Using Ki, Chi, Chakra, or Earth Energy
The energy known as ki, chi, chakra, or Earth energy is the energy of the universe. It is everywhere and surrounds us every day, when we are awake and when we are asleep. This energy binds us all together.
Earth energy can be very powerful. There are chi masters out there that learn to use it for healing, and others who use it in martial arts (tai chi). In daily life, the mastery of chi energy can help heal and defend against disease, among other benefits.
In this article I will describe a basic meditation technique that you can try out. The aim of this exercise is to unify the body and mind and to build the chi energy and awareness in your body.
This exercise comes from the tradition of chi kung or qi qong practice. There are many different chi meditation techniques and practices, but they are in some ways very similar in practice and theory. Chi kung was developed in China and is a very popular technique.
The first thing to do before meditating is to shut off your mobile phone or any other electronic devices you have around you. Make sure you are sitting in a comfortable position. Sitting in meditation pose (on the floor with legs crossed so each foot rests on the opposite thigh or knee) is ideal, but sitting in a comfortable chair works too. The main thing is to ensure that are comfortable and silent.
There are ten steps in this exercise. It will take 20-30 minutes to complete, so make sure you won't be interrupted for that amount of time. This may feel like a long time if you're a beginner, so you can build up to this amount of time if that's more comfortable.
Meditation Exercise in 10 Steps
- Use a natural breathing rhythm, concentrating on breathing deep into the lower abdomen. Keep your eyes open and focus on a point directly in front of you at eye level. Choose something to look at that's about six feet away. Don't look up or down between you and the object. This step should last 3 to 5 minutes.
- Keep breathing naturally, but now shift your eyes to a point 45 degrees down about three feet in front of you. This step should last 3 to 5 minutes.
- Continue natural breathing. Shift your gaze to a point directly between your feet and tilt your head down slightly. This step should last 3 to 5 minutes.
- Continue natural breathing. Bring your eyes together and focus on the tip of your nose. The aim is to get the eyes to look at the same unified point. Looking at your nose can make your eyes hurt, so if your eyes begin to ache, go ahead and focus on something else that's close by. This step should last 3 to 5 minutes.
- Allow your eyes to close, but hold the position of looking at the tip of your nose (or something close by). Continue breathing naturally and feel the air entering the nose and descending into your lower abdomen. The air should feel cool as you inhale and warm as you exhale. This step should last 3 to 5 minutes.
- Continue your natural breathing rhythm and listen to the sound of the air as it flows in and out. This step should last 3 to 5 minutes.
- Continue breathing and shift your concentration to your lower abdomen as you breath in and out. Now, with your eyes still closed, imagine that you are looking into your abdomen.
- Change your breathing to follow this pattern: Inhale for three counts (follow your heartbeat rhythm), hold for three counts, and exhale for six counts.
- We are coming close to the end now. Keep still and don't move, to avoid scattering the chi energy that you have worked hard to build up. Now imagine the impurities from your body leaving you as you exhale through your mouth. Now, before opening your eyes, rub your palms together counter-clockwise and place them over your eyes.
- Inhale naturally, absorbing the warmth into your eyes. Bring your hands down to your lower abdomen. Repeat this three times, then slowly open your eyes. Wait for your body to cool down before moving.
That’s it! Meditating daily can bring you health and unify your body and mind. Good luck to all!
A Story of Healing
One of my favourite stories demonstrating the power of meditation is about a man who lived in the mountains in Asia. He developed a severe case of tuberculosis and was told he had only a few days to live.
After hearing this news, he walked to a nearby mountain peak. He sat down next to a large rock and began meditating. While he was meditating, he accepted his fate and was totally free. His body and mind where working together perfectly and he had an incredible sense of calm.
He sat and meditated on the top of that mountain, just sitting and meditating and waiting for death to take him away, but it never came. People say that the meditation and the perfect connection between his mind and his body healed his condition.
© 2009 expectus
Ben on November 26, 2017:
I have a problem, it being that I cant really feel the chi. I tried this meditation but never was successful. I think I need to be more patient.Any ways, nice article!
Amit on October 21, 2012:
Yeh San kya hai bhai
Reader on September 16, 2012:
"What does this mean?
Now before opening your eyes, rub your palms together counterclockwise and place them over you yes
place them over your eyes*
Jude Christian C. Mutuc on March 15, 2012:
THankz for it, it is such a wonderful meditation basics for a beginner Dragon style kung fu user thank you I would also like to see the heaven if I can and come back anytime.... thankzB)
Tan Sanny on March 12, 2012:
It's really good practising this Qi. I am attending the session until now and it works. I experienced insomnia bfore.. and now I can sleep well with my peace of mind. Even during day or night. Thanks for the meditation.
Banzi Sithole on March 09, 2012:
I would like to learn more about this topic..where can I get info?...fascinated to master my CHI...can someone break down what the CHAKRA points are and how they affect your mind, body and soul?
Kedakari on February 25, 2012:
Thank you expectus. I am trying to learn more about harnessing the flow of energy. I was left with the advice to learn more about Yin and Yang and how to develop it through Chi meditation.
I've come to my first speed bump.
Do you know anything about the "seven injuries and 8 advantages"?
stessily on February 14, 2012:
expectus, Thank you for this wonderful guided meditation. It enhanced the after effects of my contemplative practice from this morning. The sensation of being part of the whole becomes clearer and clear with each step, even though the visual awareness is progressively receding from 6 feet to 3 feet to the tip of the nose. A sense of expansiveness settles in by the time that attention is diverted to the lower abdomen.
This world would exude so much peace and joy if only more and more of its inhabitants could find the time for meditation.
Paras on December 21, 2011:
Can i mix your mediation with chi kung breathing in that way the chi can flow to my whole body and may be this can use again healing purpose like sicknessB-)
and at last thanks man
brad on December 09, 2011:
Hi i think he ment.
place your parms a cupple of inches apart then you may be able to feel chi energy between them.
when he wrote yes, he maent yes!
as in yes you've done it!
that kind of thing
Seaspray on December 05, 2011:
What does this mean?
Now before opening your eyes, rub your palms together counterclockwise and place them over you yes
stranger on November 28, 2011:
dis is awesome.. I tried it and it is useful for relaxing and focusing mind.
Jorge on November 25, 2011:
I practice tai chi and wu dang they are really good to.
yatin malhotra on October 27, 2011:
wonderful hub. It has been helping me a lot thanx
expectus (author) from Land Downunder on September 20, 2011:
Mr Goku, only the greatest masters achieve that sort of power. I believe anyone can do amazing things with meditation but it takes real focus and it shouldn't be your goal just to achieve something extraordinary.
you can try and explore meditation on your own and follow it where it takes you. I've read a few very interesting articles on how to produce a chi static like charge it involves using the ying/yang points of your body much like a battery that can cause a spark.
the subtle energy of the body, the first part is find out where your positive and negative (ying/yang) energies are located on your body. See if you can find them through meditation. good luck :)
richard clarke on August 25, 2011:
i would like to do medation angle and chi medition skils with the enya forces let hope it works out this time.lol
TheGokuOfLegend(I Wish) on July 26, 2011:
I'm actually looking for a way to focus my energy and release it in short bursts to move things such as water in a glass, paper,ETC. But I read AMirul's comment and I was curious to see if I could. I believe this is possible and some have done this before. If you have any knowledge of this it would be great to know. Thanks! P.S Great Hub! :)
Zubair Ahmed on May 24, 2011:
Thank you for this very good and useful info. Voted up.
Remy on May 16, 2011:
I concentrate on breathing until I feel energised. Then I shift my focus to my back. This tingles and relaxes my back spasms almost like getting a massage. I wish everyone could reach a level of relaxation like this.
Mike on February 27, 2011:
Sounds like that fella had an out of body experience. He musta done some deep meditating or just one of the few who can easily bring on an obe.
AMirul on January 15, 2011:
Can we do a Kamehameha wave if we concentrate our chi? i'm serious...
rosh on December 10, 2010:
does this make you feel your chi
Jay on November 27, 2010:
Be careful when you meditate if there are negative or bad spiritual presences close to you and you are not ready for experiencing going outside of your body you may end up never returning back to it. I had this experience by meditating and looking at a digital clock for 40 minutes. Suddenly the electricity went off but I could still see the digital clock on. It was frightening and I separeted myself from my body because something was forcing me to move up like floating in middle air. I was able to go far away from planet Earth and finally I arrived at a small planet where I could see all my dead relatives and I realized it was Heaven. I could see planet earth as a small star. I could see many things wile traveling towards Heaven like people in planet Earth suffering; planet Earth is Hell dont be mistaken. Anyways I believe in God and I was lucky to see Heaven and come back alive.
li smith ion-eco from Hermanus, South Africa on October 31, 2010:
A great hub with great breathing techniques! Thank you!
HI on October 21, 2010:
hi i m happy
livefree on September 28, 2010:
Great article, I found that by practicing tai chi daily my chi started to increase.
Mellow n Melody from India on September 19, 2010:
Good hub and Good meditation technique..Thanks
expectus (author) from Land Downunder on September 19, 2010:
glad you enjoyed it Jambo87
jambo87 on September 12, 2010:
Thanks for writing this. I tried it out and it really helped me to relax.
Steph0596 from Ontario on July 28, 2010:
Thank you so much for this hub! You set it up in such a way that it is easy to understand and will be easy for me to follow. I have been interested in trying meditation and this hub gives me the insight to try it out.
expectus (author) from Land Downunder on July 06, 2010:
glad you both found it useful, this is a very simple exercise that leads onto more complex exercises. Its very much a personal discovery and its really up to you to build up your levels of chi.
focusing on your breathing can help you stay focused, such as breathing in slowly counting to 6 seconds and out for 6 seconds
Rahim on July 04, 2010:
You're technique is amazing. I really hope I can meet someone as qualified as you who can help me become very strong in meditating and to unleash the potential in me for the technique of harvesting chi.
God Bless You for posting such beautiful information
young mind on June 26, 2010:
pls need some help i cant just focus my mind scattered thoughts comes to distract
taogal from Seattle, WA on June 17, 2010:
Great hub! I'm also a Taiji practitioner and Reiki practitioner. This post makes it easy for anyone to start meditation and connect with Qi! Thanks!
Rameesh on March 03, 2010:
This lesson is very helpful to me thanks again
kverdasmith on January 22, 2010:
This is a lovely hub. Thank you!
expectus (author) from Land Downunder on October 27, 2009:
glad it helped jesica:) lots of meditation styles are different but this ones quite easy to follow which is great
jesica on October 27, 2009:
Thank you so much for the wonderful meditation basics! I've been somewhat meditating for a while, and never knew you had to look at certain things or even keep your eyes open at all! Great hub!!
expectus (author) from Land Downunder on September 16, 2009:
thanks for the nice comments time spiral :) meditation can be for everyone :)
Time Spiral from Florida on September 16, 2009:
I think we need more hubs like this one, to really help people feel comfortable with meditation and have it presented in such a way that will encourage them to try it.
Be peaceful on your way,
"I am Another You"
expectus (author) from Land Downunder on June 06, 2009:
my pleasure glad you liked it:) I haven't meditated for a while this reminded me to get back into it , thanks:)
Denny Lyon from Baton Rouge, Louisiana, USA on June 06, 2009:
Excellent hub - anyone can practice this easy meditation! Blogging this on over to my healing blog, thanks for writing it!
expectus (author) from Land Downunder on April 29, 2009:
Thanks for the comment:), I am also getting into Qigong slowly and will post some more meditation techniques as I make my way through the levels, there are so many probably take my whole life to master them all:)
Sonia Gallagher from South Florida, USA on April 29, 2009:
Very good hub. I ve been practicing Reiki and Meditate regularly. Ive been reading on the topic of Qigong and even posted a video on it on my site. I am interested in learning more about it and eventually practicing it. I think it would be very complimentary to my meditation practice.
Shannon from New York on February 06, 2009:
GREAT HUB!!! I, also have heard that story. It gives me goosebumps everytime I am reminded of it. Thank you for that. Also, your excersise sounds very relaxing- maybe I'll try that one! Nice pics too!