In This Video:
Yin Fu Ching
Yin Fu Ching as a diagnostic
How to “Mine the Magic” Using New Forest Qigong 1-10
How to “Fill The Hole” Using New Forest Qigong 1-10
In this last class in the series for Beginning New Forest™ Qigong, we put together all of the pieces of New Forest™ Qigong and Yin Fu Ching.
We Play Yin fu Ching To Harmonize the Seen with the Unseen
Then Play Yin Fu Ching using your intuition to make a choice to either “Mine the Magic” or “Fill the Hole” using the 1-10 Qigong to make what’s good better or make the number that did feel so good better.
This is a powerful Qigong. You are using your intuition in Yin Fu Ching to take a snapshot of how you are energetically at that moment in time and to enhance or fix any imbalances. To state this in another way, you use Yin Fu Ching as a diagnostic activity so that you can energetically balance yourself using the New Forest™ 1-10 Visual, Stationary, and Moving exercises. You are thus putting the entire Art at your fingertips.
This Qigong, is an incredible way to start listening to yourself and to address the energetic balance within your system. Not all Qigong’s are created this way. Formal Qigong sets do specific things for specific reasons. This way of using Qigong addresses the cultivator’s ( You) individual states of being. The fundamental idea of New Forest Qigong is to teach you to engage yourself energetically so that you can heal/nourish/balance yourself.
In a later series, we will address specific Qigong routines that put you in harmony with the time of the year. So that your energetic self is singing the same tune as your environment based upon the flow of Qi throughout the year. The New Forest™ Paradigm is a different way of approaching Qigong. It creates an awareness of qi within your body by sensitizing you to the different shapes of Qi and builds a language so that you can listen to your own intuition and balance the qi within your entire body/mind. Then you can use the shapes of Qi to affect the qi within your body/mind.
Teacher Beau Gustafson teaches these classes. He has been a Practitioner of New Forest since 1987 with over 5000 hours of training as a teacher /Practitioner of Qigong, Nei Chia Tai Chi, Hsing-I, Pa Kua, Lui Ho Pa Fa, Da Chang, and Northern Shaolin Kung Fu by Master Sifu John A. Fey.
Sifu John A Fey created the New Forest™ Paradigm of Internal Health arts to address and introduce people of any age or physical ability to the wonders of qi within the body/mind. In this series, we will be exploring New Forest™ Qigong a simple to do but highly sophisticated Qigong that is steeped in many classical forms of Qigong. Beau Gustafson has been playing and teaching this Qigong for over 30 years and cultivating the tools in this very video every day. Whatever your skill level, whoever you are, these ideas build a language that can be used to dive into the deepest levels of Qigong play.
What is Qigong? Our body/minds are like musical instruments that can be tuned. Where there is too much tension, it can be released; if there is not enough life force energy (Qi), it can be increased. Whatever you choose to do with your life Qigong helps you to be more in-tune with whatever it is that you are doing so that life gets happier, healthier, and more fun.” -Beau Gustafson
Everything has Qi, trees, rocks, everything. Living things have more Qi. It moved along specific pathways in the body called Ching-lo meridians. They can be thought of as roadways in the body. If there is a traffic jam and the Qi is not flowing smoothly, you can feel weak, confused, vulnerable, tired, brittle, low energy, sleepy, dull, and unaware. If traffic is flowing well, you can feel secure, sharp, awake, protected, prepared, fortified, healthy, focused bright, and aware. Qigong has several attributes used in different combination movement, breath and imagination, and the magic ingredient a sense of play.
The same way your mouth will water if someone starts talking about eating a juicy lemon, your imagination has real effects over your body-mind. These are the building blocks that, when played alone or in conjunction, can be a life long conversation that increases your ability to tune your body/mind. The Spirit of the Qigong: This is an essential part of the activity, and given the nature of our fast-moving digital age, the concept we have the hardest time connecting to.
The act of playfulness without an agenda is an integral part of Qigong. When you go to the gym, you work out, when you wanna do good on a test you study, when you want to play a concerto by Mozart you practice. If you wanna have Qigong do its magic, you enter with the spirit of playfulness for no other reason but to be playful and allow your body/mind to play and rest within the shapes of qi in your Movement, Imagination and Breath. It is simple; don’t just do something! Play Qigong!
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