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Chi Nei Tsang 2 & 3: Opening the Wind GatesJuly 11 to
July 16, 2012
Chi Nei Tsang 2: Deep Organ Massage
Opening the Wind Gates
At this level we'll begin to incorporate the releasing of the winds caused by stagnation through the wind gates. Through simple manipulations of the abdominal area, we can release physical, emotional, and mental resistance that can cause illness. We'll integrate new knowledge and awareness of the 12 winds with Taoist five element theory and ancient techniques for balancing nutrition to regulate the flow of energies through the body.
A powerful hands-on healing technique that utilizes the five major systems of the body: vascular, lymphatic, nervous, muscular, and chi. These systems are connected to the abdominal center, where unreleased stress and tension may cause obstructions. Through simple manipulations of the abdominal area, we can release physical, emotional, and mental resistance that can cause illness. Learn Five Element body diagnosis and how to transmit healing energy to others without depleting one's energy. This practice is powerful and long-lasting. It may be used to heal others and in healing ones self. Includes special Chi Kung training to support the practice.
+ + Breathing into Surrender, Death and Transcendence
We begin by understanding the "winds of change", the internal subtle breathing the healer opens in their client. But for a healer to advance to the highest levels, they must understand the cycles of life that everyone must breathe through. So we will take some time to experience the different stages within a practice of breathing into surrender, death and transcendence.
First we'll start with Tao Yin full body breathing, breath being called the little death. How can we ride the wave of the breath and itís stages? Once this is understood and done: How to be to be at peace with oneself. So in a sense you have to go through what your life has been, what is unfinished and make closure. This is recovering your true breath, i.e. discovering what really motivates you to breathe. In that way you are only in the present moment. There will be exercises, deep inner search, writing and meditations on forgiveness.
Then comes overcoming fear of death: this is really "Beyond Breath". We'll explore meditations on dissolving and understanding the stages of death and transcendence. This is also shown as stages on the journey when one goes on a pilgrimage. Life as a pilgrimage in which we seek healing and enlightenment. Understanding life as a pilgrimmage reveals the deeper meaning of life/love - a continuum of birth/death/rebirth as stages within the Tao.
What is Chi Nei Tsang?
A. The Causes of Sickness: Organ Obstructions and Congestion in the Abdomen
The Taoist sages of ancient China observed that humans often develop energy blockages in their internal organs that result in knots and tangles in their abdomens. These obstructions occur at the center of the body's vital functions and constrict the flow of Chi (energy), our life-force. The negative emotions of fear, anger, anxiety, depression, and worry cause the most damage. Problems can also be caused by overwork, stress, accidents, surgery, drugs, toxins, poor food, and bad posture.
Through meditative practices the sages learned to look within themselves. They discovered the internal organs connect with the Five Forces of the Universe and provide a link between the human microcosm and the universal macrocosm. The organs contain the essences of the spiritual force of a human being. They also provide the physical lines of force that hold the body together and give it structure.
When obstructed the internal organs store unhealthy energies that can overflow into other bodily systems and surface as negative emotions and sickness. Always in search of an outlet, these negative emotions and toxic energies create a perpetual cycle of negativity and stress. If the negative emotions can't find an outlet, they fester in the organs or move into the abdomen, the body's "garbage dump." The abdomen can process some emotional garbage, but more often it can't keep up with the flow. The energetic center of the body loca
ted at the navel becomes congested and cut off from the rest of the body.
B. Chi Nei Tsang: A Method to Clear Blocked Energy
Chi, the life-force energy, moves through the body's internal channels, nervous system, blood vessels, and lymph glands. These systems concentrate and cross paths in the abdomen which acts as their control center. Tensions, worries, and stresses of the day, month, or year accumulate there and are seldom dispersed. These disturbances can cause physical tangling and knotting of the nerves, blood vessels, and lymph nodes. The result is the gradual obstruction of energy circulation.
The ancient Taoists realized that negative emotions cause serious damage to one's health, impairing both physical and spiritual functions. They understood that each human emotion is an expression of energy and that certain emotions could indicate the negative energy behind many physical ailments. They also identified a specific cycle of relationships between the emotions and the organs. For example, the experience of a "knot" in one's stomach indicated the presence of worry, the negative emotion that accumulates in the stomach and spleen.
The Taoists discovered that most maladies could be healed once the underlying toxins and negative forces were released from the body. They developed the art of Chi Nei Tsang to recycle and transform negative energies that obstruct the internal organs and cause knots in the abdomen. Chi Nei Tsang clears out the toxins, bad emotions, and excessive heat- or heat deficiencies-that cause the organs to dysfunction.
C. Chi Nei Tsang: A Complement to Other Disciplines
As an art and science, Chi Nei Tsang complements Reflexology, Psychology, Reiki, Shiatsu, Swedish Massage, and similar therapies. However, unlike most practices which use indirect methods to contact the internal organs, Chii Nei Tsang directly massages the internal organs. Chi Nei Tsang is also the most comprehensive approach to energizing, strengthening, and detoxifying the internal system. It clears out negative influences and is particularly useful in relieving intestinal blockages, cramps, knots, lumps, scar tissue, headaches, menstrual cramps, poor blood circulation, back pain, infertility, impotence, and many other problems. Along with other disciplines, Chi Nei Tsang may help to eliminate the need for surgery.
D. The Healing Tao and Chi Nei Tsang
Other Healing Tao practices are useful for maintaining personal energy. Meditations such as the Inner Smile, the Microcosmic Orbit, and the Fusion of the Five Elements open channels and enable the flow of Chi to energize and cleanse the organs. Exercises such as the Six Heafing Sounds prevent overheating and help to balance the internal system. (For a review of these meditations, refer to the Healing Tao books, Awaken Healing Light, Taoist Ways to Transform Stress into Vitality, and Fusion of the Five Elements 1. In fact, the most outstanding difference between a Chi Nei Tsang practitioner and those of other healing arts is the daily practice of the Healing Tao meditations. The meditations offer maximum physical and spiritual protection for instructors and their students.
E. What Every Chi Nei Tsang Practitioner Should Know
Society and religions throughout history have programmed people to give rather than to receive. Common sense is therefore ignored, and egos are gratified through self-denial beyond reasonable limits. Since the first concern of the practitioner must always be his or her own health, a few guidelines are offered.
1. Knowledge of the Human Body: Organs, Systems, and Tissues.
It is necessary to have a working knowledge of the internal organs and their functions: the lymphatic, circulatory, and nervous systems, the energy channels, the muscles and fasciae (connective tissues), and the interelationships among all of these facets of the body.
2. Understanding Chi
Understanding vital Chi and being able to distinguish the positive and negative qualities of it as a life-force are of the utmost importance. Without a clear working knowledge of Chi, the practitioners of healing arts have no means of protecting their own bodies and energies from the negative influences of others. They also may find themselves giving away more energy than they can spare. In time, Chi Nei Tsang practitioners may find themselves suffering from professional "burnout" because their own energies have been depleted. Once this happens they may not be able to continue to provide relief for others.
3. Developing the Proper Attitude
The most important requirement of Chi Nei Tsang is a proper attitude about yourself and others. This means that the practitioner needs to realize a few important facts. A practitioner should be aware that in seeking relief, people go to a healer fully loaded with sick energy and sick emotions. They expect to be able to unload all of their sicknesses onto the healer, thereby negating their responsibilities for their own healing. Initially, your ability to help people will gain their trust, but it is important never to allow them to become dependent on you. Learn to give them your attention, love, and care as you teach them how to get back on their feet through their own efforts. This means that you must teach them about their bodies and energetic systems. Explain their responsibilities so that you won't lose or pollute your own life-force.
F. Chi Nei Tsang Practitioners Educate Others to Heal Themselve
s Chi Nei Tsang practitioners do not simply apply techniques, but are capable of generating and directing vital life-force through and around others. The main role of the Chi Nei Tsang practitioner, however, is educator not healer. The main philosophy and purpose of Chi Nei Tsang is to teach people how to heal themselves by providing insights into their own immense, internal healing powers. Chi Nei Tsang practitioners, therefore, never refer to their students as "patients" or "clients". A student who has awakened his or her own healing energy can continue the process by practicing at home and teaching family and friends. One must always remember that the most important healing energy comes from within oneself.
G. The Secret Technique of Chi Nei Tsang
Healing from the Heart
This book is full of brilliant and wonderful techniques that have the potential to significantly alter the basic way we care for ourselves and for each other. While the techniques are forceful and can relieve both chronic and acute illnesses, they will not work effectively unless they are activated and animated by a love and compassion that is given sincerely and abundantly from your heart. Your fingers and hands can become healing hands only when you are full of good intentions.
When you touch others, touch them with all the love, care, and compassion that you can find within yourself. Connect yourself with the forces of the Universe, the Cosmic Particle or Human Plane, and the Earth and become a physical channel for these forces. Apply your hands with the tenderness of a mother touching her child. If your touch is from your center to theirs, they will open like the petals of a flower in the morning sun. Every life and body has a self-healing mechanism that you can help to awaken. Once the center at the navel is activated and freed and the organs are detoxified, the process of healing can be completed by your students through their own discipline.
Eventually you will learn to feel and "see" inside another. Those who come to you will do so because they are uncomfortable with their spirits and bodies. Your intention should be to help them become serene and peaceful within themselves. On the following pages you will be introduced to many ancient healing gifts from the Orient, born from the wisdom of the Taoists and perfected over many centuries. In time you can become a great healer and teacher. People will seek your guidance. Always remember the source of your real power. The secret touch has warmed bodies, spirits, and homes in every land throughout time. It is a touch of the heart when you freely give of yourself to another. You will find that the loving touch has enormous power to heal and renew lives and spirits.
Healing Buddha Palm
An important aspect of this course is the integration of Chi Emission with the Chi Nei Tsang. Chi emission is "off body" healing, and allows for rapid shifts in the energy body of the client.
Buddha Palm Chi Kung presents an elegant set of slow Tai Chi-like movements of the arms and hands. This practice uses major acupuncture points in your hands to activate, open and balance energy pathways throughout your body harmonizing your internal energy. Access Cosmic Chi and learn to direct it to your hands and fingers for healing and creativity.
Buddha Palm Chi Kung is also referred to as Cosmic Healing Chi Kung. The Buddha Palm practice opens the Chi flow to the hands for self-healing or application to others. Very useful to all body workers, other healers, and anyone interested in healing themselves. It is an easy form that can be done standing or sitting. Learn to tap into Cosmic chi, greater Yin and Yang energies of Heaven and Earth and feel totally charged!
The form known as Cosmic Healing Chi Kung or Buddha Palm activates your innate healing power with these easy to learn graceful movements. This form opens the chi flow in your hands (Lao Gung) and activates many of the extraordinary channels; the Functional and Governor channels taught in the Microcosmic Orbit and the Belt and Bridge Channels taught in the Fusion Meditation practice.
Both professional healers and those seeking healing will learn how to raise their vibration, tap into Heaven and Earth energy, and digest this Cosmic Chi easily into the body. You can apply this healing chi to yourself, or on family, friends, clients or animals. This course is a must for massage therapists and other practitioners, is very heart-centered and also lots of fun. No prior experience required.
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