ST102: Qigong Meditation Basics 2
Taught by Steven Sy
4 days: Typically, two consecutive weekends
Each day runs from 9:30am - 12:30pm and 2:00pm - 4:30pm (EASTERN TIME -- [UTC-5/4 ] )
PREREQUISITE: ST101: Qigong Meditation Basics 1
This course reviews and continues the course material from Qigong Meditation Basics 1
Our goal is renew and refresh the material from Qigong Meditation Basics 1 and then to explore methods to increase one's energy levels in the body. We explore breathing techniques, methods to ignite internal energy, and continued soft-body movement exercises to help accomplish this. This allows us to feel more vital and vibrant in our everyday living.
The theme of this class is: Breathing Techniques and the Three Fires
After reviewing the basic methods of Qigong Meditation Basics 1 for dealing with the primary energy drain of the body (namely lack of grounding and negative emotional states), we look to explore methods to increase our overall energy. Reviewing the emotional work is essential, so that any energy we add to the system does not end up being wasted by simply amplifying negative emotions. With this as foundation, we explore ancient Chinese breathing methods combined with internal work to build up the energy of the body. In so doing, we work with the internal power plants of the body (the Three Fires). All of this is supported by learning additional soft-body movement exercises (qigong) and a qigong form called Activate the Three Fires. in the end, we lay the groundwork to Awaken the Healing Light, covered in Qigong Meditation Basics 3.
ABOUT QIGONG MEDITATION BASICS 2
We will learn two new fundamental meditations for emotional and spiritual well-being:
- Natural Breathing Qi Ball: natural relaxation method one can do anywhere
- Reverse Breathing Qi Ball: easy meditative way to feed qi to the kidneys
In addition to the meditations, we will learn some supportive physical qigong:
- Tao Yin Qigong (2nd set): learn ways to invigorate through basic stretching
- Ocean Breathing: simple but powerful soft body movement to increase qi flow
- Seated Qigong: simple movements done in a chair to revitalize
- Deep Earth Pulsing: soft body movement method to get grounded
- Breathing Methods: natural, bellows (energizer), holding the one, reverse, embryonic
- Activate the Three Fires Form: qigong form designed to ignite healing energy (Part 1 to Three Fires and Six Directions Form)
- Phoenix: short qigong practice using the Six Healing Sounds
- Iron Bridge: undo compression and tension in the upper back with this practice
Along with the material in this section, we will review some of the meditations and qigong from Qigong Meditation Basics 1.
Review of Basics 1 material
More details on collecting energy
What are the dantians?
Do the dantians have color?
Ocean Breathing: simple but powerful soft body movement to increase qi flow
Ocean Breathing: Guided PRACTICE
What is the value of Ocean Breathing?
Seated Qigong: qigong practices you can do seated in a chair
Seated Qigong: Guided PRACTICE
What is Natural Breathing?
Natural Breathing Qi Ball: what is its function?
Natural Breathing Qi Ball: Guided PRACTICE
Deep Earth Pulsing: soft body movement method to get grounded
Deep Earth Pulsing: Guided PRACTICE
What is bellows breath?
Phoenix: short qigong practice using the Six Healing Sounds
Phoenix: Guided PRACTICE
Iron Bridge: undo compression and tension in the upper back with this practice
Iron Bridge: Guided PRACTICE
What are the Three Fires?
Where are the Three Fires?
How do you activate the Three Fires?
What is the Holding the One meditation?
Holding the One meditation
More details on Tao Yin Qigong
Tao Yin Qigong (2nd set): learn ways to invigorate through basic stretching
Tao Yin Qigong (2nd set): Guided PRACTICE
What is the Activate the Three Fires Form?
Activate the Three Fires Form: Guided PRACTICE
What is the Three Fires and Six Directions form?
What is Reverse Breathing?
Reverse Breathing Qi Ball: what is its function?
Reverse Breathing Qi Ball: Guided PRACTICE
What are the diaphragms?
Activating the Diaphragms through Reverse Breathing
What is Embryonic Breathing?
How do you do Embryonic Breathing?
What can we use Embryonic Breathing for?
What is the third eye?
What is the heavenly eye?
Preview of Awakening the Healing Light
What are the next steps after the Basics 2 material?
In total, I look forward to sharing "Qigong Meditation Basics 2" with you.
If anyone has any questions in advance of the class,
Steven may be contacted at his email address: steven [at] spiritualtao [dot] com.
NEXT COURSE IN SEQUENCE IS ST103: Qigong Meditation Basics 3
At the end of this course, students will receive an attendance certificate which will identify hours completed in the MANTAK CHIA® system, which may be used toward the certification requirements in his system.
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This course is a main core course in the curriculum.