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Components of Spring Forest Qigong Level 1 Course Your course arrived as either CDs and a DVD or as recordings in your online “My Library.Here are sample pages from the course manual that comes with the Spring Forest Qigong personal learning course. Here are the times for the most popular sections of the video: 00:00 Introduction 02:30 Welcome 03:48 Active Exercises 42:42 Sitting Meditations 43:30 Basic Healing Technique 47:27 Testimonials from Students Table of Contents for Course Manual Spring Forest Qigong Master Chunyi Lin 4 Welcome 5 Why “Spring Forest” Qigong? 5 How to Use This Course 5 Energy and the Essence of Qigong 6 How Qigong Works 7 What is Spring Forest Qigong? 8 Health Benefits of Spring Forest Qigong 8 Healing Experiences with Spring Forest Qigong 9 The Question of Religion and Qigong 10 Six Factors that Block Qi 10 Three Principles of Practicing Qigong Effectively 12 Four Vital Elements of Qigong Exercise 13 Six Keys to Success 16 Helping Others Heal 19 The Source of Healing Power and Joy 21 Exercises and Meditations Active Exercises 1) Beginning of the Universe 2) Forming of Yin & Yang 3) Moving of Yin & Yang 4) Breathing of the Universe 5) Joining of Yin & Yang 6) Harmony of Universal Energy 7) Seven Steps of New Life 8) Ending Exercises: Harvesting Qi Further Explanation Walking and Running Exercises Sleeping Exercise Sitting Meditations Small Universe Self-Concentration Helpful Tips for Your Practice Experiences and Sensations While Practicing Qigong Tools for Lifelong Learning 23 24 25 26 27 27 28 29 30 32 33 33 34 34 35 36 37 38 Learning Strategies Corporation - 3 .” Course Manual (or PDF) Table of Contents below Inner Beauty Meditation Music CDs (or MP3s) DVD (or Streaming Video) 1: The Miracle of Qi Energy 2: The Secrets of Qigong 3: Explore the Active Exercises 4: Helping Others Heal 5: Practice Session for Active Exercises Track 1 Beginning of the Universe Track 2 Forming of Yin & Yang Track 3 Moving of Yin & Yang Track 4 Breathing of the Universe Track 5 Joining of Yin & Yang Track 6 Harmony of the Universe Track 7 Seven Steps of New Life Track 8 Harvesting of Qi 6: Sitting Meditations Track 1 Small Universe Track 2 Self-Concentration Watching Your Streaming Video When streaming videos in “My Library” you can easily move to any section of the video. Just click and drag the square marker on the time line at the bottom of the video player to the section you choose. which is what you will receive when you upgrade.
sometimes it takes time to experience the benefits. I sincerely hope you come to experience that you were born a healer. I encourage you to continue to practice Qigong even when the benefits are not immediate. or one tree. Remember. and many animals. They introduce you Learning Strategies Corporation - 5 . Consult thoroughly with your physician or other licensed health care provider before you begin to practice Qigong—and before you make any decision to change any current medical treatment. Qigong is a very personal experience. Sometimes the benefits of Qigong are not apparent at first. I encourage you to use Qigong as a complementary practice to any current medical treatment. This program opens a door for you to experience the profoundly simple and powerful healing art of Spring Forest Qigong. When you read this manual. one tree does not make a forest. emotionally. standing alone. physically. If you experience any new medical condition or a change in your condition while practicing Qigong. and spiritually. a natural haven where diverse living things thrive in harmony. If you are experiencing a current medical condition. many trees. As you learn and practice the techniques and meditations. How to Use this Course Qigong is easily learned. A forest is a beautiful place with trees. consult with a physician or other appropriate licensed health care provider. dormant period of winter. you will find my energy and the love energy of the universe with you. Spring Forest Qigong offers you a simple yet powerful way to awaken your natural healing ability. It is not just one way. most rewarding life possible. mentally. Start by listening to the first four recordings. Spring is the season of awakening from the cold. You were born with the ability to help yourself and others to heal. my dear friend. Spring Forest Qigong works in harmony with other practices and techniques people use to become free of pain and sickness and to live the richest. a time of new life and rebirth.Hello. Why “Spring Forest” Qigong? Imagine a forest in springtime. A forest is alive with many. other plants. Welcome to Spring Forest Qigong.
The universe is in my body. Some said ten years. hold your fingers in a position called “sword fingers. Many people say that they do not have that much time for Qigong. When you first practice Qigong. or sleeping. forming a circle. This is the best time to develop your energy further. and reap the rewards. The middle and index fingers rest together and point straight out. you change your regulation system. the already-opened channels will close again.” The tips of the little and ring fingers touch the first part of the thumb. however. which makes it very difficult to bring your meditation and your energy to a higher level.” Then do some energy breathing (Page 13). sitting at a concert. focus on your breath. You need more energy to fill it up. You can also use Qi to help others. and then participate in another Qigong conference next week. Almost all good masters of Qigong agree that it is good to choose one style of Qigong and stay with it for a long time. One day when you become very good at this form. practice with another master tomorrow. some said fifteen years. Say the password in your mind. If you give up and stop practicing. or even ten minutes. At this point you may not feel the energy strongly anymore. I have learned it takes only two minutes! Follow my instructions. They may learn a lot intellectually but do not enjoy the full benefits of Qigong. After you practice for a while. If you do not have half an hour every day. Of course. Please do not stop. saves time spent in the doctor’s office or at home sick in bed. some even said fifty years. With Spring Forest Qigong. you might feel the energy strongly. Practice at least half an hour a day. you may explore other Qigong styles. Practice Qigong daily. find twenty minutes. A long time ago. Learning Strategies Corporation - 19 . because the principles are the same. you can even do an exercise while waiting for a traffic light. Qigong practice may also reduce the amount of time needed for sleep. your body is like a small energy container: only a little energy will fill it up. When you shift often from one technique to another. Many people in western culture like to window-shop Qigong. and you will see its benefit and power. preferably at the same hour. Making time now. more energy channels open and your body becomes a bigger container. because your body is collecting more energy and getting ready to move to a higher level. They attend a Qigong workshop today. Helping Others Heal You can use Qi to heal yourself. The universe and I combine together. “I am in the universe. the greater the results. because you will build up your system. because in the very beginning. The longer you practice. You will find it easy and simple to send energy out to help others heal. waiting at the bus stop. and try it today. I asked different Qigong masters how long it would take to learn to heal others. Do not give up. • First. if you have not found a Qigong style that works well for you shop around until you find one. walking through a park. When you have just a minute or two.6) Consistency Practice Qigong exercise and meditation every day. This will help you set up a system of regulation that can be very healthy to the body. even the rest of your life.
Your tongue acts as a switch connecting the two channels. the back channel runs along the spine to the head. The universe is in my body. • Gently say in your mind. All the other channels work around these two channels. the quietness. draw the lower part of your stomach in a little. This will help you to become more settled. The universe and I combine together. The front channel runs in the front and middle of the body. “I am in the universe. Set your feet a little more than shoulder width apart for good balance. • Open your fingers. • When you exhale visualize any pain or sickness changing into smoke and shooting out from every cell of your body to the end of the universe. and gentle breaths. • Gaze forward and close your eyes. inhaling through your nose and exhaling through your mouth. It is good to do Beginning of the Universe for two to three minutes prior to practicing any of the other active exercises on their own. Energy travels up and down the spine in the governing channel more easily when the spine is straight. • Wear a smile on your face to relax every part of the body and stimulate the brain to produce endorphins. As you breathe in. but the most important ones are the front channel and the back channel. silent. • Gently rest the tip of your tongue on the roof of your mouth. A blockage in these two channels will result in a problem in the body. deep behind the navel. As you breathe out let your stomach out. stand straight with toes pointing forward and knees slightly bent. 24 . place your tongue against the roof of your mouth (leave dentures/retainers in place). • Draw your chin back a little to straighten the entire spine. Length on CD: 2 to 3 minutes Time to practice on your own: 2 to 3 minutes There are many energy channels in the body. Gently hold the elbows outward. • Slowly take three deep. When you practice this exercise. When you practice this exercise. and more connected with the universal energy. Visualize the universal energy coming into every cell of your body and collecting in the lower dantian. • Imagine using your whole body to breathe. the stillness of the universe.Learning Strategies Corporation . more aware of your body and breath. you may notice tingly sensations in your fingers and feet as the energy channels in the feet and hands wake up.1) Beginning of the Universe This exercise brings your focus back into your body and wakes up internal energy. • When doing this exercise standing.” • Feel the emptiness. • Drop the shoulders.
because the lung. Cupping wakes up and moves the energy in those channels and clears away blockages. heart. The spine exercises balance and energize that vitally important area of the body. Tap this energy point with the base knuckle of your thumbs (fingers closed in a fist around the thumbs) for a minute or more. Tapping this point can feel a little like hitting your funny bone. you massage your whole body. and reproductive organ problems relate to the lower back and the tailbone. we help energize and balance this vital energy center. and memory. When you massage your face and ears. Let’s explore why we do these exercises. you have a blockage in the relative part or organ in the body. Massage the Hands There are six main channels starting from the fingers. Mental problems and other sickness in the head relate to the neck. When we massage our kidneys. It is recommended women over 35 spend several minutes patting the tailbone area every day to prevent blockages in the female organs. fertility. The lung channel starts from the thumb. Keep massaging that point on your ear until the pain is totally gone—the blockage in the body will disappear. The small intestine channel starts from the little finger. If you feel pain when you massage your ears. cupping. Tapping the tailbone strengthens the kidney energy and balances energy. helping with weight control. Massage the Kidneys Kidney energy is the most important energy for our life and vitality. Firmly tapping this area can strengthen the knees. In Tao meditation. you open the energy channels in your feet including the liver and kidney channels. A man’s kidney energy goes down after age 40 and a woman’s after age 35.) 32 . Tapping the Hips Hip problems and problems with cartilage or tendons in the hips. and large intestine channels run through the arms. When you massage the hands and the insides of the fingers it helps to open those important energy channels. cup your arms to help stop coughing. joints. our lives will end sooner. illnesses in the major organs relate to the back spine. The pancreas channel starts from the ring finger. Chinese medicine. Cupping Exercise The areas to be cupped include almost all of the energy channels. and patting the body. This also offers relief for the sciatic nerve and benefits the reproductive organs and digestive system. headaches.Learning Strategies Corporation . moving them in and out in a brisk motion. Massage the Face and Ears The face and ears have all the points linking to all energy channels and all parts of the body. Two heart channels start from the middle and the little fingers. The large intestine channel starts from the index finger. If we use up the kidney energy too fast. and back and improve the energy in the legs. (Note: If you catch a cold. joints. Our legs are the first parts of the body to indicate we are aging. creating a tingling sensation. our kidney energy is getting lower. To help open channels that have closed due to long periods of sitting or other blockages. and longevity exercises. Another technique to help unblock channels in the spine is to interlace your fingers to the point where they almost clasp. Spine Exercise Most human ailments relate to blockages in the spine. This exercise is very good for constipation as well as cold feet and hands in the wintertime. and knees are related to this area’s energy point. get up every couple of hours to pat the tailbone and sacrum area. When we feel our legs are not as strong as before. the kidney energy is always number one in our attention.Further Explanation In the ending exercises we have movements that involve the spine and massaging. reproductive problems. Patting the Tailbone The tailbone is the gate of vitality in the body. Heel Exercise When you move the heels up and down.
You feel safe. The best time for exercise and meditation is whenever you can fit them into your schedule. The slower. • If possible. I strongly recommend you do the exercises or meditations at least once a day. forgiveness are all coming back to you. and relaxed. and the feet channels. take a deep breath three times.) 36 . • Wear comfortable clothes that do not constrict the body. you may want to take a break during sessions lasting more than two hours. any component of the Active Exercises. • Imagine that you are in the season of spring as a happy little girl or boy. • If possible. sorrow. the chest channels. You feel happy and healthy. sun warm. Try to settle yourself down before you begin or wait until you are not so emotional. • Refrain from doing the exercises when you are too excited or too emotional. and in the late evening around midnight.Learning Strategies Corporation . peaceful.• Feel your whole spine. sadness. (When it is not possible to wait. we find the best times for doing the Active Exercises are in the morning and early in the evening. do not eat thirty minutes before or after the Qigong exercise. because then it is more difficult to focus. • Feel any blockages in the lungs. • Find a quiet place free from distractions such as the telephone. and flowers beautiful. the better. Birds sing sweetly. • During the music-only portion of the guided audio meditation. Keep in mind there is no right or wrong in Spring Forest Qigong—only “good. • Although there are no maximum time limits for any of the exercises. do not use the bathroom within thirty minutes after the exercise. Children play. the back channels. You have no worry. the neck channels. at noon. Massage your ears. the stomach channels. • Feel all the channels within your body open: the head channels. totally lost in the harmony of the universe. quiet the mind. and pancreas change into smoke and disappear. because the energy during these times is more balanced. because the digestion process may absorb energy that otherwise would be used for healing. the shoulder channels. Massage your face. The air is fresh. • When finished. water blue. Any stones within the body explode and turn into smoke and disappear. depression. Any tumors in the body turn into smoke and completely disappear. and completely straight. • Try not to have anything cold to drink thirty minutes before you do the Qigong exercise. the leg channels. This will allow you to feel the energy better and more easily experience the emptiness. running on the green grass. or stress. starting from the tailbone. Beyond that. move your hands and legs as slowly as possible. because this can cause you to lose Qi. growing longer. better. trees green. even straighter. Rub your hands. the thigh channels. • When practicing the Active Exercises. continue with your visualization as a joyful child. bring your awareness to your heart center and gently lift your heels up as you use the bathroom. liver. Helpful Tips for Your Practice I recommend you do the Active Exercises. because cold energy can interfere with the flowing of the Qi. Love. Burdens are gone. straighter. Consider these additional tips for your practice. or one of the meditations at least twice a week for one hour. Cup your head. especially for those people who have severe blockages in the body. the tailbone channels. Visualize the inside of your body as clean and healthy. The best times for the Sitting Meditations are in the morning. This will help keep the healing energy in the body. the channels in the bottom of the torso. kindness. You will receive more benefit if you do it three times each day.” Trust your inner guidance to show you what is best for you right now. the lower back channels. even longer. knowing that as long as you continue to practice you will receive benefit. and best. and go into the emptiness.