Course Content
Fundamentals
Wuji and the absence of unnecessary tension Movement and Flow Stillness
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Chi Flow and Stillness
Chi flow and stillness A 15-minute daily practice
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Releasing Tensions and Letting Go
Wuji to Qigong State of Mind
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The Power of the Mind
How much power of self-healing or harm do you hold? Estimates of the placebo cure rate range from a low of 15 percent to a high of 72 percent. The nocebo effect has a dark side, leading to adverse reactions or side effects to treatment, and has an unquantified effect on our overall state of health. Our Qigong practice recognises the power of the mind both negatively and positively and works with positive states of well-being, while releasing the negative.
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Mid-Course Review
A review of what you already know
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Deeper Physical, Emotional & Mental Relaxation
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Qigong State of Mind
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Level One: Foundation Qigong Skills
About Lesson

The benefits we get from practicing Qigong regularly include:

  • Clearing illness
  • Increasing vitality
  • Improved focus and awareness
  • Overall feeling of well-being

Specifically Qigong helps to address:

  • Our response and resilience to stressors
  • Reduced inflammation
  • Pain management
  • Feeling calmer
  • More relaxed
  • Being more balanced, centred and grounded
  • And much more…

What are some the things that negatively influence chi flow?

  1. Anxiety
    2. Intense emotions
    3. Frustration
    4. Stress (Response)
    5. Trauma
    6. Pain
    7. Unhelpful Breathing
    8. Grief
    9. Accidents
    10. Fear
    11. Loss
    12. Worry
    13. Tension/Tensing
    14. Habitual Body patterns & Posture
    15. Conflict

What are some things that positively influence energy flow?

  1. Helpful breathing
    2. Awareness
    3. Relaxation
    4. Playing with children
    5. Walk in nature/being in nature
    6. Swimming in sea
    7. Movement
    8. Meditation
    9. Love
    10. Laughing/Smiling
    11. Cuddle
    12. Nourishing Diet
    13. Socialising
    14. Hydration
    15. Qigong

Stage 1 – Wuji and the absence of unnecessary tension

  • Stand upright and relaxed
  • Allow your body to move and sway
  • Absence of unnecessary tension
  • Coming to stillness

Simply becoming aware and adjusting how we are sitting or standing can have a profound effect on our energy flow and sense of well-being.

Practicing Wuji isn’t about trying to hold yourself still in a perfect posture. It is a practice of physical, emotional and mental relaxing.

By allowing your body to gently move and sway, side to side, will help you find your natural centre and upright posture. Notice if you are trying to hold yourself still, in contrast to enjoying flowing stillness.
Practicing relaxing and releasing is a step to entering a qigong state of mind, and leads to energy flow.

 

Smile from the Heart

Smiling from the heart is a powerful tool with profound outcomes. Negative emotions and thoughts are strong for sure, and can leave us feeling exhausted and stressed. However, a genuine smile will melt the tension of the most stressed and hardened person.

In Shaolin Cosmos Qigong we practice ‘Smiling from the Heart’ as part of ‘Entering a Qigong State of Mind’. It helps release tensions and blocks and opens the pathways for energy to flow more freely. It is also an exercise you can do anytime, for the benefit of many.

 

A Reminder of the Stillness Practice

  • Following gentle movement and flow, then come to rest in stillness.
  • Simply return to Wuji posture, relaxed, upright and open.
  • Follow your breath as you breath in through your nose and out through the mouth with a gentle ‘ha’ sound as you exhale.
  • Don’t worry about any thoughts, sensations or imagery that present themselves, simple rest your awareness on your breath in Wuji posture.
  • After a few minutes rub your palms together and massage your face and head.
  • Stay gently present in your body as you practice. No need to go anywhere or disappear.

 

A Qigong Practice

A Qigong practice will take about 10-15 minutes. The following will give you a rough guide to the timings, but is not meant to be exact:

  • Wuji and gentle flow 2-3 minutes
  • Entering a Qigong State of Mind 2-3 minutes
  • Smiling from the Heart 30 seconds
  • Qigong Pattern/s 1-3 minutes
  • Chi Flow 3-5 minutes
  • Flowing Stillness – 3-5 minutes

The 10-15 minutes is simply a guide, so your practice may be more or less. Be sure to spend time at the beginning and the end.

We call that: From Stillness to Movement to Stillness.

 

CONSISTENT DAILY PRACTICE IS THE KEY TO SUCCESS

By changing your habits of practice your life will shift beyond doubt.

 

Exercise Files
FA Level 1 – Lesson 2.pdf
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