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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#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,[…]

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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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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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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[…]

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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[…]

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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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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.  […]

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

(Extraordinary vessels – 3) If you have missed previous two articles click on these links: Eight extraordinary vessels – Introduction and Eight Extraordinary vessels in general and Yin and Yang linking vessels 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[…]

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Eight Extraordinary Vessels #2 in general and Yin and Yang Linking Vessels

 (Extraordinary Vessels – 2) (Read also the Introduction to Eight Extraordinary meridians) 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[…]

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