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Introduction to QiGong
QiGong is best described as a moving meditation. QiGong (pronounced chi-gong) is an ancient Chinese exercise and healing technique that originated in China about 4,000 years ago, involving meditation, controlled breathing, and movement exercises. The literal translation of QiGong is “to work with Qi.” QiGong is sometimes translated as “vital energy cultivation” or “mastery of your energy.”
QiGong is based on traditional Chinese medicine principles, which state that Qi, or energy, is present in everyone’s body and that a person’s Qi must flow throughout the body in order for them to feel their best. If Qi becomes stagnant in a certain area, health problems can occur.
QiGong uses simple poses and breathing patterns to promote a healthy flow and reduce the stagnation of Qi. Proper practice and exercise to promote the flow of Qi can help the body engage its own healing processes.
Below are some QiGong practice exercises you can do to practice and help to generate and replenish your Qi.
by Grandmaster Fan Xiulan
(Hands Always on Hips Unless Otherwise Indicated.)
1. Foot massage. – Left foot slightly behind Rt foot. Lift heel, weight on ball of foot, roll outward, press down/roll back on side of foot, press down on heel. 3X’s
Turn foot on side, roll forward to toes, then roll in & down. 3X’s Repeat with Rt foot both ways.
2. Knee Bends – Feet together, bend knees, tilt back, look straight ahead, keeping thighs and upper body in straight line. 3X’s.
3. Stand on outside of feet, bend knees, straighten up, weight on both feet. 3X’s.
4. Knee Circles – 3 circles to the Rt. 3 circles to the left.
5. A. Feet close together, bend knees, open knees apart, pause, straighten up. 3X’s.
B. Feet close together, open knees and bend, close knees, then straighten up. 3X’s.
6. Hip circles – feet hip-width apart, circle hips to Rt 3X’s, hip circles Left 3X’s.
7. 3rd Finger in the chest cavity between 2nd and 3rd ribs, close to the breastbone (sternum), bend knees, circle elbows up so outside of hands brushes face as reach chin up then down to the chest and drag it back to original position 3X’s
8. 3rd Finger in chest cavity elbow circles Rt 3X’s. Elbow circles Left 3X’s keep head straight. Moves make a Figure 8 pattern.
9. Gather Chi, ending at dan tien w/ Rt hand closest to the body below navel area (left for men), leftover, push chi in.
10. HAND EXERCISE (good for carpal tunnel). Hand open palms upward at sides, bend in each finger consecutively 5, 4, 3, 2, 1 as turn fist to the back. Release fingers 5, 4, 3, 2, 1. Relax hands, repeat 3X’s
11. Bow and arrow – one arm outstretched palm up, thumb up, rear hand side of chest palm open, thumb down, spiral to other side, switch arms, looking forward 3X’s (ALTERNATE ARM POSITION – rear arm bent overhead, palm faces outward)
12. Arms fully extended to sides, level. Keep spine upright. Push each hand alternately, palm pointing out, fingers to sky as far out as possible without moving spine. You should feel your shoulder blade stretching away from your spine, opens back. 3Xs each side.
13. Hands over kidneys, bend knees, jut chin out and as you straighten knees drag chin in and up along your chest, to repeat 3X’s.
14. Side bends. Arms up parallel above head. Rt side bend, side bend left side, 3X’s each side
15. Forward bend. Keeping arms above head, lock knees, bend forward at hip, reach arms out to touch the floor, drag fingers on floor toward you, up feet, legs, body, turn outside of hands together at dan tien, fingers pointing up. Continue hands up behind ears, turn palms forward as they go overhead. Repeat 3X’s.
16. Bring hands down from overhead to dan tien, Rt close to body (left for men), left on top. Push chi into dan tien.
17. Gather chi 3X’s, pushing chi into dan tien.
18. Rub palms together, massage head, ears, face, scalp, neck, down chest, trunk, front of legs, up back of legs, trapezius, down each arm (turning over as you go down).
19. Chest slapping, slap down body, front of legs, up back of legs, trapezius, down each arm, turning arm as you go.
* Hands in prayer pose, bow and smile to instructor and everyone else in class.
About Master Sio’s QiGong Healing Sessions
Here’s a little background that could be helpful to you during our healing sessions.
The best results come if you have zero expectations, stop setting intentions, forget about mantras, forget about focusing on this and that. Some other healing traditions advocate those techniques and that is well and good with their healing philosophy. I respect all traditions.
Mine is different from others I’m aware of. I ask only that you surrender to what is.
This healing modality is so simple yet majestic, deep, pervasive, and intense in its ability to manifest positive changes on levels physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual. The connection is direct to Source.
I do not need to interview you as a client because you’ll be doing the healing yourself. I merely lead you to a place of absolute calm and stillness where you realize and accept just how powerful you are – powerful enough to perform healing on yourself.
I do not teach healing at this time, mainly because the way I learned Hawaiian Kahuna Healing was by assimilation, not by manuals or any verbal or written curriculum. I initially gained unusual insights as a tiny youngster by sitting quietly at my paternal aunt’s feet and watching what she did. She healed people just by looking at them. Later I acquired more knowledge by living with indigenous healing masters in New Zealand, Tonga, Fiji, Tahiti, Australia, Rarotonga, Vanuatu, Kiribas, Samoa, and, most recently, in Hawaii in the high cool caves of the Big Island.
In Hawaii, I lived in total silence (no talking) for over six months with four powerful kahunas (native healers) in various caves and lava tubes. Life on the surface seemed punishingly ascetic but in reality, it was the most sacred and profound way for them to pass on their art to me.
I learned from kahuna who were indigenous Hawaiians born locally with a lineage of traditional healing dating back to pre-Western contact. I earned their trust and respect incrementally over time and I feel most fortunate to have received the privilege of living with the masters and to learn by assimilation.
In the beginning, it was tough not being able to speak to the masters or to hear them even, but in time I was amazed to discover I could actually “converse” with them without verbalizing.
I’m often asked why I request that people keep their eyes closed while I work. It is to help them relax and be more open and receptive to shifting their energy into high gear. Keeping their eyes open would be like having them watch a movie while I try to do the healing. It won’t work, at least not as effectively.
I do not burn sage or incense or perform intricate “chop, scrape and toss” motions or rituals as some healing forms require. In my tradition, all that is totally unnecessary. One becomes a healer after attaining an extremely high vibration which can be transmitted through the eyes, the hands, or simply physical presence with absolutely no physical contact.
Quite often when I walk into a workshop that has not yet begun, several people start swaying, some hands and feet move involuntarily, a few start to feel their bodies swaying, and so on. Occasionally in a restaurant, a person at the next table would exhibit similar behavior. I do not “amp up” my vibration in such instances. It just happens.
Healing can be performed on a person thousands of miles away, and I have clients living as far away as Germany, Africa, New Zealand and many states in the US. A personal 1-on-1 healing is always the most powerful but it isn’t affordable for everyone. However, some dramatic healings do occur in the group sessions as well, sometimes more so than in private ones. Many factors come into play and I shall delve into those in another email.
My healing works with or without music.
There is also some common sense involved. I wouldn’t, for example, choose as a setting the middle of a battlefield or a freeway. I play some “white noise” because it helps shut out distracting traffic and other dissonance. I sometimes chant because in Hawaiian it is a chant of gratitude for what we have to enjoy and, besides, it’s the favorite chant of one of the masters I lived within the caves.
I hope these thoughts may be helpful in your healing experience.