The article discusses the phenomenon called Spontaneous Qi movement or Zifa-gong. It is a form of qigong where the body’s own energy is activated and starts clearing its own energy Channels by leading the body into all sorts of spontaneous bodily movement. For more information, there are links to other Spontaneous Qigong articles at the end of this article. Or check my Qigong Menu.
The spontaneous movements can be wild. Limbs may be thrown in sporadic movements. The body twists or shakes on the spot. The body is led into carrying out deep backbends – deeper than a person would normally be able to do, and carried out without injury. In some cases, the body is led into yoga or tai chi or dance like movements. It looks like a Primitive or Shamanistic dance. And it is the body’s own energy that leads the movements. Not the mind. In fact, the mind has to be switched off. Yet all the time, you can take back control if necessary (unless it is activated by a powerful healer – Then you just have to let it run its course).
The movements serve to clear the Energy Channels of blocks and stagnant energy. This article serves to discuss this ultimate goal of spontaneous qigong/zifagong. That is – the clearing of pathogenic energy from the body. The stuff that makes us sick.
Pathogenic Energy Release Manifests as Spontaneous Qi Movement
During a Zifagong exercise or activation, the more wild and dramatic the spontaneous qigong movements are, the more pathogenic energy there is in the body.
As we release more stored pathogenic energy from the body, the spontaneous qigong moves become gentler and calmer. Until, eventually there are almost no spontaneous qi movements.
At this point, the body has eradicated most, if not all, of the pathogenic energy in the body.
And that can only be good for our health.
Flushing out the Pathogenic Ki
In this post, I will discuss this concept that these spontaneous qi movements a persons gets during Zifa-gong practice or a Spontaneous Qi activation from someone else, is the body’s own pathogenic energy being flushed out.
This article was inspired by an email from Janne, from Finland. Janne is a reader of my spontaneous qigong articles. He is an acupuncturist and healer. He also shared his experiences of experimenting with zifa-gong in a previous article here – Activating Spontaneous Qi – Shi Delon/Jason Dean Videos – Message from Janne (1)
Here is an extract of his practice, which he shared with me:
Yesterday I did some spontaneous qigong and make some notification of it.
You can start the spontaneous movement in many different ways, but one way is by using one single acupuncture point and focusing on that. I call it that you – “open” the acupuncture point. But you have to be properly rooted (grounded), or this opening won’t work and there will be no spontaneous movement. So basically maybe the hardest part is to learn the proper grounding and then the rest of it is easy 🙂 These are just my own thought’s about the subject. Some others might think something else about the practice.
Yesterday, I opened the point – Liver 3 first and then when it was finished I started a new spontaneous session from Ren 17. The spontaneous movement from one acupuncture point can last maybe 5, even 30 minutes before it runs out of energy. And what I mean in, it runs out of energy, I mean pathogen energy. I think it’s the pathogen energy that is the fuel of spontaneous movement.
So there is no evil spirit or devil who make’s you move (although in many times it look’s like it) – just your own energy. If everything in the body is totally fine, there will be no spontaneous movement, just a balanced stationary state. But that’s rare because we all have some pain or problem to heal…
So it’s like Chinese medicine is all about balancing the yin and yang energy and bringing the human just in the middle of heaven and earth’s energy. After the spontaneous movement is finished, then usually comes the spontaneous meditation posture, it can be a posture of sitting or lying on the floor. The Meditation part feels just like “emptiness” so there’s nothing to tell about it 🙂
What Janne describes here is a really intriguing concept and is new to me. The idea of focusing intention on a specific acupuncture point to set off a reaction.
I imagine this is the same principle as a qigong healer putting his intention on a specific point in his patient, and then setting off a spontaneous qigong reaction.
It is also a way of clearing negative Qi from a Channel by affecting a specific acupoint in a similar way a person may treat an acupuncture point to ‘sedate’ or ‘shunt’ Qi from a specific Channel.
Janne, mentioned that when he does this, the spontaneous qigong movements lasts around 30 minutes and then finishes when it runs out of energy.
But more fascinating, is that he refers to this energy as “pathogenic energy“.
This prompted the title of this post — “Pathogenic energy release manifests as spontaneous qigong movements”.
This is because the spontaneous qi is really a symptom. It is the body’s own qi being activated to clear its own channels. As the qi channels run through the musculature and fascia layers, the qi needs to make physical movements in order to clear these movements.
Energy Stagnation and Blockages
What causes these blockages? Likely, there are multiple causes. For example:
- Tension or stress
- Poor use of the body over time (not exercising)
- Poor diet (processed foods, too much junk/meat/
- Addictions – smoking, drugs
- Pharmaceutical drugs
- Emotions – excess anger /worry, or grief
- Unresolved illnesses (suppressed with drugs and sent deeper into the body)
- Too much partying/activity – using up the energy excessively (adrenal/nervous exhaustion)
- An excess of energy or a deficiency
Some of these can cause disharmony of the qi and also generate heat, which lodges in the body and hinders the flow of Qi. When we are young, it shows no effect. But as we get older, these blockages contribute to quicker ageing. In worse cases, they lead to diseases.
Here is an extract from my upcoming book – The Genki Self Health Guide, which I feel is relevant. Here, I talk about how stress leads to physical tension, which gets locked into the musculature of the body. Over time, these leads to a blockage in the flow of Ki energy in the body and can lead to diseases:
‘Tension’ can impair health by restricting the Ki-energy flow to the internal organs resulting in overactive or under-active organ functioning as well as through the muscles leading to muscular pain.
Sickness is caused by the holding of tension in the ‘body energetic’. By the energetic I refer to the body in total – the muscle zones, the fascia, the bones, the joints, the blood and the skin, all of which encompass the Channel pathways and acupuncture points.
Stress equates to tension. Tension restricts Ki-energy flow. Poor Ki-energy flow leads to health problems. This is why Oriental medicine and the health practices of tai chi, yoga and qigong can be very beneficial to the body because they release this tension. If we practiced just ten minutes a day of qigong meditative exercise we could perhaps release some of the effects of tension and stress that otherwise could make us sick years in the future.
Source – The Genki Self Health Guide: Improve your Body and Mind with Traditional Oriental Medicine
Spontaneous Qigong Activation Movements
When people first have spontaneous qigong (especially if activated by a powerful healer), then the movements are usually very wild or dramatic. Lots of movement – arms flailing, back bends, yoga poses, jumping or spinning.
Kind of like this… (courtesy of Planet Veda, showing Dr Skakov activating spontaneous qi in his patients):
In some ways, it may even looks like an exorcism. And indeed this is just what it is.
Except it is an exorcism of stagnant Qi out of the body. By releasing this, the body can start to clear its Channels of Pathogenic Qi.
As stagnant qi clears, you get fewer movements
However, as you practice more frequently or have more spontaneous qigong activation sessions, you should find the movements become less wild and instead become quieter and gentler.
My friend Miro told me that this had happened with some of his patients. In the beginning, the movements were wild. But after a few treatments, they became gentler.
Releasing the darkness within
On one occasion, he told me that his patient would growl and grimace like a wild animal when he had spontaneous qigong activation. It truly was like something out of the movie – The Exorcist.
In the beginning, this patient came in with almost black eyes and had a hard, constrained rigid demeanour. His was holding on to all sorts of tension inside. After having spontaneous qigong sessions, these growls stopped, his face, softened, he became calmer and his eyes became brighter.
It sounds like something out of a movie, but you can tell in a person, when there is a lot of darkness within, as the eyes are almost black. And it can be construed as a form of possession.
Do we have darkness within?
Absolutely. How could we not considering the experiences and emotional manipulation we are exposed to throughout our life.
Here is another extract from Irina Tweedy. She was a famous spiritualist in the UK in the 70s and 80s, who underwent an intense spiritual training with a Sufi master in India. Finally, towards the end of her break-through, she wrote in her diary of some of the dark stuff that was released out of her psyche in the form of hallucinogenic visions:
Last night was even worse than the first, if such a thing is possible at all. It was unbearable. Beyond myself with desire, half unconscious, I suddenly noticed in the dark room around me some kind of whirling, dark, grey mist.
Trying to focus on it, I detected that there were strange shapes moving about and soon I could distinguish most hideous things, or beings; leering, obscene, all coupled in sexual intercourse, elemental creatures, animal-like, performing wild sexual orgies. I was sure that I was going mad…
I did not even know, not in this life at least, that such disgusting practices are possible; with dogs, men, women and horses, the most ghastly spiderlike creatures obscenely moving around, all leering at me, dancing, grey shadows…
Things I never knew could be done, or could exist; the most lecherous filth, I had to witness this night. Never knew? If I did not know it, how could I see it? It must have been somewhere in my depths, or else how could I see it? It must have been in me…
If that is the kind of stuff that came out back then in a reserved woman, what of today?
Just to add, Irina had lived a relatively conservative life, compared to today. She was the wife of a Naval officer. Her husband died prematurely and then after, she undertook a spiritual search for meaning in her life through religion. This led her to India, where she met a Sufi master, who became her teacher. She underwent a challenging initiation.
That someone like Irina had such darkness and “lecherous filth” to be released from her psyche as part of her “liberation” can only make me wonder – what of people today? What kind of “lecherous filth” would come out of the psyche and bodies of modern men and women today?
This is a world where we are exposed to, and have our emotions regularly stimulated with anger, jealousy, sex, lust, desire for power, status and material things. And that’s just the stuff coming from Disney. Even worse is the stuff projected to us from Hollywood movies (land of evil), pop music and social media (Facebook is evil(hashtag)). A Catholic client once said to me – that the devil is prevalent today in this world. I am inclined to agree with her.
I can only assume, we have blockages aplenty. And some of this will be of the “lecherous” type.
For the sake of our souls, our Ki/Qi energy flow, our spirituality, our mental emotional wellbeing. We need to cleanse ourselves of these influences.
My Spontaneous Qi Activation
When I first had a treatment with Miro, the movements were dramatic with lots of arms and leg movements. However. On subsequent treatments, my movements were not as wild as the very first time I had an acupuncture session from him.
So, that means my Channels were getting gradually clearer.
Qi blocks in the Channel Energy System
The idea of blockages in the Channels was discussed in my other article about Qigong Masters in China – which I wrote about in this article – Interviews with Qigong Masters in China: Encounters with Spontaneous Qi (8):
Energy Channels represent another vital system of a human being. In healthy people, they are transparent, free (of blockages) and full of light. In those who are exhausted and ill, the energy channels look drained, dried, fainted and “knotted”, and in the origin of diseases, plugs can be seen
The Channels of those who practice qigong are free, radiate bright light and filled with qi.
Master Lu Xuezhi:
What is pathogenic energy?
In Traditional Chinese Medicine, there are causes of disease called – ‘The Pathogenic Factors’.
These are typically classed as:
In another article, I will write about these pathogenic factors, but it is a large topic and I don’t want this article to get too unwieldy.
In this article, I will discuss a new idea for a modern pathogenic factor, I refer to it broadly as “Latent Heat / Pernicious Qi / Evil Qi”. One of which is a term used in a John Hicks textbook on Five Elements Acupuncture
Latent Heat / Pernicious Qi / Evil Qi
This pathogenic factor (which is really a multitude of different pathogenic factors mixed together in a confusing mass of badness in the body), gets lodged in the Channels and parts of the body, causing a blockage in the flow of Qi.
It is probably one of the more controversial forms of pathogenic qi. And could be considered a modern pathogenic factor.
It is also an exposure of a pathogenic factor, which instead of being dispelled from the body, it is suppressed and lodged internally.
It has a weakening / enervating effect on the body. It is not immediately life threatening, but it does cause an internal disruption of the flow of energy, and can lead to chronic illness.
In our current society, I think that this is the most prevalent type of pathogenic factor we are exposed to. It differs from the other pathogenic factors, which were considered in a time when health and sickness was more simple.
Illness not allowed to run its course
One main cause of ‘Latent Heat / Pernicious Qi / Evil Qi’ is by not allowing an illness to run its natural course. Instead an intervention occurs which disturbs the natural process. For example, antibiotics, steroids, vaccin*ations are introduced at a crucial time and which disrupts the disease process or the immune system. These can be considered suppressive type drugs. They could arguably be considered ‘Cold’ or ‘Damp’ pathogenic factors.
But how do you treat this specific kind of lodged Cold or Damp Pathogenic factor with orthodox Acupuncture or herbal medicine treatment? It is merely palliative treatment.
Considering Western Pharmaceuticals and interventionist techniques as a potential cause of Latent heat / Pernicious Qi / Evil Qi, is controversial, because our current society operates on a pharmaceutical model. if you reject this, you can be heavily criticised.
I suspect that some examples of suppressed or ‘Latent Heat /Pernicious Qi / Evil Qi’ can be seen in conditions like fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue disease, Multiple Sclerosis. As well as some types of cancer or inflammatory bowel disease.
Some of these conditions – for example fibromyalgia are difficult to treat (included with acupuncture). They are difficult to classify and difficult to find a root cause. Their symptoms appear confusing because it is as though the whole body’s neurological system is scrambled.
Some psychologists consider this illness psychosomatic i.e. in the imagination. This is wrong.
These conditions do have specific physical manifestations, observable to Chinese medicine practitioners. Yet even from a Chinese Medicine point of view, these diseases are an abnormality. Perhaps they are a modern-made disease, possibly with a entero-viral component, which is why there is no record of this illness before. And also why treating these diseases with acupuncture produces mixed results and reactions.
In the time the classical Chinese Medicine Text, the Huangdi Neijing was written, around 3-5000 years ago, the world would have been relatively simpler. These days we are exposed to toxins unimagined back then. It is time to consider updating our understanding of sickness and pathogenic factors.
For example, we are exposed to emissions from petrol and diesel. Inner city residents especially those close to main roads breathe in high levels of pollutants in the air. Perhaps this could be considered ‘Heat’ and ‘Dry’ pathogenic factors.
Foods contain unnatural man-made substances – E-numbers, additives, preservatives, traces of pesticides, also metals, GMO’S, and way too much sugar. It is recognised that these substances are implicated in cancer, neurological conditions, and other ailments.
Many of use are exposed to metal, particularly mercury. This comes from mercury amalgram fillings – small amounts which leach into the body. But also aluminium and mercury from vaccin*ations. The latter also contains (alien to the body) proteins and virus particles from animals and human foetuses.
There are traces of hormones – which comes from our drinking water. People who take oestrogen drugs or the pill – remnants of the hormones are passed into the urine and not filtered out. Also there are traces of antibiotics from factory reared animals, which we consume. How does this affect the body?
Pharmaceuticals – Legal drug use is increasing. These have to be detoxified by our Liver. Some substances get stored in our fat. Increasing numbers of kids are getting prescribed drugs at earlier ages. ADHD, Ritalin. Teenagers are getting anti-depressants. Some girls get prescribed the hormone disrupter – the Pill or the morning after pill.
Stress – I think our levels of stress are probably far more insidious than at any time in the past.
The Past? What are you talking about? You mean when we had high childhood mortality, epidemics, famines, war and everything was generally covered in dirt…? Yes, but back then, stress was more clearcut in its nature.
Constant Low-level Stress
Now, it is a different kind of stress. It is low-level and constant. The stress of getting through daily life. Always rushing from one place to another. Stressing to pass exams, get a job, keep the job, carry out work projects, pay the bills. Impress your boss or co-workers, pass your evaluation, the constant stress of keeping up. Stress of social media. Stress of commuting.
Stress lowers the immune system. The body is always in a level of low-grade anxiety. Stress could be considered ‘Internal Heat’ Pathogenic factor. We literally cook inside slowly, like frogs in a pan of slowly boiling water.
“Shall we jump out yet?” Says one frog to the other
“Naw, just five minutes more”
Wi-fi. Electromagnetic and radiation from devices – the internet / smartphones. What would the ancient Chinese think of this? As yet, we have no idea what the effects of living in a wi-fi world is going to have on us long-term. Soon, they will introduce 5G. Then, I suppose 6G, 7G and so on. We are like the guinea pigs of this new technology. In 10 or 20 years we will find out just what the effects will be.
Possibly lower fertility rates in both men and women.
The Ki in our Channels is a form of energy. But what kind of effect does this WiFi energy have on us? Or the electro-magnetic energy waves from smartphones (which we are constantly glued to). Not to mention other devices like the TV.
We are living in an environmental soup of low grade toxicity. I use the word ‘low grade’ because generally these factors are not strong enough to make their effects on us apparent. The effects are likely accumulative and probably is affecting us on a daily basis, without us being aware.
Cancer and Auto-immune disease
Some people may wonder why rates of cancer, childhood cancer, autoimmune disease and autism are increasing, despite our advanced medical technology and the billions spent on pharmaceuticals.
But I would say, actually, this is probably a natural reaction of the world we live in. And the more toxicity that is introduced in our environment and in us, the more these disease rates will increase.
Does this mean we give up technology, drugs, medicines, and go and live on a commune in Siberia? Hell no… Hawaii perhaps. But really, these influences are everywhere now. So it’s really about limiting their influence over us. We need to be aware of these factors and look at ways to negate their harmful effects.
Constant Electo-magnetic stimulation from the devices all around us
A few years ago, I shared a long car journey with my friend Shaun. He made sure to switch off his phone all the time except when he used it. And he kept it away from his body. In contrast, mine was (and still is) always switched on and next to my body in my pocket constantly.
I used to think he was just being quirky. I mean how else are you supposed to check your email, your notifications, how many likes you got, the news, twitter, facebook, instagram, YouTube, PinInterest, your email, the estimated size of Kim Kardashian’s butt, David Beckham’s new perfume line, your email, the latest news on Brexit, on and on and on… Who cares.
Now I am starting to realise he’s right.
It is horribly addictive and all the time you are bathed in low-grade electro magnetic energy. And keeping that device in your pocket next to your crown jewels… Can’t be good. Are we going to see an increase in testicular cancer ten years in the future?
Shaun wrote this book – ‘
It is about how it is better for our body and our energy to be surrounded by natural materials. And how artificial materials like polyester is bad for our energy.
Polyester looks kind of naff too. Unless you’re MC Hammer. Hail to the Hammer.
In this token, I’d recommend that we all need to break this modern-day addiction to smart phones. That’s a hard one to do. They’re so new and make life so much more convenient. But they are only going to get more addictive and more essential to our life. Right now they are like mini computers, bank cards, password notebooks, TV’s, tracking devices, map books – everything. At some point, they’ll start implanting this stuff into the actual body.
And then who knows what that will do to our energy field and Ki flow?
And for those Gen X’s and Boomers and older Gen Y, we can remember a time before smartphones and Facebook.
It wasn’t as bad as you think it was.
And Facebook. I swear Facebook is the work of the Devil. Unless you want to use Facebook to share one of my articles. That is perfectly acceptable. If not, then it’s evil. And it is your God.
So how do we classify all these environmental and pathogenic factors? and what is the effect on the body? How do we label them?
Medicine is always evolving, especially Chinese medicine. This is something for us to consider at this time in our history. We need a word to describe this new pathogenic factor.
I will put forward the Japanese word – ShouKi – (瘴気 /しょうき) (pronounced “Show- Key”) – to define this new pathogenic factor.
Shou-Ki translates in the Online Japanese dictionary as Miasma – a noxious form of bad air believed to cause diseases’.
The Miasma theory came from Ancient Greek medicine. Miasma refers to poisonous gases or vapor filled with particles of dead or rotting matter. In Miasmatic theory – it is said that diseases were the result of toxins in the environment, water, air and from poor hygienic conditions.
In the modern sense, these ‘poisonous gases’ can relate to emissions from automobiles, factories etc. The ‘waste particles’ can refer to hormones in the water. And in meat too, there are remnants of hormones. And the ‘particles of dead matter’ – specific pharmaceuticals (Wi*38) contains fragments of these.
So, there you go – the word Shou-Ki refers to the pathogenic factor of ‘Latent Heat / pernicious Qi / Evil Qi’.
Modern day living, stagnant Qi and Pathogens
Our current lifestyle exposes us to lots of pathogenic factors. If our bodies are healthy, they will easily protect usor dispel these factors. Especially, if it’s in the form of a mild sickness like a cold.
But say we get a minor illness or a self-limiting illness. Instead of letting it runs its natural course, we suppress it with drugs. Or we do not allow adequate recovery time. Or we prevent the natural course of the disease (either involuntary or voluntary), then these pathogens get lodged in the body. Even more complex illness can be lodged in the body by intervening too aggressively.
So is there a way to get them out? – is the million dollar question
I think if there is a way to dislodge these factors, it is going to be very uncomfortable.
It may mean the body has to re-experience the disease (pathogenic factor), it has been suppressing and then be allowed to deal with it without outside interference (drugs).
Possibly there is a risk of death by doing so. But it’s the same risk you might have to consider for say something like disappearing into the Amazonian jungle to live in a hut with a shaman and drinking ayahuasca.
There is no safe*space when you undertake the spiritual path.
Time, space and care is required. You would probably have to go to a specialised place in the world where such a cleansing could be carried out.
This process is likely based on the homeopath Hahnemann’s theory that disease and healing occurs in layers. And that healing occurs in the process of clearing newest diseases to oldest.
But we are not allowed to talk about homeopathy these days – ‘shhh… it’s just water…’.
On a side note, I did a google search on “Hahnemann Homeopathy theory” and all the searches that came up on page one is how ‘Homeopathy doesn’t work’ or is ‘quackery’ etc. I had to search Yahoo instead to clarify the theory of disease process in Homeopathy.
Though I haven’t used Homeopathy, this principle is perfectly logical and can even fit with the principles of Meridians/Channels in Traditional Oriental Medicine. For example, disease affects one Channel. If unresolved, it can move on to affect a related Channel causing a new set of symptoms. To treat, you can either work backwards treating the more recent problem before moving on to the older one, or you can treat the original weak Channel.
Clearing out stagnations
With Shou-Ki, the body probably needs to undergo a cleansing period – vegetarianism, fasting and herbal remedies for some time in preparation.
And then there is a need for some kind of intense period of practice – yoga or qigong. And a prolonged recuperation period.
And then, this latent heat may be cleared. Maybe.
I don’t think it can be easily cleared from any therapy – alternative or medical. Having a session once a week. And no drug either can do it.
These are just my thoughts. And very few people will or can do this kind of thing.
The moderate approach to clearing pathogenic Qi
However, if a person doesn’t want to go this far, a person can still slowly clear themselves. For example, – switching to a predominately plant-based or vegetarian diet and reducing meat. Avoid overeating, removing toxic substances like cigarettes and sugar. Reducing TV, Social Media and Internet/Smartphone exposure (except for my site). Getting fresh air and indulging in a regular activity like yoga, qigong, tai chi, gardening or walking.
Also carrying out a mind-based practice like meditation, prayer or a kind of daily contemplation is order to clear out emotional tension. Even having a long and personal dialogue with yourself can help.
This would help the body function more optimally, as it has less toxins to process. And I have heard several accounts of people with chronic conditions who are able to improve their symptoms by making life changes to their diet and daily habits.
Such things are at odds with modern day living and society – where we are always encouraged to be ‘busy busy busy’. Striving to succeed. Attain. Accomplish. Impress. And make money. But there comes a time in a persons life when such thoughts become almost unavoidable.
Some example of positive lifestyle changes can be found in my book – The Genki Self Health Guide
And spontaneous qigong (zifa gong) could be a part of that gradual cleansing process. I am curious what kind of movements a person with a condition like fibromyalgia might manifest.
If your life is being made miserable by a chronic disease. Then it may be worthwhile trying out zifagong. And especially to see a healer who can activate it in you.
Once pathogenic energy has been cleared
So how do we know when there is no more pathogenic energy left in the body. How do we know when the body has cleared its Meridians/Channels of its blockages?
The answer logically should be when there are fewer movements during zifagong. But what then?
The answer is provided in an extract in a book called Zifa Gong by Alexander Brighton, which I will post a review about soon.
Alexander diligently practiced spontaneous qigong for two years. In this book he wrote:
After two full years of practicing zifa gong (spontaneous qigong), the energy in my body no longer generated any movement at all — except for one.
After two years of practice, every morning for the next two months, my internal energy simply forced me down to the ground into a cross-legged posture, as if to declare me ready for meditation.
Alexander Brighton, Zifa Gong
This tells us that there is an end game to spontaneous qigong. Or rather the beginning of a new stage.
Janne also makes a mention of how the spontaneous qi naturally leads him into a meditative pose at the end of practice. I recall that I also experienced this a few times at the end of a zifa-gong practice session:
After the spontaneous movement is finished, then usually comes the spontaneous meditation posture, it can be a posture of sitting or a lying on the floor.
Fancy that, the body’s Qi leads you into meditation naturally. You don’t have to lead it.
It is known that meditation is the pathway into greater spirituality and consciousness. It is more than just a way to reduce stress.
I can only conclude that meditation led by spontaneous qi must be a deeper and more profound experience. And it is highly significant that the spontaneous qi only leads that body into a meditation pose after it has cleared the meridians (or pathogenic qi).
Get on your butt and Give me Meditate!
We are told to meditate. It is supposed to help us relax the body, calm the mind, achieve a connection to the infinite/god/ etc. But the reality is that most people struggle with it. It is almost torturous to sit and try to stop your mind. So much easier to look at your smartphone. To check Kim Kardashian’s Butt size. David Beckham’s new tattoo etc.
So perhaps this is a reason for our inability to concentrate. We are full of energetic blocks. It hinders our ability to quieten the mind. By carrying out zifagong, the body removes many of these blocks and puts us in a trance like state, which is more conducive to entering a meditative pose.
Return to homeo-stasis
In this age or environmental toxicity, our bodies are increasingly moving deeper into an extreme state of imbalance. In order to bring us back to a more homeostatic – balanced state, many of us would do well to practice some of the internal arts – like qigong or yoga pranayama. And maybe go further by considering zifa gong. Start off, by reading more articles on my website. Links below.
- Qigong and Encounters with Spontaneous Qi: Part One
- 30 Day Trial of Spontaneous Qigong Practice
- Activating Spontaneous Qi / Shi Delon, Jason Dean videos – Message from Janne (1)
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