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This is one simple Qigong method originated by a Chinese doctor Li Guang Po in China. Using this procedure, one can gain the degree of small circulation in about a month. There are other more elaborate approaches and individuals practicing them often wind up failing to open up their little flow and reap the advantage of excellent health. I picked up this method quite unintentionally. It’s the hidden hand of my spiritual guides which may have engineered the chance for me to get a helpful method of meditation.

Qi – Inner Energy Movement

The tiny circulation/Micro-cosmic Orbit refers to the opening up of the acupuncture points along the Governing (Tu) Vessel and Conception (Ren) Vessel – the back and front meridians of our body, along our front and rear spinal column – and providing an obstructed movement of Qi – inner energy.

The key acupuncture points are the Bahui (Crown Chakra), Yingtang (Brow Chakra), Shangzhong (Heart Chakra), lower Dan Tien/Qihai (Sacral Chakra), Weilu (Base Chakra), JiaJi (approximately back of heart chakra), Yu Zhen or Jade Pillow (back of our throat approximately where the neck and the head meets).

The method employs the principle of gravity – when energy is totally deposited in 1 acupuncture point, it becomes overflow and moves downwards to fill up the lower acupuncture point. The toughest part is when the energy reaches the bottom – the Weilu or close to the Base Chakra – it’s to move upward along the rear of our spine and get to the crown and resettle on the stage of this path where the tongue touches. The palate.

Qigong Breathing

The fundamental principle of the Qigong process is breathing. You focus on your breathing in and out, a workout you can do anyway at any given position. You don’t need to sit in lotus position, close your eyes unless you’re graduated into a different level of Qigong meditation, where you may need to meditate on the lower Dan Tien. To prepare to do this exercise, you want to remember to breathe through your nose, and also possess the tongue curled up touching your palate.

BREATHING OUT IS REALLY IMPORTANT. As you breathe out, try to feel a power rushing into your body through your nose. Add a little strength on your breathing out, but not overly explosive or else you’d feel giddy. For start, you need to feel the energy causing a tightening feeling in your throat each time you breathe out. Do a set of 12 breathing out exercise (Not forgetting to softly breath into refill your lung), during a semester. The Chinese believe that the best time to meditate is the 12 noon and 12 midnight, but it isn’t a hard and fast rule.

Moving Energy through Chakras

Next, as soon as your throat is full of Qi, it would proceed to your heart chakra as your breathe OUT. When the heart chakra is full of energy, then it is going to move downwards to your gut. As you lead in more Qi, you need to feel a warm on your stomach. While the Qi is building up on your gut, you’d have a larger appetite for food. You’d fart more often but the fart isn’t smelly.

After the gut is filled with energy, the Qi would move down to a crucial acupuncture point – The Dan Tien (Sacral chakra), two palms downward from the naval and about half an inch . The entire rigmarole would replicate itself filling up your Dan Tien using energy. It’s at this point you need to do some proper meditation, aside from the breathing exercises, by focusing your will or focus on the Dan Tien to combine the Qi there. The Dan Tien, or properly called, Qihai is a crucial acupuncture point in Chinese Qigong practice; it’s the all important storage and distribution centre of Qi within the body.

After the Dan Tien, the Qi move back and forth rest on the Weilu acupuncture point (Base chakra). This is the start of the toughest part of the exercise.

When the Weilu close Base Chakra is filled with energy, the Qi is supposed to move upward along the spine – the clearing of Three Gates/Chakra (San Guan) The first barrier is the movement up through the coccyx. (Weilu) near the Base Chakra. There are two major bridges of connection – first the tongue palate, the Heaven Bridge and the next lower link, the Earth Bridge. I teach a method not mentioned by the author of the book, that’s using the contraction of the anus to push the Qi. Another method is for me to utilize my Qi to help push it upwards for my pupils. So, with some perseverance, you breathe out and will the Qi to start itself upsurge journey.

During this vital stage of moving the energy up, the legs have to be crossed. The reason is that a novice meditator wouldn’t have sufficient experience or understanding in restraining the Qi with his will. This would lead to the Qi going downwards to the legs and cause cavities of Qi to be formed there. So by meditating on the sitting posture, having the legs crossed, it might stop the Qi from being deposited to the toes.

The next barrier is the JiaJi acupuncture point across the rear spine (somewhere reverse the heart chakra). You continue to breathe out to move the Qi and do the meditations exercise by focusing on the reduced Dan Tien.

After emptying the JiaJi, the energy travels upwards until it reaches the Third Obstacle, the Jade Pillow (Yuzhen) Acupuncture point. Now, you would feel some discomfort at the back of the mind as the Qi attempts to break through. Again, perseverance pays off, and you should have the ability to clear this last hurdle before you fill out the energy loop joining the front and rear meridians. Once it accomplishes this stage, the Qi would move up to your crown and break there. You should experience a sense of enlightenment when that occurs. Next, it’s simpler for the Qi to proceed to clean your forehead chakra before resting the point at which your tongue touches the palate.

Continue to Maintain the Loop

So, you’ve completed the little flow, the fantasy of each Qigong practitioner. Now, even without the help of breathing out you can move energy through your entire body. Your general health should improve and it’s now easier for you to improve your spiritual development. You may continue to maintain the loop open by using your will to circulate the Qi from back to front and from front to back.

To assist you clear the tricky acupuncture points, you can use stones – I prefer raw garnet, which are good to practice in your Dan Tian. I am able to assist students to hasten the opening of the micro or small flow by churning the movement of qi in their own body.

A word of warning: This method shouldn’t be practiced by women in pregnancy and those with history of hypertension must seek treatment to reduce their blood pressure before trying it. Over the long run, correct practice of the method will alleviate the high blood pressure issue.