Naturality of Squatting position

  This blog is about a natural squatting position and not about some Qigong exercise, strictly defined. Squatting position is something very natural for children and also for people who have preserved this habit through their lives and it is useful for health in general. If you have lost the capability to get into this posture you would maybe decide to regain it, at least to some degree, but you should be patient. You can[…]

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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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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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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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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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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[…]

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