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A simple definition of Qigong is Qi, which in Chinese means energy or life force. This is the energy that wakes us in the morning, gets us through our day and helps us survive from birth to death. Gong, in Chinese means to work. So in essence when we do Qigong, we are working or exercising our energy.
Xing means move, do, element, or achieve. Yu means rain. Shi means give or execute. The Chinese concept of clouds and rain contains sexual connotations clouds and rain are a Chinese traditional synonym for intercourse and represent the way of giving birth to new life. In traditional Chinese literature, intercourse is likened to clouds clouds are the Qf that is produced when Heaven and Earth embrace while ejaculation is equivalent to the bursting of the clouds, bringing forth fertilizing rain. Tigers are indeed known to vocalize most vigorously when mating or fighting over a mate. As Yang creatures, tigers exhibit sexual prowess and their body parts are treasured aphrodisiacs. Tigers have frequent intercourse, climaxing in a dramatic ejaculation when the male tiger roars and bites his partner's neck. This movement is the intercourse of Yin and Yang a. pattern of harmony. The combination of Yin and Yang is an expression of the Dao. Qigong practice is about...
Tao gave birth to the One the One gave birth successively to two things, three things, up to ten thousand. These ten thousand creatures cannot turn their backs to the shade without having the sun on their bellies, and it is on this blending of the breaths that their harmony depends. (Chapter XLII) The opening line of Tao Te Ching, Tao gave birth to the One, can be interpreted as meaning, Tao gave birth to the One Tao from Noth-ingess. Tao creates all things and Tao is the prime mover. Nothingness (Not-being) does not mean empty space, but an inexhaustible capacity. The creative action of Tao is brought forth as the admixture and mutual action of Yin qi and Yang qi-, it gives birth to vital power harmonized with Yin and Yang.
In the same way that the Ba Gua diagram and the Ching mirrored mysterious universal principles, the art of Ba Gua Zhang was believed by its practitioners to mirror the principles of creation through movements corresponding to the philosophical ethos. Central to this ethos is the idea that the universe gives birth to phenomena through change and interplay of bipolar opposing forces of yin and yang.
As man absorbs the quintessence of qi existing in nature, he grows and develops. To quote the from Yellow Emperor's Internal Classics, a great medical work of ancient China. The qi pooled together by Heaven and Earth gives birth to man. Qi is the medium which connects man with all thing in the universe. One of the purposes of qigong exercises is to strengthen this connection so as to make man better adapted to nature, as human life is affected by the diverse changes taking place in nature, qigong exercises must conform to the laws governing these changes.
Q Whats the difference between Inner Smile as a Water Fire dissolving technique and Tao wateronly dissolving methods
Daoism (Taoism) is known as the Water-course Way, and it honors the water element as the first amongst the five elements. Its early legends are often pro-feminine, focusing on the womb-birthing function of the Tao. It is yin-yang theory, not yang-yin theory the emphasis is to always honor the feminine-yin first, because we live in a physical body that is considered yin. But water first does not mean water only . Cultivating yang and inner fire is equally important.
After giving birth, the uterus may sag and cause the prolapsus of the transverse colon, and constipation. If undue pressure is exercised on the fallopian tubes and the ovaries, it may become a cause of sterility, as proper blood and Chi flow is prevented and toxins cannot be moved out. This in turn may lead to serious diseases. Thus, women can receive particular benefit from Tan Tien Chi Kung.
Function Holding this posture will strengthen your Fire and Earth energy since Fire gives birth to Earth. This movement strengthens the physical function of the shoulders and heart and also strengthens the spiritual function of the Heart Shen (spirit). It can assist in curing diarrhea.
The Daoist cosmology is thus considered overall to be much more feminine than the western religions with their emphasis on a patriarchical Father god with a long white beard. Daoism employs numerous watery images and cosmologically focuses on the maternal function of Nature in birthing the ten thousand things . It has many methods that focus on the yin principle of being receptive to Nature's chi flow. Since water is the physical world's most abundant dissolving agent,
Some of this tension gets acted out in our sexual relations. But mostly it is directed at sexual reproduction at the cellular level, the constant task of birthing a new physical body. In Daoist alchemy, the psycho-sexual tension is re-directed to birthing our physical lead-like heaviness into a golden light body that is not subject to death. That is the gold substance that internal alchemy seeks to cultivate.
Suppose an atom is as large as a dome the size of an Olympic stadium. There, an atomic nucleus would be the size of an egg, and a few electrons even smaller than a grain of rice. It would look almost 'empty.' However, this 'emptiness' can be considered as a dense space with transient electrons and transient positive electrons (anti-particles), which can give birth to electrons and positive electrons, only if energy is provided from the outside Figure 24-3 . At the beginning of the universe and the ultimate of matter, one of the latest theories in physics is that the universe, or matter, was given birth from Nothingness. According to this theory, in the world of Nothingness, where nothing spatiotemporal exists, immeasurably tiny space-time with inexhausible energy keeps appearing and disappearing. Time-space called the 'baby universes' potentially grows into future universes. It can be hypothesized that our universe happened to
Most people are always using their Qi, when we work, eat and play. So this means we are using our vital energy. When we are born, we only have so much vital energy that is given to us. This is determined by our parent's genetic history and also by the environment during the pregnancy. Some people will live long lives, some shorter, some not very long at all. We call this prenatal vital energy, or the energy with which you born. When we do Qigong, however, we are creating postnatal Qi. When we use this energy to work, eat and play, then we are not using out vital energy from birth. Instead we are using the Qi created from our Qigong practise. This is how some Qigong people live a very long time, even over 100 years of age.
Squatting will also help to open the kua especially the sacrum and the hip joints. Squatting is a powerful and effective way to open the kua and the sacrum. For many people in the world it is still common to sit, talk, eat, empty their bowels, giving birth, meditate relax and restore the energy flow in this squatting position.
In Classical Chinese, the number two, Er H, is written with two horizontal lines to represent Heaven and Earth. According to ancient Chinese cosmology, the momentum of Taiji, the chaotic primordial Qi, gave birth to two types of Qi heavy Qi and light Qi. These two types moved in opposite directions. The heavy Qi descended to form the Earth while the light Qi rose to form Heaven. Er is also pronounced Liang and is written as M .
Improper cranial respiratory function develops for many reasons. It may have been present from birth. At this time the skull is soft and moveable and the trip down the birth canal could jam a baby's skull, or it may be the result of a difficult birth in which forceps were used. It may also occur later in life. A bump on the head coming from a certain direction while the person is breathing in the specific manner that allows the bone to move can cause improper cranial respiratory function. Auto accidents causing whiplash very often are the cause of cranial faults. Since cranial faults affect the flow of the fluid and the brain, nerve and energy patterns of the entire body, symptoms can develop anyplace. Strengthening the cranial joints can increase energy and alleviate symptoms, such as headaches, sinus problems, visual disturbances and neck problems.
PREPARING FOR CHILDBIRTH After childbirth Having given birth, your whole system goes through enormous changes. You have given a great deal of your energy to your baby, so it is essential to build up your own vitality again. As soon as you feel able, try doing some Zhan Zhuang while sitting or lying down. Just hold the imaginary balloon for as long as you feel comfortable. Then, one month after giving birth, and as long as your recovery is progressing normally,
The Dao gives birth to the One, The One gives birth to the Two, The Two gives birth to the Three, H H J And the Three gives birth to the Ten Thousand Things. The number three represents the creation of the universe. In the Yijing, three is the Dao (the Way) of Heaven, Earth, and the Human Being. According to ancient Chinese cosmology, after Heaven and Earth were formed from the Primordial Q (Wuji), the Q of Heaven and the Q of Earth were attracted to each other because they both came from the same source. Therefore, Heaven's Q descended and Earth's Q rose, meeting each other in the middle, between Heaven and Earth. These movements of Heavenly and Earthly Q gave birth to everything in the universe. The Yijing explains this as The intercourse of Heaven and Earth gives birth to the Ten Thousand Things. The Human Being is among the most precious of all the Ten Thousand Things. Thus, the Human Being represents everything between Heaven and Earth. This is the pattern of the creation of the...
Taoist Practitioners are very concerned with rootedness. The more he or she can root to Mother Earth, the more balanced the energy will be. Such a balance of energy increases healing energy. In advanced practice, rooting is required to perform the practice of the Thrusting Channels and Belt Channels. Tai Chi, the Healing Hand and the higher spiritual practices draw upon the earth energy, as well as heavenly energy, to transform life-force energy into spiritual energy in order to give birth to the soul and spirit. It is the earth energy which helps the soul and spirit grow. Astral traveling requires rooting, and this earthly rootedness serves the soul and spirit the way a control tower serves a space rocket. Those who try to bring Chi up to the head, or receive heavenly energy without grounding in the earth, become spacey instead of in tune with their experience.
The first stage of life, from birth to young adult, is the spring season. As we can see in nature, new life is emerging and growing in the spring. Farmers need to take good care of their land during this season. They need to plow and fertilize the land, sow the seeds, and feed, water, and fertilize their plants. Similar to this pattern in nature, Chinese shamans regard a new baby as a new life tree in the world. Parents need to take good care of their babies on the physical and spiritual levels. During the baby-to-young-adult stage, a person is not only growing physically very quickly but is also learning very quickly. A person should study and get a good education during this time period because this is the best time for learning. People at this life stage have the best memories and the ability to easily absorb knowledge.
According to ancient Chinese cosmology, the universe is one. The universe started from one mass of Qi . A different quality of Qifa started moving in the primordial stage. The light Qi ascended to form Heaven and the heavy Qi descended to form Earth. Later, Heavenly Qifa descended and Earthly Qi ascended, and then intercourse occurred between Heaven and Earth and gave birth to the ten thousand things (everything). The human being is the most treasured of the ten thousand things. Everything originated from the Qi and is connected together through the Qi fa . Three is the creation number, as we talked about before. Here, we can see that three is the symbol for universal creation. Please see Part II, 6.1 Qi Vital Energy for details of Qi fa.