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[…]

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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[…]

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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[…]

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Basic purposes of Regulation of Breathing in Qigong

(Qigong Breathing – 2)   In a different Qigong schools the regulation of breathing was one of the most important areas of practice. Effective breathing is actually of primary importance for good health, longevity, emotional stability and for peaceful and clear mind. Breathing is related to the abundance of qi that we have and to the ability to lead and manipulate it. The cultivation of breathing is necessary if we want to achieve deeper meditative[…]

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First step to improve your breathing

 (Qigong Breathing – 1)   In Qigong breathing  is very important and broad topic. So let’s start at the beginning. What is breathing? Breathing is a process in which we inhale and exhale the air from the lungs. When we inhale lungs expand and pull into the body air which contains for us vitally important oxygen. When we exhale our lungs contract and we expel from our body waste product, carbon dioxide. The process of[…]

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Benefits of Breathing with Lower Dan Tian

  Release of Diaphragm Breathing with lower part of abdomen, where Lower Dan Tian resides gradually and softly releases abdominal diaphragm. There in its tissues, within years, a lot of emotional and mental patterns may gather, which then reflect in your appearance, attitude, voice and especially in your breathing. Clean space between organs and diaphragm Between diaphragm (which  belongs to Middle Dan Tian) and lungs is space where – as Chinese describe in their traditional[…]

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Five Energy Gates in Qigong – Part Two

  In the first article about Five Energy Gates in Qigong – Part One I was talking about some basics related to five main energy gates and about the first pair of these gates – Yongquan points, located on our feet. In general we use energy gates in Qigong to regulate the level of our body energy by absorbing a qi from our surrounding or by expelling the excess of heat from our body. Energy[…]

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