Principle of Meditation Part 1
When we do our Qìgōng 氣功 there is always two parts to our practice. One is movement and the other is mediation. This means that one part is active and the other part is passive.
The principles of Qigong movement are:
- Move from the Waist
- Acupuncture points and Jīngluò 經絡
- Move from the inside to the outside
If we can follow these principles in this order when we do our movements and forms, we will be able to practise properly and receive a lot of benefits, the most important being good health.
The second part of Qìgōng practice is meditation. Mediation also has a lot of different forms, even though we do not move the body there are many ways to practise meditation. These include standing, sitting and lying down, and each of these positions also has many different ways and postures. Some even have a little bit of movement, poems to recite and even having the eyes open (like in low or medium Mǎ Bù 馬步 – Horse Stance). At the end, the purpose of meditation is to develop good health and store the Qì 氣 and finally to develop our spirit.