QSoM, Qigong State of Mind

QSoM, Qigong State of MindQigong is a combination of form, energy and mind, with ‘mind’ being perhaps the most important aspect.

When practicing Qigong exercises make sure to begin in a meditative state of mind called a Qigong State of Mind or QSoM.  

If you cannot enter a QSoM then you cannot do Qigong. So every time we practice Qigong we are also practicing qigong meditation.

The Microcosmic Orbit

microscopic orbit The Microcosmic Orbit also known as the ‘Self Winding Wheel of the Law’ and the circulation of light is a Taoist Qigong or Taoist yoga Qi energy cultivation technique.

It involves deep breathing exercises in conjunction with meditation and concentration techniques which develop the flow of qi along certain pathways of energy in the human body which may be familiar to those who are studying Traditional Chinese Medicine, Qigong, T’ai chi ch’uan, Neidan and Taoist alchemy.

洗髓經 – Xi Sui Jing

HuangDiMuscle/Tendon Changing and Brain/Marrow Washing Qigong

China has more than seven thousand years of history. The greatest contribution it can make to benefit the human race is to share the knowledge it has accumulated in the field of Qi. The study of Qi has contributed to the development of medicine, religion, martial arts, and methods for maintaining health and increasing longevity. Thousands of years of Qigong experience and experimentation have built up solid proof that this ancient medical and spiritual knowledge can help the human race.

Prajna – The Perfection of Wisdom

prajna paramitaThis paramita is the enlightened quality of transcendental wisdom, insight, and the perfection of understanding.

The essence of this paramita is the supreme wisdom, the highest understanding that living beings can attain—beyond words and completely free from the limitation of mere ideas, concepts, or intellectual knowledge. Beyond the limited confines of intellectual and conceptual states of mind, we experience the awakened heart-mind of wisdom and compassion—prajna paramita. Prajna paramita is the supreme wisdom (prajna) that knows emptiness and the interconnectedness of all things.

Dhyana – The Perfection of Concentration

Kapaleeshwarar_GopurumThis paramita is the enlightened quality of concentration, meditation, contemplation, samadhi, mindfulness, mental stability.

Our minds have the tendency to be very distracted and restless, always moving from one thought or feeling to another.

Because of this, our awareness stays fixated in the ego, in the surface layers of the mind and emotions, and we just keep engaging in the same habitual patterns of behavior.