It's worth mentioning that the Passive Martial Arts (Tai Chi, Qi Gung, zham Zhong) all focus on the energy (Qi) which accumulates in the DanTien, and focus on its manifesting in all channels which transport Qi around the body.
I teach Qi Gong, and there is a particularly powerful standing Meditative visualisation I lead my students through....i always but always warn them that this is an extremely powerful exercise, and that at any first sign of light-headedness or unsteadiness, they should sit down, and even, if they feel like it, lie down quietly, and breathe deeply.....
This standing meditation focuses on distributing the Qi from the DanTien to important pivotal points in the body, and back....
in the past, i have had one lady faint,one gentleman begin to weep, and a third gentleman perspired so profusely, he was utterly soaked by the end of the session.
And I do mean, drenched.
The lady who fainted was absolutely stunned by the effect (she bore no ill-will whatsoever) and was flabbergasted that such a simple exercise could produce such a movement of energy.
The gentleman who began to weep declared that the exercise must have brought up some extremely profound and hitherto buried emotions, and was glad of the experience..... but chose to share nothing more, quite understandably. I know he was pretty overwhelmed by it all, too.....
"Samsara: The human condition's heartbreaking inability to sustain contentment."
Elizabeth Gilbert, 'Eat, Pray, Love'. Simplify: 17 into 1 WILL go: Mindfulness!Quieta movere magna merces videbatur.
(Sallust, c.86-c.35 BC)
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