Are you feeling disconnected from your body, heart, and/or mind? Do you want to unlock your inner knowing, recognize when guidance is coming from your Higher Self, and tap into your fullest potential?
Qigong is both an art and a science, an ancient energetic “technology” that can help you achieve physical, mental, and emotional balance.
By combining movement, breathing, and mindful awareness, Qigong can awaken whole body intuition, connecting you with the wisdom of your mind, heart, and body, otherwise known as your three brains.
Understanding the Three Brains
Thousands of years ago, Taoists in ancient China proffered the idea that the human body has three brains: the head brain, the heart brain, and the gut brain.
The latest scientific research agrees with what Qigong masters have known all along—that neurological activity is not contained to the brain inside our skull but extends to the heart and the gut, connected via the vagus nerve.
The practice of Qi Gong, which means “energy work,” can greatly assist us in improving the flow of Qi (energy) to our three brains, helping us develop greater clarity of thought and a sense of alignment that permeates our entire being.
The three brains correlate with the three dan-tians or “elixir fields”—our main energy centers. The lower dan-tian, located at the navel, relates to our physical body’s energy, while the middle dan-tian, located in the center of the chest, corresponds with our heart and emotional energy. The upper dan-tian is the energy center of our mind, including our connection to Spirit and our own Higher Self.
By cultivating and balancing the energy of these three centers, you will not only develop a deeper understanding of yourself and the world around you but also learn to trust your inner knowing and make more aligned decisions.
Intuition and the Head Brain
In order to tune into your higher wisdom and receive messages so clear that they are “choiceless,” you need to quiet your thinking mind.
If your thinking mind is in overdrive, or stuck in repetitive loops fueled by worry, doubt, and fear, it becomes impossible to hear the quiet, reassuring whispers of your Higher Self.
Qigong is a practice that calms the busy mind and brings you into a state of peaceful presence. Over time, this leads to a reduction in negative, unhelpful thoughts, and improved mental health.
By cultivating mindfulness and present moment awareness, Qigong helps you have a broader perspective of any situation so that you can see the deeper truth.
Intuition and the Heart Brain
Rather than viewing the heart as only a physical organ that pumps blood and helps keep us alive, traditional Chinese medicine and Qigong have long viewed the heart as a wisdom center.
Research by the HeartMath Institute has validated that the heart, which has 40,000 sensory neurons, is the primary source of intuition and higher intelligence. HeartMath studies have shown that the heart receives intuitive information first, before sending it to the brain.
Qigong helps you open up to your heart’s wisdom by transforming your negative emotions into positive ones and breaking down the “heart walls” or barriers you have created to self-love and self-appreciation.
With regular Qigong practice, you can develop strong and clear intuition, as you connect to the essence of your heart energy and elevated feelings such as joy, gratitude, and compassion.
Intuition and the Gut Brain
We have all had experiences of gut feelings when our body signals to us that something feels good or doesn’t feel quite right. The nervous system of the gut is said to contain some 500 million neurons, most of which are carrying information from the gut to the brain, not the other way around.
Qigong exercises stimulate the vagus nerve and activate the parasympathetic nervous system, bringing about a blissful state of relaxation.
Focusing on the lower dan-tian during Qigong practice helps you feel more grounded and connected to your body and physical reality. This is important when developing your intuitive abilities so that you don’t become unbalanced or prone to spiritual escapism.
Over time, the practice of Qigong helps you refine your energetic awareness on all levels so that you learn to better interpret the body’s language and build trust in yourself and in life.
Unlocking the Power of Qigong in Your Life
Qigong offers a powerful way to cultivate physical, mental, and emotional balance and tap into all of the insights you will ever need for self-realization.
The ancient Taoists believed that we are born “already arrived”—that we have everything we need to become who we are, aligned with our True Divine Nature.
Just as an acorn is destined to become an oak tree, we have been gifted with the vital energy and innate intelligence to become the highest expression of ourselves.
Through specific exercises that harness Qi of the highest vibration, you can connect with the same infinite intelligence that created you and the whole Universe and discover a new level of inner harmony and cosmic connection.