This “Transforming the Jing substance to the Qi of energy” method taught by Master Wang, he wants us to be healthy during this COViD -19 outbreak.
This “transforming the Jing substance to the Qi of energy” terminology is from the Chinese medicine text called, “yellow emperor canon” thousands of years ago, and the technique is from the Taoist dragon gate lineage.
The purpose of this training is to refine the Jing substance to the Qi energy, let it harmonizes and communicates between upper and lower body, Yin and Yang until the righteousness Qi filled full of the body.
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The Restoration Method of Yi-Jing-Bian-Qi from Huangdi Neijing:
a Detailed Explanation
According to different research objects, Huangdi Neijing (hereinafter refers to as Neijing) can be divided into medicine based on human physiology and life science studying the relationship between human beings and universe and the relationship between human beings and heaven and earth. For the latter, Neijing discusses the relationship between time, place and people, how people should live, how to make the best of time and space in the living space, and how to make use of the relationship between people and things. The purpose of this is to make their lives longer and healthier as much as possible. At this stage, the human body should be in a good state without athological changes. If you just suffer a little wind-cold, there will be some small changes in your body, but you haven’t got to the stage of disease yet.
As for the medical part, which studies human organs and functions, Neijing cares about what people should do if they already have a disease, and thus give rise to the concept of the order of human life. During ancient times, after a serious illness or a great plague, the disease had almost been cured, while the order of human life had not returned to normal yet. No matter people cured or people still sick, there would be some remnant physical and mental problems. The physical, mental, meridian, internal organs, etc. would be damaged to varying degrees. Therefore, the ancient people need to regulate their bodies and minds through the four stages including adjustment, conditioning, repair and rehabilitation, in order to make the order of human life return to normal.
In the adjustment stage, the daily life was generally adjusted according to the time and environment, and the internal Qi mechanism, including vital essence (Jing-Qi) and blood-Qi (Qi-Xue), was adjusted by external means such as drugs and food, so as to gradually to make them in order. In the conditioning stage, the key was to adjust people’s psychology and mood. In the repair stage, it was mainly to repair the damaged viscera, vital essence (Jing-Qi) and blood-Qi (Qi-Xue). At this time, the human order has just recovered, but because of the plague, the whole human body had been weakened, so it was necessary to repair the internal organs one by one. In the stage of rehabilitation, people could practice Ba-Duan-Jin, Yi-Jin-Jing, Tai-Ji and other health keeping and fitness practices, so as to achieve the purpose of strengthening the body and restoring strength.
- Repair ourselves through Yi-Jing-Bian-Qi (shift Jing to Qi??)
In the process of repair, we must make our own vital essence (Jing-Qi) full of our body and the circulation of blood-Qi return to normal. At this stage, Yi-Jing-Bian-Qi is the method we must use. In ancient times, people used their own mind (Yi-Nian), consciousness (Yi-Shi) and Shen-Yi to move the vital essence (Jing-Qi) and blood-Qi (Qi-Xue) in their body to regulate meridians, viscera, body surface, etc., so as to change the disordered state of the body Qi mechanism, to make it orderly and become normal. This process was referred to as Yi-Jing-Bian-Qi.
In ancient times, there were three steps for Yi-Jing-Bian-Qi:
Step 1: Adjust the movement of limbs and trunk with mind (Yi-Nian), enrich the body’s vital essence (Jing-qi) , and make our body activity ability more normal.
Step 2: Adjust the movement of breath, limbs and trunk with mind (Yi-Nian), consciousness (Yi-Shi), so as to make the vital essence (Jing-Qi) and blood-Qi circulate freely, and gradually to achieve the state of soft breath, calm mind and loose body.
Step 3: We can use our mind (Yi-Nian), consciousness (Yi-Shi) and Shen-yi to mobilize the vital essence (Jing-qi) and blood-Qi (Qi-xue) in our own body, and let them circulate according to our consciousness (Yi-Shi), so as to repair the internal organs, dredge the meridians and collaterals, make the whole body’s Qi mechanism circulate freely. This will enrich various organs and tissues in our body and improve their physiological functions. It will also make the vital essence (Jing-Qi) and blood-Qi (Qi-Xue) circulate in the meridians, internal organs and all parts of the body in an orderly manner.
Yi-Jing-Bian-Qi could be achieved by many ways. For example, we recommended a Taoist method previously to adjust the upper and lower chords (Shang-Xia Liang-Xian), which is what doctors call the way to adjust the upper and lower Jiao. There are four ways to adjust the upper and lower Jiao, namely, three static ways including standing, upright sitting and cross-legged sitting, as well as a moving type. The training methods and breathing methods of the three static methods are the same, including consciousness (Yi-Shi), mind (Yi-Nian), Shen-Qi and Shen-Yi. Now let’s look at the postures of the three static methods.
Actually it is Wu-ji-zhuang static type: Stand naturally, with feet separated, shoulder width or slightly wider than shoulder; arms naturally drooping, shoulders, arms, elbows and wrists relaxed, palms facing inward; spine straight, chest and hip relaxed; knees slightly bent, feet grasping the ground.
Upright sitting posture
Sit upright on a stool, with legs naturally drooping, feet relaxed on the ground. The fingers of both hands are naturally separated, the palm is downward, and gently placed on the laps. This type of hand gesture is also called “safe gesture”.
Cross-legged sitting posture
Natural cross-legged sitting and free cross-legged sitting are both acceptable. Sit cross-legged, with the palms being downward, and gently placed on the laps. The whole body is relaxed.
- Ready mode
After adjusting yourself according to the above posture, look straight ahead with both eyes open and look farther away. The farther you look, the better. Your mind (Yi-Nian) is far away. Slowly withdraw the distant Shen-Guang, put it at the middle of the two eyebrows, and close your eyes gently.
Be quiet first, with your mind (Yi-Nian) on the breath. Adjust your breathing to be fine, average and long. Breathe in and out evenly. Slowly let your body relax, and your heart beat more stable.
4.1 Adjustment of upper Jiao
(1) Inhale: inhale deeply with your nose, with your mind (Yi-Nian) in your chest and two lungs. Tighten them up while inhaling. The air reaches your chest and two lungs, and now the two lungs are filled with air–“the golden chamber are filled with Qi”. Inhale until you can never inhale any more, and tighten up your two ribs as hard as possible. Cease breath: do not breathe at this time, persist for a while. During the cease, use your mind (Yi-Nian) to enlarge the ribs, chest and lungs forcefully, with the spine slightly straight at the same time. Hold on for a while. Exhale: exhale very slowly with your nose (or mouth and nose together). When exhaling, relax the ribs, chest, lungs and spine, and relax your whole body. Exhale all the exhaust gas in your lungs completely.
(2) Inhale: inhale deeply with your nose, tighten your chest and lungs with your mind (Yi-Nian) and consciousness (Yi-Shi), and try to fill your lungs with air as much as possible, including the tips and bottoms of them. Cease breath: No breathing now and hold your breath for some time. During the cease, try to enlarge your chest through forcing your lungs and ribs, as well as straightening your spine up little by little at the same time. Hold on for a while. Exhale: then use your nose (or mouth and nose together) to exhale slowly and exhale all the exhaust gas in your lungs completely.
(3) Inhale: inhale the air to your two lungs with your mind (Yi-Nian) and consciousness (Yi-Shi). Tighten up your two lungs while inhaling continuously, until they can never be tightened up again. Cease breath: stop breathing and persist for a while. During the cease, try to enlarge your lungs, chest and ribs simultaneously with your mind (Yi-Nian) and consciousness (Yi-Shi), and try to make the chest or even the whole body hot, in order to nourish Cou-li with vital essence (Jing-qi). Exhale: hold on for a while, then exhale all the exhaust gas in your lungs slowly and completely.
4.2 Adjustment of lower Jiao
(4) Inhale: inhale deeply with your nose, lift your anus, tighten up your front Yin and your lower abdomen. Lifting the anus is to seal the Qi of food valley, and tightening up the front Yin is to seal the Qi of the waterway. Use your mind (Yi-Nian) to tighten up your lower abdomen as much as possible, until you can never inhale again, at when as if the front of your body could stick to the back of your body. Cease breath: No breathing at this point and hold on. During this time, use your mind (Yi-Nian) to enlarge the lower abdomen, inside and outside. Persist for a while. Exhale: then slowly exhale with mouth (or mouth and nose together). When exhaling, relax the lower abdomen, inside and outside.
(5) Inhale: inhale again, lift your anus, close your front Yin, tighten up your lower abdomen, continuously, until you can never tighten them up again. Cease breath: cease breathing at this point and hold on for a while. During this time, use the strength of the abdomen to make the lower abdomen cavity as big as possible. Persist for a while. Exhale: exhale slowly with your mouth (or mouth and nose together).
(6) Inhale: Inhale again, lift your anus, close your front Yin, tighten up your lower abdomen, with increased mind (Yi-Nian), consciousness (Yi-Shi), and Shen-Yi. Do it continuously until you can never tighten them up any more. Cease breath: No breathing at this point and hold on for a while. Then use the strength of the abdomen to force the lower abdomen cavity, the lower abdomen itself and the outer part of the lower abdomen to increase as big as possible, until they can no longer be increased. Persist again for a while. Think of ways to make the abdominal cavity or even the whole body hot, so as to nourish Cou-li with vital essence (Jing-qi). Exhale: Exhale slowly with your mouth (or mouth and nose together).
The above steps (1) to (6) adjusting the upper and lower Jiao form one set of practice. If you have more physical strength, you can continue to practice the second and third sets.
4.3 Matters needing attention
(1) The adjustment of upper and lower Jiao must be conducted continuously. When practicing upper Jiao and lower Jiao separately, with which one you practice, also your Shen-Yi should be there. At this time, other parts of the body may be moving, leave them alone.
(2) When practicing in upper Jiao, close your eyes and look forward, and at the same time looking down slightly to see the chest. When practicing in lower Jiao, close your eyes and look down, with your mind (Yi-Nian) moving quickly from the chest to the abdominal cavity.
(3) All the practice related to Yi-Jing-Bian-Qi must have the sections of breath ceasing and breath holding, otherwise Jing can’t be “changed of shifted” to Qi! In order to facilitate the practice of amateurs and avoid confusion, we have omitted the section of breath holding. After the completion of this set of practice, the body will definitely be very hot. The heat of the body is the manifestation of Qi change, which is the essence of Yi-Jing-Bian-Qi (shift Jing to Qi).
After practicing according to your physical strength, you can start bathing to wait for the changes of Qi within your body. During this period, your whole body is relaxed, either standing with your arms naturally drooping or sitting still. And also, you should not have any distracting thoughts, or think about anything, just think about your own body. When you have a lot of distracting thoughts, you can just rub your hands and face, get up, and end the whole practice.
The main purpose of adjusting the upper and lower Jiao is to strengthen the Wei-Qi and enrich the viscera. During the practice, the chest, abdominal cavity and even the whole body will definitely become warm and hot, which is the sign of the fullness of Wei-Qi. Cou-li is very important to human body, and it could be nourished by Wei-Qi. Thus, we apply Yi-Jing-Bian-Qi (shift Jing to Qi) to stimulate Wei-Qi. Wei-Qi can provide protection for Cou-li and pores of our body from the inside out and make Cou-li become chubby. With the protection, evil Qi cannot enter our body. Therefore, I suggest you practice frequently when you are free at home.