Wood element – Part 1

(Series Five elements – 10) Wood element is the only living element that is found in the nature. Others (Earth, Metal, Water and Fire) are seemingly dead or seemingly abstract. It is this element that has the most of the life force, hence it feeds Fire element, which is represented by the Heart, a place where the Emperor lives, or Heart personifies. But before the fire can burn Wood must grow, and we know that[…]

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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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Water element – 3: Bladder meridian

(Five elements – 8) In the previous post I’ve discussed about the Kidney meridian which is the Yin meridian of the Water element. Today I will continue with the Bladder meridian which is its Yang meridian partner. Bladder meridian Bladder meridian is the longest of 12 primary meridians. It is the meridian that connects our spinal cord and our nerve plexuses with the organs, their functions and the energy system of meridians through the Shu[…]

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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) In the last two blogs I have discusses about the Earth element. Today I will continue with the Metal element. 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[…]

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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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