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Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Align Yourself with Nature: Let the Qi Flow

Alex Tuggle: http://www.holistic-back-relief.com/qi.html

Qi is the Basic Unit of all Life and Matter. Qi. Prana. Electrons, protons and neutrons. Prana is sanskrit for 'breath of life'. Qi is the Chinese word for the energetic composition of the Universe. Electrons, protons, and neutrons are the building blocks of all of the elements in the Periodic table which are thought to be the building blocks of all matter in the Universe.

These three separate concepts of reality are actually all describing the same phenomenon, just with a different focus due to their unique idea of how the world works. Ancient Chinese Taoist philosophers believed that everything in the universe is composed of, penetrated by, and connected by Qi. Qi is the basic medium for all physical form and function in the universe. Physical objects and life forms are just condensed forms of Qi, while gases and air and energy are less dense forms of Qi.

Einstein came up with an equation that describes this phenomenon precisely : E = MC2 
This equation states that all matter (M) is a form of energy (E). Without wood, there would be no fire. The application of intense heat to the block of wood allows the energy or Qi to be extracted from it in the form of light and heat which is dispersed into the air with smoke, leaving behind the empty husk of ash which is now depleted of most of its Qi.

So Qi is both visible in the form of matter, and invisible in the form of energy. We have come to believe in all sorts of things that are invisible to the human eye such as radio waves, microwaves, wireless internet, the stuff that makes your remote control work. So why not believe that there is this energy that runs through your body with your blood, sweat and tears that keeps everything flowing and functioning properly.

All thoughts, emotions, dreams and actions resonate outwardly into our surroundings and then a corresponding energy is reflected back to us to help us see ourselves more clearly. All of these thought and emotional frequencies are forms of Qi.

How to heal with Qi
Since Qi is the energetic flow of chemicals, nutrients, emotions, thoughts and consciousness, if we can become aware of its subtle vibration in our bodies and in our environment, we can learn to harmonize our own energy with our surroundings to reduce stress and anxiety, which will in turn promote health and wellness.
"When Qi stagnates, disease will arise."
Qi must always remain flowing. Never stopping or binding. This will cause poor circulation, high blood pressure, pain, and muscle tension. Chronic Qi stagnation can lead to even more serious diseases such as Liver diseases, Irritable Bowel syndrome, cancer, fibromyalgia, and on and on.

That is why we must always keep our bodily Qi flowing. There are simple Qigong exercises that are designed to keep our Qi flowing smoothly, therefore our health and vitality improves accordingly. After some practice (weekly practice for several months to a year) your body will feel much lighter and looser because your Qi is now flowing smoothly through all of your muscles, ligaments, organs and bones. Stress just washes away with the natural flow of Qi.

Your senses will become heightened. You might sense the subtle energy of your environment more vividly, as in Feng Shui, which is the Ancient Taoist art of aligning your house and living space according to the principles of nature. To be more specific, Feng Shui is the alignment of your living space with the Taoist theories of the Five Elements.

Most people probably are unable to even notice the difference between alignment and misalignment, however, with daily training, the world slows down, details will begin to emerge, you will become aligned with nature, and become aware of yourself as a Gamemaster.