The Qigong Breathing Method of Energy Movement.

 

 

“Zen Qi Yun Xin Fa” /真气运行法

This is one straightforward Qigong method originated by a Chinese physician Li Guang Po (李光波)in China. Using this method, one is able to gain the level of small circulation (小週天)in about a month.  Small Circulation, or the Microcosmic Orbit, is the practice of circulating energy, within the human body, Qi, through the two main pathways, or “vessels” of the body There are other more elaborate methods and people practicing them often end up failing to open up their small circulation and reap the benefit of excellent health. 

The small circulation/ Microcosmic Orbit小週天)refers to the opening up of the acupuncture points along the Governing (Tu/督脉) Vessel and Conception (Ren/任脉) Vessel – the back and front meridians of our body, along our front and back spinal column – and providing an obstructed movement of Qi – internal energy.

The important acupuncture points are the Bahui/百会(Crown Chakra) Yingtang/印堂 (Brow Chakra), Shangzhong/膻中(Heart Chakra), lower Dan Tien /丹田(Qihai/气海) (Sacral Chakra) , Weilu/ Base Chakra), JiaJi/夹脊 (approximately back of heart  chakra), Yu Zhen/玉枕 or Jade Pillow (back of our neck approximately where the neck and the head meets).

The method uses the principle of gravity – when energy is deposited in one acupuncture point it becomes overflow and move downwards to fill up the lower acupuncture point. The most difficult part is when the energy reaches the bottom – the Weilu/or near the Base Chakra – it has to move upwards along the back of our spine and reach the crown and resettle on the point of the path where the tongue touches. the palate.

The fundamental principle of this Qigong method is breathing. You concentrate on your breathing in and out, an exercise you can do anyway at any position. You do not have to sit in lotus position, close your eyes unless you are graduated into another level of Qigong meditation, where you would have to meditate on the lower Dan Tien.     To prepare to do this exercise, you need to remember to breathe through your nose, and have the tongue curled up touching your palate.

BREATHING OUT IS IMPORTANT. As you breathe out, try to feel an energy rushing into your body through your nose inversely. Add a little strength in your breathing out, but not too explosive or else you would feel giddy. For beginning, you should feel the energy causing a tightening sensation in your throat every time you breathe out. Do a set of 12 breathing out exercise (Not forgetting to gently breath in to refill your lung), during a session. The Chinese believe that the best time to meditate is the 12 noon and 12 midnight, but it is not a hard and fast rule.

Next, when your throat is filled with Qi, it would move downwards to your heart chakra as your breathe OUT. When the heart chakra is full of energy, it will move downwards to your stomach. As you lead in more Qi, you should feel a warm in your stomach. While the Qi is building up in your stomach, you would have a bigger appetite for food. You would fart more often but the fart is not smelly.

After the stomach is full of energy, the Qi would move down to a very important acupuncture point – The Dan Tien (Sacral chakra), two fingers downward from your naval and about half an inch inward. The whole rigmarole would repeat itself filling up your Dan Tien with energy. It is at this point you should do some proper meditation, besides the breathing exercises, by focusing your will or attention on the Dan Tien to consolidate the Qi there. The Dan Tien, or correctly called, Qihai is a very important acupuncture point in Chinese Qigong practice; it is the all important storage and distribution center of Qi in the body.

After the Dan Tien, the Qi move downwards and rest on the Weilu/acupuncture point (Base chakra). This is the beginning of the most difficult part of the exercise.

When the Base Chakra/Weilu/ is full of energy, the Qi is supposed to move upwards along the spine – the clearing of Three Gates/Obstacles (San Guan/三关) The first obstacle is the movement up through the coccyx. (Weilu/) near the Base Chakra.  There are  two important bridges of connection – first the tongue on palate, the Heaven Bridge and the second lower connection, the Earth Bridge. I teach a method not mentioned by the writer of the book, that is using the contraction of the anus to push up the Qi. The other method is for me to use my Qi to help push up it upwards for my students. So, with some perseverance, you breathe out and will the Qi to begin itself upsurge journey.

During this crucial stage of moving up the energy,  the legs must be crossed.   The reason is that a novice meditator would not have enough experience or understanding in controlling the Qi with his will.  This would result in the Qi going downwards into the legs and cause cavities of Qi to be formed there.  So by meditating on the sitting position, having the legs crossed, it would prevent the Qi from being deposited int the legs.

The next obstacle is the JiaJi/夹脊acupuncture point along the back spine (somewhere opposite the heart chakra/膻中). You continue to breathe out to move the Qi and do the meditations exercise by focusing on the lower Dan Tien.

After clearing the JiaJi/夹脊, the energy travels upward until it reaches the Third Obstacle, the Jade Pillow (Yuzhen/) Acupuncture point. At this point, you would feel some discomfort at the back of the head as the Qi tries to break through. Again, perseverance pays off, and you should be able to clear this last hurdle before you complete the energy loop joining the front and back meridians. Once it clears this point, the Qi would move up to your crown and rest there. You should experience a feeling of enlightenment when that happens. Next, it is easier for the Qi to move downwards to clear your brow chakra before resting on the point where your tongue touches the palate.

So, you have completed the small circulation, the dream of every Qigong practitioner. Now, even without the aid of breathing out you can move energy throughout your body. Your overall health should improve and it is now easier for you to enhance your spiritual development. You can continue to keep the loop open by using your will to circulate the Qi from back to front and from front to back.

To help you clear the difficult acupuncture points, you can use stones – I favour raw garnet. Orange calcite is good when you are practising on your Dan Tian.   I am able to help students to speed up the opening of the small or micro circulation by churning the movement of qi in their body.

A word of caution: This method should not be practiced by women in pregnancy and those with history of hypertension should seek treatment to lower their blood pressure before attempting it. Over the longer run, proper practice of this method shall alleviate the high blood pressure problem.

 

 

9 thoughts on “The Qigong Breathing Method of Energy Movement.

  1. Some common reactions encountered in the practice of Qigong

    (1) Warm sensations/heat flush: This is the most common feeling. At one stage you should feel a warmness in your heart, your stomach, you Dan Tian, your hands and legs and your waist and your whole body as the energy travels. Some say the warm sensations are a form of healing indications, the toxic material and energy in your body being burned up and dissolved.

    (2) Cooling sensations: When you have cleared the small universe, you should have a cooling sensations as you breathe out and in the region between the heart and kidneys. This is an indication that the liver water element is activating and cooling the excessive fire element or the heart. It shall nourish your kidneys and improve their health conditions. I enjoy the cooling breathe the most; it is as if I am tasting nectar.

    (3) Itchiness: The feeling of itch is also most common – itch on your scralp and on your skin. This is a natural bodily reactions when the energy travels and push those the blockages, displacing the uncleaned energy residue which has been lodged at these places over a long period. Good Energy is like clean water which you use to flush away chokage in the drainage system. Stagnant water in the drainage system would become diseased over longer period.

    (4) Numbing sensations: As the energy moves through the body sometimes you may feel slightly numbing sensations like electrical charges in some part of the body. This is again natural. Qigong Meditation, like any other forms of meditation, heightens your awareness , heightens your awareness, especially concerning your own body. You should become more sensitive to feeling those affected parts of your body which have been blocked or diseased. (After some time you can even pick up vibration of other people and their energy blockages and diseased areas. Easiest to feel are heart problem, stomach blockage and malfunctioned spleen, liver and kidney. Those who drink excessively would become more acute to the feeling of blockages in their kidneys and livers – sometimes it is like having back ache)

    (6) Illusions: Feeling the body become heavy or light, or having illusions that the body become big or small. These are illusions which would come about as you practise Qigong and other forms of meditation. Learn to ignore them and accept it as a part of your Qi development. Some even imagine that they are thrown into light tunnel and spiral into the the infinity. There are two ways to counter these phenomena – one is to anchore on your heart chakra when these illusions occur, and the other is to learn to entrench your foot chakras (Yong Chien acupuncture points on soft regions of your soles nearer to your toes).

    (7) Some even begin to have involuntarily movements of the body, like as if they are in a trance or doing some form of dancing. This is because when the Qi travels in the body, when it encounters stubborn blockages, it diverts its course and these results in the person swaying to the movements of the Qi. Again, if you can help it, stop the Qigong exercise, rest for a while and start all over again. Normally, Qi also moves according to the direction from your thoughts, and the moment you divert your thought patterns or encounter a distraction, the Qi movements would be interrupted. If there is someone who is your instructor, he can help you to rechannel the Qi to the base chakra or the foot chakra to stop the involuntarily movements.

    Anthony

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    1. Thank you so much for your favourable comments. Strongly recommend that you continue to work on this Qigong method – its easy to practice and the results are quick and tangible. Feel free to ask me if you have any questions on this method, or any other matters relating to qigong or energy.

  3. 内丹如何过三关

    当采药练好后,马上就可以过三关了,也就是河车的开始,过三关,是引导真气通过督脉上的三个关口,而任督循环中,督难任易。

    实际上过尾闾关是非常简单的,加猛火反复冲击,如果用鼻子呼吸觉得不够力度,就换嘴来吸气,吸强而呼弱,自然力道就出来了,然后用意念引导,如果药物(真气)力量够大,过尾闾很容易的,如实在过不了,继续培养药物,再回头意守下丹田,积蓄力量,在冲击。

    夹脊比尾闾难过,位置大概在至阳穴(膻shan中正对着的背面),过了尾闾,如过不了夹脊,则真气会在夹脊的位置集结,至阳穴虽如炭火在烧,却始终烧不上去,此时要提撮肛门,双手微用力夹紧两肋,用意上引,当真气到达至阳穴时,加武火的作用不明显了,关键是意识和真气的力度,如果实在通不过,则试着意守大椎穴。

    三关中最难过的是玉枕,玉枕的位置比较特殊,使你的头看上去像一座无法爬上去的大山,此时意守百会穴或上丹田,闭目上视,会有莫大的帮助,你的目标是通过,入静不深也由它抬头、低头反复运动,自然能过去。

    过三关其实并不难,难的是前面的产药和采药,只要前面做得好,一切水到渠成,至多是时间的问题,虽然道法自然,但过三关还是要点狠劲的,如反复过不了,则真气在背上来回行走,常常是一背汗水,虽最后过了三关,在以后的周天运行中,也会感到在三关的位置上有三个小小的热点,非常明显。过了三关后,也不要急于走任脉,多多练习督脉是很有好处的,

    过了三关到达百会,大多会感到百会膨胀,四神聪穴也跟着发热。过三关没有那么神秘,也许产药调药要一两个月,过三关只是一个星期的事,如果你三天打鱼两天晒网,那时间就长了。

    在产药、调药阶段花费时间较长,那时候的要求意守下丹田,用意当然若有若无,要入静较深,但在过三关时,要加强意守力度,不需要在意是否用意过度,意念要纯,否则容易走火,纯和力度是两回事,纯的意思是要少杂念,只有少杂念,才能很好的控制进火,正确的引导真气走向,但也别把走火看得那么可怕,在这个阶段,因你功力太浅,想入魔也没那么容易,但如不及时纠正,随着功力的加深,那倒真有可能入魔。
    路线要清晰,不能自欺欺人,明明没走上督脉,自己在脊椎的两边跑来跑去却不肯回头,一味的自大,你这才到哪,万里长征才迈开了第一步,要确保自己走上的是督脉,发现自己路线错了,不要马上又来练,习惯的力量是惊人的,应当休息一段时间,或一两天,或三五天,及时纠正错误很有必要,也不用担心休息之后真气没了,这种情况是不会出现的,我知道各位对自己练得真气很珍惜,但是放心它不会跑,你休息几天后,大概花个一天时间,就能恢复以前的水平,当然你休息的时候,和女人那个起来了,就不好了,需要控制欲望,但不需要绝欲,等到了大周天阶段,才是非绝欲不可。连这个必然是欲望高涨,如果你纵欲了,要适当休息恢复精力,不是你找不到真气的感觉,你找得到,但那不是真气,而是虚火,而且虚火照样很旺,但是练下去的结果是得不到玉液,得到的是口干舌燥流鼻血,热的你头晕眼花。

    问:我看到有的书上说,100天内不能射精和遗精,否则就要重新来?
    答:像小周天这种浅层次功夫,根本不需要什么一百天不射精和遗精,只要稍微控制一下自己的欲望,可以过正常的夫妻生活,百日不射精需要几年的功夫随生随化。

    问:怎么知道是不老不嫩的时候?
    答:因每个人的实际情况不一样,我只能简单回答,用内景来说:“丹田暖气充足,阳物勃举,浑身酥软时就可以了,以暖气充足为要点如果暖气充足了还没有采,则会化为虚火,那时候会面热舌干口燥,感觉热气在熏自己,而且熏得厉害,这是就老了,不能用了”。
    mytuali 发表于 2010-6-28 16:50

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