An ancient Qigong breathing meditation technique with highly developed breathing skills changed the way we look at Qigong, and look at life. It is believed that Lao Zi was the creator of this Qigong as he was the first person to ever write about it in the Tao Te Ching (Dao De Jing). Now techniques from this Qigong technique are being used world record holders, by competitive athletes, even by elite military and spy agencies as it has proven to be a most effective method of exploring human potential.
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The Taoists have known this for thousands of years and have practiced what were once secret Qigong breathing meditation techniques that stimulated or “activated” the pineal, pituitary and thalamus region of the brain. I say “Qigong Breathing Meditation” because it is a Qigong meditation technique that utilizes a special breathing technique.
Qigong Breathing Methods
The breath in this Qigong method has many different variations for different effects. Some are deep, slow and long. Some vary with a long inhalation and short inhalation. Some have maximum inhalation and maximum exhalation depending on what you want to achieve. In some cases you will breathe as slow as possible while other times it can be very intense breathing. The variation and changing of the breathing pattern changes the outcome.
Once you have become proficient in this Primordial Breath you will learn the traditional Micro-Cosmic Orbit. Once you have gained proficiency in that, you will learn the advanced Micro-Cosmic Orbit which can be quite intense. It is only taught to more advanced practitioners as it is quite intense and there is a level of danger to it without proper instruction and a solid foundation. It squeezes the Qi intensely up into the brain.
The breathing aspect of this technique is only part of it. The other part is concentration. We focus on the third eye and the lower Dan Tian, pulsating them together with the breath. This generates a fire in the lower belly and activates the spirit, which the Taoist believe resides where our brain is.
“Where the Yi goes the Qi goes.
Where the Qi goes the blood flows.”
What is happening on an anatomical level is that through concentration on a particular area such as the center of the brain in coordination with breath, we are sending circulation to that area. By feeling into that area we can eventually gain control over the bag of fascia that surrounds the brain. We can thereby create a contraction in the brain and then release sending even more circulation to the targeted area. Many practitioners are even able to “feel” the area of the hypothalamus and pulse into that region. Gaining this sensitivity is the key to gaining master of the area that masters your body. The hypothalamus is known as the master switchboard because it’s the part of the brain that controls the endocrine system. The pituitary gland, which hangs by a thin stalk from the hypothalamus, is called the master gland of the body because it regulates the activity of the endocrine glands. The pineal gland has been known as the third eye. Of the endocrine organs, the function of the pineal gland was the last discovered. The pineal gland produces melatonin, which helps maintain circadian rhythm and regulate reproductive hormones.
By gaining mastery of this system you could potentially gain mastery to the inner workings of the body in a way that has not been explored by science yet, but it is beginning. With the advent of people like world record setters like “Iceman” Wim Hof and breathing master teachers Stanislov Grof the reality of the effects of some of these ancient breathing techniques are becoming more well known. Although the ancient Taoists have been hip to this stuff for a long time already, but they did not seek fame as to be a Taoist means to remain humble so the deeper teachings remain more hidden, kept for the trusted students.
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