Tibetan Qigong Four Foundation Practices
Five Element Stake
The postures & movements in this form accumulate fresh elemental energies from nature & the universe to replace unhealthy qi in the body’s related organ systems. In addition to enabling one to accumulate fresh qi, this qigong balances & strengthens the body down to the cellular level so that self-healing can take place.
One Finger Zen Dynamic
The meridians are natural energy pathways for ridding the body of disease & retaining good health. Through nine different movements, this practice gives one the ability to quickly gather energy & clear the meridians of blockages. Taught to the elite Shaolin monks more than 1,000 years ago, Master Wang & his teacher, the highly accomplished Khenpo Munsel Rinpoche, included this practice as part of a strong foundation for Tibetan Qigong because of its long history of effectiveness.
One Finger Zen Still Form
The fingers & toes are like the body’s electrical switches. Moving them activates a healthy flow of energy that balances & adjusts the corresponding organ systems. This rare qigong uses gentle movements to clear blockages, improve circulation & balance energy. Standing, sitting & lying down positions are taught.
Face Massage & Patting Meridians
While practicing qigong a strong energy field is generated. The energetic massage of the face & head recharges the qi field, promotes youthfulness, relaxes & nourishes one’s entire being. Massaging the ears & patting the acupuncture points along the meridians stimulates the internal organs, helps disperse energy blockages, & balances the flow of energy.