"Awaken Qigong" is part of Kind Karma's Mission Program called, "TALK" - Teach All Loving Kindness. TALK is about teaching others how to connect with their own innate Loving Kindness and building a global community of Kind Karma Creators. TALK is a call-to-action and its aim is to teach people specific methods of how to choose kindness in their lives, and to spread Kind Karma® to those with whom they share the world. Awaken Qigong is one such method to assist in this calling, as it plants the seeds of positive change through holistic health, harmony and balance.
"TALK, one of Kind Karma's Mission Programs, is a call-to-action and its aim is to teach people specific methods of how to choose kindness in their lives, and to plant the seeds of positive change and holistic harmony to those with whom they share the world." - Dr. Dean Telano
"Awaken Qigong awakens your inner energy healer, mind of clarity, breath spirit, light essence and heart-spirit-mind." - Dr. Dean Telano
This is Part of Awaken Qigong's "Flow" 10 Exercise Sequence
Awaken Qigong Flow Exercise #10
Instructions for Exercise #10: Hugging the Majestic Mountain
1. Begin in a standing, relaxed stance - Wuji or Wu Chi.
Feet: are rooted, shoulder width apart and with toes close to parallel. The weight is slightly to front center over the feet.
Knees: are soft and slightly bent.
Hips: are relaxed, with the sensation of pushing downward into the floor with no tension; tailbone is slightly tucked in.
Waist: is supple with a sense of mobility and freedom.
Chest: is opened and slightly collapsed (the chest is not sticking out or lifted).
Shoulders, Elbows and Hands: are all slightly bent and relaxed. Shake out your arms before you begin if you notice you are carrying tension. To release shoulder tension, raise your shoulders as high as you can so that you can feel the effort of holding them up. Next, drop and relax your shoulders as much as possible while breathing out. Elbows are relaxed and and hands, wrists and fingers are relaxed at the sides. However, try to create am energetic connection with the Earth to make sure they aren’t limp.
Head: imagine from the top of your head you are hanging from an invisible bungee cord that is lifting your body upwards and straightening your spine. Your neck is long and relaxed.
Eye Gaze: is soft and looking slightly below horizon.
2. Try to feel the weight of your body as if hanging from an imaginary bungee cord.
Place your awareness at the bottoms of your feet. Focus through the Yong Quan Point (Kidney 1 - located on the sole of the foot in the depression) into the earth, and Bai Hui (Du Mai 20 - crown of your head) to the sky.
3. Breathe deeply into the Xia Dantian, your lower belly.
For two or three breaths.
4. Now, shift your weight on your heels, with your toes still touching the ground.
With your arms by your sides, inhale into the lower belly and raise your arms shoulder height, with palms facing one another. Keep your hands shoulder width apart. Exhale from your belly.
Inhale deeply as you move your hands and arms outward, opening the chest and stretching the inner arms.
As you open your arms, slightly rock forward. However, keep your heels lightly touching the ground. As you slightly rock forward, move your weight on acupuncture point, Yong Quan (Kidney 1 Point: located on the sole of the foot in depression).
5. As you breathe out, move your weight back on to your heels, closing the arms and gather the energy or qi between your hands.
Your hands should be about 3-6 inches apart.
When you slightly rock backwards, keep your toes still connected to the ground.
6. Now slowly lower arms down, as you move your arms back to your sides.
7. Repeat steps #1 through #6, eight times.
8. Option: This qigong movement or exercise can be practiced for 3-5 minutes.
Take slow breaths in and long breaths out.
Your breath should be slow, long and natural. Caution: Do not force or struggle with your breath.
Breathe in and out from the belly - the xia dantian. The xia dantian is approximately located in your lower belly, 2-3 inches below your belly button and 2-3 inches into your lower belly, straight back towards your spine.
Mindful Awaken Qigong Tips
Don't focus too much attention on the physical aspect, and too little attention on the breathing and meditation aspects. In Awaken Qigong, we teach holistic harmony and balance.
Be aware of synchronizing your arm and hand movements with your breath.
Raise your hands no higher than the center of your chest, as you keep your hands and arms energetically active, and feet rooted to the floor.
Keep your shoulders down and relaxed, your elbows bent and soft, and fingers energetically animated but naturally relaxed.
Ideally, inhale and exhale only through your nostrils. If this is impractical, inhale through your nose and exhale through your mouth.
"Awaken Qigong is a natural way to achieve vibrant health by nourishing your body, mind and spirit, and awakening your self-healing ability. Its core teaching reminds us that we are the very best doctors of own soul, and the best medicine to take is - self-love, compassion and kindness." - Dean Telano
Awakens, increases and directs the flow of energy.
Helps to calm the mind and quiet mental chatter.
Generates positive thoughts through the heart-mind sequence of movements.
Alleviates anxiety, anxiousness and agitated feelings.
Helpful for neurasthenia - physical and mental exhaustion or fatigue; chronic pain.
Helpful for insomnia.
Helps to normalize or blood pressure.
In Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) this exercise relates to the Fire and Earth elements and aids in regulating the Zhong Qi of the chest.
Helps to balance and tonify the energy or qi of the lungs and heart.
"Standing in a meditative state of mind with the body relaxed and properly aligned, increases chi (energy) circulation and opens up your energy channels. To achieve this meditative state, observe the flow of your breath and allow it to naturally awaken." - Dr. Dean Telano
Read about the "Benefits of Awaken Qigong"
Read about the "Crystal Awaken Qigong"
Qigong is not a substitute for conventional medical diagnosis or treatment for any medical or psychological condition. It is not intended as a replacement or substitute for medical treatment from a health care provider for any medical or psychological condition, nor should it be used as such. For such issues, you should seek the proper treatment from a licensed physician or healthcare professional. Be sure to consult your physician before starting this or any other exercise program.
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