Tuesday, July 19, 2011

The Qigong Breathing Method of Energy Movement.

This is one straightforward Qigong method originated by a Chinese physician Li Guang Po in China. Using this method, one is able to gain the level of small circulation in about a month. There are other more elaborate methods and people practicing them often end up failing to open up their small circulation and reap the benefit of excellent health. I picked up this method quite accidentally. A book written by the author in Chinese was given to me by my country's senior diplomat in Peking and I was supposed to interprete and explain it to my boss in 1994. Instead, I began learning and mastering it. And, my superior, an army General, became my student. Again, it is the unseen hand of my spiritual guides that might have engineered the opportunity for me to pick up a useful method of meditation.

The small circulation/Micro-cosmic Orbit refers to the opening up of the acupuncture points along the Governing (Tu) Vessel and Conception (Ren) Vessel - the back and front meridians of our body, along our front and back spinal column - and providing an obstructed movement of Qi - internal energy.

The important acupuncture points are the Bahui (Crown Chakra), Yingtang (Brow Chakra), Shangzhong (Heart Chakra), lower Dan Tien/Qihai (Sacral Chakra), Weilu (Base Chakra), JiaJi (approximately back of heart chakra), Yu Zhen or Jade Pillow (back of our neck approximately where the neck and the head meets).

The method uses the principle of gravity - when energy is fully deposited in one acupuncture point, it becomes overflow and moves downwards to fill up the lower acupuncture point. The most difficult part is when the energy reaches the bottom - the Weilu or near the Base Chakra - it has to move upwards along the back of our spine and reach the crown and resettle on the point of the path where the tongue touches. the palate.

The fundamental principle of this Qigong method is breathing. You concentrate on your breathing in and out, an exercise you can do anyway at any position. You do not have to sit in lotus position, close your eyes unless you are graduated into another level of Qigong meditation, where you would have to meditate on the lower Dan Tien. To prepare to do this exercise, you need to remember to breathe through your nose, and have the tongue curled up touching your palate.