me of Master...

Long Distance Healing

I was born and raised on a farm near Clements, MN. For as long as I can remember I have been interested in alternative healing and the spiritual side of life. Friends from Minneapolis told us about this Chinese man at Anoka-Ramsey College who did some sort of Chinese healing. My husband, Joseph, and I contacted the college and attended an informational evening introducing Master Lin and Qigong. We were intrigued and decided to sign up for Qigong classes. We were getting ready to move to Texas...

The Qi Energy and Peak Performance

AS YOU'VE ALREADY READ, I'm a big basketball fan. I like to play and I like to watch basketball. I don't get the chance to watch much television but I know televised sports are very popular. Often on these sports programs you hear the coaches or the commentators talking about the energy of the players. They also talk about how the energy level is key to peak performance. Whenever I hear this I always think the players should be practicing Qigong. Qigong is all about energy, all about peak...

Qi Energy Vibration Frequency

OUR FEELINGS, thoughts and emotions are all energy. Each has its own energy frequency and vibration, as all things do. When that frequency and vibration meets the frequency and vibration of an organ in the body they will produce resonance. When this resonance of negative feelings happens too often or is too strong, it can cause damage to the organ. The resonance created by positive, balanced thoughts and emotions can help to strengthen and heal the organ. This may sound strange to you but there...

Forgiveness

When I first arrived in the America, I was so impressed with the wealth of this country. The parks were so beautiful. The streets were so clean. Everybody enjoyed the freedom of life. Cars were everywhere. Schools were so nicely equipped with modern techniques. Most people had no fear of lack of food. With money you could buy whatever you wanted. In China we did not have these. I was so happy to get a chance to come this country to experience the modern civilization of the world. But when I...

Healing Testimony

It is a sincere honor to be able to share my personal story about working with Master Chunyi Lin and my experience with Spring Forest Qigong. I believe I was led to Master Lin and that it was, at its essence, an answer to prayer and my deepest longing. In the fall of 1998, I was wrestling with some hard decisions. I had just been told that my recent biopsy was positive and that my breast cancer had reoccurred. I had previously had two small lumps removed and followed the standard treatment...

Fibrocystic Breast Disease Migraines Allergies Helping Others

In 1999, Master Lin asked me to give my testimonial on how Qigong had changed my life. My story was printed in an advertisement and mailed to hundreds of people. My address was included in the ad for those who may have had questions or concerns. The response was amazing. I received letters and phone calls from many people across the country. Some of their inquiries and health problems included A man from Chicago, IL with arthritis, very poor vision and stomach ulcers A man from Redondo Beach,...

Our Escape

EVENTUALLY, MY FATHER was given a little freedom and allowed to leave his company's compound. Once he got out, he made his way to a town on the other side of the large bay from where we lived. That town was controlled by a different faction than our town. The salt making company my father had once managed was now operating on that side of the harbor. My mother also eventually escaped and made her way to the same town. By this time, the government had sent out orders for the various factions to...

My First Trip to America

IN 1992, THE OPPORTUNITY came for me to go to the United States through the American Field Service. I was asked to go to a high school in Minnesota to teach Chinese and Chinese culture for one year. Fang's experience of being in America away from me and our home for a year had not been a good one. So, I had never considered doing this myself. Besides it was very rare for two people from the same family, a wife and a husband, to be asked to be part of the AFS program. It was a very unusual set...

Brain Stem Injury

I was going through a tough time in my life emotionally when things started to go wrong physically. When I turned my head my eyes wouldn't follow. I couldn't focus so I couldn't drive. I also had trouble swallowing and choked on food. I went to a couple of doctors and was told the cause of my difficulties was a vein bleed on my brain stem. They considered a number of things including surgery to correct the problem. Just a month or so before this happened my cousin Cindy, who worked at Anoka...

Six Word Chant Ong Ma Lee Bae Mae Hong

This is the wisdom of the universe. MA LEE means a person's heart, which is full of changes. BAE MAE means the purity of the heart, the emptiness. HONG means the enlightenment of a person with the wisdom of the universe, or with the power of God. ONG sound can help with problems in the eyes, the ears, nose, and all kinds of headaches and head problems. MA LEE can help with problems in the throat, shoulders, elbows, and the heart and lungs. BAE MAE can help with...

An Introduction to Qigong

AFTER READING MY STORY and those of some of my students in this book you might think Qigong is something mysterious or magical or supernatural. Albert Einstein said, The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious. It is the source of all true art and science. It is the mystery that leads us to wonder and to search, discover and learn. Once the discovery is made and you reach understanding then the initial mystery is gone. Qigong is like this. It seems so mysterious to many. But,...

Becoming a Qigong Master

AFTER RETURNING TO CHINA, I devoted my time to my Qigong meditations and practice. I was now the Dean of the English department at my college and was in charge of making the teaching schedules. I arranged all of my classes into just a couple of days a week giving me as much time as possible for Qigong. During my years of study I had spent days and weeks at a time in Qigong meditation and practice. Sometimes I spent a month in meditation, sometimes as long as two months. The first winter after...

Multiple Sclerosis MS

I took Spring Forest Qi-gong, level 1, when I was forty-one years old. At that time, I was in the middle of a divorce and living with my teenaged son and daughter. I had been diagnosed with multiple sclerosis six years earlier, and had lived almost daily with fears of the future and the possibility of increasing symptoms of M.S. All the members of my family were struggling with the pains of a divorce, and my life was in chaos. When I began studying qi-gong with Master Lin everything, simply and...

Skeptics Experience

I have taken Master Lin's Level I through IV of Spring Forest Qigong at Anoka-Ramsey Community College. I began Level I in June of 2001 and completed Level IV in February of 2002. The reason I took Spring Forest Qigong is because I know many people who are in pain or who have illnesses and I wanted to be able to try to help them instead of feeling so helpless. I have had many positive experiences from the very first class with Spring Forest Qigong, but I can honestly tell you that how I came to...

Severe Allergic Reactions

In 1991, a week after graduating from college, I had a near death experience due to an allergic food reaction that changed my life forever. It has been a journey from that point on trying to get better and regain health. I had moved from Minnesota to Colorado to do an internship and my parents and I had spent our last day together in the mountains where I had the severe reaction. I was an hour away from help, but by the time we reached my new home, I was regaining consciousness. Right from that...

Depression and Balance

I cannot say enough good things about Master Chunyi Lin. He is amazing. He is the only person I have ever met who loves others unconditionally and does not judge anyone around him. He lives the happiness and contentment that I believe we are all searching for. It's right there in his heart and it shows on his face. I just thank God that I am so fortunate to know Master Lin. I am the last person I ever thought would be studying some ancient Chinese practice called Qigong. But thank God I found...

Part One Born A Healer

Life as an Undesirable 34 Qi Energy Vibration amp Frequency 100 The Qi Energy of the Spirit 103 The Qi Energy and Peak Performance 109 Knowledge and Responsibility 111 The Qi Energy and Your Sixth Sense 120 The Qi Energy of Love, Kindness amp Forgiveness 125 Three Basic Spring Forest Qigong Exercises 147 MA, L.P., Licensed Psychologist 173 Healing Myself, My Children and Others Fibrocystic Breast Disease, Migraines, Allergies amp Helping Others Research on Spring Forest Qigong 258

Chronic Debilitating Pain

It was October 30th, 1993, when I finally spoke with a doctor about my on-going headache. I started with the nurse, telling her I needed help I was in great pain. She asked me to document my headaches and she would set up an appointment for me in two weeks. I explained to her that I had been documenting my headaches and they had moved from their usual seven to ten day adventures to even longer periods of time. I had officially begun counting the days as of October 1st, so the headache I was...