Believe it or not, there are people who practise Qigong and Taiji for many years, but still they are not healthy.
There are on the other hand those who practise everyday and are very healthy, even though they do not practise for hours and hours. How can this be?
Qigong is a powerful thing. Many times I have seen people rid themselves of serious health problems. Some of them have even been told by their doctor that there is nothing more to be done and they should ‘learn to live with it‘.
On being told this, some people accept the situation as hopeless, whereas others refuse to give up and find a way. (more…)
If a conversation is taking place about the Qi phenomenons and supernatural Elements, a typical person usually believes it is something related to the Eastern supertitious or religions.The word Qi or Ch’i (pronouced chee) in which has been explained in nearly every one of my articles that talks about the practice of Qigong. For every attempt of giving it a proper definition, Qi comes under a different translation or interpretation.
Knowledge of Qi does not limit only to the word itself but has been spanned more than 3000 years old of the oriental civilizations. Qi, also called Vital Energy or Bio-Energy, is a phenomenon that has drawn much attention in the West for the recent years. Acupunture, too, is now commonly known and there is hardly a doctor anywhere who has not spent some time looking into it. However, both of these works bring along doubts. Modern science pronouces the phenomenon of Qi medical and physical investigation.
The original ideogram for Qi in its root should be rendered as “Vapor” in English. It has also been known at “Vital Energy” or “Vitality” in reference to my Qigong fellows. But Qi is very closely associated with breath (though it would be better to say that breath contains Qi). Chinese is not the only Eastern culture that has been aware of Qi, other cultures have given Qi the other names as well: Hindus call it prama, Pacific Islanders refer as mana, the Tibetans rlung (means Wind), Hebrews ruach (wind) and even the ancient Greek called it pneuma (spirit, wind). Qi is similar to how electricity flowing through a metal wire and it can generate heat or work or energy, but in fact none of these energy could identify Qi, or Yin Qi to be specific. (more…)
“What’s time is it?” , “9:26 pm”
“What’s time is it?” , “9:05 pm”
“Wow today is the past of yesterday!” — “What are you talking about??”
My friend was completely puzzled from my random response… as usual. And you, what do you think of time? or our world? ..yes, the physical world that our continual knowledge believes in, despite the fact that Hindus, Incas, Buddhist, Daoist, Mayas and many other ancient civilizations regarded the whole “world” as an illusion.
How much can we truly ‘know’ for certain?
Some people, or theories postulate that there is no past and future but only the present. Isn’t it time like a river that each one of us either swims, floats, boats, or drowns in? We can embark and disembark at different points but it is all just the same river.
Another example requires more work of imagination if you don’t have the tool: if you look through a lens at a holographic dish the entire hologram can be viewed at any point. Therefore, similarly, the universe is present at every point in time, and the past and future are likewise, present. (more…)
If you happen to be part of any internal Martial Arts or typical hard styles such as Karate, Taekwondo, MMA etc..
I undoubtedly believe that more than once your Sifu has talked about the Dantien area and advised you to inhale and focus your breath into this core area when executing a technique (Kiai!).
Even when you are not a Martial Arts practitioner you definitely often do the same thing, especially before you must commit an intense physical activity that requires a burst of energy.
You probably understand by the most common sense that Dantien is not any type of food, pretty guy or hot girl (even though that could be the ultimate motivation for a blessing rush of adrenaline).
Now, essentially the Dantien being talked about is your center core of the body; located just right below your navel. There are actually three different Dantien levels; they are separated at the center of body mass, the heart level and the third eye. In this article, you will be learning about the first Dantien level that gives us life.
Is it this Dantien really really REALLY that important? What can it actually do and does it even exist ? How does it give someone a Jedi ability ?
If you are destined to read this and grasp the knowledge, you will soon go much further more than the scoop of this article can offer. But first, let’s put down the initial step of this journey by flipping pages of history record to the very beginning chapters of human civilization; of China to be specific. (more…)
“Some people can bend spoons using their mind but this is not the aim of Qigong.”
Someone asked me what is the higher level of Qigong…is it when a person can fly, heal thousands of people or use the mind to bend metal? I said that high level Qigong is not any of these things. It is to be healthy and live longer. There are some people who, after practising Qigong for a while are able to heal people and see things with their Sky Eye that other people can not see. There are also people who are able to bend spoons using their mind but this is not the aim of practising Qigong. The aim is to be healthy and when you are healthy, of course, you can live longer. (more…)
Only the strongest survive. This is one of the laws of nature. We must all follow nature otherwise one day, our time will be over. However we cannot just follow it, since it is always trying to test us. This is one of the natural challenges of life. More than ever, mankind has the power to overcome nature, through much of the time does not follow: We have created our own lives, but we have also created our problems. Another challenge.
Nowadays, when you look around at people, you see a lot of them walking around on their toes, their shoulders up, heads dropped, the whole body is almost curved, and all their internal organs will be deformed. How can they be healthy? Society is becoming more tense and everyday life is very busy. Each person has to either work very hard, or has no work at all, and this is not so balanced. We need to fix our time for working and for relaxing. Most people, when they relax either watch television, listen to loud, heavy music or go out for a drink. However, this means that they are still using their energy. (more…)