Qigong Tingling: Understanding the Sensations in Energy Practice
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Qigong Tingling: Understanding the Sensations in Energy Practice
Qigong, an ancient Chinese practice that combines gentle movements, controlled breathing, and focused intention, is known for its ability to enhance well-being and promote the flow of Qi, the vital life force energy. During qigong practice, it is not uncommon for practitioners to experience various sensations, including tingling or electrical sensations in different parts of the body. These sensations, often referred to as “qigong tingling,” are believed to be a manifestation of the energy movement and transformation occurring within the body’s energy system.
Qigong tingling can be experienced in different ways and locations. Some practitioners may feel tingling or electrical sensations in their hands, fingertips, or palms, while others may feel it in their feet, legs, or other parts of the body. The sensations can range from subtle and gentle to more pronounced and intense, varying from person to person and even from session to session.
The phenomenon of qigong tingling is closely linked to the activation and flow of Qi within the body’s meridian system. Meridians are energy channels through which Qi travels, connecting various organs and systems in the body. During qigong practice, the gentle movements, deep breathing, and focused intention help to open and balance these energy pathways, allowing Qi to circulate freely.
The tingling sensations that arise are often seen as a positive indication that energy is flowing and harmonizing within the body. It is believed that the tingling is a result of increased energy circulation and the opening of blocked or stagnant energy pathways. As Qi moves through the meridians, it stimulates nerve endings and sensory receptors, leading to the tingling sensations.
Qigong tingling is not only a physical sensation but also an energetic experience. It is commonly associated with feelings of warmth, expansion, and an overall sense of vitality. Some practitioners describe the tingling as a pleasant and comforting sensation, while others may find it unfamiliar or even slightly unsettling initially.
Experiencing qigong tingling is a personal and individualized journey. It is essential to approach these sensations with an open and curious mindset, allowing yourself to observe and embrace the energy flow without judgment or attachment. It is important to note that qigong tingling should not cause discomfort, pain, or excessive intensity. If you experience any discomfort or unusual sensations, it is advisable to consult with a qualified qigong instructor or healthcare professional.
Qigong tingling can be seen as an indication of energy activation, balance, and vitality. It is a testament to the profound connection between the mind, body, and energy system. As you deepen your qigong practice and cultivate a harmonious flow of Qi, you may notice the tingling sensations becoming more pronounced or expanding to different areas of your body. Each experience is unique and can provide insights into your energy cultivation journey.
During qigong practice, some individuals may experience sensations of itchiness or a mild itching sensation on the skin. Referred to as “qigong itchiness,” this phenomenon is believed to be a result of the energy movement and activation within the body’s energy system. Itchiness in qigong is seen as a positive indication that energy is flowing and clearing blockages in the energy pathways. It is often accompanied by a sense of warmth and tingling. While it may initially be unfamiliar or slightly uncomfortable, qigong itchiness is generally temporary and should not cause severe discomfort or pain. It is advised to approach these sensations with an open and curious mindset, embracing them as part of the energetic process during qigong practice. If the itchiness persists or becomes bothersome, it is recommended to seek guidance from a qualified qigong instructor or healthcare professional.
Remember that qigong is a holistic practice that encompasses physical, mental, and energetic aspects. It is a pathway to self-awareness, balance, and well-being. Embrace the sensations of qigong tingling as a sign of the energy flowing and harmonizing within you, and enjoy the journey of discovery and transformation along your qigong path.
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.