Friday, July 1, 2011

How to Meditate

How to Meditate in Qigong Safely and Effectively

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Most people can't wait to practice Chinese Qigong, but they don't know meditation is just a prerequisite of any Qigong. If they fail to reach a state of meditation before the practice, they will get hurt, more than it will strengthen your body.
Here is the way to meditate safely in Qigong. Better late than never.

Steps

  1. Find the Blance point of your body
    • This center usually lies in between the navel and heart. Sit or stand up straight. Keep the body aligned along a center line: head in line with the spine, bodyweight over the hips. Find one's stable center and stay balanced when moving the arms overhead, forward or backward. Feel rooted in the earth with your body sunk and centered, and both of your feet solidly in place on the earth. Strive to be relaxed, soft, and supple as you align and center your whole body. In yourself, in your practice in your body, make Heaven and Earth one, connected, aligned.
  2. Focus your Eyes Inside your body
    • Keep your eyes active and focused on Qigong practices, or just concentrate on one single thought. In order to achieve a perfect state, you have to make full use of your eyes during Qigong practice. Your eyes will lead your thoughts, while your thoughts will build your mind. You may as well cultivate the Third Eye to discover (feel)the 1001 Eyes of All the Sensory Gates of your own body, spoken mind, senses, experiences, and the Tao. Dive into your true self, and light every darkness inside you.
  3. Head Up
    • Keep your head up. Keep your head high and in line with your spine. You can do certain exercise to help you make your head, neck, and upper back muscles stronger, coordinated and flexible. Listen up, and perk up the head and ears. Lift the top of the head to the heavens, square the head over the neck and back, and allow the shoulders to relax and fall. This will help your Chi get gently tuck. Then you need to look forward, try to stay fully present here and now, be alert, show a soft smile, keep your head up, stay focused, concentrate as needed, and hold the asana of The Dignified Head of the Buddha.
  4. Balance Your Mind
    • Settle down your mind, cast off unbalanced and irrelevant thoughts, and find its spiritual Middle-Chi. Draw your vital energies (Qi, Prana, Ki) towards that balance center.
    • In meditation, get down to the Qigong now.

Tips

  • These 4 steps will help you find the way to meditate.
  • IF you still fail to get rid of all distractions, I feel obliged to recommend you go to Howto Achieve Meditationto Find you Chi and Meditation to get the detailed info.
  • The main goal of Qigong is to produce a state of Qi harmony and a stability that embraces spirit and body, so keeping your peace of your mind is the key.

Warnings

  • Try to be alone when practicing Qigong except in a Qigong class.
  • If a friend pushed on your shoulders while doing Qigong, would you remain stable, balanced, firm, rooted, upright, and in full control. Don't become unbalanced.

Things You'll Need

  • a Qigong book or supervisor

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