Qigong Teachings on Fitness and Food : Reaching Your Highest Energetic Potential in One LifetimeMay 01, 2014 12:16PM ● By Qigong Practitioner Jeff Primack
Qigong is about breath mastery. The best schools emphasize breathing to remove blockages and build a surplus of energy. Through technical training in abdomen placement, you can increase your body temperature and blood circulation on demand. When someone lays hands on another person while doing tumo breathing, it can send profound waves of healing qi into that person. “God formed man of the dust of the ground and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living soul.” Genesis 2:7 Does it weaken our connection to Spirit if we are breathing shallow? Scripture suggests a connection with being alive and breath incoming through our nostrils. What if we breathed consciously and deeper all day?
Qigong is about getting high, naturally. Alcohol transforms the mindstate, yet also destroys the liver. Qi has no side effect except making you feel full of vitality. Its highs are beyond words. With focused practice most people can move qi, causing a mild to intense euphoria. Qi, being free, abundant, and right under our noses, make it the ultimate ally to rise above life’s obstacles and reduce stress.
Qigong Strength Training is nurturing to qi instead of taxing like some traditional exercises. If you have old injuries, you can practice Qigong. We use “Holding Qi” postures like Horsestance to build the root chakra and leg strength. When doing HyperThrows we use fast followed by slow brushing movements which work wonders for circulatory issues, building speed/strength and giving a burst of energy. Yin and Yang alternating movements open arteries to expand blood flow beyond that which traditional exercise is capable.
Anyone can do Qigong Strength Training, even the severely injured. Mike Maier, retired fighter pilot and martial arts seeker, was so badly injured he couldn’t hold his arms above his head for more than ten seconds. He came up to me at our 2000 person National Qigong Conference to complain of his discomfort. As we were talking, I advised his body was adaptogenic and building new neurons, preparing his arms for the next time he would be holding the postures. Six months later Mike became an advanced teacher of our Qigong Strength Training. I personally watched him do 200 pushups, prerequisite for passing that certification; he couldn’t do even one pushup before meeting us! The belief is qi moves blood and possibly helped move circulation into his torn shoulder along pathways that were previously blocked. This is an example of how Qigong can heal.
Enlightenment requires a body that can hold light. Fitness is not only about muscles; it’s about the nervous system. Your lower abdomen is the seat of what Qigong calls your “Dan Tien” and it’s your center of gravity housing the majority of vital energy. It wasn’t until I learned pranayama breathing that I experienced being one with the Universe. My whole body filled with blissful electricity that hummed inside me. For a time I was one with spirit and matter and I knew I was going to dedicate my life to teaching how to access this bliss naturally. Yogis describe nirvana as a mind-state where we access our Super Consciousness. From these higher vibration states we can receive divine insight and creativity.
Food is the key to the qi! Diseases like autism, cancer and Alzheimer’s are increasing at an alarming rate. Fruits, vegetables, tonic herbs and medicinal mushrooms contain phytochemicals that unlock our body’s endocrine system and act as sparkplugs to the immune system. Unfortunately, many people do not get enough of them. Phytochemicals are most concentrated in the parts of the food that we often throw away: the seeds, stems, skins and rinds of the fruits and vegetables we eat. Many eat the right foods, but throw away the parts with all the “medicine.” For instance, we blend the avocado “with the big seed” in a high-powered blender along with other good tasting fruits and veggies. The avocado seed is tasteless, has the life force potential to create a huge tree, and more soluble fiber than any food for scrubbing plaque out of the arteries.
Qigong teaches the principle ‘specific foods REVERSE specific diseases.’ Asparagus with its ridiculously high glutathione can help the body reverse cancer and improve phase-two detoxification. Bitter melon is a blessing to the diabetic, but normally hard to eat with its bitter taste. That is no longer a problem with the scrumptious bitter melon recipes we have worked hard to make for the diabetic community. We recently held a special seminar and served many of these recipes to the attendees. A few people were fighting over who got to eat more bitter melon curry. When freshly steamed Asparagus with Avocado Seed Hollandaise Sauce was served, people were licking their plates. Smoothies are amazing for healing and taste awesome; however, cooked food opens the channels of qi life force and increases absorption of many nutrients. Get educated and learn food-based healing protocols. Supreme Science Qigong Center offers a new CEU approved seminar that includes a five-course food healing dinner. Food and fitness go together, so we combined the best of our teachings into a weekend seminar that includes a dinner party on Friday evening. Tickets are fashionably affordable: $99 for two days training and dinner. Amazing value has always been our secret, and we are honored to share this wisdom in a funand experiential conference. Eat from the tree of life; avoid the surgeon’s knife. Take a deep inhale and follow God’s trail. OM
Jeff Primack has studied with many Qigong masters from all over the world and has trained 50,000 people in live Qigong seminars since 2003.