Eight Extraordinary Vessels #2 in general and Yin and Yang Linking Vessels

 (Extraordinary Vessels – 2)   In this article and in next few I will talk about Eight extraordinary vessels (sometimes called also Eight extraordinary meridians or channels) which we use in Qigong and on the lesser degree in acupuncture. I will introduce different viewpoints and theories, which do not agree and therefore uncover that this field of energy medicine and Qigong still hasn’t been researched to the deepest end, even though it has been practiced Read More…

Eight Extraordinary Vessels #1 – Introduction

    Are you new in a field of extraordinary vessels? In further articles you can read more about the Eight Extraordinary Vessels, about their characteristics, functions and about how to work with them. This post is dedicated mostly to the readers who are new in the field of Eight Extraordinary vessels. It brings basic information which will make easier for you to read further articles about this (at least for us) incredibly interesting and Read More…

Reverse Abdominal Breathing in Qigong

(Qigong breathing – 5)   Gently, softly, gradually are the keys.   Two ways of abdominal breathing In a Taoist Qigong and Nei Gong practice there are two ways of abdominal breathing. These are normal abdominal breathing and reverse abdominal breathing.   Normal abdominal breathing The Taoist normal abdominal breathing was presented in the previous article. It is quite simple to learn its basics and if you practice regularly this way of breathing can soon Read More…

Normal Abdominal Breathing in Qigong

(Qigong breathing – 4)   Breathing in Harmony with Nature Practitioners of Qigong and Nei Gong  are using  daoist breathing methods which strive to return a human to the breathing which is in harmony with Nature. First you have to relearn the breathing which you were using as a small child. This is so called normal abdominal breathing where you breathe predominantly with your thoracic diaphragm. This way of breathing is a foundation that you Read More…

Qigong Breathing and Beginners Excessive Work

(Qigong Breathing – 3)   Try to do less.   Tensions  start to arise during the process of learning to breathe When you start to consciously learn breathing what often happens is that during the practice you notice physical or/and mental tensions or different emotions arise. Some of these tensions were already present but you haven’t noticed them until you’ve started to pay conscious attention to the breathing and you become able to sense your Read More…