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Qigong

  1. 1. QIGONGQIGONGLife Energy CultivationLife Energy Cultivation
  2. 2. WHAT IS QIGONG?WHAT IS QIGONG?• Qigong is a practice of aligning breath, movement, and awareness forQigong is a practice of aligning breath, movement, and awareness forexercise, healing, and meditation. With roots in Chinese medicine,exercise, healing, and meditation. With roots in Chinese medicine,martial arts, and philosophy, qigong is traditionally viewed as amartial arts, and philosophy, qigong is traditionally viewed as apractice to cultivate and balance qi (chi) or what has been translatedpractice to cultivate and balance qi (chi) or what has been translatedas "intrinsic life energy".as "intrinsic life energy". Typically a qigong practice involvesTypically a qigong practice involvesrhythmic breathing coordinated with slow stylized repetition of fluidrhythmic breathing coordinated with slow stylized repetition of fluidmovement, a calm mindful state, and visualization of guiding qimovement, a calm mindful state, and visualization of guiding qithrough the body.through the body.
  3. 3. FURTHER EXPANSIONFURTHER EXPANSION•• Spiritual practice with assumptions about “energetic” nature of theSpiritual practice with assumptions about “energetic” nature of thebodybody•• Chinese medicine states irreducible energetic “essences” existChinese medicine states irreducible energetic “essences” exist•““Balance” between energies determines health or illnessBalance” between energies determines health or illness• A sound mind and a healthy body are inseparable and interdependentA sound mind and a healthy body are inseparable and interdependent
  4. 4. QIGONG ACCORDING TO TRADITIONALQIGONG ACCORDING TO TRADITIONALCHINESE MEDICINECHINESE MEDICINE3 Types of energy needed for health and healing3 Types of energy needed for health and healing•• QiQi•• Shen (Spiritual Energy)Shen (Spiritual Energy)•• Jing (Sexual Energy)Jing (Sexual Energy)
  5. 5. TYPES OF JINGTYPES OF JINGYang (Active, Bright, Ascending)Yang (Active, Bright, Ascending)Yin (Passive, Dark, Descending)Yin (Passive, Dark, Descending)
  6. 6. HOW THEY RELATEHOW THEY RELATE• Shen and Jing are aspects of QiShen and Jing are aspects of Qi• Jing, Qi, and Shen represent Body, Mind, and Spirit respectivlyJing, Qi, and Shen represent Body, Mind, and Spirit respectivly
  7. 7. SOURCES OF QISOURCES OF QI• 3 Basic sources: Food, Breath, Inherited Body3 Basic sources: Food, Breath, Inherited Body• Food and breath in combination make “Nutritive Qi,” which isFood and breath in combination make “Nutritive Qi,” which isbelieved to flow through the meridians and is altered duringbelieved to flow through the meridians and is altered duringacupuncture/acupressure treatmentacupuncture/acupressure treatment• Inherited makeup of the body form “Original Qi”Inherited makeup of the body form “Original Qi”
  8. 8. QIGONG’S PURPOSEQIGONG’S PURPOSE• To restore optimum balance between yin and yang elements ofTo restore optimum balance between yin and yang elements ofbiological, spiritual, and energetic aspects in the bodybiological, spiritual, and energetic aspects in the bodyHow is this Done?How is this Done?• Converting Jing into QiConverting Jing into Qi• Converting Qi into ShenConverting Qi into Shen• Refining Shen to govern emotionsRefining Shen to govern emotions
  9. 9. QIGONG & THE DAN TIENQIGONG & THE DAN TIEN• The 3 dan tien store jing, qi, and shenThe 3 dan tien store jing, qi, and shen• Building up, strengthening, or moving qiBuilding up, strengthening, or moving qienergy to various body regions, andenergy to various body regions, andtransforming types of energy into others,transforming types of energy into others,originate in the dan tienoriginate in the dan tien
  10. 10. BALANCEBALANCE• Proper practice of qigong place the “three treasures” in balanceProper practice of qigong place the “three treasures” in balance• Balance manifests as good health, and a calm centered state of mindBalance manifests as good health, and a calm centered state of mind• By achieving balance individuals may develop the ability to affect theBy achieving balance individuals may develop the ability to affect theenergetic of people or objects through touch or intentionenergetic of people or objects through touch or intention
  11. 11. THE CIRCULATION OF QITHE CIRCULATION OF QISUPERFICIALSUPERFICIALINTERMEDIATEINTERMEDIATEDEEPDEEP
  12. 12. TRIPLE ENERGIZERTRIPLE ENERGIZER• The San JiaoThe San Jiao
  13. 13. 5 TRADITIONAL SCHOOLS5 TRADITIONAL SCHOOLSBuddhistBuddhistEmphasis on TemperingEmphasis on Temperingthe Mindthe MindTaoistTaoistStrengthening both bodyStrengthening both bodyand mind (life and nature)and mind (life and nature)ConfucianConfucianRegulating the mind, rest,Regulating the mind, rest,calm and quietcalm and quiet
  14. 14. 5 TRADITIONAL SCHOOLS (CONT.)5 TRADITIONAL SCHOOLS (CONT.)Traditional ChineseTraditional ChineseMedicineMedicineTreatment and preventionTreatment and preventionof disease, Lengthen lifeof disease, Lengthen lifeMartial ArtsMartial ArtsSelf DefenseSelf Defense
  15. 15. MEDICAL QIGONGMEDICAL QIGONG• Breathing Exercises – Initiate Qi energy movement throughout bodyBreathing Exercises – Initiate Qi energy movement throughout body• Concentration Exercises – Direct energy to body pats, organs, and meridians toConcentration Exercises – Direct energy to body pats, organs, and meridians torealign body, mind, and spiritrealign body, mind, and spirit• Movement/Posture Exercises – Stretch joins unlocking Qi at superficial level ofMovement/Posture Exercises – Stretch joins unlocking Qi at superficial level ofenergy flowenergy flow• Phonic Exercises – Enhance Qi at specific energy centers, meridians, and organPhonic Exercises – Enhance Qi at specific energy centers, meridians, and organsystemssystems• Color Visualization – Specifies, enhances organ meridian systemsColor Visualization – Specifies, enhances organ meridian systems
  16. 16. MEDICAL QIGONG (CONT.)MEDICAL QIGONG (CONT.)• Calligraphy and Painting – Expresses inner feelings and concentration to shareCalligraphy and Painting – Expresses inner feelings and concentration to sharepeacefulness, and exchange of energy throughout environmentpeacefulness, and exchange of energy throughout environment• Environmental Interaction – Exchange energy with natural environmentsEnvironmental Interaction – Exchange energy with natural environments• Mantra – Enhance Samadhi crystalline deep concentration and gives positiveMantra – Enhance Samadhi crystalline deep concentration and gives positivepurified healing energypurified healing energy• Mudra – Hand positions to self-align body, mind spirit, and blessings through innerMudra – Hand positions to self-align body, mind spirit, and blessings through innerconcentrationconcentration• More…More…
  17. 17. MUDRAMUDRAHand and feet positionsHand and feet positions
  18. 18. QIGONG POSITIONSQIGONG POSITIONS
  19. 19. OPENING QIGONG EXERCISEOPENING QIGONG EXERCISEKAIKAI
  20. 20. CLOSING QIGONG EXERCISECLOSING QIGONG EXERCISESHOSHO
  21. 21. QIGONG BREATHINGQIGONG BREATHING• Slow and DeepSlow and Deep• Abdominal breathingAbdominal breathing• Expanding lower abdomen to fill the lower portion of lungs with airExpanding lower abdomen to fill the lower portion of lungs with air• Expanding chest and shoulders to fill middle and upper portions of lungs with airExpanding chest and shoulders to fill middle and upper portions of lungs with air• Contracting abdomen gradually to completely empty lungsContracting abdomen gradually to completely empty lungs• Holding breath intensifies flow of Qi and facilitates arrival and accumulation atHolding breath intensifies flow of Qi and facilitates arrival and accumulation atpoints on meridianspoints on meridians• Hold breath as long as you can with out strainingHold breath as long as you can with out straining• Feel and control Qi by concentrating on breathFeel and control Qi by concentrating on breath
  22. 22. 4 FUNDAMENTAL TECHNIQUES4 FUNDAMENTAL TECHNIQUES• Qihai (CV6) is utilized because it is the acupoint to which Qi flows most naturallyQihai (CV6) is utilized because it is the acupoint to which Qi flows most naturally• CV6 is located on Ren meridian about 4cm below the navelCV6 is located on Ren meridian about 4cm below the navel• Touching tip of tongue to roof of mouth connects Du and RenTouching tip of tongue to roof of mouth connects Du and Ren• Inhalation: Opens Yin, Reinforces Deficient Qi, Movement of QiInhalation: Opens Yin, Reinforces Deficient Qi, Movement of Qi• Exhalation: Closes Yang, Reduces Excess Qi, Increases QiExhalation: Closes Yang, Reduces Excess Qi, Increases QiYin and Yang is involved in every breathYin and Yang is involved in every breath
  23. 23. • Organ: Heart, Lung, PericardiumOrgan: Heart, Lung, Pericardium• Qi Movement: centrifugalQi Movement: centrifugal• Emotions: Sadness, Depression, AnxietyEmotions: Sadness, Depression, Anxiety• Color: White, Purple, RedColor: White, Purple, Red• Special Aspect: Spiritual UpliftSpecial Aspect: Spiritual Uplift
  24. 24. • Organs: Large Intestine , Small Intestine and Triple EnergizerOrgans: Large Intestine , Small Intestine and Triple Energizer• Qi Movement: CentripetalQi Movement: Centripetal• Emotions: Sadness, Depression, AnxietyEmotions: Sadness, Depression, Anxiety• Color: White, Purple, Red (brighter than Yin)Color: White, Purple, Red (brighter than Yin)• Special Aspect: Physical and mental upliftSpecial Aspect: Physical and mental uplift
  25. 25. • Organs: Spleen, Liver, KidneyOrgans: Spleen, Liver, Kidney• Qi Movement: CentripetalQi Movement: Centripetal• Emotions: Worry, Anger, FearEmotions: Worry, Anger, Fear• Color: Yellow, Green, Blue/BlackColor: Yellow, Green, Blue/Black• Special Aspect: Unblocking/Realigning Qi FlowSpecial Aspect: Unblocking/Realigning Qi Flow
  26. 26. • Organs: Stomach, Gallbladder, Urinary BladderOrgans: Stomach, Gallbladder, Urinary Bladder• Qi Movement: CentrifugalQi Movement: Centrifugal• Emotional: Worry, Anger, FearEmotional: Worry, Anger, Fear• Color: Yellow, Green, Blue/Black (Brighter than Yin)Color: Yellow, Green, Blue/Black (Brighter than Yin)• Special Aspect: Intensifying Qi, Inner/Outer spirit reunion, removal ofSpecial Aspect: Intensifying Qi, Inner/Outer spirit reunion, removal ofInterior/Exterior factorsInterior/Exterior factors
  27. 27. COLORS EFFECTS ON THE ORGANSCOLORS EFFECTS ON THE ORGANS• White: LungsWhite: Lungs• Bright White: Large intestineBright White: Large intestine• Yellow: SpleenYellow: Spleen• Deep Yellow: StomachDeep Yellow: Stomach• Green: LiverGreen: Liver• Deep Green: GallbladderDeep Green: Gallbladder• Blue: KidneysBlue: Kidneys• Deep Blue: BladderDeep Blue: Bladder
  28. 28. COLORS EFFECTS ON THE ORGANS (CONT.)COLORS EFFECTS ON THE ORGANS (CONT.)• Purple: PrecardiumPurple: Precardium• Deep Purple: Triple EnergizerDeep Purple: Triple Energizer
  29. 29. EMOTIONS AND EFFECTS ON INTERNALEMOTIONS AND EFFECTS ON INTERNALORGANSORGANSOrgansOrgansLiverLiverKidneyKidneySpleenSpleenLungLungHeartHeartPericardiumPericardiumPositive EmotionsPositive EmotionsGenerosityGenerosityWillpowerWillpowerThoughtfulnessThoughtfulnessDeterminationDeterminationJoyJoyGroundedGroundedNegative EmotionsNegative EmotionsAngerAngerFearFearWorryWorrySadness/GriefSadness/GriefAnxietyAnxietyMood Swings/DepressionMood Swings/Depression
  30. 30. MERIDIANSMERIDIANS

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