Levels of Qì Development – Part 5
When practising Qìgōng 氣功, we will have reached a very good standard of Qì 氣 when we can feel the location of the acupuncture points and the flow of Qì through the Jīngluò 經絡 – Channels. We will also start to recognise the more sensitive parts of the body. For example the head, this is sensitive because we can feel many things with the face, and we know immediately if someone or something even lightly touches our face. The next obvious parts of the body are the hands, and then there are certain areas on the body. These sensitive spots on the body can be the location of certain acupuncture points are blockages. If we feel Qì moving from one area to another, then this can be the Jīngluò, or again a blockage. Qì is like traffic flowing along the roads. When the roads are clear the traffic can flow smoothly and we can drive through easily. But if there is a traffic jam we will have a problem. So we try to clear the jam otherwise more cars will arrive and block the area even more. If our Qì is strong, it will try and clear the area of the blockage and so long as the blockage is small then it will clear quickly. On the other hand, if it is an old, big blockage, then it will take longer to clear and this can make us feel uncomfortable and even feel pain. Feelings of discomfort tell us there is a blockage, whereas good feelings tell us the Jīngluò is smooth and the acupuncture points are open.