Most healing traditions have a style of lying down meditation and their basic principles are similar. When we enter into a realised state, or the state of nothingness, in deep meditation, the Qi flows smoothly through the body as if we are tuning ourselves in to harmonise with the universe. In this state significant healing can occur. If we consciously practice while we are lying in bed for about ten minutes before sleep, the Qi will continue to flow while we sleep. Also, when awaking in the morning, we can return to the nothingness for a few minutes before getting up, allowing the Qi to continue flowing. Qigong meditation is also known as Nei Gong, translating to internal work or skill
The three main Qigong principles continued to apply – regulating the posture (relaxing the body), regulating the breath and regulating the mind. First, it is necessary to relax and allow physical and emotional tension which has built up during the day to be released.
Preparation and Practice
This meditation practice will help strengthen and increase your life force, or Qi energy.It’s best to done at night, lying on your bed, leading into a deep sleep, or when you have a few hours to rest during the day.To begin, lie down in a comfortable position either on your back or on your side.
Keeping your back straight, allow your awareness to travel up your spine – one vertebra at a time.
Try to release any tension in your body.
Allow your awareness to scan down your body, from your head down to your feet, like a wave dissolving any tension in your body.
Take your time . . . just relax.
Now, start to become aware of your breath.
Gently breathe in and out through your nose.
Let your breath become smooth and even.
Let your mind relax.
As you breathe in, the abdomen gently expands and as you let the breath out, the abdomen gently contracts.
Observe the flow of Qi to the Dan Tian, the energy centre at your lower abdomen, just below your navel.
Take your time, relax and feel.
Now, with each out breath, consciously allow your Qi to disperse from the Dan Tian, out through your whole body.
In all directions, allow your Qi to disperse throughout your whole body
Through every cell, follow the Qi
Relax and feel
Now with each out breath, consciously allow your Qi to disperse further; now, beyond your body,
out to the edge of the sheets or the mat you are lying on.
In all directions, like a large bubble or a spiraling galaxy, expanding out from your Dan Tian,
In all directions
Follow the Qi.
Relax and feel.
Allow your Qi to disperse out further,
Out to the mountains . . . towards the horizon,
Up into the clouds, and high above the earth . . . in all directions.
As you merge with the universe,
Returning to Nothingness….. Nothingness….. Nothingness……
Simon Blow a near fatal accident at the age of nineteen lead Simon to investigate various methods of healing and rejuvenation a path he has been on for over twenty five years. He is a Sydney-based master teacher (Laoshi) who has been leading regular classes for beginning and continuing students since 1992. Simon has received training and certification from Traditional Chinese Medical Hospitals and Taoist Monasteries in China and has been given authority to share these techniques. He has received World Health Organisation Certification in Medical Qigong clinical practice from the Xiyuan Hospital in Beijing. He has been initiated into Dragon Gate Taoism and given the name of Xin Si, meaning Genuine Wisdom. Simon is a Standing Council Member of the World Academic Society of Medical Qigong in Beijing. He has also created a series of instructional DVDs and guided meditation CDs.
Phone (02) 9559 8153 www.simonblowqigong.com
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One of the aims of Qigong is to allow our internal energy (Qi) to harmonise with the external energy (Qi); allowing our consciousness to merge with the universe - Return to Nothingness.
Sleep is one of the main requirements to maintain life, along with breathing, eating, drinking, and exercising of the mind and body. Without a good six to eight hours sleep per night it can be hard to live a quality, balanced, fulfilling life. When we sleep, it’s a time to rest and rejuvenate the mind and body. The lack of a good night’s sleep is a major problem for many people, of all ages. Let Simon Blow’s soothing voice along with Dale Nougher’s beautiful piano music and the natural sound of the ocean help guide you to release the tension of the day and enable you to enter a deep fulfilling sleep.