Due to the advantages of Qigong meditation to our health and wellbeing, many are practicing this healing procedure. It is an old Chinese that calms the mind and spirit and improves a person’s health and lifestyle. This exercise is also a body activity that combines relaxation through meditating and power through movements. However, in order to get the most of this kind of meditation, there are some fundamental concepts that you should consider. Qigong is formulated to improve an individual’s psychological condition, breathing process and body posture. To help you understand Qigong more, here are its three fundamentals.
When in a Qigong meditation, first thing to do is to ease your senses and clear your mind from all of the stress and problems. This is all about bringing the Qi (life energy) to the Dantian (energy center, which is a significant focal point for performing Qigong), where it is stored and developed. It is significant to keep the Qi in the Dantian to attain total relaxation and balance. Don't let the Qi stay in your upper body because it may lead to chest pressure and difficulty in breathing. Meanwhile, if Qi remains in your head, you will feel pressure, and suffer headaches or insomnia.
On most meditation practices, the need for proper breathing is always first in the list even in performing the Qigong contemplation. In breathing properly, one must consider the proper techniques to have a good blood circulation, peace of mind, energy, oxygen towards the brain and promote development of the body's Qi. Even though old contemplation practitioners perform proper breathing via diaphragm, as a beginner, it is essential to start with breathing through the abdomen.
When working the breathing exercises, always pause somewhere between inhalation and exhalation in order to give the Qi energy the time to collect itself when manipulating its strength or to make any required changes in direction during circulation. Also, naturally rest your tongue against the palate and always breathe by the nose and not by the mouth. Also, make a slight force in your lips.
The Right Body Posture
To have an excellent flow of the Qi inside our body, old Chinese medicine experts believed that a good and proper posture is the right thing to do. If you fail to let the interior Qi flow smoothly, then you can never achieve relief and a peaceful mind. In return, once the mind is not relaxed, it will result into the futility of the Qi. So to help you well, here are the appropriate body postures in the practice of Qigong Meditation.
Joseph E. Wright is a Qigong Meditation expert from Melbourne, Australia. He offers information on meditation, inner healing, stress management etc.