Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Qigong Practice - La qi

In Zhineng Qigong, there is one independent exercise which everyone can learn to benefit himself. It is known as la qi (dragging the qi, a type of energy that flows through your body).

Here is how you do la qi:
1 Flex both arms in front of you until each forms an L-shape, with the vertical palms facing each other.
2 Place the vertical palms about 20 cm apart.
3 Move the palms towards each other until the distance is half, that is 10 cm.
4 Move the palms away again until their distance is 20 cm.
5 Repeat step 3 and 4, concentrating on the movement of palms.
6 Notice that with practice, you will feel repulsion of qi when both palms begin to approach each other.
7 If you have experienced step 6, your qi is flowing out of your palms.
8 Practise for about 10 minutes, then place the qi-generating palms on the part of your body where you experience pain to heal it.

Whenever I relax my arms qi will naturally flow and I can feel the tingling sensation at the fingertips. When you have enough practice, you should be able to experience the same feeling. Hence when I do la qi, I will experience great repulsion when my vertical palms move inwards.

Happy ‘la qi’ing!

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