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 Read More…

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 Read More…

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.   Read More…

Three positions of a tongue on the roof of mouth

  In the last post I have written about the necessity of having a tip of a tongue on a palate of your mouth. In this post I will further discuss the topic, but I will focus on a deeper level and understanding of microcosmic orbit and different kinds and qualities of energy that flow through it. As you know we have Yin and Yang energies which are predominantly, in our case, stored or flowing Read More…

Where to put a tip of the tongue while practicing Qigong

  In Qigong practice it is essential to put a tip of your tongue on the roof in your mouth. I have mentioned this many times in my posts, but never took a chance to talk it through. Many Qigong practitioners and inner martial artists know this and use it to gain better energy flow and better manipulate energy for their cause. What is this cause in my practice? Leading the energy (Qi) efficiently and Read More…

Exchanging Energy with Nature in Qigong

  Qigong and moving energy As a Qigong practitioner you learn different ways how to move energy through your energy system, but you also learn how to exchange energy with the surrounding by leading  the energy in and out of your energy field. It is obvious that before you start to learn methods for moving Qi, you must first cultivate your physical body, your breathing and your mind, and learn how to maintain the smooth Read More…

Striving for perfection and Qigong Practice

  The change of my mindset regarding the concept of perfection was one of many transformations which happened since I’ve been practicing Qigong, Nei Gong, exploring Daoist philosophy and also other internal arts concerning mindset and consciousness. So I’m happy to share with you this post which is not perfect from many perspectives (my English, clarity, style…) but reflects me in this moment. I enjoy writing and being able to share my thoughts with my Read More…

Joints and Energy Body

(Joints and Qigong – 3)   In this post about joints I will discuss about the connection of joints with Five elements and how joints function as energy gates. If you want to read more about joint conditioning please read previous  posts.   Joints and Five elements You can find many excellent articles and books which explain and describe this topic in depth. Therefore I will only mention briefly the basic things concerning joints.   Read More…

Eight Extraordinary Vessels #3 Yin and Yang Heel Vessels and their opening points

(Extraordinary vessels – 3)   In this article I will introduce to you another pair of extraordinary vessels named Yin and Yang Heel, Stepping or Qiao vessels, and their opening points. I will also explain where and for what purposes these vessels can be used. Meridian point Bladder 62 Bladder 62, BL-62 or Shenmai is a point on a Bladder meridian. This point is not hard to find, as it is just below external bone Read More…

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…