How to balance the Water element

(Five elements – 9) In the previous few blogs Petar was discussing the Water element, its related organs, Kidneys and Bladder and about the importance of balanced Water element for healthy functioning of your physical body and mind. How to maintain the balance of Water element As you already know the energies of Five elements change all the time but you can do something to help maintain their balance and consecutively the health of your[…]

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Basics about Bow-Arrow stance

  This post is about a Bow-Arrow stance (Gong Jian Bu), a fundamental stance which is named also Bow stance or Mountain Climbing stance. I will discuss the Bow-Arrow stance which is used in Qigong and Taijiquan, Yang traditional style. In other styles this stance might be practiced differently. Bow-arrow stance in Qigong In Qigong you practice this stance to learn how to align your body and improve posture, to develop stability and to stimulate[…]

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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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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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How to practice Qigong when you are injured

  Our extraordinary physical body is able to perform innumerably movements and enable us to do all kinds of activities (jobs, manual work, arts, sports…). But what also happens is, that sometimes we get injured. Injuries can be caused by accidents, falls, hits, cuts, overwork… It happens that we can break our bones, sprain joint, strain or torn a muscles, tendons or fascia. Or we can simply experience pain because of micro-injuries as in the[…]

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How to get more benefits from your Qigong class

  September is time when a lot of Qigong classes start or continue their practice and I would like to share a simple tip how to get more benefits from your Qigong class. By a short mental exercise that you do on the way to a Qigong class and back home you can become more receptive for the verbal and non-verbal knowledge that a Qigong class offers you. I will talk in short about the[…]

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Mental practice in Qigong #2: How to practice

To conclude my previous post about Mental practice in Qigong I would like to give you some tips how to practice mentally.   The way to practice mentally Position The mental practice in Qigong can be done while sitting on the floor or in the chair, in standing posture or in a laying position. No matter what position you choose, try to use all the principles of correct Qigong posture, so that Qi can flow[…]

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Mental Practice in Qigong #1

  Mind leads the Qi In all Qigong trainings, also in those which are at the first sight purely physical, your mind should be involved. Therefore you have to constantly cultivate your mind through physical practice and meditation. After all, one of the main goals that you want to achieve in Qigong is to learn how to consciously lead Qi with your mind.   Repetition is crucial If you are a Qigong practitioner you already[…]

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Qigong exercise Beating the Heavenly Drum

  In this post I will describe a Qigong exercise called Beating the Heavenly Drum (Ming Tian Gu) or sometimes also called Knock and beat on a Jade Pillow. You beat with your index fingertips on your head – the heavenly drum. I will also discuss about the different meanings of Jade Pillow in Qigong and in acupuncture.   General benefits of this exercise In general this Qigong exercise is used to clear your mind[…]

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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[…]

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