Calming the mind is such an important technique used in qigong healing. When the clients mind is calm they can ‘see’ more clearly. They can discover their own solutions, they can begin to nurture their mind.
And remember in qigong healing, we’re not just talking about ‘the mind’ we’re talking about Shen – you can see a persons shen in their eyes.
In qigong healing terms if the eyes are bright and sparkling, shen is strong and strong shen equals peace of mind. The functions of Shen relate to the Spirit, consciousness, the ability to articulate thought clearly, memory, intelligence and creativity.
I hope now can you see why using qigong healing techniques to calm the mind is so important?
When I’ve got my qigong healing ‘hat’ on I teach a more powerful form of this technique, but the great thing about the technique I show in the video is that it is really simple and really safe for you to do on your own.
Here’s the written instructions, if you are unable to view the video for any reason:
- Find a nice comfy place, where you wont be disturbed for the next 3 to 5 minutes whilst you practice this qigong healing technique.
- Sitting symmetrically, close your eyes and as you breathe in through your nose, say the words ‘In Deeply’ to yourself. And as you breathe in feel your tummy pressing outwards. Be sure to undo any tight buttons or belts! Avoid having the chest rising and falling, you want to be breathing deeply.
- As you breathe out through your mouth, say the words ‘Out Slowly’ to yourself. And relax the body and the mind even further.
- Repeat steps 2 and 3 of this qigong healing technique for a maximum of 5 minutes.
This qigong healing technique really is that simple, so keep it simple. No fancy ‘creative visualisations’ or nothing. Just focus on your breathing and use the ‘In deep’, ‘out long’ to calm the mind.
When you’ve finished this qigong healing technique, open your eyes and just take a few breaths to bring yourself back to material reality =) Avoid jumping up and racing off into the world.
And that’s it. Feel free to practice it as many times a day as you like, but avoid doing for longer than 5 minutes and make sure you won’t be disturbed. Let me know how you get on with it by leaving a comment in the box below. Go on, don’t be shy.
Opening the heart and calming the mind are just 2 of the qigong healing techniques used in qigong healing. In future posts I’ll share a few more with you.
Bye for now
Marcus James Santer