Uh, Melanie says, can you elaborate on applying chi?
Yeah. Uh, what do you mean applying chi to you in your life or your martial arts? Like what do you mean by applying chi , is basically you’re breathing. Okay. Breathing is a controlled and how your posture. So you know, like this, I breathe hard if I do that. So posturing your body is very important to create that and knowing how to help with healing.
Oh, okay. Well, when you have like a bruise or an injury, relax the body, let the blood flow in your hands, get the energy in your arms and then create and feel the heat. You can start to feel the heat. When the more blood flow you have, the more heat you’re going to get out of your hands and that you could take that and you can start putting it on areas and start moving to the direction of the chi flow to help you.
Um, in terms of how to get chi up, you gotta do the qigong, you got to do your Tai Chi, they’ll help you to do that. Um, but breathing is the key in, in um, learning how to create your chi and it create your healing to by relaxing and then just focusing on relaxing. Yoga has all that. That’s a form of chi breathing. Yoga is a great example of that with the body and the energy and, and, and, and tai chi .
The other, uh, the negong and the Qigong, all that, any soft style really the teach you how to breathing control your body is a great way of developing the chi. Um, the Chinese say that the mind moves to chi. And I read that in Tai Chi classics. I forget which one, but I read it and I thought about that. And if everything that you learn, every skill set or everything that you’ve acquired is because you create the pathway in your brain for it to exist.
Everybody has chi. But until you start creating the pathway in your brain, you can’t do anything with it. Like sifu was saying, qi gong starts to build up the manifestation of that energy. Whereas negong, will help you move it really from places to places in your body. So what’s always been there, you’ll start to notice more as you practice your qi gong, you’re controlling it, how to harness it and you’re learn how to control it. Yeah. That’s my 2 cents.
Yeah. Yeah. And uh, another thing is, is you’ll be able to do that with someone else. Cause that’s what I do when I work on sifu Larry or his wife or my daughter or even myself as you can pull out, like if you feel like blockages of energy, you can remove them. You can put good energy in. So even like with the bruises I might, but yeah, that’s, that’s a good example of one.
I don’t actually study that, but I’ve always naturally been able to have healing hands and with my Tai Chi and Qi Gong and everything like that, I’ve been able to harness that more and understand it more. And so now I have better control of it. But now instead of thinking, I guess that whole thinking stinking thing, I don’t have to think about it when I’m healing someone, I just let my hands and stuff, I go on autopilot.
My brain kind of just chills out. I don’t think about anything, and I’m able to find exactly where the pain is. I’m able to pull it out. I’m able to put the good energy in to help it heal and all that different stuff. So it’s just practice. But yeah, Reiki is a great example of, of how to do that and find a science to that, um, and be able to practice that.