#2 Embryonic Breathing and Bagua

  If you want to find some general information about the Embryonic breathing read the previous post. Embryonic breathing as a way to regeneration In this post I will describe Embryonic Breathing and its energy aspect in regards with Bagua or Eight primary energies of the nature. After a birth When we are born we enter into a stage of Post-heaven Bagua wheel or a Post-heaven Bagua nature. We will start to grow and develop, Read More…

Do we know everything and Embryonic Breathing – 1

  In the last few blogs about Qigong breathing Smiljana was talking about normal and reverse abdominal breathing. In the next two posts I’m going to concentrate on why would you ever want to learn and practice this type of breathing? Why is this practice essential for a deeper Taoist Nei Gong practice. Reverse breathing as Taoist practice Reverse breathing is an important step in a Taoist spiritual alchemy. It is a practice that is Read More…

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 Read More…

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 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…

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…

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…