Sample of the Taoist Alchemy Small Heavenly Circle Meditation. This is the active stage of your meditation practice that trains the mind to lead the qi energy. How is this done? In order to regulate the qi, the practitioner needs to become aware of the feeling of the qi or the sensation of the qi. What are the sensations of the qi and how to connect with them?
The sensations of the qi can be felt and experienced as hot, cold, itch, jump about, fullness, pressure, insect crawling, distension, electrical or like a floating pain that goes away. These are the same sensations that an acupuncturist looks for during an acupuncture treatment after the placement of needles. These are known as the arrival of qi sensations, the terms of “De qi” and “Qi zhi” or if it is painful Ashi as in Ah Yes there it is.
The first method of connecting with the feeling of the qi is also combined with the practice of storing the qi in the lower Dan Tian about 1.6 inches to 3 inches below the navel, inside the abdomen. The technique is known as Qi Chen Xia Dan Tian.
After the qi energy is stored it then can be directed by the mind up the back acupuncture channel and then down the front acupuncture channel.
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