Remembering to focus the mind to penetrate into the body when practicing qigong is essential for maximum benefits. If our intention is to receive maximum benefits from our practices then we must remember to focus inwardly.
Our minds can easily wander, making our practices less effective in receiving healing information. While the original intention is still activated, greater benefits can be realized by fully engaging the mind. As you focus on the potential benefits of the practice and connect with the healing information from the qi field, you will realize far greater balance and harmony.
“The most important thing is remembering the most important thing” ―Suzuki Roshi
What we often discover in doing the physical movements combined with information is that there is much more depth available to us. Through penetrating the mind into the body we open up to other sensations and develop new awareness. We can begin to experience ourselves as whole, knowing that body, mind, spirit and soul are one with nature and the universe.
The true practice of qigong combines movement, stillness, the minds’ strong focus and intention. It is an exquisite way to access our wholeness. It creates unification, where, in time the mind and body can become inseparable, like a singular awareness or consciousness.
Accessing and reestablishing the original connection to body, mind, spirit and soul as one is a natural and empowering long-term effect of qigong practice.
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