Everything in the universe is made up of different frequencies of energy. Energy flows through living things not just as a result of physical food, but also as a result of meridians and chakras, which are energy centers. Chi (Qi or Ki) is life’s energy, a balance of Yin and Yang, positive and negative electromagnetic energy that pervades all of creation. Chi can therefore be categorized as an electromagnetic phenomenon, a type of light energy, a type of bio-electromagnetic energy, or electricity. Chi Kung (Qigong) literally means “energy cultivation” or “energetic practice.” To become physically stronger, emotionally attached, cognitively focused, spiritually linked, and energetically vitalized, there is work to be done. Develop and manifest a healthy physical body, a pure loving heart, and an open creative mind by working on the physical, emotional, mental, spiritual, and energy levels.
To become pleasant, healthy, and happy human beings, we must become a dynamic and harmonic mixture of all components of chi. “Chi is the energy channel that goes through our bodies, supplying us with circulation, nutrients, and minerals that we need to be whole,” says Taz Bhatia, MD, integrative health expert, founder of CentreSpring MD, and author of Super Woman Rx. “In Traditional Chinese Medicine, Chi was regarded as the life energy and the ultimate measure of one’s vitality.”
Integrative medicine doctors and acupuncturists have employed the ancient practice to help people achieve a state of zen in general, as well as to restore the body to its natural, healthy state. The National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health has thoroughly examined it and determined that it is a safe practice.
There are, fortunately, strategies for regaining some equilibrium. Patel recommends mind-body methods and practices such as tai chi, qigong, yoga, meditation, reiki, and massage. According to Patel, the easiest way to avoid becoming exhausted is to prioritize sleep. Wells also suggests attempting acupuncture or indulging in hobbies that increase body mobility, flexibility, and blood flow, which can be very useful for injured people. He also recommends addressing the source of your imbalance rather than merely treating the symptoms. He emphasizes the need of limiting processed foods, which can hinder absorption in the stomach, and that qi insufficiency commonly leads to vitamin inadequacy. Wells recommends that you eat stews and broth in particular. Finally, the most important thing to remember is to unwind a little more often. “We balance qi by resting,” adds the author, emphasizing the importance of stress reduction through exposure to the sun and water. “The importance of rest and recovery in the healing process of the body cannot be overstated.” Just tell them it’s for your qi if they make fun of you for taking a daily afternoon nap.
Developing Chi Energy
1) Get comfortable: Your major focus should be on your breathing, not on how uncomfortable your legs are or how you want to put a picture on the wall you’re staring at. Choose between a chair and a pillow on the floor, depending on which is more comfortable.
a) In a chair, sit with your back straight, your feet flat on the floor, and your knees shoulder-width apart.
b) On the floor, take a cross-legged or kneeling position
2) Breathe Deeply: Pay attention to how you inhale and exhale. Check to see if you’re breathing through your diaphragm instead of your chest. Breathing through your diaphragm allows you to rece