08/12/2018

More about Qigong

Take long breaths

The Inner Universe

Qigong has been practiced with a recorded history of over 2000 years. 
But it wasn't until 1953, when Liu Gui-zheng published a paper entitled "Practice On Qigong Therapy", that the term Qigong (Chi Kung) was adopted as the popular name for this type of exercise system. 
Prior to that date, there were many terms given to such exercise, such as Daoyin,  Jinggon, Neigong, Xiudao, Zhoshan, Neiyangong,  etc. -  Qi Journal

 

The rhythm of the seasons

"In Spring, breathe "HUN" for clear eyes and so wood can aid you liver.
In Summer, reach for "SHEN", so that heart and fire can be at peace. 
In Fall, breathe "PO" to stabilize and gather metal, keeping the lungs moist.
For the kidneys (Winter), next, breathe "ZHI" and see you inner water calm.
The Triple Heater needs your "HEEH" to expel all heat and troubles.
In all four seasons take long breaths, so spleen (Late Summer) can process food and new things, coming into your life. Helping to digest on all levels. 
And, of course, avoid exhaling noisily, not letting even your ears hear it.
The practice is most excellent and will help preserve your divine elixir." -  free after Master Sun Simiao (581-682 CE)   

 

Stillness and action

It is important to find a balance of yin and yang (=Stillness and action),
not just in Qigong/Tai Chi but in everyday life.

In movement, seek stillness and rest.

In rest, be mindful and attentive.