Qigong meditation and qigong healing techniques are a combination of physical movement and controlled breathing techniques with their roots in ancient Chinese medicine. This Chinese healing practice has helped many to gain good mental, physical, physiological, and spiritual health. Qigong meditation has been remarkably effective in treating various health conditions, including cardiovascular issues, diabetes, chronic fatigue, low immunity, insomnia, leg and back pain, and other health conditions. Yet scientific research to back these claims is limited.
It is the trust of millions of practitioners who experienced its healing benefits over the ages that have led to the popularity of Qigong. If you have been wondering about the healing benefits of qigong, and want to try it, then the best way would be to take classes from a master practitioner and start practicing on your own.
As I have mentioned earlier, qigong is a combination of physical movements and breathing techniques that help your body heal from within naturally. In this blog, I will discuss the breathing techniques involved in qigong healing techniques. Following are the different breathing techniques involved in Qigong practice:
The cleansing breath technique helps the practitioner cleanse the lungs, emotions, and mind. They are easy to perform and are quite effective when you practice correctly. The practitioner can expect to feel overwhelming relaxation in the lungs and nervous system with these breathing exercises. This breathing technique involves the practitioner breathing the air in through the nose, holding it in the lungs, and letting it all out through the mouth while exhaling.
Qi pressure breath
In this breathing technique, the practitioner learns the right way to pressure their qi or energy using the breathing technique. This breathing technique is used to cook the qi inside and create a powerful Qi circulation throughout the system. It helps in the quick restoration of balance, unblocks the channels, and re-energizes clogged Qi meridian points. It is the best way to store energy and re-energize the body.
This breathing technique helps the practitioner by improving their lung capacity, which further improves their capability to send maximum qi flow to any part of the body. The practitioners learn to fill their bellies and entire body with their breath. It improves blood circulation in the chest area, lower abdomen, arms, and shoulders. It also increases the body’s energy level and releases tension in the abdominal muscles.
In this breathing technique, the practitioner learns to channel their inner qi to the 4 Gates of the body, which include the two hands and two feet. Regardless of the qigong healing technique you practice, anyone can benefit by practicing the 4 gate breathing technique. This breathing technique involves accessing the lower vital energy center first, which is the meeting point for the four gates of the body. The focus should be on the center of the two palms and the bottom soles of the two feet.
Conclusion These are some of the most practiced breathing exercises involved in qigong healing techniques. There is so much more for you to explore while practicing yourself and experiencing the exceptional health and spiritual benefits of qigong.