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How to improve your Chi technique with Chi gong Brocades?

Tai-Chi

How to improve your Chi, the life force energy, through controlled breathing and meditation?

This is a healing technique that involves meditation movement, controlled breathing, and movement exercises 

 The definition of Chi is  the meaning of “energy” and Gong, “work”

In the first place

QGongi-Chinese-character
QGongi-Chinese-character

Tai Chi originates from Qigong which is a system of exercises relating to breathing posture, coupled with meditation, essentially a slow and gentle series of movements.

Developing your Chi can be a way to heal your body, both physically and mentally.

Pay attention to breathing in and out, keep your mind empty, learn how to breathe in a square.

The Study of Tai Chi assists in the smooth circulation of your Chi and helps to prevent blockages in your energy flow.

Meditation, subtle slow movement, visualization, and breathing technique to improve the function of the internal organs.

Testimony

Qigong saved my life, said Anna, I had serious health back issues for many years. I was near death.

One friend of her friend introduced her to Qigong practice, and in only a few months

She progressed from not being able to get through ten minutes of warm-up exercises to practicing the complete form.

It is an exceptional skill to refocus one oneself, to liberate oneself.

It is with these words that Anna describes the QiGong Chinese traditional gymnastics.

She regularly practices keeping taking care of herself.

General Scientific studies.

For ten years, Scientific Studies on the benefits of Qigong multiplied and confirm the efficacity of these movements which untied the vital energy.

Historic.

In the first place, let me tell you first what is Qigong origin?

Here the evidence from Wikipedia I found in my research for you.

  • According to the traditional medical community, the origin of Qigong is commonly attributed to the legendary Yellow Emperor (2696-2598 BCE)
  • The history of Chinese Qigong can be roughly divided into different periodsChinese Archeologists and Historians found references to Qigong Like techniques from at least 5.000 years ago.
    It was not until 1953 when Liu Gui-Zheng published a paper entitled ” Practice on Qigong Therapy

Historical documentation.

  • In the classic, Thuangdi Neijing book of internal medicine
  • In the Taoist tradition. The writing of Laozi (Lao Tzu, ca 400 BCE) and Zhuangzi; (Chuang Tzu, ca. 300 BCE)

    Laozi-Tao
    Laozi-Tao

Both documents describe meditative cultivation and physical exercises as a means to extend one’s lifespan and to access higher realness of existence.

  • Also, the Mawangdui Silk Texts (168 BCE) shows a series of Tao Yin exercises that bears the physical resemblance to some of the health exercises being practiced today.

Buddhism,

Originating in India and having its source in the Hindu Culture, developed an extensive system of meditation with body movements.

And physical cultivation similar to yoga to help the practitioner achieve enlightenment Awakening one’s true self.

Chinese influence

In the meantime, when Buddhism was transmitted to China’s faithful followers, some of those practices were assimilated and eventually modified by the indigenous culture.

Resulting in a transformation was the start of the Chinese Buddhist Qigong tradition.

Chinese Buddhist practice reaches a climax with the emergence of Chan Buddhi Om in the 7 Th Century.

The ad-meditative practice was emphasized and a series of Qigong exercises known as the Yijin Jing (muscles).

The tendon change classic movement was attributed to Bodhidharma. ( A Buddhist monk who lived in the 5th or 6th century).

What is Qigong?

As a matter of fact, Qigong (pronounced Chee-gong) is an ancient Chinese exercise and healing technique that involves

Furthermore, meditation controlled breathing and movement exercises.

According to Traditional Chinese culture, Qi is a concept that approximately means

Vital energy, breath or spirit.

Did you know that over 3,000 types of Qigong exist in the world?

It can be sometimes so confusing to read about the many different types and styles of Qigong, however! let me mention to you about:

Internal and external

Internal Qigong

For example, the self-directed practice of techniques used to cultivate the circulation Qi throughout the practitioner’s energy system

Chakra
Chakra

The exercise involves

  • meditation,
  • subtle movement,
  • visualization,
  • and breathing techniques.

Here are the Qigong benefits of an Internal practice

  • Improve the function of the internal organs
  • Muscular and joint health
  • Prevents and heals injuries
  • Improved vascular function

 Usually recommended for the seriously ill, elderly, and the physically disfavored.

  • Stress relief
  • Improve sleep.

What about

External Qigong?

For instance, this is a healing technique that involves meditation,  controlled breathing, and movement exercises

In other words, external Qigong’s focus is to develop the external Chi for healing purposes

According to Scientific Studies

Qigong-practice.
Qigong-practice.

The strongest evidence for the use of Internal Qigong is as a supplement for the treatment of:

  • Hypertension
  • Anxiety associated with pain

What are The Benefits of Qigong?

5 proven Qigong benefits

  • Qigong lowers blood pressure and improves heart health
  • Reduces your risk of falling and injuries in older adults.
  • Lowers the negative effects of stress
  • Improves immunity and cancer protection
  • Decreases chronic pain.

Are Tai Chi and Qigong the same?

They both similarly cultivate the Qi, also spelled Chi

The life energy that flows through the body’s energy pathways

By combining

  • Movement
  • Breathing
  • Meditation

Therefore, Tai Chi and Qigong have in common (Qi), the same fundamental principle method (slowness).

Can Chi Heal Me?

To emphasize  Chi is responsible for the repairing and healing of your body

Chi can be focused on an area that needs healing then it will heal faster.

In the same way, Chi Healing Practioner Can Remove

Blockages and focus Chi directly to any area that needs it.

Yoga-silhouette-
Yoga-silhouette-

This is a great video:  

 https://youtu.be/3K-0JpiJu-o

Is Tai Chi better than Yoga?

Some people say is a better form of yoga

Because it gives you efficient

  • Breathing
  • Flexibility
  • Balance
  • Calm
  • Reduction of stress hormones with minimum effort

That’s why Tai Chi is taking over Yoga.

Does Tai Chi improve my flexibility?  https://pin.it/bfmbgppria6oai

From very serious information I have found

  • Tai Chi is a weight-bearing form of exercise
  • And will use all your major muscle groups
  • It improves strength and endurance

It’s movements also enhance

  • Balance
  • Coordination
  • Flexibility

Is Tai Chi good for my back?

Proven by the world’s largest back pain Study to relieve back pain and improve quality of life.

Scientific Studies demonstrate that

Tai Chi relieve

  • Pain
  • Strengthen muscles
  • Improve stamina
  • Blood circulation
  • Balance and relaxation

If you suffer from having spinal stenosis

For this kind of serious condition, you must figure out the way to work out for this painful issue,

Because all you want is your problem be solved right?

You may try Tai Chi  practice to reduce the pain of

  • Sciatic nerve pain
  • Muscular strain
  • Arthritis

Here the thing, when you practice Tai Ci, you have to understand that is long-term treatment and pleasurable exercise routine

Practice Tai Chi fifteen minutes every day to get results, be persistent to take advantage of Tai Chi Practice

What happens if spinal stenosis is left untreated?

Scientific Studies says:

  1. It can cause permanent spinal cord injury
  2. Myelopathy occurs from spinal stenosis, that causes pressure on the spinal cord
  3. If untreated, this can lead to significant and permanent nerve damage
  4. Including paralysis and death

How do I focus my Chi?

Method of focusing Chi through meditation.

Inner-calm
Inner-calm

What you should do:

1. Avoid eating for at least half an hour before meditating

2. Find a quiet place to meditate

3. Find a comfortable seated position

4. Rest your hands lightly on your lap

5. Keep your spine straight

6. Relax your gaze.

To properly work on your breathing it needs to be your main focus not on how uncomfortable your legs are, or how you want to hang a picture on the wall you’re staring at.

7. Breath deeply

8. Keep your mind empty

9. Try breathing in a square

Square breathing technique

The very cool thing is just doing this:

Hold your breath for four seconds, breath out slowly for four seconds, hold your breath for four seconds count.

How I balance Qi?

Qigong
Qigong

Here 3 steps to balance your Qi.

To help you understand, you just follow those rules:

1. Eat organic, (pesticides burden the liver and stagnate Qi), also avoid sugar, which has a similar effect.

2. Work out, exercise is the best way to get your Qi flowing

3. Strive for emotional balance, keeping emotions bottled up stagnates the Qi while expressing them frees it

How can I develop my Chi?

Develop your stance by practicing these positions, as you know you will have to practice daily to be able to get the positive result you are looking, makes sense right?

Then try this:

1. Your feet should be parallel, shoulder width apart

2. Make sure that your weight is the middle of your feet

3. Move your torso so that you are standing as if sitting up straight in a chair.

4. Bend your knees

5. let your spine feel as if it’s floating upward

6. Relax your shoulders

How do can I increase my Qi?

In my opinion, if you practice your Chi in that way, you will feel some relief, but again, this is the part of your daily routine, right?

1. Sit at less than arm’s length from a wall

2. Commence a deep Qi breathing

3. Pull the palms of hands on the wall at about chest height

4. Commence a long exhalation and press slowly, but with force on the wall

5. If your upper body is pushed back you pressing from your shoulders

HERE IS THE WAY YOU CAN HEAL YOUR BODY

 What exactly I should do to heal My body?

With attention to:

  1. Eat clean, focus on eating whole foods and avoiding processed foods, which cause inflammation in your body
  2. Fight inflammation, reach for anti-inflammatory foods such as raw walnuts and ground flaxseeds which are rich in Omega-3 fatty acids that help fight inflammation.
  3. Heal your gut.

What foods can heal my body?

Foods that help your body heal

  • Kelp
  • Ginger
  • Mushrooms
  • Fats
  • Beets
  • Probiotics
  • Calcium
  • Swiss chard
What foods would keep me warm?

5 foods can help keep you warm during the cold snap

  • Chilli
  • Hot chili peppers contain the compound capsaicin, which gives them their spicy kick
  • Onions
  • Ginger tea
  • Turmeric
  • Porridge

How many types of Tai Chi are there?

There are 5 styles of Tai Chi forms

  • Yan
  • Chen
  • Sun
  • Wu
  • Ng

How do I know which type of Qigong is good for me?

Because of the nature of  Tai Chi and Qigong, Both can be adapted to fit about any fitness level, the way you will practice these subtle movements, visualization, and breathing technique, I believe everyone can perform this exercise.

 Even, if you are pregnant you can gain many benefits from meditative movements like Tai chi an Qigong

They can increase your flexibility and improve your balance.

Are there any side effects?

  • Qigong is generally considered to be safe in most people when learned from a qualified instructor.
  • In theory, underlying psychiatric disorders may worsen with unsupervised internal Qigong practice.
  • The theoretical basis for this would be that an increased circulation of Qi could induce the release of repressed emotions or thoughts.

However, there is no documentation of such fact.

In cases of potentially serious conditions, Qi gong should not be used as the only treatment

Instead of more proven therapies, and it should not delay the time it takes to see an appropriate healthcare provider.

  • Learn how to breathe smoothly
  • If you have the tendency to hold your breath, gulp you inhale or even hyperventilate
  • deep and smooth breathing enables you to take in and use more oxygen
  • Better release carbon dioxide and calm your nerves

Before you look for a teacher- Qigong or Tai Chi

 For example, buy a teaching DVD. There you will first learn what you like and don’t like.

And then, think about looking for a teacher, or Qigong classes near you.

What do I wear when I practice Tai Chi?

To be able to move freely, when you practice Tai Chi, you must choose to wear, loose and comfortable clothes, in order to perform correctly the exercise.

Breathing.

To begin with, I suggest you look for Tai Chi Breathing documentation.

Mindful breathing is the easiest way for beginners to start a Tai Chi practice.

Try to practice this breathing exercises

In my opinion, this breathing technique is good for anyone, let start this way:

  1. Stand with your legs open, to about shoulder width apart
  2. Again, the hands touch the abdominal area and your tongue touches the palate of your mouth gently.
  3. First, inhale and lead the Qi to the real lower dan tian. Dan Tian (connecting to the center).
  4. Next, exhale, squat down slightly and imagine you are pushing your feet downward.

What is Qigong breathing?

Qigong pronounced (Chee-gun), which combines meditative and physically active elements, is the basic exercise system within Chinese Medicine.

Yin Qigong, Yin (is being it)

Yin qigong exercises are expressed through relaxed stretching, visualization, and breathing.

The primary goal of this breathing technique is to concentrate on letting go, letting go.

That’s because most imbalance comes from holding on to too much for too long

Yang Qigong, Yang (Is doing it)

Yang qigong exercises are expressed in a more dynamic way.

It is especially effective for supporting the immune system.

In China Qigong is used extensively for people with cancer.

How do I focus my Chi?

For instance, start to develop your Chi through breath work.

How can I open my lungs to breathe better?

When you use stretch exercise you will increase your lung capacity, I mean you will be able to breath easier.

1. Stand upright with your back arched

2. Exhale all the oxygen from your lungs

3. Breathe in slowly, filling your lung as much as possible

4. Hold your breath for at least 10 seconds

5. Slowly exhale

More documentation.

There is a number of books and websites you can find through the Internet, you can look for respectable teacher 15 minutes medical Qigong.

Don’t forget the importance of the consistency of practicing Qijong, this is a long-term way to go to obtain any positive result.

Better to practice 10 minutes a day six days than practicing for one hour on day per week.

Practice produce results, and most Qigong exercises work.

I hope you have enjoyed reading about Qigong.

It’s all about avoiding pain and a healthier living.

If you have any questions, please let me know in the space below.

Jacqueline.

Disclaimer

This information I provided to you is not intended to offer professional medical advice or treatment for any condition. 
If you have any health problems or are taking any medication, you should seek advice from your healthcare provider prior to any change in your diet.

 

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