The Anatomy of Inner Power. Kwan Ping Qigong

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1 The Anatomy of Inner Power Kwan Ping Qigong Waist Circles feet together, hands at lower back Hip Circles (1/4 turn with sassy bump) Knee circles pulling ankles 7x Stretch and pull Kid6/UB62 Arching back 7x Side bending x3 Hands down Arm overhead Hands clasped Twisting waist Bagua palm changes Postural Training in Qigong and throughout history The four respectable positions Lying down Sitting Standing Walking The importance of understanding scientific terminology Taiji and Qigong research Reducing falls Systems affected Muscular slow twitch/fast twitch Skeletal - Piezoelectricity Fascial subtle energy communication? Gill Hedly The Fuzz Tensegrity Structures Buckminster Fuller Tom Myers Anatomy Trains

2 Sensory-Motor Amnesia Hanna Somatics, Feldenkrais, Alexander Technique, etc. Standing Meditation in Qigong training Indications: Builds Qi Structural Training Inner Power Nei Gong The posture of inner power: Starting with the Ming The source of Ming is in the waist. Attention must be paid to the changes from substantiality to insubstantiality, and vice versa. The Qi should be rendered to flow through the entire body without stagnation. Opening the Ming Men Finding the upright pelvic bowl between blossoming sit bones and tucking the tailbone Two problems Hyperlordosis Bulging disk issues Practices: side push with Club booty Side push with old man o Find the sweet spot Wall push in each position inner and outer spiral Feet 9 points of balance o Avoiding supination or pronation Fire and Water points Kneading Tiger Knees poised think ninja/cat Modified Hinge avoid rotation side to side (proper foot position will help with this! horse riding or holding the beach ball Kua

3 Relaxed through the inguinal region Adductor stretches can be useful o Frog o Baddhakonasana Lateral rotator stretches as well hold up Hui Yin What is Hui Yin? Don t lift, hold up Mula Bandha 4 Posture Universal post standing Establish Wuji posture with the foundation as above Inhale and stretch open the chest, exhale stretch open the back. Posture #1 open the third eye Embrace a ball at the level of the eyebrows. Inhale and bring the middle fingers in to touch the third eye area. Exhale and expand out to the ball position. Imagine a spiral of purple qi connecting your third eye to all the wisdom in the universe. Posture #2 Immortal holds the post Bring the ball down now to chest level. Inhale and come in to touch CV 17, then expand back out to holding the ball. Imagine a column of light that extends infinitely upward and infinitely downward. (as you advance, imagine becoming the column of light). Posture #3 Holding the Dan Tien Come down now to the lower abdomen. Inhale, come in to touch CV 6, exhale out to holding the ball. Imagine that there is a ball of qi that expands from the center of the belly out and presses against the hands. It also expands in back, spherically. Posture #4 Wuji posture Release the arms down hollow armpits, palms facing back. Var. 1 (yin version) Begin to imagine that inside your body there are no bones, no muscles, no organs, and so forth. Imagine that the entire inside of your body is water. Now feel the atmosphere against your skin - the Qi of the world around you. Imagine that you are standing in a vast ocean, you can feel it press on you from every side.

4 Imagine now that the boundary dissolves and the drop (you) merges with the ocean. Imagine that you can feel every current in the water around you. Var 2. (yang version) Imagine that slowly your entire body is disappearing. Now that your physical body has disappeared, only your spirit body is left standing in your spot. As you inhale, imagine drawing qi from all around you in and filling the spirit body. As you exhale, see the spirit body glow with brilliant radiance. Postural Principles Hollow the chest, pluck up the back Uddiyana Bandha Avoiding Turtle Back The Spinal Bow Descending Heart Fire Spirit of vitality reaches the top Connecting Bai Hui to the polestar Try suspended from the ceiling Suspending the ceiling Jaw level Jalandhara Bandha The awkward kiss Eyes closed for inner vision Eye level Openness/closure Yin eyes The 8 posture Yi Quan Standing 1. Arms floating on the water 2. Embrace the tree 3. Embrace the Dan Tien 4. Hold up the Dan Tien 5. Upper burner emitting qi 6. Middle burner emitting qi 7. Lower burner emitting qi 8. Re-gather the qi (optional) 9. Purging the subtle body of excess

5 Relationship of standing to iron shirt training, martial arts rooting, and iron palm training. Kinetic Chains and the spinal ripple Testing the structure with tendon changing exercises The push revisited, with dragon body spinal ripple Learning to push in Qigong postures Kundalini and sexual yoga connexions Walking meditation Jurassic park walking to tonify the kidneys and grounding Walking against resistance Sitting meditation The 7-fold posture of Vairochana Spine straight like an arrow or a stack of coins Legs crossed in the vajra position Hands in Dhyana Mudra shoulders like a vulture Chin tucked in slightly like an iron hook (?) Tongue touches the palate Lips and teeth not clenched Eyes gaze at nothing in particular, about a foot in front of the nose Posture 8 Breath to 10 (from the abidharmakosa) 7fold posture related to the 5 vayus or winds within the body. Meditation posture corrections: Sit higher! Blocks under the knees Mudras Hand Pillows THE CHAIR!

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