Awaken/Control Your Chi (1 hour)
Qigong, Prana, Chi, Ki, khí, Gi, Ch’I, Ke, Hi, Pneuma, Mana, Lüng, Manitou, Ruah, and there are many others from many other cultures. Why? Because it is known throughout the world, it is an ancient understanding… it is!
When I was young, very young, twelve or thirteen, I started classes in Jujutsu. My first class, one of the instructors was demonstrating some of his skills, including kicking the ceiling. There were lots of oohs and ahhs, and it was indeed impressive to the young students. But then he started talking with us about “Chi.” He told the story of an elderly master who was driving down the highway with his wife. They topped a hill, and there was a truck stalled in the middle of the highway. There was no time to stop, and the master quickly placed his arm in front of his wife to hold her… a natural reaction. They hit the truck, and the master held his wife and himself in place… using his mighty strength? No, using the Chi energy that we all have but most are unaware of. This got my attention, this was real power, this was magic!
Then the instructor picked me, a fairly small thin youth, and matched me up to a much larger kid who was a football player at my school and obviously had far more strength than me. He placed the football player’s fist on my upper should area with the elbow pointing down and told me to use both hands, placed in the bend of the “opponent’s” arm and to pull downwards, bending the arm. I did it, no big deal, the other kid could not keep his arm straight as I pulled down with both hands, no matter how hard he tried. Then, the instructor turned the tables… he pulled me aside and told me to use my Chi. I had no idea how to do that, then he said that what he wanted me to do was close my eyes and focus all my energy into my arm, to see the energy flowing into my arm, to feel the power of that energy in my arm. He then placed my fist on the should of the much stronger and bigger opponent. He told the opponent to place both hands in the bend of my arm, just like I had done to him a few minutes earlier. He quietly said to me, “now see the energy, focus the energy.” I did, and I could see it. Then he told the other kid to pull down with all his strength. He could not bend my arm.
That was the beginning of my understanding of just what our minds and bodies are capable of. I was so fascinated with the more spiritual aspects of the class that the instructors invited me to their private studio to work deeper with them and to help me with the understanding of the “Tao” of it all, of life itself.
With our minds, we can accomplish ANYTHING!!! I have not forgotten. I share that story with you my friends to help you find your inner strength, your power! I give you this music, these frequencies to help you stimulate, awaken, understand and control your Chi!
Close your eyes, see it, visualize it, summon it, use it, direct it, be it.
From previous version:
Awaken/Stimulate/Activate/Balance/Tune/Guide your Chi. Visualize yourself controlling and guiding your Chi, your energy.
Qigong – Qìgōng (气功 or 氣功) is a practice involving coordinated breathing, movement, and awareness, traditionally viewed as a practice to cultivate and balance qi. With roots in traditional Chinese medicine, philosophy, and martial arts, qigong is now practiced worldwide for exercise, healing, meditation, and training for martial arts. Typically a qigong practice involves rhythmic breathing coordinated with slow stylized movement, a calm mindful state, and visualization of guiding qi.
Concepts similar to qi can be found in many cultures, for example, Prana in the Hindu religion, “chi” in the Igbo religion, Pneuma in ancient Greece, Mana in Hawaiian/Polynesian culture, lüng in Tibetan Buddhism, ruah in Hebrew culture, and vital energy in Western philosophy. Some elements of qi can be understood in the term energy when used by writers and practitioners of various esoteric forms of spirituality and alternative medicine. Elements of the qi concept can also be found in Western popular culture, for example “The Force” in Star Wars/Jediism.
The ancient Chinese described it as “life force”. They believed qi permeated everything and linked their surroundings together. They likened it to the flow of energy around and through the body, forming a cohesive and functioning unit. By understanding its rhythm and flow they believed they could guide exercises and treatments to provide stability and longevity.
Ages ago, Chinese thinkers began to believe that there were different fractions of qi and that the coarsest and heaviest fractions of qi formed solids, lighter fractions formed liquids, and the most ethereal fractions were the “lifebreath” that animates living beings.
Yuán qì is a notion of innate or pre-natal qi to distinguish it from acquired qi that a person may develop over the course of their lifetime. Similar to the western ideals of nature vs. nurture.
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