The Microcosmic Orbit Course (including the Macrocosmic Orbit)
The exercises in the Microcosmic Orbit course help the practitioner to, tangibly, circulate the Qi in both of the Orbits. To do this successfully there are a number of things that need to be in place. Among these are: –
- Proper posture.
- A quiet body and a quiet mind.
- The Kua (the Energy Gates) must be open.
Meditation, visualization, or imagination is not enough. The Orbits are already there but, because of our lifestyles (bad posture, etc.) they tend to be weak and fragmented. The methods taught in this course are designed to help the practitioner to access them tangibly. To then use that tangible awareness to locate any weakness in the flow, any blockages, any sluggishness and rectify them.
The methods are simple and the instructions are easy to follow but, like anything else that is of worth, you need to put the time and effort in. Please note that the Microcosmic Orbit course is not suitable for beginners. If you are new to Qigong, or are relatively inexperienced you should consider doing the Qigong for Beginners course and one of the Intermediate courses before enrolling on this one.
The Microcosmic Orbit circulates up the Governing Vessel, from the Root Chakra to GV 27 (Du Mai 27), and then down the Conception Vessel, from CV 24 (Ren Mai 24) and back to the Root Chakra.
The Macrocosmic Orbit is the flow of all twelve meridians. It is the awareness of the flow of the Leg Yin, Arm Yin, Arm Yang and Leg Yang meridians.
I have uploaded some of the Qigong experiences that, in their own words and diagrams, students are having while practicing and as a result of practicing Shen Qigong and working with the orbits (Microcosmic Orbit and Macrocosmic Orbit). Feedback, Q&A
The benefits of Qigong are numerous
- A Comprehensive Review of Health Benefits of Qigong and Taiji
- Chi Kung Ameliorates Symptoms of Chronic Fatigue: A Pilot Uncontrolled Study.
- A review of clinical trials of tai chi and qigong in older adults.
- Psychophysiological outcomes of health qigong for chronic conditions: A systematic review.
- Cognitively Oriented Behavioral Rehabilitation in Combination with Chi Kung for Patients on Long-Term Sick Leave Because of Burnout: REST-A Randomized Clinical Trial.
- A preliminary study of the effects of Tai Chi and Chi Kung medical exercise on indicators of metabolic syndrome, glycaemic control, health related quality of life, and psychological health in adults with elevated blood glucose.
What Will You Learn?
- Use Active Qigong to access the Microcosmic Orbit.
- Use Passive Qigong to access the Microcosmic Orbit.
- Use Active Qigong to access the Macrocosmic Orbit.
- Use Passive Qigong to access the Macrocosmic Orbit.
- Use Active Qigong to clear blockages and increase awareness.
- Use Passive Qigong to clear blockages and increase awareness.