Water element 2: Kidneys meridian

 (Five elements – 7)   In this second post about Water element I will be discussing Kidneys meridian. Kidneys are organs that are so kind and gentle in their nature as a Deer, animal which traditionally symbolizes Water element. They are first to be affected by the survival emotion of Fear, because of their subtlety. Black and blue colour harmonizes the water element and helps us connects with it. Silence will benefit this element the[…]

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Water element – Part 1

(Five elements – 6) After the Earth and Metal, the next element presented in this series about Five elements is Water element. Water Element in the body Water element in our body is represented by Kidneys and Bladder. Kidneys are Yin and Bladder is Yang. These are also meridians, which we name after the organs which they penetrate and are associated with. Kidney meridian runs in front of our body, bladder runs on our back[…]

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Metal Element – Part 2

(Five elements – 5)   As in the post in which I have discussed the Earth element, I will also in this one made some remarks about YinYang pair of meridians or organs related to Metal element, and show and explain the use of few important points on them. I will show and explain few Qigong exercises that can help establish balance in organs and space for them. By doing the exercises you can open[…]

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Metal Element – Part 1

(Five elements – 4)   Metal Element in our bodies is represented by the skin tissue on the surface. Around us there is this layer of Guardian Qi or Wei Qi that surrounds us as Auric/Golden layer. This is also classified as being Metal element according to some sources which don’t ignore this part of our existence. And of course there are the stars of the Traditional Chinese Medicine and Qigong, Lungs and Large intestine.[…]

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Earth element – Part 2

(Five elements – 3)   As I have mentioned in previous post, Earth Element in our bodies represents organs Spleen and Stomach and related meridians. Now, since my major concern in our posts is energy Qi, I will mention few acupuncture points that I think every serious Qigong practitioner should know and remember to use it when it’s necessary. For example in cases of first aid, healing or helping someone not just yourself. Spleen meridian[…]

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Earth Element – Part 1

(Five elements – Part 2)   Read also the Part 1: Five elements – Introduction Usually we don’t start with description of the Earth element, but rather with Water or Metal. But let’s start with Earth since we live on it and from it (it provides everything for our existence), we walk on it and it’s so obvious to us that we forget to be connected with it at least with our feet, if not[…]

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Five elements – Introduction

  The concept of five elements is one of the fundamental principles in Chinese Qigong, but also in other areas of Ancient Chinese life, such as Medicine, Feng Shui or Geomancy, Astrology, Philosophy and Religion. It is one of the crucial things that you need to understand if you want to grasp the wisdom described in ancient texts. Why is something like it is, why ancient Chinese did something as they did and often why[…]

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The process toward Regulation without Regulation

  What is a regulation? All Qigong practitioners are familiar with the five areas that should be regulated through their Qigong practice: physical body, breathing, mind, Qi and Shen (spirit). The word “regulate” in Qigong means that you constantly align, adjust, tune and harmonize something until your aim is achieved. These five regulations are not practiced one after another, linearly, but rather simultaneously with different emphasis.   For example in the training of the beginners the[…]

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Relaxation in Qigong #1

  What is Relaxation? Definition of the relaxation in the West For the beginning let’s see how a Western world in general defines relaxation.  Online Webster dictionary of English language defines a relaxation as a way to rest and enjoy yourself; as time that you spend resting and enjoying yourself; as something that you do to stop feeling nervous, worried, etc. You can conclude that people who every evening watch TV on the sofa and[…]

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Teachability and Qigong practice

  Learning Qigong seriously is a long way and brings many changes in your life, external and internal… What is one of the most important skills characteristic for people who are able to persist and progress on this way? In what ways they are different from others? These practitioners who persist on this path and are able to transform their Qigong practice into art, or better, into art of living, are usually highly teachable.  […]

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