Qigong practice is a very powerful exercise and skill that can help harmonize your body, breath, and spirit and fill your organs and meridians with fresh healing Qi. Furthermore, breath is an important link between body and mind, and a major component of guiding Qi.
The below 8 Method Qigong Breathing and Meditation Curriculum will help you not only in your movements but help you learn how to take deeper breaths, increasing oxygen levels in your blood.
These techniques will teach and guide you on effective procedures to harness Qi as well as the self-care and healing benefits of controlled breathing.
In this system, there are 64 Qigong Breathing Methods with 8 foundational techniques. Each exercise method has its own purpose and benefits.
Only by learning the correct techniques can you harness these benefits for your Qi and well-being.
This will aid the practitioner in cleansing the lungs, emotions, and mind.
These breathing exercises are quite easy to perform. When practiced correctly, you can expect o feel overwhelming relaxation in the lungs and nervous system with these breathing exercises.
The main practice includes breathing in through the nose, holding it in your lungs, and letting it all out through the mouth as you exhale.
This will aid the practitioner in increasing the lungs capacity to be able to send maximum Qi flow to any part of the body they wish. The student will discover how to fill their belly as well as their entire body with their breath.
This technique can also stimulate the flow of blood to the chest area, lower abdomen as well as shoulder and arms. It increases the body’s Qi or energy level and reduces tension in the abdominal muscles.
Qi Pressure Breath
In this Qigong technique, the practitioner will discover how to pressurise their Qi by creating a pressurisation of Qi. This can then be used to “cook” the Qi inside and create very powerful Qi circulation throughout the meridian system.
This practice helps to quickly restore balance as well as unblock and re-energize the clogged Qi meridian points. An unclogged meridian system is key to the constant flow of energy and blood. It is also the best way of storing energy and re-energizing the body.
These techniques will teach the practitioner how to move their Qi to the 4 Gates of the body which are the 2 hands and 2 feet. Four Gate Qigong Breathing has been widely used throughout the history of China for different purposes of Qigong practice.
Regardless of what Qigong you are practicing, you can benefit from this technique by doing it on its own or together with other Qigong forms and movements. Once the practitioner becomes proficient in this, they will add the 5th Gate. There are a total of 8 Gates.
To be able to practice this medical Qigong technique successfully, you need to access the lower vital energy center first through gate breathing. The lower vital energy center is the meeting point for the four gates of the body. The main points to focus on are the center of the two palms and the bottom soles of the two feet.
Golden Elixir Breathing
Once regarded in Chinese Qigong as a secret, now it is widely used in Medical Qigong, traditional Chinese medicine, and other healing Qigong practices. Here you use the power of saliva with special techniques to heal and strengthen you.
The golden elixir in Traditional Chinese Medicine is known as the water of life. It is basically a combination of the hormonal fluids and saliva. Saliva is considered to be very beneficial to both physical and spiritual development.
The golden elixir technique will help you access the healing potentials of the saliva. You will also learn how to use this medical Qigong technique to store surplus vital energy.
Learning to synchronize your breaths with the contraction and expansion of the 3rd eye and lower Dan Tian (vital energy center) will aid the practitioner in exploring new levels of consciousness.
Primordial Breathing is part of Static (Nei Dan) Sitting Qigong. Also known as Embryonic Breathing, takes effort and time.
Before you can proceed with this Qigong practice, you have to learn how to control your lower abdomen muscles, as well as master Normal Abdominal Breathing and Reverse Abdominal Breathing.
This technique will help you control your lower abdomen muscles and guide you through different exhaling processes as you breathe. These processes are known to not only prolong life but also cure several different sicknesses. This Qigong technique requires deep concentration and a certain level of expertise to maximize its benefits.
Traditional Microcosmic Orbit
This will be an introduction to an ancient and advanced Qigong way to meditate as you breathe with different Breathing exercises. This will be only an introduction as it requires an advanced level in the Primordial Breath.
This Qigong technique requires deep concentration as you breathe to have the desired effect on the system. This is why it is also termed “Circulation of light”.
It requires an expert level of breathing exercises. You can easily store and redistribute vital energy to the internal organs when you master this process.
Suction Breathing Method
Once the Qigong student completes the above breath techniques then they can discover this secret meant for only advanced Qigong practitioners.
Once you have become proficient in the various techniques then the next stage is to start to combine these techniques to create new techniques. An example of this is the highly secretive and well guarded White Tiger Breath. It combines Primordial Breath, Golden Elixir Breath, Qi Pressure Breath as you breathe and at the more advanced stages, Suction Breathing.
The main purpose of this technique is control. To attain this level, you must have successfully mastered the other forms. The suction method is considered the crown of all techniques. Reaching and mastering this stage gives you absolute control over the way you breathe. It helps you focus on the way you breathe to achieve different purposes.
As you can see from above, there are different variations of breathing in order to achieve different effects. Some breaths are deep, slow and long. Some start with a long inhalation and short inhalation. Some have maximum inhalation and maximum exhale, depending on what you want to achieve. In some instances, you will breathe as slow as possible and other times, you’ll be intensely breathing.
In sum, the variation and changing of the pattern changes the outcome.
Furthermore, by gaining mastery of this system you could potentially gain mastery to your inner workings in a way that has not been explored by science yet.
You can greatly improve your health and natural healing processes for healthier living by mastering the teachings of the 8 techniques.
Are you interested in beginning your healing process and journey to healthier living through the practice of breathing? Take the first step today by purchasing a copy of the White Tiger’s 8 Method Breathing and Meditation Curriculum.