Sunday, March 03, 2013

Qi

I posted this on a forum:-




Qi is the basic building block of everything in the universe including life and our human consciousness. Seen in this light oxygen is strictly not the 'Qi' that qigong/taiji practitioners are working on. Oxygen is needed by our body for the physical life process of releasing the energy from the food we ate. Qigong/taiji enhances this process. Consider this:

Physical exercise - You work hard physically to stretch every part of your body and in the process increase your breathing rate as well as heart rate which consequently causes more blood/oxygen to be delivered to your cells.

Qigong/taiji - You turn your mind inward, becomes conscious of your body, conscious of your dantian as breath you take unites with Qi and permeates your entire body. You feel totally relaxed: your breathing rate as well as heart rate slows down. All muscles relaxed and blood vessels dilate (the opposite of what happens in physical exercise) but with each pump of the heart more oxygen is delivered to your cells through the dilated blood vessels and the relaxed muscles are better able to absorb the oxygen delivered to it (Qigong/taiji enhancing life process). As your consciousness penetrates deeper you even become aware of an open/close of your entire being wherein you become aware of Qi exchange taking place between your body and nature.

Comes a time when you can feel the Qi of everything around you: the Qi of this bush feels different from the Qi of this tree as you gently sweep your hand over them. When you are conscious of everything as Qi you are approaching the realisation of the Oneness that many of us dearly wish to experience.

Do not be impatient... enjoy every minute of your journey. :-)

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