Qi Energy Exercises

QI EXERCISES

WHAT IS QI?

QI / CHI / KI

QI FLOW

THE FORCE



Qi Relaxation Exercise 5

Huddle qi exercise.

Huddle up



In this exercise there are probably not that many muscles shifting from contraction to release, at least not in an obvious way. Now the body as a whole is the target. You are to feel the difference between the contracted and compact on one side, and the opened and extended on the other in your whole body.




       Thereby, you express in the whole what the parts should learn. Your body shows what its muscles should do. But do not think much about it. Just do the exercise and let it work its way.


How to do it

  1. Here you should sit on the floor. You can sit on a blanket or carpet, but not something as thick as a mattress. It is good if you close your eyes, so that you are more sensitive to what happens inside of you.

  2. Sit in a squatting position, with your buttocks and the soles of your feet on the floor. Embrace your bent legs and press them to your chest. Also, bend your neck so that your head leans forward. This you should do while you inhale through your nose.

  3. Release the legs and stretch out your body slowly, until you lie flat on your back on the floor. At the same time, exhale through your mouth. Be careful, so that you do not hit the back of your head on the floor, or experience some other discomfort. But try to reach the final position before your exhalation ends.

  4. Remain in this position for a little while, and feel it. It should be very relaxed and you should feel open.

  5. Repeat. Once is never. You can continue as long as you feel that it gets increasingly pleasant to lie down. When you notice no difference, you might as well stop.

       You can certainly do this exercise in connection to those regarding posture. Well, you can mix it in with just about any exercise, if you like. Apart from teaching your body to relax, it works on your attitude, because the body and the mind affect one another. The difference between the crouching and the extended position has an exact mental counterpart, which is actually stimulated by the physical exercise. As your body feels increasingly open, so does your mind.


Qi Relaxation Exercises

Here is a set of simple exercises by which to make your body relax. That's important to release your body enough to increase your qi energy flow. I recommend you to follow the order given below, at least in the beginning, when you familiarize yourself with the exercises and what they do to you. After that, you can choose according to your own needs.


© Stefan Stenudd


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