Wisdom Chi Kung: Practices for Enlivening the Brain with Chi Energy
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Taoist meditation practices for increasing and maintaining mental awareness, memory, and clarity
• Details techniques to increase the level of chi energy in the brain
• Explains how to synchronize the left and right brain by activating the body’s energetic potentials
• Shows that by emptying the mind there is more energy to heal the body
Wisdom Chi Kung teaches practitioners how to revitalize the brain: to repair function, increase memory, and expand capacity. Every day we use up so much of our brain’s capacity to function that we have very little left at the end of the day. By thinking or worrying too much, the brain can use up to 80 percent of the body’s entire energy reserve. Learning to stop the brain, to empty the mind from the ceaseless chatter of the “monkey mind,” and then recharge it with chi energy can increase our mental capacity, focus, and clarity.
Using the Inner Smile meditation technique, practitioners learn how to recharge chi energy for the brain in a form that is most useful. Practitioners smile and empty the mind into the lower tan tien and the organs. The organs then transform this chi energy. When the mind is empty, the energy transformed by the organs is sent back to the brain to revitalize it. This process synchronizes the left and right brain by activating and tapping in to the body’s energetic potentials. As the mind continues to empty, receive, and also enhance the transformed chi energy, it is able to open itself to connect with universal chi energies and fill the body with enhanced life force.
Praise and Reviews
"Mantak Chia's books attempt to do many things. They compare Chinese and Western practices, including astrology. They explain principles of ancient Chinese thinking. And they illustrate wonderful 'exercises' or 'practices' designed to increase health, extend wisdom, and develop the spiritual as well as physical aspects of our lives. . . . These short exercises go well with any other measures people are using to increase brain power these days."
Nancy Humpreys, Maya Del Mar's Daykeeper Journal, Sept 2008
"Through practicing the methods described in this book, we learn an effective way to gain awareness and vitality in our body, mind, and emotions."
The Monthly Aspectarian, Vol. 29, No. 12, Aug 2008
A student of several Taoist masters, Mantak Chia founded the Healing Tao System in North America in 1979 and developed it worldwide as European Tao Yoga and Universal Healing Tao. More...