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Qigong Power Training System

This eBook guide teaches you how to master your inner chi power to take control of more aspects of your life than you knew that you had control over. Once you've learned how to control your chi power you can heal yourself, produce energy, focus your mind, and even increase your physical strength by forming a more powerful mind-body connection. Learning how to take control of your mind and chi power is easy to learn, even for someone who has never learned to meditate or even knew what chi was. Anyone can start using this program and take control of their life and change whatever they want for the better. This book teaches you to master this power in 10 days or less It doesn't take much for you to be able to control your chi and heal and power your life! This guide can teach anyone, from the beginner to the advanced person. Read more here...

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Chi Kung Training Theory

In Chi Kung training it is important to understand the principle behind everything you are doing. The principle is the root of your practice, and it is this root which brings forth the results you want. The root gives life, while the branches and flowers (results) give only temporary beauty. If you keep the root, you can regrow. If you have just branches and flowers, they will die in a short time. Every Chi Kung form or practice has its special purpose and theory. If you do not know the purpose and theory, you have lost the root (meaning) of the practice. Therefore, as a Chi Kung practitioner, you must continue to ponder and practice until you understand the root of every set or form. As mentioned previously, Chi Kung training includes five important elements regulating the body, regulating the breath, regulating the Yi (Mind), regulating the Chi, and regulating the Shen (Spirit). These are the foundation of successful Chi Kung practice. Without this foundation, your understanding of...

The Accessory Therapeutic Method Of Qigong For Carcinosis

Although at present there are therapeutic treatment methods being used, a cure is by no means guaranteed. In recent years, this disease has been treated with an integration of traditional Chinese medicine and Western medicine. When Qigong is introduced as an accessory, the therapeutic effect is often enhanced. In some cases, the symptoms are relieved, and the development of the disease is controlled so that the survival time is prolonged. In other cases, the patients are cured. This shows the heartening trend of treating cancer with Qigong. Qigong therapy does not kill normal cells, as does chemotherapy and radiotherapy which are used to kill the cancer cells, and enhance the autoimmune system, it can also help patients to regulate themselves and create an optimum external and internal environment for recovery from the disease. As a method for the prevention and treatment of cancers, Qigong should work together with other therapeutic steps, including...

Self Qigong Exercise as Accessory Treatment

(1) The Automatic Qi Circulation Exercise for Bowel Movement Lie supine, relaxed and quiet, breathe evenly and put the tongue against the palate. Taking the navel as the centre of a circle, move the abdominal muscles with qi following will. The moving of qi starts during inhalation from the point right to and beneath the navel clockwise to the point left to and above the navel, and continues to flow forward during exhalation back to the original point to complete the circle. Conduct the moving of qi for 81 circles from the smallest circle at the navel to the largest at the sides of the abdomen. Beginners of the exercise may at first try to direct qi to rotate with the help of respiration and the movement of the abdominal muscles. When skilled, one will be able to guide qi to turn only by will.

Guide to the Acupuncture Points used in Cosmic Chi Kung

Accupresure Points Forskin Problems

The following is a detailed description of the acupuncture energy points used in the Cosmic Chi Kung practice. It is necessary to know the exact location of the points to do the practice well. However, you do not have to know the traditional Chinese medical functions and energetics of the points to do the practice. These are included in this appendix as an item of interest.

Medical Chi Kung for Healing

Of all the groups studying Chi Kung in China, the doctors have been at it the longest. Since the discovery of Chi circulation in the human body about four thousand years ago, the Chinese doctors have devoted a major portion of their efforts to studying the behavior of Chi. Their efforts resulted in acupuncture, acupressure or Cavity Press massage, and herbal treatment. In addition, many Chinese doctors used their medical knowledge to create different sets of Chi Kung exercises either for maintaining health or for curing specific illnesses. Chinese medical doctors believed that doing only sitting or still meditation to regulate the body, mind, and breathing as the scholars did was not enough to cure sickness. They believed that in order to increase the Chi circulation, you must move. Although a calm and peaceful mind was important for health, exercising the body was more important. They learned through their Many doctors developed Chi Kung exercises which were modeled after animal...

Qigong Training Theory

In Qigong training, you must understand the principle behind everything you are doing. The principle is the root of your practice, and it is this root which brings forth the results you want. The root gives life, while the branches and flowers (results) give only temporary beauty. If you keep the root, you can regrow. If you have just branches and flowers, they will die in a short time. Every Qigong form or practice has its special purpose and theory. If you do not know the purpose and theory, you have lost the root (meaning) of the practice. Therefore, as a Qigong practitioner, you must continue to ponder and practice until you understand the root of every set or form. Before you start training, you must first understand that all of the training originates in your mind. You must have a clear idea of what you are doing, and your mind must be calm, centered, and balanced. This also implies that your feeling, sensing, and judgment must be objective and accurate. This requires emotional...

Marrow Washing Qigong

Brocades Qigong

From ancient times, Qigong has been known as a method of eliminating disease and prolonging life. Wu Dong is the name of the mountain where this Qigong health system was created. In order to define the words Qigong, it is necessary to understand the concept woven into its two roots, Qi and Gong. Qi is written with the character that indicates the cooking and steaming of rice, and it is usually used to mean air, breath, or even steam. But, this is only the outer, external breath. The word Qi is used by practitioners of Qigong and the martial arts to mean internal prana, life force, or biopsychic internal energy. Or in the Latin, Spiritus , thus inhalation is considered as in-spiritus or inspiration. The flow of breath is the flow of the spirit as well. The canons of traditional Chinese medicine teach that life and health are a result of the harmonious flow of ample Qi throughout the body. When Qigong movements are said to cultivate Qi, it is this...

Principles of Wai Dan Qigong

There are two types of Wai Dan exercise, moving and still. In moving Wai Dan, a specific muscle or part of the body is repeatedly tensed and relaxed as you concentrate on that muscle. Use as little tension as possible because great tension will constrict the Qi channels and prevent the flow of energy. Some practitioners do not tense their muscles at all, but merely imagine tensing them. Others tense them just enough to aid concentration. When you exercise a part of the body in this way for several minutes, the Qi accumulates in that area, which usually results in a local feeling of warmth. Both energy and blood are collected in this high potential area. When the muscles relax, the highly charged Qi and blood will spread to nearby areas with a lower energy state and so inrreAse the Oi circulation. According to acupuncture theory, the Qi channels are connected to the interned organs. If Qi is circulating smoothly, then the organs will function normally. If an organ is not functioning...

Morning Qigong Exercises By Cc

Tai Chi Rollback Pulldown

We hope you have enjoyed following our lessons in Dayan Qigong. Next time we will have a new exercise for you to try and follow. i Still holding the Qi ball in front of your Dantien, turn on your heels 180 degrees. The seven steps of 'Looking for Food' (see last issue) stimulate the kidneys and Dantien. You then collect the Qi to your Dantien and turn round for the next movement. i Still holding the Qi ball in front of your Dantien, turn on your heels 180 degrees. The seven steps of 'Looking for Food' (see last issue) stimulate the kidneys and Dantien. You then collect the Qi to your Dantien and turn round for the next movement. This movement brings the Qi back down to the Dantien. This is the ending exercise to bring the Qi any years ago when I was visiting my Dayan Qigong teacher, it was summer and Beijing was very hot. However, main streets like Fu Chan Da Chai were still crowded with Chinese people and foreigners. Apart from studying Dayan Qigong, I...

Second Brain Chi Kung Tan Tien Chi Kung and the Power of the Inner Smile

Tan Tien Breathing

Smiling and laughing Chi Kung are such a natural form of relaxation that we hardly think of them as a Chi Kung practice. Yet they are one of the most effective ways to restore the Water Fire balance in the body. By making the sound Ha , heat is released and excess fire energy is expelled,and the body is cooled and thereby rebalanced.

Principles of Nei Dan Qigong

Ming Men Mai

As was explained before, the method in which Qi is generated in the Dan Tian or Qihai and then guided by the mind to circulate through the entire body is called Nei Dan. The location of the Dan Tian is about one and a half inches directly below the navel. The name Dan Tian means Field of Elixir and is used by Daoist meditators. The name Qihai is used by acupuncturists and means Sea of Qi. The Dan Tian is considered to be the original source of a person's energy, because the embryo uses the lower abdomen to circulate its supply of nourishment and oxygen from its mother. After the baby is born, it continues to breathe with emphasis on the lower belly for several years. But gradually the focus of breathing moves higher and higher in the torso, so that by late childhood, people think of themselves as breathing with their chests, and they have lost control of their lower abdominal muscles. In Nei Dan meditation, the practitioner returns to the embryonic method of breathing at least the...

Iron Shirt Chi Kung Highest Form of Chi Kung

The physical integrity of the body is sustained and protected through the accumulation and circulation of internal power (chi) in the vital organs. This energy is stored in the fascia which is a layer of connective tissue covering, supporting or connecting the muscles or inner organs. Over time, the Iron Shirt Chi Kung practice strengthens one's vital organs as well as the tendons, muscles, marrow and bones. Historically, the practice of Iron Shirt Chi Kung was a prerequisite to the effective study and eventual mastery of the various Kung Fu fighting styles. However, the main purpose of Iron Shirt Chi Kung is not for fighting it is to achieve excellent health by increasing stamina and the body's ability to fight disease and defend its vital organs from unexpected injury. Prerequisite Course No. 1 - opening the Microcosmic Orbit. (Course No. 4) Iron Shirt Chi Kung is divided into three levels of instruction, I, II, and III. (See detailed description later this chapter.)

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 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. these meditations I was allowed little or no water and very little food. During the month-long fast and meditation I had just three apples to eat and a few small bottles of water. This was a test of your ability to control your Qi and a test of your discipline. These deep meditations had always been a key part of my Qigong training. My masters often had a very specific message for me to focus on in my meditations. This training is so enlightening I don't know how to explain it. But, the purpose and the result are always the same to enhance your understanding of the universe and...

Endorphins and Qigong

It seems that endorphin is the substance that changes a suffering or painful sensation into a pleasant one. Endorphins are neurotransmitters produced by the brain that behave as pain regulators and are also thought to contribute to euphoric feelings. Acupuncture is a stimulus that can promote the release of endorphins. You may have heard before about the method of administering anesthesia with acupuncture that was invented recently by qigong master Lin Hou-Shen in China. At one point, this was considered a wonder, but since the discovery of endorphins it is easily explained. 5. Concentrate on making a qi ball or on circulating qi through your body with the Microcosmic or Macrocosmic Orbit methods. (This is essential for using qi energy freely.) 1. Before you begin doing Standing Zen, perform qigong exercises (the Microcosmic Orbit method) since this relaxes the body and helps to adjust the backbone. 2. Don't forget to do some kind of exercise like stretching or taking a short walk at...

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. Qigong is like this. It seems so mysterious to many. But, once you understand it you see that Qigong is not mysterious, just a wonderful gift that is available to everyone. Let me explain the basics of how Qigong works. You and Qigong Even if you've never heard the word Qigong before, you've been doing it all your life. You've been practicing a type of Qigong since you were born - sleeping. In fact, you practiced Qigong a lot when you were a baby. Sleeping is a type of Qigong. So, why do we sleep Sleeping is a natural meditation. Sleep is one of the ways we're born with to help balance the energy in our bodies. That's why we need sleep. Qigong is all about energy balance. So, you see, sleep is one type of Qigong....

Martial Chi Kung for Fighting

Chinese martial Chi Kung was probably not developed until Da Mo wrote the Muscle Tendon Changing Classic in the Shaolin Temple during the Liang dynasty (502-557 A.D.). When Shaolin monks trained Da Mo's Muscle Tendon Changing Chi Kung, they found that they could not only improve their health but also greatly increase the power of their martial techniques. Since then, many martial styles have developed Chi Kung sets to increase their effectiveness. In addition, many martial styles have been created based on Chi Kung theory. Martial artists have played a major role in Chinese Chi Kung society. When Chi Kung theory was first applied to the martial arts, it was used to increase the power and efficiency of the muscles. The theory is very simple - the mind (Yi) is used to lead Chi to the muscles to energize them so that they function more efficiently. The average person generally uses his muscles at under 40 maximum efficiency. (*6). There are many reports in popular and professional...

Popular Martial Styles of Qigong Training

Emei Shi Zhuang

There are two categories of Qigong training martial arts Qigong and Qigong for health, longevity, and spiritual attainment. Within each category there are many styles. The most popular non-martial Qigong methods are the Yi Jin Jing (ft ffi & ) attributed to Da Mo ( ft ) and Ba Duan Jin (Eight Pieces of Brocade, a& ). These are discussed in chapter 2. The most popular martial arts used for Qigong are Taiji Xingyi ( & ), Liu He Ba Fa ( * a ), and Bagua ( a ). Here we will give only a brief review of the history and theory you should refer to a book or instructor of each style for deeper study. If you would like to know about Taiji, Xingyi, and Baguazhang, please refer to the books The Essence of Tai Chi Chi Kung Hsing Yi Chuan and Baguazhang, available from YMAA Publication Center. Concerning Qigong, Taiji has two aspects. One is moving meditation which consists of seventy-two to one hundred and twenty-eight martial forms (depending on the style and manner of counting) which are...

Moving Tai Chi Chi Kung

Reversed Abdominal Breathing

Moving Tai Chi Chi Kung includes both stationary and walking exercises. In this section I will introduce three stationary sets. The first one, which I call the primary set, is usually used for Tai Chi beginners. I call the second set the coiling set,' since it emphasizes coiling movements. The third set is the rocking set. It trains the coordination of the hands, feet, and the movement of the body. These three sets actually combine the Tai Chi Chi Kung and the White Crane Chi Kung which I was taught, and they have benefitted not only me but many of my students. coordination of the hands, feet, and the movement of the body. These three sets actually combine the Tai Chi Chi Kung and the White Crane Chi Kung which I was taught, and they have benefitted not only me but many of my students. Stationary Tai Chi Chi Kung This set of Chi Kung exercises has several purposes 1. To help the Tai Chi beginner understand and feel Chi. The sooner a beginner is able to understand what Chi is and to...

Eight Extraordinary Channels and Chi Kung

There are few texts available today that describe the purpose and function of the eight extraordinary channels and their place in Chi Kung practice. To make matters more confusing, the extraordinary channels and points used in Chi Kung are often quite different from those used in acupuncture, even though they may bear the same names. Most acupuncturists pay little attention to the eight extraordinary channels in diagnosis and treatment with the exception of some modern Japanese researchers. By contrast, the extraordinary channels have been of special importance to Taoists and Chi Kung practitioners for thousands of years. Taoists see the extraordinary channels as the foundation of our bodily energy, as the bridge between our Original or Prenatal Chi and our Postnatal Chi these channels affect us on the deepest level of our basic constitutional energy.

Buddha School Qigong and Buddhism

Many people think of a matter as soon as we mention Buddha School qigong Since the goal of the Buddha School is to cultivate Buddhahood, they start to relate it to the things of Buddhism. I hereby solemnly clarify that Falun Gong is qigong of the Buddha School. It is a righteous, great cultivation way and has nothing to do with Buddhism. Buddha School qigong is Buddha School qigong, while Buddhism is Buddhism. They take different paths, even though they have the same goal in cultivation. They are different schools of practice with different requirements. I mentioned the word Buddha, and I will mention it again later when I teach the practice at higher levels. The word itself doesn't have any superstitious overtones. Some people can't tolerate hearing the word Buddha, and claim that we propagate superstition. It is not so. Buddha began as a Sanskrit term that originated in India. It was translated into Chinese according to its pronunciation and called Fo Tuo.26 People omitted the word...

Digestion problems Understanding the Healing Power of Qigong

Qigong teaches you to use your mind, body, and spirit together to unblock energy and balance Yin and Yang energy in die body. We remove blockages and open channels when we take medicine and or practice Qigong and other exercise. I recommend that you look at Qigong as complementing Qigong exercise and Qigong meditation are active and preventative ways to heal the body. Medicine is a passive way to heal the body. Both approaches plav an important role, but Qigong can potentially heal the body more effectively and pcrfcctly. A perfect healing heals the body physically mentally, and spiritually Traditional healing techniques primarily help the body physically. Qigong opens the door for holistic, perfect healing of the body, mind, and spirit. Sicknesses usually start from the Yin energy, die spiritual energy As Yin blockages grow we feel symptoms in the physical body We call it sickness. My Chinese ancestors developed the techniques of Qigong to help unblock Yin

Spring Forest Qigong Course Manual

The course manual is for your personal use only and is to be used with die Spring Forest Qigong Personal Learning Course, Level I. Notice The Spring Forest Qigong Personal Learning Course is intended for your education of healthful practices. This self-study course is not intended as a replacement for any medical treatment or therapy by a physician or other licensed health care provider. Rather, it is intended to help you broaden your understanding of health and wellness and help you make informed choices of health options. Any application of the materials set forth in this course are at the student's discretion and sole responsibility.

Introduction to Medical Qigong

Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) is a holistic system for promoting health through the use of several therapies such as acupuncture, herbal medicine, acupressure massage, and Medical Qigong. These therapies are often used in various combinations. The central theory of TCM is to balance the Qi (the vital energy in the body) according to several theories such as Yin-Yang, Five Element, and Six Stages. These theories are used in TCM in general as well as in Medical Qigong in particular. In the Yin-Yang Theory, all of life is composed of two opposing yet complementary forces the yin (feminine, dark, weak) and the yang (masculine, light, strong). At birth, the human body normally contains equal amounts of both traits. When sickness develops, it can be attributed to a deficiency or excess of either of the two forces. Medical Qigong seeks to restore this balance through movement and breathing exercises. Qigong exercises affect the actions of the five Elements in the body through Qi flow....

Historical Survey of Chinese Qigong

The Postures

There are four major divisions or schools of Qigong practice and theory that have been developed by four groups the Confucians, the Physicians, the Buddhist and Daoist monks, and the Chinese martial artists. These groups are not mutually exclusive. For example, a physician studying the workings of Qi might also be a Confucian or Daoist. However, the works we have are usually identifiable as belonging to one particular group. The Confucians were primarily interested in the workings of human society rather than in withdrawal and self perfection. For them, the purpose of Qigong was to make people more fit to fulfill their function. This group includes many famous artists and scholars, and they frequently expressed their views on Qigong in poetry. The most famous of these poets are Li Bai ( Su, Dong-Po (IfcjfcJjfc), and Bai, Ju-Yi ( 6 & ). Su, Dong-Po was the co-author with Shen, Cun-Zhong (it 4 t) of Su Shen Lian Fang (Good Prescriptions of Su and Shen, Kit ). circulation was developed,...

Squatting Chi Kung

Psoas Martial Arts

One of the most wonderful Tan Tien Chi Kung exercises undoubtedly is squatting. It is so common and well understood in certain regions of the world relatively less affected by modernization. It is hardly noticed yet now it is considered worthy of elevation to human exercise . This position of squatting has been the position for humans to move the bowels throughout the evolution of human beings. Squatting may perhaps be called Tan Tien Chi Kung exercise number one but let's guard against elevating it to the highest rank of exercise in any system. Let's protect its entirely natural character for those who are spontaneous Chi Kung practitioners without knowing it. Their body knows and the wisdom of their bodies, as they inherited it from the ancestral culture, understands the secret. Yet as the deep sense of Taoist practice is to facilitate and accommodate nature, it would still be just to see it as an exercise.

The Head of the Wild Goose Qigong System

Through learning Qigong and martial arts, we learn how to discipline ourselves and be patient. Thus we become better people as we train our hearts to be better. Our teachers educate us and show us not only the skill, but also how to be a better person. Dayan (Wild Goose) Qigong is my teacher, Grandmaster Yang Meijun's family skill. It is not something that should be used for making money, but is for helping people. The skill should be passed down by people who have a good heart and are qualified. It is not just for anyone to just learn and teach. Today, there are many people teaching Dayan Qigong incorrectly. They do not care about the consequences of their actions and the fact that other people might be harmed. Studying Qigong without the right heart is not good and you and your students can also suffer from the results. Accordingly anyone studying Dayan Gong, who wishes to check the credentials of their teacher please supply me with full details at the Tse Qigong Centre in order...

The changing of the sinews or triple warmer Qigong

Never eat before or after practising any Qigong for at least 10 minutes and preferably one hour as digestion uses up too much energy The main areas of energy use are procreation (sex), digestion and physical or mind movement. So when practising any meditation we need the ch'i to flow freely. If we use up the gained energy there is no sense in doing the exercise in the first place.

The Qi Energy and Peak Performance

Whenever I hear this I always think the players should be practicing Qigong. Qigong is all about energy, all about peak performance. You simply cannot have peak performance in sports, in health or any other aspect of your life when you have energy blockages in your body and your energy is not balanced and flowing freely the way it was intended to do. Had I known about Chunyi and Spring Forest Qigong back when I was playing I'm sure it would have lengthened my time in sports. It certainly would have helped me physically. Also, it would have helped me with concentration. It would have helped with my attitude. It would have helped with my whole take on how you compete, healthy competition as opposed to unhealthy competition. It definitely would have changed my lifestyle away from basketball. It would have increased my understanding of how certain activities really deplete your energy and others build your energy and strengthen your body. So, I know that I would have played longer. Based...

Heavenly River Monastery Hard Qigong

Taoist Fighting Arts

Picked up what has been taught and the second and third parts to see if you had done your homework. The subject being tested Hard Qigong All the tests I have done in the past have been to test my academic abilities, all that is except my driving test, but to compare a driving test to a Hard Qigong Test would be like comparing an elephant to a mouse (well I suppose they both have four legs.) The first level of the Heavenly River Monastery Hard Qigong was the exact topic of the test. The first level is just to prepare the body for the more intensive later levels, and accordingly the demands of the test reflected this. However all of us had seen the pictures of sledgehammers smashing slabs on heads, or across the stomach whilst lying on a bed of blades, and no one even wanted to think about the rather large looking truck. So understandably everyone was a 'little' nervous.

Tan Tien Chi Kung and the Universal Tao Practices

Universe Yin And Yang

It is in the Cosmic Inner Smile that the heart of Tan Tien Chi Kung as an active energy meditation practice lies. It prepares the ground for all other Universal Tao exercises. The presence of inner peace determines to what extent exercises will be effective. Also, it is relaxation which determines to what extent the body will be able to absorb the high energy substances. These substances are the focus of Chi Kung and determine its effectiveness in the process of transformation. For all these alchemical transformations, a high accumulation of concentrated Chi is needed. To supply this Chi, Tan Tien Chi Kung plays a key role. This explains why Taoist Masters and practitioners in their meditations always center on the Lower Tan Tien. It is here that the whole bio-electromagnetic process is set in motion which nourishes and sustaines successive waves of electromagnetic activation.

Jessica Blackwell Qigong

Wing Chun Four Gates

My uncle was very strict and made me practise Siu Lim Tao (Wing Chun's first form) for at least half an hour. With only a little movement, this taught me to be patient, and quickly I found that once I accepted the training it changed from a boring, painful chore to a calm relaxed feeling. Then I began Highlighting another Tse Qigong Centre instructor. Massage stimulates the Qi and blood. When you are tired, it can help not only to ease aches and pains, but also to keep you alert and awake. This is the 15th Anniversary of the Tse Qigong Centre and Qi Magazine. To celebrate this milestone the Centre held a demonstration of all its skills to showcase Master Tse, his students and grand-students. By Jessica Tse A personal and inside look at how the Tse Qigong Centre and Sifu Tse has developed over the years. The author, John Hayes was the very first student of the Tse Sifu and the Tse Qigong Centre and is fondly called, Dai Si Bak (Big older uncle) by all. Here he shares...

Energy Gates Qigong And Spine

Energy Gates Qigong

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Chi Kung and the Balance of Water and Fire

Iron Shirt Qigong

Tan Tien Chi Kung involves the simultaneous training of body and mind by way of activating mind power. The combined and integrated activity of the mind, the heart and the eye power are the major sources of activation of the subtle energy and the transformations it requires and enhances. Fig. 6.8 Wisdom Chi Kung Fig. 6.8 Wisdom Chi Kung In Iron Shirt Chi Kung there was always, at least at the surface, a strong emphasis on its Yang dimension, although the real power was hidden in the Yin energy. With the decline of Chi Kung and especially of Iron Shirt Chi Kung as a principal weapon in warfare, its Yin dimension, not directly discernible to an uninitiated outsider, could be more fully appreciated. Chi Kung and Iron Shirt Chi Kung came to play a vital role in using Chi for health, self-healing and spiritual growth. The meaning of Yi as Wisdom or Water mind suggests that Taoist practice relied on the enhancement of the power of intuition and the art of sensing these powers were considered...

Tan Tien Chi Kung and Natural Breathing

We can only regain our vitality by recreating this internal power so that the two powers are once again in a dynamic and reciprocal state of interplay. This is the inner meaning of Chi Kung to restore the inner power by learning to breath naturally again. The cultivation of this natural form of breathing, which reproduces the process of prenatal embryonic breathing, is essential to Tan Tien Chi Kung. It is through this form of breathing that we recover our original Chi and thereby our internal pressure. Tan Tien Chi Kung breathing relies less on breathing in Chi from outside, as it basically draws on Original Chi. As a result of this, the abdomen starts to breath by itself and the process of breathing becomes economical, effortless and unintentional. Inner original breath and outer breath have a relationship as the external breath can move the inner breath and vice versa, as Chi pressure from the Lower Tan Tien helps the lungs to breathe. The way the lungs are used also affects the...

Qigong Theory and Training Categories

Energy Gates Qigong Images

Many people think that Qigong is a difficult subject to understand. In some ways, this is true. However, you must understand one thing regardless of how difficult the Qigong theory and practice of a particular style are, the basic theory and principles are very simple and remain the same for all of the Qigong styles. The basic theory and principles are the roots of the entire Qigong practice. If you understand these roots, you will be able to grasp the key of the practice and grow. All of the Qigong styles originated from this root, but each one has blossomed differently basic theories and principles. With this knowledge as a foundation, you will be able to understand not only what you should be doing, but also why you are doing it. Naturally, it is impossible to discuss all of the basic Qigong ideas in such a short section. However, it will offer the beginner the key to open the gate into the spacious, four thousand year old garden of Chinese Qigong. In order to use Qigong to improve...

Beginners Reverse the Chi Flow

Meditation With Tongue Touching Palate

Students who initially have great success in circulating chi power with no ill side effects may choose to proceed directly in joining the front and back channels. This involves lowering the energy from the Yin-Tang, or brow point, to the next energy point, the palate. Even though the palate is constructed of soft bone it takes is considerable period of sustained effort for most practitioners to penetrate it and complete the route. The force which is generated in this practice often causes side effects such as headaches, illusions, erratic mood swings, insomnia, irritability and vague aches and pains. If such effects persist, immediately reverse your chi flow back down the spine to the feet. Also, read the chapter on How to Prevent Side Effects.

Changing the Taste of Food with the Qi Ball

Experiment using your favorite drink. First, make a concentrated qi ball in your palms your aim will then be to fill the glass with qi. Visualize qi spiralling into the drink clockwise. Compare the taste or aroma with and without qi, and ask others to do the same. You can also check your energy level relative to other people's with the Reflection of Qi Muscle Power test. In my laboratory, I used a spectrometer to analyze whiskey (Figure 6-1) before and after the addition of qi. This device clearly showed a change in the taste after qi had been transmitted to the whiskey. You can easily and confidently demonstrate this test to others. However, if you set out to convince people who are closed to the possibility of the reality of qi, you may find that you are wasting your time. But don't let this bother you. In the qi world, it is necessary to understand that some people will be apprehensive, or even negative. And if you are to succeed in demonstrating qi even to such people, it is...

General Principles of Chinese Qigong

Ren Mai Meridian

In order to understand Qigong, you must understand several concepts. The first of theseJs i. Qi is the foundation of all Chinese medical theory and Qigong. It corresponds to the Greek pneuma and the Sanskrit prana, and is considered to be the vital force and energy flow in all living things. According to the experience of Qigong practitioners, Qi can be best explained as a type of energy very much like electricity, which flows through the human or animal body. When this circulation becomes stagnant or stops, the person or animal will become ill or die. Qi can also be explained as a medium of sensing or feeling. For example, when a person's arm is hurt, the Qi flow in the nerves of the arm is disturbed and stimulated to a higher energy state. This higher energy states causes a sensational feeling that is interpreted as pain by the brain. In addition, the difference in energy potential causes an increased flow of Qi and blood to that area to begin repairing damage. Therefore, Qi, the...

Iron Shirt Chi Kung and Tai Chi Chi Kung

Tan Tien Chi Kung has a particularly close connection with the three basic Iron Shirt Practices which focus on the strengthening of the internal organs and firm rooting, the change and strengthening of the tendons and the cleansing and renewal of the bone marrow. As to the Iron Shirt practices, compression as mentioned above, creates space for new Chi in the muscles, tendons and the bones, as the fat which has been accumulated there is expelled. With the process of aging, fat tends to accumulate, and as a result the bones lose their regenerative function, as fat takes the place of blood cells. Maintaining a firm but gentle Chi pressure in the Lower Tan Tien is also at the heart of creating Chi pressure, needed in Tai Chi Chi Kung.

The Eight Extraordinary Meridians Qigong

Extraordinary Meridians

Qigong, Chi Kung, Chee Gung So, Qigong can mean 'Working with Energy' 'Developing Vitality' or The author's preferred term, and the titles of his books, is Chi Kung Qigong is used in this document because it is now the predominant term in use internationally. Hello, and Welcome to this document on Qigong. Qigong increases the energy and life inside you. This material is copyrighted, but there is no charge or cost. If you are reading this it belongs to you, and you can pass it on or give it away to whoever else you think would benefit from learning about Qigong and doing these most valuable practices.

Qigong tfj Spiritual Cultivation Qigong and Its Root

The Daily Worker Minor

Qigong p is a traditional method of physical, mental, and Shen f (spiritual) cultivation. To learn the meanings of Q and Gong is a way to deepen our understanding of Qigong. We learned the meaning of Q while drinking the Gongfu tea, and the Gongfu tea will also help us learn the meaning of Gong. The balance and union of these Heavenly Yang and Earthly Yin energies result in a peaceful and harmonious world. Likewise, imbalances in these energies can result in disharmony in the world, which can take the form of natural disasters such as earthquakes, storms, floods, and volcanic eruptions. As a part of this dynamic universe, human beings are also subject to the effects of these energies. By following and living by the balancing principles of the universe, it is possible to achieve harmony in the body. Through study and observation of this Universal Way, the ancient Wu created numerous methods to help people maintain rebuild their body balancing systems in order to keep their bodies,...

Chi Kung Unconsciousness Wonderment

The view which limits Chi Kung practice to strictly personal affairs tends to ignore the role of Chi Kung as a way of life and a state of being, nourished by an inner practice to cultivate virtues and attitudes towards the Universe and the community at large. The cultivation of these attitudes brings about in oneself a particular quality of being which may be called a Chi Kung state of being. It is this Chi Kung state of being which nourishes and sustains harmonious forms of conduct in relations with the universe, nature, oneself, partners, family, neighbors and people at large. In a higher Chi Kung state, the healing process goes by itself, as the emission and transmission of vibration frequencies naturally takes place, just as a baby generates tenderness and openness in those who see it. It is not surprising that great Chi Kung Masters like Jesus of Nazareth and Taoist and Buddhist Masters love to have children around. They remind them of the playful, joyous, spontaneous loving...

Smiling Chi Flow as the Silent Language of Nature

The Daoists wisely chose the same energetic language that is used by nature - the unity of Original Breath flowing through the entire body of Nature, present in the stillness of stars. The patterns of yin-yang in sun and moon cycles, of five phase chi flow in the changing seasons Its breath or chi flow always occurs within the context of a body. It might be our physical human body, our human subtle energy body, or the body of Nature, our environment. There is no change without body, without the transmutation of spirit and breath into substance and back again. Form is equal partner with Formless. Being and Becoming, spirit and matter are the two sides of the same coin though they wear different faces. The simple progression of Tao is first inner smile through the body layers into the body's core, its center of Original Substance, Breath and Spirit. Then from that space yin-yang and five phase chi flow radiates out. The exact pathway in the body is unique to each person's astrology and...

Wild Goose or Dayan Qigong

Dayan Kong

The Dayan Qigong set is based on the movements of the wild goose. It is structured in a way that enhances the circulation of qi. Qi is a Chinese word whose concept is difficult to translate. Qigong literally means Both Western physics and Eastern science describe the universe as a vast energy field. Dayan Qigong works to improve the various bodily functions by improving the body's electric and magnetic energy flow and capacity. The movements are organized to follow the flow of the earth's energy and to exchange internal qi (from the body) and external qi (from the earth and the universe), utilizing this energy to stimulate and balance the various functions of the body. Circulation of qi can be governed by the mind. Concentration and relaxation are essential, assuring that qi will flow strongly and without obstruction during practice conducted in China have found that Dayan Qigong can have a therapeutic effect on hyper- and hypotension, weakness of the heart, insomnia, disturbances of...

Tan Tien Chi Kung and the Alchemical Process

Tan Tien Love

The sound Ha together with the sounds Ho and Hum constitute a triad of sounds which serve as seed mantras in the hundred syllable mantra in Tibetan Buddhist practice, by which the highest wisdom energies are invoked. Specific sounds raise particular energy frequencies in each organ. Obviously the sound ha is the sound which makes the whole body feel good, as it generates Chi and make energies move, so that a state of well being is experienced. Laughing and smiling are natural ways the body uses to rebalance itself and release stress and tension and restore the Chi flow. The very low sounds which Tibetan monks make, when chanting their mantras, are very similar to those we heard on the sound track of the Nasa recording of the sound of the Earth, Saturn and other planets. Normal people cannot hear, but the adept can hear them. These sounds originate from deep in the belly and thereby create powerful vibrations in the Lower Tan Tien. Such a practice may well be called Tiger and Dragon...

The Development of Qigong

Qigong, as an art of healing and health preservation, is thought to have originated as early as four thousand years ago in the Tang Yao times as a form of dancing. Lu's Spring and Autumn Annals or Lu's History (Lu Shi Chun Qiu) records, In the beginning of the Tao Tang Tribes, the sun was often shut off by heavy clouds and it rained all the time turbulent waters overflowed the rivers' banks. People lived a gloomy and dull life and suffered from rigidity of their joints. As a remedy dancing was recommended. From the experience of their long-term struggle with nature, the ancients gradually realized that body movements, exclamations and various ways of breathing could help readjust certain bodily functions. For example, imitating animal movements such as climbing, looking about, and leaping was found to promote a vital flow of Qi. Pronouncing Hi was found to either decrease or increase strength, Ha could disperse heat, and Xu could alleviate pain. In this way, Qigong was brought into...

The History of Qigong

Water Path Qigong

Chinese Qigong history can be divided roughly into three periods. The history of the first period is vague, although it is considered to have started when the Yi Jing (Book of Changes, was introduced to the Chinese people sometime before 2400 B.C., and to extend until the Han dynasty (206 B.C., & ) when Buddhism and its meditation methods were imported from India. This led Qigong practice and meditation into the second period, the religious Qigong era. This period lasted until the Liang dynasty (502-557 A.D,, ), when it was discovered that Qigong could be used for martial purposes, which started the third period of martial Qigong. In this third period, different martial Qigong styles were created based on theories and principles from Buddhist and Daoist Qigong. This period lasted until the overthrow of the Qing dynasty in 1911, when a new era started in which Chinese Qigong training is being mixed with Qigong practices from India, Japan, and many other countries.

The Qigong Six Healing Sounds

Healing Sounds Qigong

Discover an ancient Qigong (Chi Kung) treasure six movements, sounds and breaths that can increase your body's natural healing ability and give you unlimited health. Learn how. Qigong has been an integral part of Chinese culture since ancient China. This art, science and health maintenance system, practiced for thousands of years, uses stillness, movement, visualization, sound and breath in different combinations to strengthen, increase, generate, cleanse, refine, store, balance, circulate and discharge Qi. Qi energy is essential for health, healing, vitality, fitness and transformation of consciousness for spiritual development. Qigong exercises our internal organs, reduces stress, activates the natural healing process inside our bodies, strengthens our immune system, regulates all bodily functions and quiets the mind. We will be working with Qigong six healing sounds. The exercise uses sound, slow movement and visualization to balance Qi in our body. The relationship between...

Regulating the Qi Tiao Qi M i

Various Qigong schools have different purposes for regulating the Qi. To the medical Qigong group, regulating the Qi means 1. Improving the Qi circulation, thereby maintaining health 2. Removing the existing Qi stagnation in the body (healing) 3. Bringing the Qi circulation in the internal organs to a harmonious and balanced state. To the scholar Qigong group, regulating Qi means 1. Calming down the excitement due to the manifestation of Qi and 2. Bringing the Qi in the internal organs to a harmonious and balanced state. To the martial Qigong group, regulating the Qi means 1. Improving the flow of Qi to the desired area for higher efficiency and stronger physical manifestation 2. Enhancing the level of Qi circulation so the manifestation of Qi can reach a higher level (i.e. power) and 3. Increasing the Qi storage in the Lower Dan Tian and also the Qi vessels. However, to the religious Qigong group, regulating the Qi includes many goals 1. Producing extra Qi at the False Lower Dan Tian...

Why We Practice the Cosmic Chi Kung

The Cosmic Chi Kung is also known as Buddha Palm. The reason we train with the Empty Force practice in connection with the Cosmic Healing is to learn how to project Chi through the space in the cosmos, the space between your hands and to project Chi through the space to your students. Usually when we touch the student we pick up sick energy. This practice will teach you how to ground the sick energy to the earth and to disperse it into the Universe to be decomposed and recycled by the planets.

Womens Qi Flows in the Opposite Direction

Ren And Channels

One day while I was meditating, an idea about the qi flow of women flashed into my mind. I suddenly intuited that the direction of women's qi flow is opposite that of men. After mastering the Microcosmic Orbit method, I had begun teaching patients and students to use the qigong method I developed to let their qi flow smoothly. I found that men achieved satisfactory results, but that women did not. I was not helping to make qi flow more smoothly in women. So I followed my intuition and helped women direct their flow of qi in the opposite direction. This worked beautifully. I was quite surprised, since no classical texts mention that qi flows in the opposite direction in women. If my hypothesis was correct, I would need to add what I learned to the meridian theory. I needed more objective data. After I stimulated the qi flow of the patients in both directions along the Ren and Du channels using magnetism and ultrasound, I tested these patients' qi muscle power. Tests of more than one...

Section Five Qigong Deviations

Deviations of qigong refer to the adverse reactions of qigong exercise which make the practitioner uncomfortable and uncontrollable. Such reactions are physically and mentally harmful. They may even lead to confinement of the practitioner to bed or mental disorders. So the qigong therapist should attach great importance to such deviations by providing timely instructions and proper treatment. From our experiences in rectifying deviations in 68 cases (53 cured, 10 improved and 5 with no effect), we believe that qigong deviations can be cured very quickly provided timely instructions in exercise and proper ratifications are given. Delayed treatment or treatment with careless emission of (1) Failure to obey the principle of exercising in light of concrete conditions , for example, those who are not fit for the exercise of intrinsic qi circulation force themselves to do it. (3) Being overly suspicious, some people may fail to respond to the tiding and qi effect in the correct way. And...

Definition of Qi and Qigong

In order to understand Qigong, you must first understand Qi. Qi is the energy or natural force which fills the universe. There are three general types of Qi. Heaven (the sky or universe) has Heaven Qi (Tian Qi, which is made up of the forces which the heavenly bodies exert on the earth, such as sunshine, moonlight, and the moon's affect on the tides. The Earth has Earth Qi (Di Qi, which absorbs the occur. When the Qi of the earth is balanced, plants will grow and animals will prosper. Also, each individual person, animal, and plant has its own Qi field, which always seeks to be balanced. When any individual thing loses its balance, it will sicken, die, and decompose. You must understand that all natural things, including humans, grow within, and are influenced by, the natural cycles of Heaven Qi and Earth Qi. Since you are part of this nature (Dao), you must understand Heaven Qi and Earth Qi. Then you will be able to adjust yourself, when necessary, to fit more smoothly into the...

Methods of Practice of Static Qigong

This step can be called qi generating in Dantian and circulating all over . After a certain period of practice, qi will be substantial in Dantian during exercise, and one may have a feeling of substantialness, warmth, or movement of qi cluster or other strange but comfortable feeling. This sensation of qi will become stronger and stronger as time goes by. When one has entered quiescence , he may feel hot in Dantian and a stream of warm air (qi) rushing from Dantian towards the coccyx area, which makes him relaxed and comfortable all over. Sometimes the point Huiyin (Ren 1) will throb first. Under this circumstance, one should guide the genuine qi to circulate along the Du Channel towards the two qigong passes-

Physical diagnosis using Tai chi and Qigong

Qigong is said to be able to bring a person's physical and mental situation into a state of balance, so we are able to use this to diagnose. Observe the person in a Qigong position. If the palms are in the same place as they started after about five minutes, and every other part of the body is in the correct position, then just performing T'ai chi and Qigong will be enough to bring that person back to good health provided the diet is healthy. However if the palms move independently, or the shoulders or arms, etc., then there is something wrong. Remember that every posture from the T'ai chi form relates to a certain organ in the body, so we are able to use this for diagnosis. Using the above case, if a person's left palm keeps dropping during Qigong we know this indicates a yang deficiency somewhere on the left-hand side. We then look at all the postures which deal with the organs of the left hand side such as 'Grasping Bird's Tail' or 'Fair Lady Works at Shuttles' etc. If the patient...

All kinds of amazing psych abilities developed because they practised Qigong

Kate Britton Qigong

Dayan Qigong became very popular and Grandmaster Yang was invited to teach in many different areas. I thought that this was a good opportunity to study with her and I was again fortunate to be accepted by her, and so I started my Qigong journey. Then, after four years training, in 1988, I moved to the UK. However, Dayan Qigong is not a simple skill. It is very deep with philosophy, movements, meditation, Buddhist and Daoist healing knowledge. In 1990 I started my Qigong teaching and set up my own Qigong centre, the Tse Qigong Centre, with my teacher Grandmaster Yang Meijun's full support. Developing the Tse Qigong Centre has allowed many more people to benefit from Dayan Qigong. Some of my students even travelled back to China with me to visit their Sigong (grand teacher). She was very happy to see them. As we respect and take care of the skill, we can benefit from it and earn the trust of our teachers, then we will learn much more than we ever expected. Thus the Tse Qigong Centre has...

Chi Kung Fundamentals Details of Content

Chi Kung Fundamentals 1 - Chi Kung as language of nature, allows us to speak with our teacher. 6. Advanced level Two Year Old Chi Kung use sound, release trapped chi. C. Five Animals Chi Kung as Dynamic Releasing of Trapped Chi D. Six Healing Sounds as sitting chi kung method of releasing trapped chi.

Iron Shirt Chi Kung-abdominal Breathing Practice.com

Mantak Chia Taoist

Universal Tao System and Iron Shirt Chi Kung 1 1. Iron Shirt Chi Kung, an Ancient Kung Fu Practice 5 Iron Shirt Chi Kung C. Iron Shirt Chi Kung 2. Iron Shirt Chi Kung Packing Process Breathing 46 Iron Shirt Chi Kung 7. Iron Shirt Chi Kung Master Chia estimates that it will take thirty-five books to convey the full Universal Tao System. In June, 1990, at a dinner in San Francisco, Master Chia was honored by the International Congress of Chinese Medicine and Qi Gong (Chi Kung), who named him the Qi gong Master of the Year. He is the first recipient of this annual award. In December, 2000, the Tao Garden Health Resort and Universal Tao Training Center was completed with two Meditation Halls, two open air Simple Chi Kung Pavilions, indoor Tai Chi, Tao Tao Yin and Chi Nei Tsang Hall, Tai Chi Natural Swimming Pool, Pakua Communications Center with a complete Taoist Library, Internal World Class Weight Lifting Hall and complete 8 Court Recreational Facilities. Iron Shirt Chi Kung I - 1986...

Tai Chi Chi Kung Foundation of Tai Chi Chuan

Without the circulation of chi through the channels, muscles and tendons of the body the Tai Chi Chuan movements are only physical exercises. The practice of Tai Chi Chi Kung awakens and circulates Chi energy and is therefore the foundation for the mastery of Tai Chi Chuan. The potential to develop our self-healing capabilities begins with the discovery of the flow of this vital energy through the Microcosmmic Orbit. This circulation is enhanced and sustained through the practice of Tai Chi Chi Kung which assists in improving health through correct posture, movements and calming of the mind. This particular form is comprised of 13 movements. Prerequisite Course No. 1 Opening the Microcosmic Orbit. Course No. 6)

Practical Qigong For Home Health Care

The purposes of home care Qigong are the curing of disease and prolonging of life. Though there are many kinds of home care Qigong, the main division of techniques comes between neigong (internal exercise) and waigong (external exercise). Those practised mainly in a quiescent state are called internal exercise or quiescent exercise, characterized by concentrating attention on Dantian (the elixir field) in concert with inhalation, exhalation and holding of breath in order to stimulate qi (vital energy) and blood and to build up the five internal organs, such as Quiescent Sitting Health Cultivation Exercise, Relaxed and Quiescent Exercise, Standing-Straight Like a Stake Exercise, Taiji Qigong. Those practised mainly with mobile exercise are called external exercise, characterized by external mobility and internal quiescence, seeking quiescence within mobility, such as Eight-Pieces-of-Brocade Exercise, Sinew-Transforming Exercise, the Five Animals Frolic. Internal exercise and external...

The Five Essential Techniques of Qigong Practice

Although there are thousands of different Qigong forms in modern times, there are five essential techniques of Qigong practice in traditional forms.18 Whenever you practice any of the Qigong forms, you need to use all of these techniques in your daily practice. Otherwise, the Qigong practice will be incomplete. These five essential techniques are regulating the heart mind, regulating the breath, regulating the posture, regulating the diet, and regulating the sleep will have deserted the spleen and caused this problem. Consequently, ancient Chinese shamans invented many modalities to help people retain the spiritual body in the physical body and transform the spiritual body into a high-level cultivation state Enlightenment. In Chinese shamanic Qigong practice, we use different visualization techniques to bring the mind back to the physical body to release illness and maintain well-being. Regulating the breath is a way to help you to relax and achieve tranquility. It is a way to...

Cosmic Chi Kung Preparation

Cosmic Chi Kung can be practiced either in a sitting or a standing position. 2. Open the arm pits as if you were holding a ping pong ball there and slightly move the fingers to activate the Chi flow. Relax. Feel the sensations of the Chi flow tingling, warmth, pulsing, electric and magnetic feelings.

Cosmic Healing Chi Kung in the Universal Tao System

Cosmic Healing Chi Kung is an important branch of the Universal Tao, an entire system of Taoist practices for cultivating the body, the Chi and the spirit. Your level of skill in Cosmic Healing Chi Kung will be based upon your mastery of the Universal Tao System as a whole. One of the most important parts of the Taoist practices is working with the energy moving within the body. This is the major practice to connect with the earth, cosmic and universal forces. This is the way to make a connection with the North Star and the Big Dipper's violet red light which is one of the very powerful universal healing lights. Through this practice you learn to feel Chi and to use your mind eye heart power to guide the Chi flow through the primary energy routes in your body. This practice is later extended to include the arm and leg routes too it is then called the Macrocosmic Orbit. Many people, including Chi Kung Masters, come to me and say that they have been practicing Chi Kung for years and...

The Effects Of Qigong

According to modern scientific research in Qigong, it has been shown to have a certain regulating function on the nervous system, respiratory system, digestive system, circulatory system and internal secretion system. Qigong also can promote the balance of yin (negative) and yang (positive) and so maintain the internal stability of the body. It can also help recover one's youthful vigour. Generally speaking, upon practising Qigong for a period of time some special effects occur, which can be divided into normal and abnormal effects. The 3. Abdominal distension, with qi traveling from the abdomen up into the chest. This is caused by over-concentration and unnatural breathing. It can be solved by relaxing the concentration and breathing naturally.

The Qi Energy of the Spirit

Spirituality is not religion, though many religions are very spiritual. Every religion that teaches love, kindness and forgiveness is very helpful in healing and can be very helpful in your practice of Qigong. Without love, kindness and forgiveness your healing cannot be as complete or as lasting. Qigong is not a religion anymore than the universe is a religion. The universe is simply the universe. The universe is a source of limitless energy that is there for all of us to call upon. In that energy are the answers to all our questions and the source of our healing. Qigong healing is sometimes called information healing, message healing, signal healing. These are all the Let me share with you a story about another student of mine. He first came to see me for a personal healing and later on he became a Spring Forest Qigong student. When his wife and daughters saw he made such great progress in his health, the whole family became my students. We had so much fun when we met together....

Originality of Chi Kung as Active Energy Meditation

Treatmes For Pneumonia

It is this focus on the integration of mind with Chi and of the cultivation and transformation of Chi as an internal active meditation practice which constitutes the originality of the Chi Kung practice. In this it is different from all other approaches to meditation in all religious traditions. Undoubtedly this Chinese originality is deeply connected with a pragmatic sense of life which is so characteristic of Chinese culture. Unlike in the Western approach to health and medicine, Chi Kung does not focus on particular parts of the body when sickness or pain is experienced. It looks at the totality of the processes taking place in the relations between the Five Elements and Phases, so that imbalances are treated and mutual adjustment enhanced. Chi Kung is based on premises which are qualitatively different from those inspiring modern Western conceptions of medicine. It is a process and method of practicing breathing to increase Chi pressure to enhance health, self-healing and energy...

Is There A Hard Style Qi Gong

Wuji And The Internal Organs

You can never know when you will get into a fight, but you can be sure that you will one day bccome old. In China, one hundred years ago, there was no National Health Service. Your health was your responsibility and without it you would probably not survive. It would be stupid then to sustain injuries through Wushu training. This is why traditional Wushu emphasises Qigong. It then becomes your own personal survival kit, keeping you healthy, and preventing other people from hurting you. This is a much better definition of 'practical' Before I studied North Shaolin Quan Forms and Hard Qigong, I had studied a lot of Soft Qigong, yet whilst I had studied these soft forms, I never found meditation easy to do. It was only after studying the 'hard' side After a session of North Shaolin or Hard Qigong, you feel yang on the outside, but inside you feel empty. By that I do not mean exhausted, it just feels very clear. When you sit down to meditate you just feel great. Sometime I only practise...

Basic Principles of Qigong

Dynamic and static are two general terms used in Qigong to differentiate Qigong practices. Methods that require limb and body movements are referred to as dynamic Qigong. Qigong methods that require little or no physical movement are referred to as static Qigong. Qigong exercises are selected to suit the health status of the individual practitioner. The practice of static Qigong is aimed at accumulating Qi in the Diantian, and with further practice, to circulate Qi throughout all of the meridians in the body. Daoyin and dynamic Qigong aims to promote the free flow of Qi in the meridians, muscles and skeleton as well as to alleviate specific areas of physical energetic congestion that manifest as disease. Regardless of which of the two Qigong forms is practiced, the principle cherish stillness in motion and motion in stillness should be adhered to. When Daoyin or dynamic Qigong is practiced, keep a serene, concentrated mind throughout the movements. When static Qigong is practiced,...

The Spectrum of Consciousness Within Qigong

In his book No Boundary, Ken Wilber offers his concept of the centaur level A centaur is a legendary animal, half human and half horse. It represents a perfect union of mental and physical harmony. A centaur is not a horse rider in control of his horse, but a rider who is one with his horse. It is not the psyche divorced from and in control of a soma, but a self-controlling, self-governing, psychosomatic unity. I would like to reconsider this concept in the context of the qigong method. When you practice Standing Zen or the Microcosmic Orbit method, you may lose all sensation in your trunk, legs, and hands, and feel as if you were melting away. Or you might feel as if you were standing in a hot tub with the water up to your neck. I call this condition the melting sensation. At this point, you can gradually change an involuntary function to a voluntary one by controlling the flow of your qi. With this, your breathing will slow and deepen, your pulse will slow, and you will be easily...

About the Qi Dao Home Study Course

Discover the magic of Tibetan Dream Yoga as taught by Lama Somananda Tantrapa. In addition to this book, the companion DVD, Qi Dao Initiation CD, as well as the audiobook and workbook, are included into the Qi Dao Home Study Course. You may enjoy the practices presented in this Course on your own, although it is easier to learn and master with a practice partner or a Certified Qi Dao coach. Being able to test and experiment with all the Qi Dao practices is essential for developing greater sensitivity to subtle flows of Q , which will enable you to be in the flow. Please order the Qi Dao Home Study Course online at www.qidao.org course101.

Tai Chi Chuan and Chi Kung

L Tai'Chi was originally created as a martial arts style, and was used in combat. Chi Kung training was necessary for reaching the highest levels of fighting ability. 2. Tai Chi Chi Kung is only one style of martial Chi Kung, and martial Chi Kung is only one category of Chinese Chi Kung. Many of the Tai Chi Chi Kung movements were adapted 'rom Tai Chi Chuan forms. 3. Tai Chi Chi Kung is different from many other martial Chi Kung systems in that it emphasizes the soft and builds up Chi internally through Nei Dan practice, although it also practices Wai Dan through the soft body movements. This is different from many other martial Chi Kung styles which are relatively harder physically and emphasize Wai Dan practice. 4. In the last fifty years, Tai Chi Chi Kung has been practiced mainly for health purposes, rather than martial ones. Next, in order to understand Tai Chi Chi Kung, we should analyze the reasons for training. 1. To help Tai Chi beginners feel their Chi. Beginners usually do...

Normalizing the Flow of Qi with Qigong

In this chapter I would like to consider the cause of disease and the role of qigong in medical treatment. Through my study of Huang-Di Nei-Jing Su-Wen ( The Yellow Emperor's classic of internal medicine referred to as Su-Wen from this point), I learned that classical Chinese medicine explains the cause of disease in this way disease is generated when external conditions (a trigger) and internal conditions (a promoting state) coincide. According to Su-Wen, there are six external negative factors wind, cold, dryness, humidity, heat, and fire that act as triggers. Today, modern medicine would include in this list viruses and all manner of stress. Of course, these external conditions do not necessarily have the effect of making everyone ill. For instance, not everyone catches a cold when it is cold outside, and not everyone gets a stomachache from eating something rotten. But the homeostasis of an entire body is more likely to be compromised when adverse external conditions are present....

The Brain Mechanisms Involved in Qi Energy

Overcome Stress

Proopiomelanocortin (POMC) is said to be the origin of physical stamina and of qi energy. When human beings and animals experience stress, the protein POMC is produced in the hypothalamus and the pituitary gland (Figure 15-2). It is then broken down by enzymes into three kinds of small-scale proteins beta-endorphins, adrenocorti-cotrophic hormone (ACTH), and the adrenocortical growth-factor. ACTH stimulates the adrenal cortex, resulting in the secretion of adrenocortial hormone, which alleviates physical stress caused by inflammation, allergies, and the like. Beta-endorphins act against mental stress through their painkilling properties, while also evoking pleasant sensations. Adrenocortial growth-factor supports ACTH in its work of stimulating the adrenal glands. It ensures that we have a mechanism in the brain to overcome stress and to gain additional endurance and qi energy as needed. When you practice Standing Zen, you will experience some pain in your trunk, legs, and arms. But...

The Qi Energy and Your Sixth Sense

One of the benefits of practicing Qigong is that you will Practicing Qigong will heighten your intuition and your sensitivity to it. The more you practice and the more good deeds you do for others, the more your sixth sense will develop. You will also develop a very strong protection aura around you wherever you go and whatever you do for good reasons you are protected. Negative energy just can't come close to you. Your sixth sense can come in very handy in many situations. My students have told me many stories about how their intuition has been increased by their practice of Spring Forest Qigong, in many little ways and in big ways. Let me tell you one story from my own life that came when I was in my late teens and while my understanding and practice of Qigong was still very rudimentary. As I've learned more about Qigong and become more experienced at it, I've learned to totally trust my intuition and to be quietly aware of it at all times. It has helped me in so many, many ways,...

Points for Attention in Qigong Exercise

If Qigong exercises are to be practiced successfully, it is essential for beginners to clearly understand the movements, breathing methods, mental activities, and main theories of the exercises. Manipulation methods should be selected properly and the acupuncture points should be spotted correctly. Practicing Qigong with maximum effort should only occur after one is well acquainted with all of the basics. One must have clear goals, be confident and determined, and persevere. The Qigong exercises must be practiced step by step. One's work, study, and life activities should be arranged properly so as to avoid distracting thoughts and anxiety during practice. It is best to practice Qigong in a quiet place where fresh air is readily available. Avoid practicing the exercises in a draft, near a fan or air conditioner. In order to avoid any possible disturbance to the functional activities of Qi and the circulation of blood, one should first set his mind at rest, relieve oneself, loosen the...

Genuine Pleasure from Qigong

When your ability to experience pleasant sensations weakens, illness will occur. This is why you need to train your hedonic nerve, or the A-10 nerve, with qigong. If you experience sensations of pleasure from daily qigong exercise, you will gradually stop doing things that make you uncomfortable. From the viewpoint of energy expenditure, I recommend Standing Zen, unless you are full of energy and eager to practice asceticism. If you do want to practice asceticism, remember that this practice is not itself the goal, but is only a means of approaching the goal. Some ascetics with great self-confidence and hard training, begin competing with one another. When they do this, however, they begin to rely on their own power. This is different from advanced qigong training, in which the Macrocosmic Orbit method eventually allows you to receive qi energy from space and release it to patients. In my own qigong classes, I have found that some ascetics have a hard time sensing qi with the...

Feelings during Qigong practice

Normally when you practisc Qigong you will experience sensations of warmth, tingling, itchiness and electricity. Whatever you feel, just let it happen -the feelings will find their own way to balance you. Sometimes, however, you may feel sleepy this means that you are tired and should rest. Alternatively you might feel cold or even in pain. This means that you have a problem in the area where you are experiencing pain because the Qi is not flowing well there, and you need to practise more.

The Tranquility of Qigong Practice

Many Qigong friends have told me that their minds always wander from the present at the beginning of their Qigong training. Some friends have given up their Qigong practice because they could not calm down during Qigong. Actually, an uneven feeling is a normal phenomenon of Qigong processing. It is not necessary to try to force yourself to calm down during your practice. The ancient shamans designed different Qigong techniques to help people become tranquil. The feelings of stillness, peacefulness, and tranquility are the results of Qigong practice. Holding the tranquility state is a way to awaken your Shen (spirit). For instance, in classical Chinese medicine, practitioners in a deep state of tranquility may feel or see how the meridian systems are working in their bodies or may be able to tell how an herb is connecting with the different organ systems. Again, tranquility is a result of Qigong practice rather than a requirement. In the Daodejing, a book about Qigong practice and...

History and origin of Qigong

The qi part (or ch'i) of Qigong means air or inner vital energy. Translated into western medical terms it means resistance to disease, adaptability to the external environment and the ability to overcome internal troubles and regain health. In Chinese medicine for thousands of years great importance has been placed upon exercises that strengthen the vital energy. Traditionally any exercise that dealt with breathing and internal methods was considered to be Qigong. Nowadays we tend to call the more static breathing techniques Qigong and the moving exercises by their specific names. The content of Qigong is varied but it mainly involves the regulation of the structure (posture), regulation of the mind, regulation of the respiration, self-massage and movement of the body. The earliest records of Qigong come from the jin wen (writings on bronzes) from the Zhou dynasty (ca. 1100 -221 BC). During the Warring States period (770 - 221 BC) Qigong developed as never before and many great...

What is Spring Forest Qigong

Spring Qigong Images

Spring Forest Qigong is an advanced, simple, and powerful form of Qigong. I first introduced this unique form to mankind in 1994. There are thousands of Qigong exercises practiced in China and around the world, Most are complicated and time-consuming, making it difficult for the average person to learn and practice. Many Qigong teachers do not explain the meaning or importance of the movements. They surround themselves and the ancient concepts they teach in mystery They tell their students that it may take years to learn the exercises and experience the benefits. Spring Forest Qigong wants everyone to realize we are born with the natural ability to heal ourselves, detect energy blockages in the body and send Qi to help heal others. Through years of research and practice. I have revised and simplified the movements of Qigong and clarified the principles so that they are easy to learn. Spring Forest Qigong can fit into our everyday lives. It unlocks the mysteries of Qigong allowing the...

Styles and Types of Qigong

Although there are thousands of Qigong exercises available, they all can be classified into one of five main schools, or styles, of Qigong. This is not to say that a certain exercise cannot be used for both medical and spiritual purposes, for example, but as a general tool of convenience and as a learning aid, the following five styles will be explored in this section 2. The Buddhist school is aimed at liberating the mind through the Qigong exercises. Many Buddhist exercises are inwardly oriented to focus your attention on the spiritual aspects of your life. As a result, these are often described as static, or non-moving, Qigong exercises. 3. The Confucian school dwells on attaining higher moral character. Confucian Qigong has not, to this point, been utilized extensively in the United States, but is still practiced in China. 4. The Medical school teaches patients how to take control of their own illnesses, and also how to prevent them. The emphasis is hygienic in nature. It also...

Healing with Qi Qi Healing Techniques

2.Now imagine the Qi in you as a warm force. Move it to the place where it hurts with your Yi. 4.Remember to move the Qi back to the Tan Tien after you are done. 1. Imagine your Qi moving throughout your body. 2. Now imagine the Qi as a warm force 4. Once you have reached the desired effects send the Qi back to the Tan Tien.

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 simply do the best you can at that time and you will benefit. If you want to use Qigong to help others, the purity of the love in your heart and your desire to help are more important than knowing the right technique. You just do the best you can at that time and know that it will help your friend. However, if you want to advance to the higher levels of Qigong to experience things many would call super natural then it is very important that you work with a master and follow the master's...

Qigong In Everyday Life

Watch Face

24-Hours-A-Day Qigong When you pause what you are doing and practice Qigong you take a special time to focus on a particular purpose with your attention. This is the only way to learn. The practices in the accompanying document on Eight Extraordinary Meridians Qigong give you a range of possible ways to do this. Carrying out a specific practice for a particular purpose is a desirable and necessary thing. But there is a way in which you can also have your energy running, at a somewhat lower level, all of the time. This is called 24-hours-a-day Qigong. This does not require stopping what you are doing, but it does require paying attention so that your energy is in your consciousness and under your control. After a time you not only experience your energy as being 'within' yourself, you also experience it 'as' yourself. In fact, it becomes who and what you are. You become energy experiencing itself. Holding on to your Qi When you practice 24-hours-a-day Qigong your energy is working all...

Three Secrets of Practicing Qigong Effectively

Countless different Qigong and meditation exercises exist. All teach the basic idea of using consciousness to go into the emptiness where thoughts ultimately cease or greatly diminish and sensory connections to our bodies fade. We and everything in our world are all from the emptiness and will go back to the emptiness. It is a state of pure energy where we are one with the universe. Our bodies naturally direct us to the emptiness. When we get sick, for example, the first place we go is not to the hospital, but to bed. Wrhen we sleep, we feel relaxed and peaceful. We bring our mind and body into the emptiness. Everybody does this automatic meditation without noticing it during sleep and periods of deep relaxation. Most of our daily energv blockages arc opened and resolved in this way The deeper you go into the emptiness, the faster your body will heal. By practicing Qigong we go into the emptiness where we effortlessly balance the Yin and Yang, the female and male energy. As the...

The Origins of Qigong

The qigong that we refer to today was not, in fact, originally called qigong. It originated from the solitary cultivation ways of the ancient Chinese people and from cultivation in religions. The two-character term, qi gong, is nowhere to be found in the texts Scripture of Dan Cultivation, the Daoist Canon,110 or the Tripitakan During the course of our present human civilization's development, qigong passed through the period when religions were in their embryonic forms. It had already existed before religions came into being. After religions formed, it acquired some degree of religious overtones. Qigong's original names were The Great Cultivation Way of Buddha, and 5 qigong (chee-gong) a general name for certain practices that cultivate the human body. In recent decades, qigong exercises have been incredibly popular in China. 6 Falun Gong (fah-lun gong) Law Wheel Qigong. The names Falun Gong and Falun Dafa are both used to refer to this practice. The Great Cultivation Way of Dao. It...

Intermediate and Advanced Qigong

In Qigong, there are also many more paths left to explore, perhaps more so than T'ai Chi. Because Qigong has hundreds, if not thousands, of separate forms, you could spend several lifetimes learning them all. The trick is to find one that is simple enough to learn and remember, but not so hard that it puts your body in jeopardy. There are many that fit the bill Wild Goose Qigong, Fragrance Qigong, Falun Gong there are dozens of simple Qigongs to choose from. I often use an exercise with my Intermediate students where we take the T'ai Chi form (any one will do, really, but we usually choose the 24-Movement Form) and make a Qigong form out of it. This basically involves removing the stepping portion of the form and adding in several repetitions of the arm and waist movements. It's an interesting exercise in that, firstly, you are learning additional movement techniques, and secondly, that you give your brain a new workout Translating the T'ai Chi moves into Qigong mode requires a good...

The Eight Pieces of Brocade Qigong Form

Tai Chi Eight Gates

Note For each movement, in addition to the traditional name and the name I regularly use for my students, I am including another Chinese variation, the title of which is preceded by two asterisks (**), to illustrate first, how confusing the terminology can become, and second, to make you laugh These are actual translations from a Chinese Qigong class I attended many years ago.

Walking Tai Chi Chi Kung

Walking Tai Chi Chi Kung is essentially Tai Chi Chuan itself. Most of the walking movements are adapted from the Tai Chi sequence, the only difference being that a single movement is repeated continuously until you can feel the movement of Chi. Since you are only doing one basic movement it is easy to remember and master, and you can put all your attention on being relaxed, centered, and balanced, and thereby regulate your body. Then you can start regulating your breathing and mind, which is the key to leading your Chi. Walking Tai Chi Chi Kung should be trained before the beginner starts learning the Tai Chi sequence. Experienced practitioners often practice walking Tai Chi Chi Kung to penetrate to a deeper understanding of Chi, the mind, and the body.

Chi Kung and the Rise of a New Perspective

The rise in interest in Chi Kung as a practice which enables people to take care of themselves and make use of their own innate potential to cultivate their health and heal themselves is not surprising. In the process of Chi Kung practice, new forms of consciousness spirit may arise which are able to direct, steer and guide the Chi in new directions. One of the subtle wonders which may happen is that you decide to start with the practice of Tan Tien Chi Kung and train in learning to differentiate the activation of different points of the anus. You coordinate the contraction of the anus and the perineum so as to seal the pelvic floor. This creates the internal pressure through the creation of the Chi ball needed for our health to open the way for self-reliance, self-healing and self-realization.

Applying Structural Alignment Principles to Iron Shirt Chi Kung Practice

Diligent practice of Iron Shirt Chi Kung will lead to an increased flexibility and range of motion of the spine and other joints. As the body becomes more open, it is important to understand and apply the principles of healthy structural alignment in daily life. Since many of us have come from a background of structural randomness and distortion, it is necessary to learn what to do with our various body segments as our body becomes open and capable of new, more appropriate alignment. In effect, we must learn how best to wear the body . The structural exercises that follow Structural Training Position Against Wall, Spinal Elongation Breathing, Door Hanging, Shoulder Widening and Backbend, develop a straighter, more elongated spine and joint spaces that are not cramped. The spine will retain its three normal curves, but these curves will not be as excessive as they are in nearly everyone. Attention to details will guarantee that your practice is safe, effective and progressive. Also,...

Five Weaknesses Seven Injuries Qigong

Components of TCM, 182-193 Qigong exercises, 126-128 stepping exercises, 114-116 styles of meditation, 140-141 Opening the Chest, 75 Painting the Rainbow, 77 Parting the Clouds, 78 Press Palms Across the Body, 85 Press Palms and Calm Down, 96 Punching From a Horseback Riding Stance, 92 Riding the Tide, 74 Rowing on the Lake, 81 Scoop the Sea and Look at the Sky, 89 Screw the Fists With Fiery Eyes, 106 Set the Waves Rolling, 90 Sway the Head and Swing the Tail, 105 Turning the Windmill, 94 Wave Hands Like Clouds, 88 Whirling Arms on Horseback, 80 Wild Goose in Flight, 93 Eight Pieces of Brocade Qigong Form, 38, 97-109, 127-128 18-Movement Qigong Form, 38, 71-96, 126-127

Qigong Acupuncture

Self Qigong Exercise as Accessory Treatment Take the same posture and conduct the same teeth tapping and saliva swallowing as mentioned above. Then put the right palm gently on the epigastric region. Inhale slowly to get the mouth filled with qi, and murmur hu when exhaling while rubbing the abdomen with the right palm clockwise for altogether 11 respiratory cycles.

Qigong Treatments and Hospital Treatments

Theoretically speaking, qigong treatments are completely different from the treatments given at hospitals. Western treatments utilize methods of everyday people's society. Despite having means such as laboratory tests and X-ray examinations, they can only observe the sources of illness in this dimension and they cannot see fundamental causes that exist in other dimensions. So they fail to understand the cause of illness. Medication can remove or drive away the origin of a patient's illness (which is considered a pathogen by Western doctors, and karma in qigong) if he or she isn't seriously ill. Medicine will be ineffective in the event that the illness is serious, as the patient might be unable to bear increased dosages. Not all illnesses are constrained by the laws of this world. Some illnesses are quite serious and exceed the confines of this world, rendering hospitals incapable of curing them. acupuncture able to detect the human body's meridians so clearly Why aren't the...

Combining Qigong with Western Medical Treatment

I would like to explain now what the fact of human qi being akin to software or information actually means to human existence and medical treatment. The reason I introduce this subject is because of the sad experiences I have had with some patients with serious diseases who visited me too late. They had put their faith in the claims of unprofessional qigong healers who did not know the true meaning of qi. These patients were told to stop all their Western medical treatments, and told that they were going to be healed with qi, or the laying on of hands, alone. When they finally came back to the hospital seeking treatment, it was too late. This has actually happened several times recently. What's more, some patients are very passive in their attitude toward qi, thinking that external qi treatment is a complete remedy. Patients of this type make no effort to promote their own vital force or qi power. The following cases will illustrate. One cancer patient who would have had a chance to...

Qigong Therapy For Some Common Diseases And Serious Diseases

Qigong not only has curative effect on many common and frequently-occuring diseases, but also on some complicated diseases. At the same time, different Qigong exercises have different functions and effects, and so one should choose Qigong therapy according to his health condition and the characteristics of the disease in order for best results. In addition, during treatment by Qigong, one should avoid debilitating factors. For example, an ulcer patient should avoid taking raw, cold and pungent food which would irritate the stomach an arteriosclerosis patient should avoid taking fatty foods and a hypertension patient should maintain a healthy mood and avoid being over excited. Only in such a way can Qigong have its best effects.

Athletic qi gongphysical skill

Physical skills such as control of muscles shown in the previous photographs from 1900 Beijing represent physical skills and, although bearing the same name, qi gong, these skills are not necessarily the same as medical qi or psychic spiritual qi just described. Physical powers are trained as any athlete would train and sometimes, as in the cases of many qi gong shows, a certain amount of slight of hand is required. Due to its popularity, a special note on the breaking of boards, bricks, and rocks is appropriate. The vast majority of breaking demonstrations require only physical skills and not necessarily any special qi skills. Speed, experience, and mechanics account for most of the effect in these demonstrations. However, there are exceptions where something else occurs. Author Bracy describes his own experience

What other Qigong experts say about Qi Dao Tibetan Shamanic Qigong

- James MacRitchie, L.Ac., founder of the National Qigong Chi Kung) Association Author of Chi Kung - Energy for Life The uniqueness of Lama Tantrapa's book is in its emphasis on the foundational principles of Qigong rather than on the details of a particular form. This book is definitely not another exercise book. It is a deep exploration into the nature of Being as revealed through movement and energy awareness. This book will help you focus on the process rather than the end results and build the foundation for understanding the importance of movement in shaping the way you are. - Mark Johnson, founder of the National Qigong Association Producer of Tai Chi for Seniors - Shoshanna Katzman. M.S., L.Ac., Former President of the National Qigong Association Author of Qigong for Staying Young - Bonnitta Roy, Former President of the National Qigong Association Founding Editor of The Journal of Qigong in Amenca Lama Tantrapas attention to detail and nuance is at its best when elucidating...

How Is Meditation Related to Tai Chi and Qigong

Even the learning of T'ai Chi and Qigong exercises can be a meditation. When we learn a new movement in class (or from this book), we first attempt to understand it with our rational, logical mind. We follow that initial understanding by physically trying the movement, then thinking some more, practicing some more, and so on. When you are so involved in this process that, hours later, you look at the clock and see that it's much later than you thought you're meditating. You were in a different world for a while, devoting your concentration exclusively to T'ai Chi. You didn't worry about the bills, or the grandchildren, or taxes you were living in the moment, enjoying your learning experience. That's meditation. Another link to T'ai Chi is found in the concept of Qi itself. Certain meditations use a visualization of energy (Qi) flowing through the body in a prescribed manner. This increases your concentration and focus, once again taking you outside of yourself. T'ai Chi and Qigong, of...

The Qi Consensus Method

It is not easy to measure the qi of a location. You may wonder how it is even possible to verify that a location has been successfully purified. The qi consensus method is useful for this purpose. In this method, more than one person must judge a certain qi phenomenon independently, without discussing it previously. The judges are required to have a certain ability to recognize qi. No one person's judgment should be valued more highly than another's. This is the qi consensus method. Interestingly enough, when I try this method with my qi friends, the rate of our agreement on basic recognition is extremely high. Furthermore, we notice things that we had not noticed before. Thus, we are able to draw conclusions that are reasonable. People who are not convinced by the qi consensus method have a tendency to lose themselves by following authority figures. These people insist that neither the invisible world nor any phenomena that have not yet been scientifically verified even exists, but...

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