Sheng Zhen Meditation - in Motion and Stillness
består av stående, sittende og liggende øvelser, og meditasjoner.
Her kan du lese om de forskjellige formene for Sheng Zhen øvelser:
Gjennom avspenning og myke uanstrengte bevegelser løser man opp spenninger og blokkeringer slik at energien - qi - kan flyte fritt. Stagnert, usunn qi fjernes og erstattes med ren frisk qi. Blodsirkulasjonen bedres og utrensing av avfallstoffer øker.
Bevegelsene er langsomme og behagelige, og krever ingen spesielle fysiske forutsetninger av utøveren. Jo mer avslappet man er, desto lettere kan qi sirkulere. Når kroppen slapper av kan også sinnet falle til ro. Plagsomme tanker og "støy" kan vike plassen for indre ro og klarhet.
Dette er en treningform som bygger på et holistisk syn på mennesket, hvor kropp, sinn og sjel ikke er adskilt, men eksisterer i et balansert og dypere samspill.
Å trene Sheng Zhen Meditation jevnlig vil gi bedre helse, både fysisk og følelsesmessig. Man blir mer avslappet og lett til sinns, får mer energi og økt velvære. I tillegg har øvelsene betydninger og budskap - livsfilosofi - som man kan fordype seg i under utførelsen. Sheng Zhen gong er et redskap for å høyne bevisstheten og føre en tilbake til ens sanne natur - hjertets ubetingede kjærlighet.
Awakening the Soul
When the Heart is open, it possesses the qualities of willingness and suppleness, of having a natural sense of wonder and freedom from fear. As these qualities grow and develop, as the heart opens, one can return to the origin, to breathe the original breath and become one with the pulse of the universe. This qigong has the power to achieve this. When the soul is awakened, one’s life becomes inspired, and doubt and worry cease to exist. The burden of life becomes non-existent as in a newborn child.
Heaven Earth Gong
This practice is for self-cultivation and Heart nourishment, to help one obtain long-lasting happiness. This form creates a blissful state. Each movement has a corresponding meaning. It is important to grasp the meaning of the previous movement to understand the significance of the next. This form is practiced while sitting cross-legged on the floor or seated in a chair.
Heaven Nature Gong
The practice of Heaven Nature Gong gifts the practitioner with the experience of the sacredness of one’s body. The grace that is developed in the practice is simply a reflection of the true nature of the human Heart which is full of compassion and innate goodness. As the qi flows through the body through the practice, little by little, it does its work of opening the Heart of the practitioner, releasing the blockages, dissolve physical and emotional pain. Enjoy the graceful standing movements and see your body as a boat carrying you on a journey of discovering the meaning and joy of life. We suggest pregnant women practice this form; the movements along with their contemplations help one to feel a strong sense of connection and Love as well as to prepare for changes within the family. In a sense, this applies to every person; each person is like a reborn baby, needing to be connected to the power of Love. Through the practice of Heaven Nature Gong, invite Love and qi to nourish the true self. As with all standing forms, the movements may be modified for sitting
Heart Spirit as One
In the practice of Heart Spirit as One, the practitioner is brought to the experience of receiving the Love from which the universe was created and the Love into which everything dissolves. Love is a powerful energy. Allow Love to enter the Heart. This sitting practice is both meditation and self-healing. One will gradually be able to hold the positions longer when one is dedicated to the regular practice of Heart Spirit as One.
Sheng Zhen Healing Gong
Sheng Zhen Healing Gong is a restorative medical qigong that blends an ancient tradition with gentle, meditative movements performed seated on a chair. Sheng Zhen Healing Gong is an integration of healing traditions, using the power of Nature to heal oneself. What is the essence of the practice? The practice leads one to the original state that abides in every human being. One comes to experience the opening of the Heart and the stillness of the mind. This form is loved by many for the physical and mental benefits it has bestowed upon them. There are 3 Stages of Sheng Zhen Healing Gong, and each stage has 10 movements. Stage 1 is for the purpose of gathering healing qi into the body. Stage 2 emphasizes the processing of healing qi in the body. Stage 3 allows healing qi to go deep into each cell of the body. Stage 1 is quite effective all on its own, and it is the foundation of stages 2 and 3. We highly recommend this practice to people who have cancer.
Releasing the Heart
Practicing Releasing the Heart has the power to bring about peace by removing distinctions between people and reducing conflicts and quarrels. It is a uniquely carefree and vigorous form. This practice has the power to alleviate the Heart’s depressions. Practice this form in whatever manner is the most natural and comfortable for you and relish in your happy and peaceful Heart.
Return to Spring
This form of Sheng Zhen Gong is inspired by the harmony found in nature. The natural balance found in the moon’s path around the earth can also be experienced within our own bodies’ movements. Breathing is natural. Go into a space of emptiness. Enter into nothing. In your Heart and in your mind everything is perfect. The power inherent in this qigong comes through when we return to our natural state of being.
Origin of the Heart
The principal purpose of Origin of the Heart is to integrate qi with Heaven and Heart with spirit in dance-like movements.
Heart Mind as One
This qigong is for calming the disposition. A calm disposition has no worries and is able to nurture qi. A calm disposition is empty; it has no cares. Qi is in harmony and the body is in balance. This qigong is both moving and non-moving. The physical movements are for cultivating qi. The inner stillness is to bring you back to the heart. When the physical movements have ceased, your Heart experiences its original purity. It is then that you are released from your past confusions and difficulties.
Listening to the Heart
Listening to the Heart gifts the practitioner with the experience of spontaneous joy. Many people have forgotten that within them is the source of the deepest joy and that returning to the natural state will enable one to tap into that endless source of joy in the Heart. Do this practice with a spirit of openness, imagining yourself in a happy, beautiful, harmonious, and perfect world.
Union of Three Hearts
Union of Three Hearts is a seated, non-moving qigong that trains the mind. As this practice quiets the mind one is able to return to the Beginning – to connect with Heaven, Earth, and with all humanity. Simply breathe lightly and naturally. This helps the body relax. Lose all sense of yourself. Forget everything. Free the mind of all worries and thoughts. With a tranquil and peaceful mind, one can go back to the beginning of time and see the world with renewed understanding.
Nine Turns is a lying down, meditative non-moving practice that involves the circulation of qi throughout the body to strengthen both the body and mind. Practitioners bring their awareness to the physical body, using the mind to guide qi to follow the meridians. This flow of qi can be used as disease prevention or as self-healing. It can open up the channels, soften pain or remove blockages from injuries. Because this requires no physical effort, this can be practiced by those who are physically impaired.