How to feel qi

When you are looking for ways to deal with a chronic illness naturally, and you are delving into the world of energy medicine, you’ll begin to understand that learning how to feel qi (or life force energy, prana or whatever name you want to give it) is a foundation to unlocking the natural healing power of your body. But many people feel this is complicated and shy away from learning it, when in reality feeling your qi is as simple as some basic body tapping and slapping methods down energy pathways and on specific acupressure points. Watch the following video for a quick routine to feel your qi.

What is qi?

Qi is the unseen energy that flows througout our body and animates it. It is the thing that drives our biology and creates our cells when we were first conceived. We don’t know where it comes from, but we can feel its effects. The earth also is derived from qi and like our bodies, has meridan lines running throughout it where energy acumulates at key ancient landmarks such as the pyramids in egypt, Ayres Rock in Australia and the Incas in Peru. Qi is the mysterious force that is said to create everythig we can perceive with our five senses and beyond. When we feel an abundance of qi, we feel happy, in flow and postive about our life. When we feel a lack of qi, we are likely to feel depressed and out of sorts.

Awareness is power.

It was not until I began to practice various energy techniques that I began to feel more sensitivity in my body and get to know what I needed in certain moments. For example, breath is a key indicator of where you are at emotionally and physically, and therefore how your qi is flowing. If you find your breathing is not easy and smooth, you are under some kind of stress and it is an indication you need to spend some time doing some deep belly breathing to activate the natural pharmacy in your body that creates anti-stress hormones. For an exercise on deep belly breathing, try the following exercise in the video below. It is poweful for centering your mind and calming your nerves and unsettled emotions.

Qi practices

There are many ways to feel your qi or lifeforce energy. You could practice qigong or yoga. You could also do some chanting or practice the qigong six healing sounds. You can also use more modern technologies such as the NES MiHealth or other pulsed electromagnetic frequency tools. I find a combination of moving my body through qigong or yoga practices and using modern technologies the most effective for feeling aligned and in flow.

Earthing

earthingAnother way to feel more energy or qi in your body is the practice of earthing. Earthing is simply going outside with bare feet and standing on a natural surface such as the grass or sand on the beach. This practice has been scientifcally validated to reduce inflammation in your body as well as stress levels and boosts your immune system. We feel better in natural surroundings because we are absorbing negative ions from the earths energy field which helps our bodies electrical charge. This enhances the harmonious function of our body. Read a scientific study on earthing here.

Self Hypnosis

Qi can also be viewed on an emotional and mental level. Our qi is flowing well when we feel inspired to act on things that we want to do. When subconscious blocks are present within, it can impede our feelings of well being and ability to get inspired by things in our life or feel motivated. Using tools such as self hypnosis can be a powerful ally to enhancing your qi because it helps you to have more confidence in yourself and believe that what you want to have in your life is possible for you. For a free introduction to a powerful self hypnosis program by world renowned clinical hypnotherapist Marisa Peer, click here.
What techniques or practices have you used to feel more life force energy? Feel free to comment below and let me know!
  Liz Hennessy NES PractitionerLiz is a bio-energetic practitioner and qualified yoga instructor. She uses the revolutionary NES Health system to assess peoples body field which can detect energy blockages that can relate to poor physical and mental health. For more information about NES Health, click here. For an online consultation, please email liz@energymedicinekey.com

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    Mat A.

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    Hi Liz,
    Great article, thank you for sharing. I had never heard of Qi before so your article is enlightening. In some ways it reminds of similar concepts such as life force or if someone is a star wars fan, simply the force. I do believe we all have this energy and it’s up to us to put positive things around it in order for it to be positive. I like the earthing technique – I always feel better when I go outside and simply be.
    Thanks again!

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      admin

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      HI Mat! Yes! I think the reason Star Wars is so popular is because on one level it taps into something we know to be innately true, yet have not put our finger on it. 

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    Simon

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    This is very interesting! As someone that deals with chronic back pain it is very frustrating to hear from doctors that they dont know what to do and prescribe you some pills for it. Or a chiropractor that will charge $20 a visit in copay to see you for 5 min.

    I think using methods like meditation, and energy such as finding your qi can be a great way to find natural relief. I also was thinking about trying acupuncture, is that something you would recommend?

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      admin

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      Hi Simon, acupuncture can be very useful, but I also think that unless you work on changing your overall lifestyle as in eating healthy, getting exercise and sitting less and reducing your over all stress, the acupuncture is likely to be less effective. As a past back pain sufferer, these are the things that helped me the most in conjunction with a good physiotherapist. On an emotional level it can be useful to look at areas of your life where you might not feel supported, as the back can represent feeling supported. Qigong can also be great for back pain and doing qigong in conjunction with acupuncture.

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    Oliver

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    Hi, I found your post very insightful and I loved the video so I have bookmarked it and will definitely be coming back! I am a sufferer of chronic pain so I am always on the lookout for something that will help me get an edge, so to speak. I tried your qi workout and I did notice that my body felt energized straight after. I have heard about meridians before but it is so useful to have a video to work through. Thanks so much for sharing!

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      admin

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      Hi Oliver, thanks for visiting and glad it was useful to you! 🙂

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    Madelaine

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    Wow! That’s so cool. I especially love the part about earthing. Earthing is so good for you! It’s peaceful too when you just take off your shoes and feel the cool, smooth dirt beneath your feet. People can’t seem to realize that it’s totally free to get healthy and feel good.

    Have a beautiful day!
    Madelaine

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      admin

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      Thanks Madelaine! Yes I feel we often over look the simple things in life. 🙂

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    delroaustria

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    To learn about the qi is something new to me.

    I believe that both humans and animals have the life force inside our body. Is it also the same qi that you are referring to in this article?

    I am also wondering how does the qi of our body affects our well-being.

    Please enlighten me. Thanks.

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      admin

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      Hi delroausrtria, yes the life-force that humans and animals have is the same qi I am referring to in the article. Different cultures call it different things. But we can also learn to access more flow of it by specific exercises. If the flow of qi is not free and flowing, this is when we feel unwell or depressed. That is how it affects our wellbeing. Thanks for stopping by!

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