Here is a simple 5 minute Qigong meditation that you can practice anywhere and anytime you need it!
There are many different meditation techniques and styles and they are all beneficial. This meditation is common to practice after a Qigong session because it helps:
- build and store qi
- quiet the mind, calm stress
- increase energy
- improve concentration
- reduce excessive qi
- increase deficient qi
Meditation and Qigong can become very complicated! This style is very simple. You have 2 things to focus on – your breath and your Dan Tian.
Your breathing should be natural – not forced or controlled. Just in and out as slow or as fast as you would like. In and out through the nose, the mouth, or whatever feels comfortable.
The Dan Tian is an area about 2 inches below the belly button, in the centre of the body. This is where the qi of the entire body is stored. If you have a strong Dan Tian, you will have good health, and a strong, clear mind. Imagine breathing in and out of the Dan Tian.
When beginning this style of Qigong meditation it is common to feel no sensation in the Dan Tian. But, if you continue to practice you will eventually feel warmth, tingling, heaviness, or a feeling of fullness in the lower belly. It is actually quite pleasant!
You can practice this Qigong meditation anytime you need a few minutes to calm and centre yourself, if you need a little boost of energy, or you just want to be Present. Your mind may drift but just gently bring yourself back to noticing your breath and Dan Tian 🙂
As a side note, this video was shot in Spain on a most magical day, after we filmed a Qigong routine with this beautiful backdrop! The water with the mixture of blues and greens looked exactly like that – there were no enhancements!
I hope you can feel the yin of the rolling ocean, and the yang of the waves crashing on the rocks and it helps you feel relaxed and maybe puts a smile on your face 🙂