Qigong Tips for Beginners
We focus on dynamic qigong order to:
- Cultivate internal energy.
- Cleanse the inner organs.
- Achieve good health by balancing yin and yang harmoniously.
- Use warm-ups loosen the body and increase sensitivity, and increase qi flow through the body.
- Place tip of tongue at the roof of the mouth just behind the two front teeth to form a bridge to connect the conception channel (ren mai)and governor (du mai) channel , for the bodies major energy circulation. As well, this generates saliva to keep the mouth moist and has a cooling effect when swallowed which helps offset the physiological heat of the exercises.
- Use Diaphramic Breathing: When inhaling stomach inflates, and deflates as you exhale.
- Breathing is often coordinated with the arms: when exhaling arms go away from the body center, when inhaling arms return.
- Remember to move as if you are in water, and as well move like water.
- Remember the intention, the mind body connection, and visualize the energy flow and remove the impurities being removed from the organ, and imagine the inner energy cleaning out the inner organs, and the focus on the postive energy.
- Remember the 5 elements (Wu Xing): metal, fire, wood, earth, water and relationship to the organs. Metal is lung, fire is heart, earth is stomach and spleen, wood is liver, and water is kidney. The Five Elements is a fivefold conceptual scheme that many traditional Chinese fields used to explain a wide array of phenomena, from cosmic cycles to the interaction between internal organs, and from the succession of political regimes to the properties of medicinal drugs.
- TCQigong involves the the 12 meridian channels : 6 on the arm and hand, and on the feet and leg 6 to promote large organ circulation.
- An ancient Chinese adage says: ‘A tree grows from the roots.’ Yin and yang and the Five Elemental Energies form the main roots in the Taoist tree of health, and the entire edifice of traditional Chinese medicine and physiology is based upon the foundation of these energy principles.