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Seven Minute Mindfulness

Five Steps to Mindfulness

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Step 1

In a standing position, bring your feet together, maintaining contact with the ground. Keep your body erect, arms hanging loosely by your sides with your fingers pointing down. Keep your armpits open, imagining tennis balls in your armpits. Your chin is slightly lowered. Close your eyes, placing the tip of your tongue on the tooth ridge just behind your teeth.

Visualize the upper half of your body reaching into Heaven and the lower half rooting into Earth. See your arms extending deep into the Earth with your fingers reaching to the center of the Earth. Pull the Earthly Yin Qi from the center of the Earth and feel it filling your whole body.

See the sun and moon. See the Big Dipper. Go from the Big Dipper to the North Star and feel the connection between the North Star and the Baihui (100 meetings) point (GV-20) on the crown of your head. Feel the Universal Qi pouring into your body through the Baihui point and filling up your whole body with Heavenly Qi. See the planets and feel yourself connecting with each of them. Concentrate on your Dantian and see it as a small sun or ball of fire in your lower abdomen.

Step 2

Step to the right, feet shoulder-width apart. Rise up onto the balls of your feet and raise your arms above your shoulders, palms up. Hold your breath for a few seconds, then sink down into a low squat, bringing the arms to shoulder level. Jump into the air while circling the arms up and around and down in front of the Dantian. Start shaking your whole body, bouncing about and breathing into the Dantian with Heng If (Hung) breaths. Take in the lineage and Universal Qi via the pores of your whole body. Use Heng on the out-breath to concentrate Qi in the lower Dantian. As you move faster and faster, the ball/sun of your Dantian becomes denser and denser.

As you continue shaking, think of your body parts:

First think about the Heavenly Gate [Baihui). Open this gate further to receive Heavenly Qi.

Then think about each of your eyes, your nose, mouth, face, neck, shoulders, heart, lungs, spine, hips, spleen, stomach, pancreas, bladder, liver, gall bladder, intestines, legs, ankles, and feet.

Then, shake the whole body in a freestyle manner.

Gradually slow down and then stop. Bring your hands up over the crown of your head and down in front of the body on both sides. Relax. Feel the tingling.

Feel the warmth, or even heat, in your body. Feel the light entering and nourishing your whole body as if you are taking a Qi shower. Then move your consciousness to your lower Dantian—concentrate the energy there. Observe the inner landscape of your body with your inner eye. At this moment, you may have special experiences in your body and spirit.

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