Friday, October 07, 2011

My son, It’s Zhi Neng Qi Gong that saved your life!

I found this interesting post from:
http://www.yuyang-qigong.com/forum/read.php?tid=147

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My name is Yeoh Swee Lin from Penang, Malaysia. I am 38 years old and working as a piano teacher.

When I was carrying my 3rd baby, my doctor discovered something was wrong in my baby’s brain. In December 2004, I gave birth to a baby boy. It was true that my baby was not normal. The scan result revealed that a big part of his brain was occupied by fluid. The doctors managed to save my baby’s life but the nightmare was not over.

The doctors informed me that there was no medication which could get rid of the fluid in my baby’s brain. He needed an operation where a tiny tube would be inserted into his brain, and connected it to the bladder. The excess fluid in his brain would then be led to his bladder and drained through urination. That was a complicated operation and the risk was high. I was so lost after hearing the above. My heart sunk to the bottom when the doctors told me that my baby would need the similar operations to sustain his life through out his whole life.

My mind went blank. What should I do to save my little baby? 3 months passed. I found my baby was not active and hardly moved his eyes. The doctors reminded me not to waste any more time. The delay could cause permanent brain damage. I was frightened! I was helpless!

My mother is a very devoted Buddhist. She went around praying at many famous temples in Thailand and Penang. She only had one wish - to have a healthy grandson.

On 10/3, she gave me a name card from one of the Buddhist monks she met. She asked me to look for the person on the name card. That person could save my baby. He is Master Yu Yang, a Zhi Neng Qi Gong teacher from China.

On 11/3, although uncertain, I brought my 3 months old baby and went straight to see Master Yu Yang. Master Yu put his hand on my baby’s head to pass qi to him silently. It lasted for several minutes. Pausing for a while, Master Yu said, “Nothing serious, the Qi in the brain is unable to flow downwards and is disconnected with the body Qi. This explains the excess fluid. The baby is still young, though is tough, but once the Qi is flowing, the fluid in his brain will soon disappear.” I couldn’t believe what I heard. Was it that simple?

The same evening, to my surprise, I found my baby was moving actively and looking around. His eyes were full with curiosity. Could it be my illusion? My husband and I were overjoyed! What miracle has Chinese Qi Gong done to our baby? Since then, I brought my baby to see Master Yu daily. He was progressing well as day went by. He had becoming so lively and lovely.

On 27/3, Master Yu was leaving for Kuala Lumpur to give lectures and lessons on Qi Gong. I was stunned and worried because my son was not completely healed and in a healthy condition yet. What had to be done? Master Yu said, “Don’t worry, I can pass Qi through the phone. You just have to call me and do what I tell you and think exactly like what I tell you...” Astounded, I made my first call on 28/3. Master Yu asked me to put my hand on my baby’s head, closed my eyes and visualized the Qi from the universe entering and going through my baby’s head, through his body and exit through his feet centre. I closed my eyes and saw a glittering white light crossing my baby’s body. I followed Master Yu’s command wholeheartedly. We finished the exercise in several minutes. I didn’t know how my baby felt, but I was extremely comfortable and calm.

On 15/4, I had an appointment with the doctors. They did a total check-up on my baby. The result showed that there was no more excess fluid in my baby’s brain. The doctors were surprised. They announced no operation was needed. He credited the improvement to the medicine he prescribed. I was smiling in my heart. It was not the medicine. It was Zhi Neng Qi Gong, as I never fed my baby with the medicine.

My baby is more than one year old now and he is in great health. Master Yu
said, “Your boy benefited a lot because I help to smooth his Qi at such a young age. He will certainly be a very intelligent person in the future, or perhaps a minister in Malaysia.” In my mind, no matter what kind of person is he in the future. He will be healthy and wise. Thanks to Zhi Neng Qi Gong!

My husband and I have become the lovers of Zhi Neng Qi Gong. We practice Qi Gong everyday. We talk and publicize the good of Qi Gong to people we meet. My husband has learned the “Fa Qi” technique. Now, whenever my son is uncomfortable, he will come and ask, “Daddy, please pass Qi to me.”
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Thursday, June 16, 2011

Deep into my being - 1

Last night I had this experience which I would like to share:

I had stomach cramps and felt rather uncomfortable. I decided to do ‘ro-fu’ (abdominal massage) to obtain relief. After about half an hour I felt my entire being churning in tandem with my circulating palms. The physical discomforts have receded and the experience of oneness of body takes over… Wonderful instant relief from Pang Laoshi’s zhineng qigong! This is the first time that I had really do the abdominal massage for such a long time.

The feeling of oneness of body however felt superficial in the sense that it is a bodily sensation although I am keenly aware of the qi dimension of my physical body at this point in time. I instinctively felt that I could go further if I carry out the ‘ling(1)-ling(2)’ mantra taught by Pang Laoshi. This mantra is supposedly able to help us ‘feel’ our ‘hunyuan qiao’ (the qi reservoir where organ qi and bodily qi blends). Those who are on the third level of zhineng qigong would know what I mean. Bringing my palms to chest level and clasping my palms in the ‘hunyuan palm mudra’ I began chanting quietly and as deeply as I could: ling(1)-ling(2), ling(1)-ling(2). The first ling is pronounced in the first tone while the second ling is pronounced in the second tone. Those who are familiar with the pin-yin Chinese system will know what I mean. Otherwise please follow this link: http://mandarin.about.com/od/pronunciation/a/tones.htm

After about an hour or thereabout I begin to experience going deeper into my being. Hard to explain in words but it is sort of like you are getting smaller as you slowly overcome the layers of mind consciousness of your physical being and find yourself in the centre of this void which is deep within your hunyuan qiao. Really peaceful… Another half hour must have gone by and I swear by this experience:

At the first ling(1): I feel myself going deep into the void in hunyuan qiao.

At the second ling(2): I feel a gentle stretching sensation originating from deep within which goes in both directions (upwards and downwards).

This exquisite feeling was only interrupted when my son came to tell me that mom called to tell us to find our own dinner as she cannot get home on time due to traffic congestion. Another surprise when I stop: I just felt what it really means when Pang Laoshi says: “Ting tian li di…” (or head touches the heavens, feet plunge deeply into earth…). When I stood up it felt like I am growing taller continually while my feet seems to be sinking deep into the ground. It makes me feel really huge!

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Professor Pang He Ming

I found a new zhineng qigong website. Below is an article on Pang He Ming laoshi which is somewhat different from the others:

Introduction to founder of ZhiNeng QiGong

Professor
Ming Pang

Pang He Ming [庞鹤鸣], also known as Pang Ming [庞明], is the founder of ZhiNeng QiGong Science and HuaXia ZhiNeng QiGong Centre. Pang [庞] means very large in size or enormous. He [鹤] means Crane and Ming [鸣] means a sound that a crane makes when the crane is flying. This name was given by his grandmother when he was born. The name ----Pang Ming was given by himself when he was successful in practicing QiGong. This Ming [明] means very clear. When practicing at a very high level, you can become clear to see everything in the universe just like a multi-dimensional mirror which can reflect everything.

Pang He Ming was born in 1940 in the DingXing county of He Bei province in China. In his childhood, he was influenced and nurtured in the ways of traditional QiGong, martial arts and Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) in his hometown and received much of his information from advanced practitioners of older generations.

In 1958 he graduated from Beijing Medical Specialty School. in Western Medicine and worked as a doctor in Beijing. At this time, he began to learn Martial arts and QiGong from a total of nineteen different masters. He was given high level instruction by each of these masters, receiving information normally reserved only for future lineage holders. Meanwhile, he learned Traditional Chinese Medicine and became a doctor of great fame and proficiency.

In his late thirties he was selected to be the youngest of sixty-three representatives to attend the first Chinese and Western Medicine National Conference in Beijing. He subsequently attended this high level professional meeting multiple times.

He practiced QiGong and researched thoroughly the disciplines of Eastern and Western philosophies, the modern sciences and psychology. He used QiGong to treat his patients and gradually developed more ability to use his mind exclusively to cure different types of illnesses.

One day in June of 1976, on the way to a patient’s home, he suddenly had the idea of giving up his career of being a doctor in the field of medicine. At this point he decided to work exclusively in the field of QiGong and began to create the theory of HunYuan Qi.

In 1979, along with some other practitioners and researchers of QiGong, Professor Pang formed the Beijing QiGong Research Society in Beijing. In the spring of 1981 he formally introduced ZhiNeng QiGong to the public. Since then he has been teaching ZhiNeng QiGong all over China and his teachings extend throughout the world.

[In 1988, he founded The HeBei ZhiNeng QiGong College in ShiJiaZhuang, which was later moved to QinHuangDao and renamed as HuaXia ZhiNeng QiGong Training Center. As the student population grew, Professor Pang founded HuaXia ZhiNeng QiGong Healing Centre in Tang Shan. ZhiNeng QiGong has reached more than 3.87 million people through formal training programs.

Professor Pang has written many books regarding ZhiNeng QiGong Science and has published in many research journals. In the Training Centre he held six national research conferences of ZhiNeng QiGong Science. There were a large number of research papers submitted to Professor Pang concerning the effects of ZhiNeng QiGong. These papers were received from research scientists in the fields of medicine, agriculture, industry, education, forestry, animal science, and fishery and were reviewed during these conferences.

Professor Pang is the first scholar who raised traditional QiGong to the level of QiGong Science. He discovered the special and powerful capability of Qi Field (so called “Chang [场]”).

Monday, February 07, 2011

My journey into the world of Taiji

Towards the end of 2010 my own journey has taken on a slightly different path. I have now taken up Chen style Taiji despite my teacher's advice not to do so. I asked him one day what he thinks of the idea of I taking up Chen style Taiji. He said that I will be neither here nor there. I think he means that Taiji will have a contradictory effect on my zhineng qigong. He also said that I will not have sufficient time to practice both arts at the same time; leading to mastery of neither. His advice is reasonable and kept me from taking up Taiji for a while. I believe my teacher but intuitively I feel that Taiji will help me progress further in my objective of progressing further in my qigong work. Thus my decision to give it a try.

I started Chen style Taiji in November 9, 2010. First few lessons I find that Taiji is rather physical and see no reason why it should affect my qigong practice which is heavily biased towards mind work and introspection. Trying to remember all the steps is a tremendous challenge to a person like me who has advanced in age and therefore less agile mentally than a younger person. I almost gave up at some point but managed to persevere. Continued perseverence for three months, I am glad to say that now I am firmly into Chen style Taiji while maintaining my roots in zhineng qigong. After three months I am slowly beginning to find that Taiji can be practiced in just as relaxed a mental state as qigong.

Contrary to what my teacher as well as what many of my zhineng qigong colleagues has advised I find that Taiji is quite similar to xingshen zhuang (level II of zhineng qigong) in that both forms leads to unity of body and mind. In my opinion I think what Pang Laoshi has done is brilliant: He had managed to take out the essence (which is body and mind unity) from the complex art of Taiji into a series of simple forms known as xingshen zhuang.

In xingshen zhuang, the mind is trained to introspect by the very important eight verses. An accomplished practitioner of xingshen zhuang will be able to experience what it means by "head is heaven, feet is earth". On the other hand, Taiji requires deligent practice of the basic moves to enable the practitioner to be able to experience proper grounding of his feet. When proper grounding is achieved, the Taiji practitioner begins to 'feel' his lower dantian whereupon he will feel his body becoming even more relaxed as he executes the movements. Further grounding/relaxation leads to the feeling that all movements of Taiji originates from the lower dantian, a sign of achieving body-mind connection through qi.

In my own experience, the combination of xingshen zhuang and Taiji has helped me to achieve unity of body and mind much faster and with a more profound experience than I would have achieved if I were to rely on just zhineng qigong or more specifically on xingshen zhuang alone.

Does the above mean that my zhineng qigong teacher has given me the wrong advice? The answer is no. Prior to embarking on Taiji I had practiced zhineng qigong diligently for close to eight years and I have already grasped the essence of zhineng qigong: built up a store of internal qi through level I "peng qi guanding fa" and through xingshen zhuang (level II) achieved a certain level of awareness of mind-body connection. In other words I have already got the roots of qi and dantian awareness through zhineng qigong. With this foundation firmly established Taiji, which starts from physical movements to achieve muscle relaxation and eventual grounding of feet and dantian awareness (the exact opposite of the zhineng qigong approach) does not in any way affect my zhineng qigong practice.

It would have been different if I had been a beginner of zhineng qigong. I would be trying to use my mind to focus inward (introspect) while in Taiji I would be using physical movements to work my way inward. One art is more 'yin' biased while the other is more 'yang' biased - a direct contradiction to one another. A contradiction that a beginner would find hard to reconcile.

Thursday, January 20, 2011

New Year Reflection (2011)

In two weeks time I would have been in zhineng qigong for eight years! Time, before you know it passes by so fast. To really stay faithful to one's practice we truly must believe that zhineng qigong is the practice to lead us to health, happiness, and spiritual growth. I have witnessed a few cases of practitioners searching for different kinds of practices in the hope of finding faster and better results. My own thinking is that these practitioners have not been given the correct guidance by the teacher. In my mind a good teacher should be able, just by observing the way a student practitioner carries out his practice, tell the student what form he/she should work more on in order to overcome his/her limitation. Such limitations are almost always due to physical limitations which leads to qi blockage in various parts of the body.

A practitioners having gone through years of practice should be able to feel relaxed not just physically but also mentally. Signs of such a state: First and foremost - he can perpetually breathe evenly (or smoothly) and deeply into the lower dantian. His abdomen is relaxed: gently rising and falling with each breath. He is constantly aware of his breath and enjoys each breath he takes. Breathing in he embraces the world. Breathing out he gives the world the inner joy that he feels within his being.

For those who are still looking for the right practice or right 'gong' to cultivate I say look no more. Be focused on what you are doing. Look within and you will find what you are looking for....

HAPPY NEW YEAR AND HUNYUAN LING TONG TO ALL MY FELLOW ZHINENG QIGONG PRACTITIONERS. TOGETHER MAY WE BRING OUR QI-FIELD TO THE NEXT LEVEL.