Sinking your chi is a very important skill to learn to keep your body healthy. As we move from Winter into the Spring sinking your chi helps you clear out old energies in your body. The simple fact is that during the Winter most people do not sink their chi. The chi in the body becomes stuck and does not easily move downward. Chi becomes stagnant in the winter season … [Read more...] about How do You Sink your Chi?
Bagua / Hsing I
Beyond all of the principles and forms of Qigong there is a very important requirement to training. This requirement is patience. A lot of students of Qigong come to the understanding that patience not only grows during the practice but also in their daily lives. There is a multitude of levels when it comes to patience. There is the patience to see the practice through, the … [Read more...] about Patience in Practice and Life
Relaxation is the first principle in this series on effective body being. From my experience it is the key to the rest of the principles. I'm not sure if this is why Peter Ralston put relaxation as the first principle or not but relaxation truly makes the other principles easier to grasp.Feeling the whole body is almost impossible from a tense standpoint. Not only are you … [Read more...] about Five Principles-Relaxation
In our series on Principles to Practice I mentioned discussing the five principles for an effortlessly effective body. These principles gave me an AHA! moment when I read them. Something in their simplicity struck a chord with me and in turn greatly deepened my Qigong practice. You could actually say they deepened my whole life which is always a good thing. These principles … [Read more...] about Five Principles for an Efffortlessly Effective Body
After discussing Regulating the Body and Regulating the Breath we are now moving onto the last regulation in Qigong which is Regulating the Mind. I remember when I had read about the 3 regulations twenty some years ago when I first started Qigong I could not grasp regulating the mind. It actually made me quite frustrated (which is the opposite of the goal of regulating the … [Read more...] about Regulating the Mind