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 practicesThere 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.
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 HypnosisQi 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 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 firstname.lastname@example.org