Pei Yuan Qigong
1. Enrich Jing to foster the very original
Choose any standing, sitting, lying and walking posture. The sitting posture is preferable. For novice it is not easy to master the essential points in walking posture therefore, it is advisable not to try it at the beginning.
Once the practice begins, please follow the following sequence:
1-1. Before going to practice, in the brain please have an idea "I want to practice" and then select the practice location (pay attention to the direction you face for beneficial to your practice). Well prepare everything for your practice.
1-2. Once the practice is under way, tell yourself: “I have started practice” and then concentrate on practice and get rid of all stray ideas, which keep disturbing my mind. Then from the head down to the center of two feet relax the entire body slowly and little by little (relax muscles and joints and every part of the body). When you visualize relaxing the entire body please do not get involved into the details as to how to relax one muscle, how to relax one joint, how to relax one piece of skin, how to relax each internal organ, etc. Only have an idea to relax the whole from top down and you would feel all muscles and joints begin to relax. Breathe naturally and let all things go naturally. Perform the relaxation sequence three times until you feel the body become light. Keep your posture and do not move.
1-3. Choose natural nasal inspiratory and expiratory breathing, mouth closed, eyes gently closed, tongue slightly curls to touch the upper palate.
1-4. Mind focused on the lower Dantian for 3-5 minutes.
1-5. Imagine you are widely high in the sky, all brilliance of the Sun, Moon and stars converge to form golden Qi, which continue to engulf your body, contain it and permeate the body---all your body is in the golden air.
1 - 6. Have normal breathing (i.e. when breathing in lower abdomen sticks out; when exhaling lower abdomen shrinks), naturally and gently. Then inhale and imagine to have a small opening at the top of the head, and from which the golden Qi, composed by the brilliance from sun, moon and stars, begin to be sucked in. Imagine, from the head down along the center of the body there is a straight-shaped hollow channels which connects this small opening with lower Dantian; when exhale, please imagine that the golden Qi begins to be absorbed by the lower Dantian. When exhale, the evil Qi begins to be released and it will descend along the two sides of the thigh down to feet center (Yongquan), and go out to penetrate deep into the center of the earth (Figure 1). Yes, when you inhale, please relax the whole body, and if you get accustomed with the process, please accompany a slight contraction of the anus during the inhalation (like to tolerate the stool, do not force too much).
1 - 7. Practice: Fully relax every parts of the body, the body static, as like fall into sleep, let the breathing in and out all by their own way; place your attention upon Lower Dantian, the attention is there but no observance is there for checking, feel ease and relaxed. Feel comfortable, calm and free of any disturbance from any distracting ideas, so quiet that it is like the still water with no wind in motion, so still there is only one full moon hanging high up with no clouds whatever, so tranquil realm of nothingness that all seems to extinguished forever.
Each time, practice for half an hour to 1 hour long before ending the practice. Attention here is the correct way for ending the practice because practitioners need to well arrange the Qi into Lower Dantian. Two hands overlap, left hand presses against the navel via Lao Gong (the center of palms), the right hand overlaps over the back of left hand (Figure 2), then with navel as center point gently move two hands clockwise in a circle, from left to right, from top to bottom, from inside to outside, altogether 18 ~ 36 times (Figure 3); and then replaced with anti-clockwise direction, from right to left; from the outside in, the gently rub the navel area for 18 to 36 loops (Figure 4). For women choose the opposite direction (Figures 5, 6). Then rub two hands till you feel hot, and apply them to wash face 18 times, relax the body, take on slow walking for 5 -7 minutes before ending all practice.
For married practitioners who often feel weak with lumbar region please prepare the following herbal pills for help your practice. Yes, it works fine for practitioners who do not have such symptom.
Rehmannia, 30 grams
Chinese angelica, 30 grams
astragalus, 30 grams
black beans, 30 grams
papaya, 30 grams
Medlar, 30 grams
Wujiapi, 30 grams
Morinda, 30 grams
Digupi, 30 grams
Dodder, 30 grams
Ligustrum lucidum, 30 grams
Achyranthes, 30 grams
Polygonatum, 30 grams,
plantain seed, 24 grams
Eucommia ulmoides, 24 grams
Phellodendron, 24 grams
Cistanche, 24 grams
White Poria, 24 grams
Drynaria, 24 grams,
cornua cervi pantotrichum 20 grams (if not available replace with red ginseng)
licorice root, 15 grams
leek son, 15 grams
Cynomorium son, 15 grams
small fennel, 15 grams
Grind all the medicine into powder before putting them into a bottle, pour in rice wine till the powder got submerged by the wine about one index finger deep. Keep the bottle under seal for one month. Drink the medicinal alcohol 10 ml each time, two times daily, each in every morning and evening.
Normal Effects: after 10 days practice, 90 percent of people will have a slight heat feeling inside Lower belly even the exact location may vary. Also, while the abdomen may very now and then issues bowel sounds ---"cuckoo," and often break wind. One month later the size of the abdomen heating may increase; two months later people may often feel like warm water is flowing within the area, the body has a warm and comfortable feeling throughout, the saliva of mouth increases; three months later the strength increase, abdominal heat feeling increase (different from morbid heat), and sometimes there can be a slight jump within small abdomen. Some practitioners may experience a sense of air mass within.
When there comes such sensation it is called "Fire within Lower Dantian", which is an important symbol for boasting internal Qi strength. Three months later, a very small number of practitioners may experience the natural circulation of Qi running through Ren channel and Du channels which is termed as small water wheel (small ZhouTian)
2. Gather Qi via Five Center Points
Stand with two feet shoulder width apart, two arms fully stretched forward, in parallel, palms facing forward. Then pay your attention upon Lower Dantian for 3 ~ 5 minutes, have a gentle and natural breathing, first inhale, then exhale, long inhalation and short exhalation. When inhale, imagine Qi and essence between heaven and earth begins to flow into Lower Dantian through the top head opening, Laogong acquaints of two palms, and Yongquan acupoints (center of feet), while letting testicles and the anus to relax. When exhale gently raise contract the muscles around the anus and testicles, and imagine all dirty Qi is released via Baihui (top of the head), Laogong of two palms and Yongquan
acupoint of feet. Such is one sequence. Please repeatedly do the sequence for 30 - 60 minutes before ending the practice.
Points for successful practice:
Imagine the Qi go in and go out via "five center points", relax testicles and anus when inhale, contract testicles and anus when exhale. Suck in the essence and golden Qi existing between heaven and the earth via the five points and have dirty air release out when exhale.
Normal Reaction: Baihui (top of head), Laogong (center of palms), Yongquan (center of feet) may have hot, numb, thrilling feeling, gas via anus may increase, ants crawling along skin feeling may be there sometime, comfortable and crisp feeling throughout body may occur, sometimes you may feel the whole body begins to float as like cloud. During and after practice, the erection of penis becomes common.