If you're into Tai Chi and energy healing it can be difficult to find anyone to talk to about it as the average person on the street just doesn't know about it let alone understand it, right?
That's why I'm glad you're here and among like minded people.
Chi is a term used primarily in traditional Chinese medicine.
It refers to the life force that is found in all living beings.
It is a force that cannot be seen but that surrounds every one of us.
Creating and utilizing chi balls is a key technique in certain practices such as karate and Qigong.
How do you make a chi ball?
To make a chi ball you need to first collect yourself and your thoughts.
It is often recommended, particularly for beginners, that you start with a brief meditation to calm your thoughts.
Stand with your feet spaced roughly shoulder-width apart, with your back straight.
Relax your body and take a deep breath in through your nose.
Imagine your mind clearing of all thoughts and negative emotions.
Picture them draining out of your body as you exhale.
Pay particular attention to the abdominal region of your body.
This will help you to become more centered and have mental clarity.
Practitioners recommend picturing streams of energy radiating out of the soles of your feet.
Imagine them rooting themselves into the ground, keeping you stable.
This will help to ground you, making it easier to ignore distractions and remain calm.
It is wise to visualize a protective aura of white light surrounding you before you begin.
This is a protective step and we strongly recommend completing it.
Bring your hands out in front of you, with your palms facing one another.
Rub them together briskly for about 15 seconds.
They should feel warm as a result.
Rest your hands on your stomach, just below your belly button.
Take a few deep breaths, focusing on allowing the tension to escape your body as you exhale.
As you breathe, visualize a ball of light energy growing in your lower abdominal region.
This area is known as the don tien and is very important to energy work.
Bring your arms back out in front of you, as if you are holding a small ball.
Imagine this is the ball of energy from your abdominal area pulled out into the physical world.
Hold your palms about 1 inch apart in front of you, almost as if you were about to begin clapping.
Slowly move them apart from one another until there is a foot between them.
Return your palms to the starting position, 1 inch apart.
Repeat this process a few times, moving your palms apart and then together.
You should begin to feel a build-up of energy.
It will feel like there is some level of resistance between them, as if there are 2 magnets repelling one another.
As you feel the energy weakening, pull your hands closer together.
When you feel the energy between your hands, cup them a little and begin to mold the energy into the shape of a ball.
Move them around and feel the energy between your palms transforming into a compact ball.
Visualize this energy as a ball of light that you are squashing and shaping with your hands.
Once you have finished working with your chi ball, it is important to finalize and close the practice properly.
Take a deep breath and raise your hands above your head.
Drop them down to your sides in one smooth motion, and shake your hands to allow the energy to escape.
This step is vital to prevent you from burning out over time.
How do you send healing with an energy ball?
You will need to bring the person that needs healing to the same room as you are in.
Allow them to stand or lie down in a relaxed and comfortable manner.
Follow the steps above to create your energy ball.
Once you have a strong sense that it is there and you have shaped it, you are ready to take the next step.
Picture a color in your head to visualize the energy healing ball as.
There is no prerequisite as to what color your chi ball should be.
Use your intuition to guide your thoughts, and focus on the color that you feel most drawn to.
Once you have settled on a color, focus your intentions onto the inner chi ball.
If you are trying to heal some physical pain, focus on the specific area that is affected.
If you wish to send general healing energy, you can set positive intentions for healing into the chi ball.
If you are unsure of what to set as an intention, simply focusing on the person’s name is often a good idea.
Move your body and chi ball over to the individual that needs healing.
Place the chi ball over the person’s head and gently begin to push it down (you are now manipulating chi).
As you lower the chi ball, visualize it entering the person’s body and filling them up with light.
Picture this light permeating every part of their body, filling them up with healing energy.
Give thanks to the universe for allowing them to engage with this healing energy.
It is important to only attempt this practice if you are in a positive mindset and clear about your intentions.
Chi balls are powerful and if you are feeling negative, these emotions can be projected into the ball.
This can unintentionally cause harm to yourself or others around you.
This is the reason why grounding and centering yourself prior to attempting to create a chi ball is so important.
The intentions are influenced heavily by your personal emotional state and this could result in unwanted consequences.
If you are attempting to pull energy from another person, this is likely to deplete their energy levels.
Be mindful of this in your practice.
As chi balls are powerful creations, it does have an impact on the person creating them.
You are likely to feel tired and drained, particularly if you have created a large or powerful chi ball.
That being said, if you begin to feel faint, dizzy, or exhausted then you should stop your practice immediately to prevent causing harm to yourself.