Meditation is a great way to connect with the forces that surround us (i.e. “chi energy“)
If you’re looking to reduce stress and anxiety, meditation can help calm you while rejuvenating your mind and body.
There are many forms of meditation, but two of the most common ones are Tai Chi and Qigong.
These two forms involve meditating with chi energy – or in other words, meditating to control and recharge your chi energy.
Chi energy is the energy that runs through you and me. It is the force or current that flows all lifeforms.
In this article, I will guide you on how you can meditate with chi energy.
I love practising new things on meditation, and having learnt chi energy, I thought of sharing this knowledge with you.
The 5 Principles of Chi Meditation
Before I dive into how you can meditate with chi energy, here are the five principles of chi meditation.
These principles form the framework of chi-meditation. They are:
Chi meditation involves both internal and external motions of the body.
Internal motion is the movement that occurs within your body, for instance, when you breath.
External motion, on the other hand, occurs when you actively move parts of your body.
Breathing forms the basis of literally all types of meditation, chi meditation included.
According to the traditional Chinese medication theory, breath disperses chi energy as it flows throughout the body.
The idea of concentration is to direct your attention to the point of focus.
It’s best to start by concentrating on your breath. But as you progress, you can learn to focus on external sounds and motions.
The principle of relaxation works well with other chi meditation principles.
Relax your muscles, your posture and your breathing when meditating.
The use of postures is very ancient in chi meditation.
In traditional Chinese medicine, specific postures can help activate the flow of chi energy throughout the body.
How to Meditate with Chi Energy
Great! We can now dive into how to meditate with chi energy. Here are some steps to guide you.
1. Go to a quiet place where you can be alone.
2. Find your posture. You can lie, sit or stand.
3. Set your timer.
4. Close your eyes. But if you decide to keep them open, focus on looking at a point some feet away.
5. Relax your hands, stomach, neck and shoulders.
6. Slowly and deeply breathe in and out.
7. Focus your attention on your breathing.
8. Feel the chi energy flow through your body.
9. Occasionally your mind might drift and wander into other thoughts, but try to return to the point of focus.
10. Feel the impurities and the blockage leaving your body.
11. You can open your eyes once your session ends.
Meditate With Your Chi Energy
Meditation can help restore chi energy into your body. Chi energy is the energy current that runs through you and me.
The five principles that form the framework of chi meditation are breath, posture, concentration, relaxation and motion.
When meditating with chi energy, go to a quiet place, find your posture, close your eyes, relax and take slow deep breaths.