Top 10 Recommendations Before You Begin a Qigong Practiceadmin
WHAT IS QIGONG?
Many of my readers and business partners are likely to have no idea what Qigong actually is. When people are asked what I'm doing and I respond by telling them that I'm a Qigong Man & # 39; I do not know much what it is. The first association they make is in the practice of Tai Qi. Tai Qi has been quite widely in the English language since the 1960s. Until then, it was something that the Asian people practiced in parks in the morning. A mysterious, slow moving series of exercises that looked boring!
Since its establishment in our general culture, combined with the scientific revelations of its various physical, emotional and spiritual benefits; Tai Qi has become a great popularity in the US and has since influenced many devoted followers and students in many forms and schools.
Qigong is now the new child in the energetic block and while it can be New to many people here in the US, Qigong has ancient roots that predict both Tai Qi and Acupuncture, and is often called by practitioners as The oldest branch of Chinese medicine. Other branches include acupuncture, herbal medicine, tui na (massage), cupping and dermabrasion (Gua Sha).
I would like to refer to Qigong as the mother of Tai Qi. & # 39; It's an old meditative mind / physical exercise that works with subtle energetic vibrations in the universe that help promote health, balance and lifespan. Qigong literally translates as "work on your life force," and there are a few different Qigong training schools: martial, spiritual and medical. Depending on your inclination, your teacher and your ultimate path, you are most likely to study in one of the three primary Qigong applications. A little of all three is the most attractive to me and although I have more emphasis on the spiritual progress in Qigong and my ability to increase the amount of healing Qi & # 39; To contain, I do not deny the importance of strong defense And the ability to apply Qigong also to his martial use.
Now that I can only speak from my own experience, I believe there are a few things that the potential student must acquire before being involved in a dedicated Qigong practice. This is because these old practices are extremely powerful and if incorrectly practiced, further conditions or "Qi Deviations & # 39; Exacerbate in your body. This can ultimately lead to more serious diseases and internal bodily degradation of your vital organs. These patterns can be changed, and this is just meant to make you more aware of how you practice. In principle, if Qi is in the wrong direction before starting an exercise, and you begin to increase that flow through your daily practice, does this mean that you correct the Qi aberration or only improve your own wrong actions? We can not know that we are actually in wrong actions, but ultimately your body does not read.
# 1 FIND THE RIGHT TEACHER
This is probably the most important thing for Starting with a Qigong practice. You may need the instruction and guidance of a master. Find someone who has 20 years of experience in practice. You can also find someone who has a strong spiritual life and a teacher who involves the student finding their own identity, and not a teacher who takes the student to follow and serve himself alone. Often I'm asked by people I study with and people are surprised when I say that MY LEARNER is not Asian or male. It is almost a kind of reverse racism we experience here in the US with respect to who we respect in the mastering and teaching of ancient Asian energetic arts. As if a Caucasian, African or Latin woman could not control these forms, nor are they expected to have a deep wisdom or knowledge in the Tao.
Your husband is drawn to study or find the teacher the most; Or, as is often the case in many areas, the one that is the best in marketing. Do not mislead this. Often you find the best teachers tucked away in small spaces, with few students and in unlikely places. You may ask, & # 39; If they are such great masters, how come, do they have so few students? & # 39; A good question! My answer is, because the training is usually strict, requires high levels of integrity and truth and requires a liquid Ego to progress. & # 39; You know the old saying: & # 39; When the student is done, does the teacher come to? Well, you will know when you have found the right teacher. Trust it and follow the truth.
# 2 CONSIDERING DIAGNOSIS
Although you feel completely and can ask why you ever need a diagnosis, there are levels of sensitivity in our bodies that many of us are unconscious and not Be able to & # 39; agree & # 39; By our own abuse of attention and awareness. What do I mean by that? Most of us (myself included) use our intellect and our mental attention simply because we have made the pattern to do this. To start training in a deep internal consciousness requires dramatic shifts in mental attention and one that needs to be facilitated by a master. It is highly unlikely that a beginner would be able to read the energetic structure of their internal organs readily, flowing Qi through the meridians, pulses, tongue, blood and other diagnostic components of the mind system. For example, if you have a bend for anger and would be diagnosed as someone who lives Yang Rising & # 39; It would be in your best interest not to exercise any movements that increase the Yang energy in the body and you would never know to stay away from performing the fire cycle (on the back of the spine and the front from the body).
# 3 A PLACE ALL YOUR OWN
Find a small piece of Nature, nature and more nature. Having a permanent place for your practice is very important and will help you discipline your practice when you just start. If you have trouble getting out of bed and going to your local park or that piece of beautiful grass at the beach or clearing up in the canyon behind your house, it's your connection to the space that will help you more disciplined in your Approach. You will begin to create your own vortex of energy in your place & # 39; And you start to be called and retired to that place – almost like you have a second home. Having your own home studio is definitely a luxury and will be handy in extreme weather but there is something very special to be outdoors and to exercise in so close contact with the elements of nature, the universe, the sky and The earth, the cosmos and all that universal Qi force around you.
# 4 SCHEDULE AN EXACT TIME
We all know that it's important to make a schedule, but few of us actually stick to one. A weekly schedule is very important – especially when it comes to running your own home business. It's very easy to finish yourself and spend time surfing the internet or walking in the mood of the social media jungle. Remember, we have a business, and all successful companies run on a schedule in the hope that you realize a certain number of daily, weekly, monthly and quarterly balances. Some business owners simply use more advanced resources in planning, executing, and planning their business. It's no different when you go to the gym, repeat a song or practice your Qigong.
Planning an exact time can have more advantages than you could predict at this given time. People in your community can be aware of you and you will be a contest in your outdoor space. This can ultimately help you grow your own practice if this is your goal for the future. It will show to your community that you are a dedicated and disciplined practitioner fully committed to your practice and if you correct Qi abnormalities, they may even begin to get some healing while looking at your shape in the park. If they are not so sensitive, they may just be around you and you would not be aware of why.
# 5 STAY HYDRATED
Keeping hydration is as important as you do Any kind of motion or exercise. Much of our physical makeup is water and water during your breaks in practice will be a long way for your life and endurance while practicing. Qigong's practice opens the body, enabling you to absorb universal energies that will start deeper levels of our bodies: blood, nerves, organs, bones, marrow and whole cellular matrix. Because your body opens, and the Qi begins to sow at all physical levels, your cells are activated (partly by the mind of your mind) and become more receptive to the input of Gu Qi, or the power absorbed by the body Of water and grain.
# 6 A NOTEBOOK
You may never know when you will have moments of inspiration and really experience shifts in your practice. Moments you really are connected with CORE ENERGY OR AARTH, or moments in which you felt deeper Qi movements in your Belt Vessel, or sometimes when you felt deep ancestral sadness in your lungs, find a voice and clear expression by your Po. You wish to have a notebook handy if you begin to paste the growth and development of your practice and you will definitely dictate material and knowledge from the moment you have mastered. Keep an overview of your development and discoveries and add them to the great knowledge that already exists in the field of Qigong and energetic medicine. Chinese medicine is didactic for this reason – we are all grateful that other students and masters have held detailed notes about their own discoveries, methods, experiences and universal truths. One of my favorite quotes from Huang Di Nei Jing (The Yellow Emperor's Canon of Internal Medicine) says:
"When the spiritual forces are transmitted and transmitted, they can no longer turn back and if They can not be transferred, and then their moving forces are lost in the universe. In the other to fulfill the destiny, man must go beyond that which is close and consider it a little. Hidden in treasures and Warehouses to study from early morning to night, thus revealing the precious mechanism of the universe. "
# 7 THE RIGHT SHOOTKOEP
With the right pair of shoes is crucial for Your practice. You definitely want to avoid sandals, slippers, soles shoes and anything that limits your movement. Safety and mobility are our main concerns here. I suppose you can also go barefoot when you're outside and feel like you could move without being pushed through the odd needle needle. Be careful to inspect your exercise zone for sharp objects, metals, dogs or other hazardous substances. It's definitely fun to feel the earth under our feet, but sometimes the movement of certain shapes requires more movement when they walk, spin or circle the Bagua Circles.
Shoe # 1: What I'm using and I've been using for a number of years, a slip on martial arts shoe made by Mooto. They have made a pair of pine trees that look very interesting. For less than $ 50 you can get this pine pear with a leather exterior to reduce weight, and a mesh interior with reinforced tongue. For details about the product, visit the Mooto site.
Shoe # 2: Another option to try is a kind of low boxing shoe. These shoes have a much stricter limitation and a flat surface that is great for traction and grip. You will definitely not slip in these shoes. Buying this pair will cost you about $ 70. If you do more external combat forces, as well as your healing Qigong, and you're on a budget – you'd consider getting this type of shoe. You can use this pair in both training situations. This is not an ideal Qigong shoe but you will definitely hit the ground. Beware of the comfort level. You want the Qi to flow through your feet and into the earth and vice versa. A tight fit boxing shoe can break down your body's ability to reduce it. Check this site for more details on the Adidas Attaak and other brands of low-cut boxing shoes.
Shoe # 3: Now for the real sports enthusiast who is not on a budget, we can go one up. The footstool with a Vibram FiveFingers shoe. I am sure many of you have seen this new shoe competition that turned around and wondered if they really felt good. I know I have it. I have yet to try one of these, but these shoes seem the most ideal for your Qigong practice. You can view all product details on their site because there are many variations to choose from. Before deciding which ones to buy, first try a few – find a store that sells them locally and ask questions when shopping. These shoes use the actual size of your feet in inches, so do not look at which shoe you wear. These shoes are stretched to fit exactly your feet and are advertised as a & # 39; second skin & # 39 ;.
# 8 CONSTITUTING CLOTHING
I learned from my teacher that I read the study Body, diagnose and start studying your own internal system – can be the same as a good weatherman. The Chinese study the harmony and disharmony of the body in terms of weather. Hot, cold, wind, heat, dryness, humidity, etc. We have previously talked about how our cells are opened in practice by the increase of Qi, blood and all additional oxygen intake in our system. Another consideration is that the pores on our skin will probably also expand, allowing the practitioner to open up to a number of environmental issues in the form of toxins in the air, contamination and e-smog radiation. I've heard that other practitioners say wearing long-sleeved clothes, even in warmer weather, helps prevent unwanted Qi from getting through your skin's pores. Protect yourself from extreme extremes such as cold, wind, moisture and heat. Wear suitable clothes and wear what makes you feel comfortable and comfortable. Nothing too tight.
# 9 FINDING GUARANTEE RESOURCES
After you have searched and found a good teacher, you might want to look for some tools. And materials in the way of books, videos, YouTube and Chinese medical texts. Study, read and learn as much as possible about the theories and applications of Chinese medicine and this will feed into your study of Qigong and Medical Qigong. Learn as many Qigong lifelong exercises as you can. Some books on my shelf include: "Qigong Teachings of a Taoist Immortal" by Stuart Alve Olson, the 5 volumes of "Chinese Medical Qigong Therapy" by Jerry Alan Johnson and "The Great Tao" of Dr. Stephen T. Chang. Each contains many pearls of wisdom and you will certainly find them a welcome addition to your bookshelf.
# 10 STRENGTH YOUR CONNECTION TO GOD, TRADITION AND LINE
To me there is no better internal (no) gong than that of my direct hook up & # 39; Raised to higher powers and to spiritual masters and teachers. Qigong, associated with time and consistency, is likely to give strong bones, strong blood, flexible tissues and muscles, more physical sensitivity, more virility, along with changing consciousness states. Be sure to navigate these waters with the proper guidance. Remember these deceptive simple exercises are extremely powerful. You may ask me, "Paul, why do you consider your connection with God a strong influence in your practice? & # 39; My answer to this is: & # 39; Because I'm humble, safe and supportive. Because it feels good and good. Because I can. & # 39; If I can lead my life into more alignment with divinity and be a real instrument for the work that I need to cure myself not only, but as many people as I can, that Qigong is for me. Qigong is the art of mastering life in justice and well-being and is the embodiment of the whole truth of the universe through the physical human form and in how that form moves in total concert with the Tao.