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Holistic Happenings - No Hurry, No Worry - Help Yourself Heal with Qigong
May 28, 2013
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Table of Contents1 - No Hurry, No worry - A Lesson from Qigong
2 - Wellness Tips from Master Chunyi Lin
3 - Upcoming Event - Spring Forest Healingfest
No Hurry, No Worry - A Lesson from QigongTwenty-some years ago when I was training to become a teacher I was also praying to learn patience. The answer to my prayer came with a job offer to teach first grade. Kindergarten and first grade were the two grades I said I would never teach!
Needless to say, I had to cultivate patience in a hurry. Now that I am much older, and hopefully wiser and more self-aware, I like to think of myself as very patient in most ways.
Enter qigong. Minute after minute I follow Master Chunyi Lin moving my hands up and down, and breathing in and out. I feel myself getting impatient with the slow pace and repetitious movements even though I feel the energy growing stronger. My impatient monkey mind asks, "Is it time to move on yet? How about now?" (reminds me of little children asking, "Are we there yet?")
When I'm tempted to hit the fast forward arrows I remind myself of Bob Ellal standing in a qigong pose for two hours a day healing himself of cancer. I remind myself of a movie based on a true story a terminal cancer patient who tried reversing her disease with the only option left to her, alternative medicine. She and her fully supportive husband drank strange concoctions and tried all sorts of remedies to no avail. Finally, her search ended at the home of a qigong master who reminder her over and over during the months they worked together, "No hurry, no worry." She experienced a full return to health.
So, I've learned that I too need to take a few breaths and allow myself to slow down inside and sink into the experience of the exercises and whatever else I may be doing with presence and ease to receive full value from them. When there is a sense of hurry, there is worry, and that means stress. As we know well, stress and healing do not mix.
In the Members Area under Featured Videos (password: members) you will find two of Master Li's qigong videos. Give yourself the gift of 7 minutes to experience them with "No hurry, no worry." Enjoy!
Wellness Tips from Master Chunyi LinYou tree lovers will love this first tip! If you suffer from arthritis or other joint pain, practice the Breathing of the Universe exercise (see the featured videos) facing a pine tree or with your back facing the tree. "The energy of the pine is good for joints, arthritis, and pain in the spine and neck," Chunyi says. If you have heart or liver problems, do the exercise near a maple tree. I would add that if you stand in bare feet, you will also receive the benefits of grounding at the same time.
Here is what he has to say about sleep. "Sleeping is a natural form of meditation and a form of Qigong. It's the perfect way to balance yin and yang energy in the body."
"'Qi sleeping' helps to balance your energy. During sleep, the energies of the heart, mind, body, and spirit unite," Chunyi says. "It's so wonderful because you are practicing Qigong while you sleep!"
To get the most out of your sleep he encourages you to follow these practices:
1-Put a smile on your face as you close your eyes to cause your brain to send out endorphins that help you feel good.
2-Relax your body from head to toe, breathing slowly, deeply, and gently.
3-Focus your attention on your lower dantian, the energy center deep behind the navel. Imagine bright, loving energy there. Send unconditional love energy to your lungs and to any part of your body where you have pain. Allow your body to feel the love.
4-Send a message to your body. For example, say to yourself, "Tonight I will sleep in eight hours of Qigong meditation. Tomorrow when I wake, all my channels are open. All the blockages in my body are gone. I am completely healed, and I feel happy and healthy."
5-When you wake in the morning, don't spring out of bed right away. Lie still as you take three deep breaths. Then rub your hands and massage your face. Massage your ears. Then get up and enjoy your day.
"When you sleep well and feel peace in your body," Chunyi says, "every cell has time to rejuvenate. The next morning you wake up with good energy and are ready to go!"
Upcoming Event - Spring Forest HealingfestYou can learn many other ways to balance your energy and help your body heal during the free online Spring Forest Healingfest starting June 10th. Chunyi Lin will even guide you in gentle exercises and two Sitting Meditations that develop your mental concentration and help clear your body's energy channels to promote healing.
Get your free pass here.
Chunyi's system of healing is based on an ancient practice called Qigong. He is a Qigong Master, himself. Qigong (pronounced chee-gong) has been around for over 5,000 years and is actually the grandfather of Chinese medicine, including Tai-Chi, acupuncture, and Shiatsu. It works with your body's energy, or "Qi."
As Dr. Richard Gerber puts it, "…by moving Qi through the body, you can heal yourself of many ailments."
Qigong is a way to gently and thoroughly release nearly all energy blocks and eliminate most causes of illness and imbalances. Dr. Wang Chong Xing from the Shanghai Institute of Hypertension said in a PBS documentary that after 30 years of study, "We think Qigong can cure every kind of disease, some responding better than others."
Practicing Qigong and using it to help yourself heal involves a simple combination of breathing, focused concentration, gentle movements, and healing meditations. You will be able to learn this free of charge during the upcoming Spring Forest Healingfest.
You will have complimentary access to 10 professionally produced audio sessions and two video sessions for six days beginning June 10th. You will learn to harness Qi energy, you will see exactly how to practice Qigong, and you will experience powerful and beautiful meditations—all designed to raise your energy and help you heal.
Dr. Bill Manahan from the University of Minnesota Medical School said, "I would place Qigong equal in importance to the incredible discoveries in the forties called antibiotics and in the fifties called immunizations."
Get your free pass now.
No time? Remember, "No hurry, no worry."
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Until next time,
Wishing you happiness, healing, and wellness by design.
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