A new student during there second qigong class tells class they feel so hot in there lower back that it was challenging for them to focus on other energy centers during exercises tonight. Said the feelings in his Kidneys were like hot coals (two hot coals, one in the location of the left kidney and the other in the location of the right kidney) and reminded him of his Grandpa taking Red-Hot Coals out of the fire/ (Barbecue) and setting them on the ground!
I read in a qigong book that the Kidneys can become very hot from the qigong practice which can result in internal purification and health improvements. When the Kidneys are working at a high temperature (related to the qigong practice) they can:
Purify the blood
Transform and refine many negative unhealthy energies like Fears and Paranoi’s to Virtues like Courage, Confidence, Freedom, Wisdom and Internal Will
Also, when the Kidneys are functioning at a super high level (the thousand/s of diseases that man suffers from will be cured) man will not experience all these diseases that man suffers from… (taking all the drugs, and creams to treat all the symptoms and not the origin/cause of the problem).
In Chinese Medicine they say if the Kidneys are weak then people can have health issues including:
Infertility, slow development and early senility
Sore and weak lower back
Weak body and bones
Ringing in the ears
and many more problems too
Continued Qigong training from the above mentioned student will help them live up to their life potential’s and give them health and wisdom far beyond the average human! -Brendan 11/16/11
I guess it has been about a month now since the young man started his Genesis qigong training with me at the Noble School of Taichi and Qigong Training. I recall during his first class that when he and I were doing a paired exercise, (where I was energizing his Kidneys/life gate and sending the qi down to his feet to help him get more grounded) that he mentioned that he was feeling as though his feet were magnetized to the earth and it felt as though it would be challenging for him to move his feet if he wanted too.
Later, in that first class we began to do some exercises to activate energy feelings between his hands and he said that he was clearly feeling sensations on his hands and mostly in the form of hot heat. Then, later in the class (during different exercises) the feelings in his hands began to change from hot to magnetic feelings. His parents were in that class with him and I recall his father mention, something to the point- that his son had previously worked with many different highly reputable and successful energy healers over the years and they told him his son is not energy sensitive and therefore was unable to feel the energy. The families experince in their first Genesis Qigong class contrary to what they heard before-hand was evidence to them that there son was and is very energy sensitive.
Based on my experience as a Qigong instructor and Healer I have found that some people are clearly more sensitive to energy than others, but eveyone I have worked with who could not feel it initially were able to feel the energy very clearly when the energy levels reach the right stage, and upgrading the Kidney energy levels (activation of low kidney energy levels to a higher point where electrical energy can be felt through the body) in most cases based on my experience is the key to help students actually feel the “Chi/ Qi/ Ki/ Prana”.
To go back a step, so when I was working with the Young man to activate his Kidney/ life gate center and then sending the energy down to his feet… he was able to feel magnetized to the earth with his feet because we charged his kidneys and then as his kidneys were getting more charged we sent energy down to his feet to activate his feet and get him grounded, and then after his feet reached the level/ stage where the energy was able to open up his “Root Centers” Kidney #1 points on his feet then he was able to feel the magnetic and clear connection between his feet and the earth.
I think it was in his Third class (a few weeks after his first class) I noticed the young man looked much more solid and mature than he did when I first met him only a few weeks earlier. Over the years I have seen 100’s of students transform their health, strength, confidence…. and quality of life all the time, but regarless of how often I see it happen it never stops amazing me, warming my heart and delighting me to see students dramatically improve their internal confidence, happiness and life.
Last night we had a holiday class with a focus on deepening the development in the Sacrum/Marrow Gate.
In Genesis Qigong The Sacrum/ Marrow Gate is referred to as the Power Center. (improve blood quality, Immunity…)
In last night’s class one student shared she was feeling intense heat building up in her Sacrum and as the class continued she began to feel the heat rise up to her life gate (the energy center on the spine between L2 & L3). Toward the end of class, after completing our final exercise and meditation she shared feeling the energy shoot from her sacrum (rise up her spine) and circulate out her arms to her hands and also felt the energy circulate (shoot) from the sacrum down her legs to her feet.
The energy circulation that this student experienced last night is directly related to Bone Marrow Washing Qigong. What this student experienced is what many qigong students practice years and years to accomplish, and few will actually ever experience this level of healing and internal upgrades to their energy system (but with Genesis Qigong this level of development is available to just about anyone who has invested adequate time into the classes and their personal practice, the lady who had this experience has been practicing periodically for the past two years and over the past couple of months she became very devoted and attended the following classes/ seminars):
1- level one weekly series
1-level one weekend seminar
1-level two weekly series
1-Jing and Rou weekend seminar
1-level two weekend seminar
We all know the saying, “you will get out of it what you put into it” and her time investment is paying off for her… In fact, the lady that had the experience last night is in her mid 50’s, has made her mid life change and has experienced severe exhaustion and depletion over the past 5-10 years. She told me that over the last couple of weeks her friends have been commenting how strong and vital she appears these days!
Based on both my intellectual understanding and personal experience Bone Marrow Washing Qigong refers to an upgrade of the bone marrow inside the long bones of the legs and arms and the spine (Upgrade– meaning replacing the undesirable fatty Yellow tissue built up in place of the Red Bone Marrow with older people and initiating the internal change to replenish and restore the depleted Red bone Marrow)
What are the functions of:
Red marrow- makes blood cells
Yellow marrow- makes fat, http://mgraviss.org
Do You want to be healthy and full of vitality or depleted and fatty?
Bone marrow (Latin: medulla ossium) is the flexible tissue found in the interior of bones. In humans, bone marrow in large bones produces new blood cells. On average, bone marrow constitutes 4% of the total body mass of humans; in adults weighing 65 kg (143 lbs), bone marrow accounts for approximately 2.6 kg (5.7 lbs). The hematopoietic compartment of bone marrow produces approximately 500 billion blood cells per day, which use the bone marrow vasculature as a conduit to the body’s systemic circulation. Bone marrow is also a key component of the lymphatic system, producing the lymphocytes that support the body’s immune system.
There are two types of bone marrow: medulla ossium rubra (red marrow), which consists mainly of hematopoietic tissue, and medulla ossium flava (yellow marrow), which is mainly made up of fat cells.
When Genesis Qigong practitioners Marrow Gate and Sacrum areas reach the right stage of development then the refined energy can begin to circulate from the Sacrum up the spine into the arms and from the sacrum down both legs to the feet. Once practitioners begin to feel this level of circulation they should know that there body/ bone marrow and internal energies are in the process of important internal health upgrades that will allow them the boost up their deep vitality and work on deep internal healing.
In the View of Genesis Qigong the Marrow gate has the following benefits:
Enhances the Reproductive System
Helps to nourish the Bone Marrow
Increase the Vitality of our Immunity
Rejuvenates the Blood
Enhances overall Strength and Health
Slows down the ageing process
Assists in grounding process
Most importantly, The Marrow Gate Connects to the Root of the Will. Activating and energizing the Marrow Gate enhances the individuals Self-Awareness and supports Personal-Will.
This article is published in the 2012-2013 Winter issue of the Qi-Journal Magazine
Would you like to be strong, fit, well proportioned and energetic like a healthy teenager or young adult? You commonly hear people say: That person is so lucky. They do not exercise much, they eat whatever and whenever they want and they look great. I wish I could be like that too. Why do some people, young or old, have a great figure, energy levels, do not exercise much or seem to follow a strict diet, while others are just the opposite: always struggling with their figure, energies and commonly tired no matter how much they exercise or watch their diet.
The Ancient Masters sought longevity with strength and vitality, like people in the prime of their life. In their search, they found that in order to maintain youthful wellbeing, one needs to have vibrant internal energies of the organs, glands and all the body’s systems. If you want to feel young and strong, you need to be able to have the same internal energy and balance of the youth. Many of the secrets of the Ancient Masters teachings are available to you from Genesis Qigong–including the Internal-Alchemy secrets to a strong a youthful figure, regardless of your age.
Exercise and diet are very important to one’s health and vitality; however, if one’s internal energies, organs and glands are not working in a healthy and balanced way, neither exercise nor diet will result in a vibrant and well-shaped physique. Thus, the Genesis Qigong curriculum is set up with a step-by-step process to bring one improved energy, internal balance of the organs and upgrade/maintenance of the essential endocrine systems, glands and hormone levels. As practitioners develop themselves with the Genesis Qigong training, they begin to upgrade all of their internal energies and become aware of both their strengths and weaknesses. From their new awareness, each practitioner can begin to create a personalized training program to lead them to increased internal balance and strength–a biologically younger you. Many students notice their body strength and shape improve just from upgrading their internal energies without added physical exercise.
The Kidneys (life gate / kidney center) are a high priority in Genesis Qigong training to bring all practitioners improved energy levels and (in my experience) energizing all the other organs of the body (like the Sun sending its energy to the earth), creating strong legs, lower back (foundation), and powerful bones. In order for us to have a strong and youthful body, it is essential to have our kidneys functioning at the highest level possible. To further illustrate my point about the importance of the Kidneys to a powerful body, in Chinese Medicine they say weak Kidneys are responsible for soreness and weakness of the lower back and spine, weak body, asthma, assisting in digestion, weak bones, edema…..1 Before starting my Genesis Qigong training, I lived for many years with a very weak, sore and fragile lower back and spine. After a period of time with my training, I was able to feel the kidneys getting stronger, which resulted in my lower back also getting stronger too.
Another key area to keep our bodies strong and youthful is the stomach/pancreas system. The stomach/ pancreas system is connected to our digestion, necessary for the transformation of the consumed food energies into useful energies for the body. A weak or low functioning stomach/ pancreas system can lead to a weak appetite, poor digestion, retention of food, abdominal distention, lack of strength.1 Also according to Chinese Medicine, the stomach is responsible for the strength of the large muscles of the body.1 Therefore, if one’s stomach /pancreas energies diminish, that person may develop soft, weak and thin muscles. To summarize, the stomach/ pancreas system is very important area to keep the body in top shape.
The Liver also has a big role in one maintaining hearty strength. According to Chinese Medicine, the liver controls the health and strength of the tendons and joints. Therefore, one with weak tendons and joints would most likely have weak or low liver energies. When I first began having health problems as a teenager it began with left knee tendinitis and as the years continued I reached a point where I had weaknesses and problems in almost all of my major joints of my body–ankles, knees, hips, shoulders, elbows and wrists. Contrary to common modern day thought, the Ancient Masters believed that the tendons and joints were more important to develop in order to bring one strength with longevity–as opposed to today’s emphasis on building up the muscles. Through the Genesis Qigong practice we nourish and develop all the organs, including the liver, to help all practitioners gain stronger internal and external strength.
The Endocrine Gland System and hormones are another key factor in obtaining and maintaining power and an attractive figure like a young person. Every endocrine gland has its role and having each function at a high level is key for our health. I will focus on the functions of the Reproductive glands (testes and ovaries), Adrenals, pancreas and the thyroid glands and how they affect our health and youthfulness. The “essence” of the reproductive glands are essential for the overall vitality and longevity of the entire body and mind. It helps keep the body strong and vibrant: This is why boxers’ trainers commonly prohibit their fighters from having sex for a certain period of time before their upcoming fight. Personally I recall prior to starting my Genesis training how deeply exhausted and fragile I would usually feel after love-making, then after a period of time training and building up my internal energies I no longer felt exhausted after copulation, like I did before hand.
Earlier, I wrote about the pancreas and how it works with the stomach. From my understanding, the pancreas has functions of both an organ and a gland. As a gland, the pancreas “helps the body to maintain healthy blood sugar (glucose) levels. The pancreas secretes insulin, a hormone that helps glucose move from the blood into the cells where it is used for energy. The pancreas also secretes glucagon when the blood sugar is low. Glucagon tells the liver to release glucose, stored in the liver as glycogen, into the bloodstream.”2 One aspect of the Adrenal Glands, “The adrenal cortex produces glucocorticoids (such as cortisol) that help the body control blood sugar, increase the burning of protein and fat.”2 While, “The thyroid hormones control your metabolism, which is the body’s ability to break down food and store it as energy and the ability to break down food into waste products with a release of energy in the process.”2
From my experience, by practicing Genesis Qigong, we can really upgrade all of the glands. This will allow them to function at higher and higher levels. I have had numerous personal experiences with my hormone levels getting stronger, in fact, prior to me studying Genesis Qigong my facial hair grew very slow and extremely spotty, then after a certain period of time after I began my training my facial hair began to grow much faster and fuller. Another example is how my thyroid began talking to me; after a couple of years I recall being able to feel my thyroid commonly pulsating and vibrating and every time I felt it occur it was very clear to me that it was in the process of getting an energy boost to help it get stronger and function at a higher level and now 10+ years later I continue to feel my thyroid pulsate and vibrate as it continues to get stronger and stronger. From my own experience, the thyroid can be also used more or less like a light switch in that I can consciously amplify my thyroid and use it to turn on and activate other glands and systems of the body too. Healthy and optimum performance of the entire endocrine system, including the parts of the system mentioned above, are a major key in one maintaining vivaciousness and beauty.
In addition, to working with the organs and glands, the Genesis Qigong system also includes a few classes like the Moving with Qi, where we bring energy out to the muscles and muscle channels. The exercises we do in those classes are physically very easy and low impact, but I commonly see female students bodies get much tighter and slimmer from that class. From my understanding, this happens because we bring the new energy into the Fascia (in between the muscles and muscle layers) as the “Qi” goes into the fascia, it then begins to push out the old (unhealthy) fat tissues built up in those areas. This is a result of replacing the old fat with higher quality “Qi”. Like wringing water out of a towel or in this case excess fat.
The Internal-Alchemy–upgrade and balance of one’s internal energies and energy systems that occur from Genesis Qigong training can help most achieve a stronger and more youthful body. As a student who began Genesis Qigong training with so many weaknesses and problems I have personally experienced and witnessed my body become more youthful and look much healthier–biologically younger from my Genesis Qigong practice. If you are interested in looking and feeling younger I hope you will begin your journey with Genesis Qigong soon!
1. Tyme, L.Ac. The Student Manual on the Fundamentals of Traditional Oriental Medicine 2nd addition. Living Earth Educational Services. San Diego: 1996.
About a month ago I wrote about a female student, in her mid 50’s, who had experienced very strong and intense heat in her Sacrum and lumbar spine and then the energy shot/ circulated up her spine and into arms ending at her hands and down her spine into both legs and down to the feet. That experience was related to Bone Marrow Washing, See previous article for further details.
The same lady attended the level-1 weekend seminar this past weekend and she had a very similar experience again. After the class completed the Parasympathetic Nervous System Empowering Exercise, she shared that during the exercise her sacrum got so hot again it almost felt like it was burning and she felt so hot that she wanted to strip down to her t-shirt. (Keep in mind that this lady is normally cold much of the time and we were doing a standing exercise without any physical movement to create any muscle heat.)
We spoke today and she let me know that she had a massage from a Massage Therapist, she has seen regulary over the past 15 years, and the massage therapist told her that if she did not see her face on her body she would not have believed that this was her body she was working on. The Therapist could feel the energy moving through her body unlike anything she had ever felt from her before hand, and her muscles and soft tissue were also unlike anything she had ever felt from her before too.
Last month a few hours before she had her first Bone Marrow Washing Experience she also saw the same massage therapist and the therapist told her that day that she looked more vibrant than she had in years and she also felt more energy in her sacrum than she had ever felt there over the previous 15 years she has been working on her.
This wonderful student in her mid 50’s is in the process of reversing her aging process and biologically she is getting younger and younger.
Stay tuned for future updates of her health upgrades and healing process.
This past weekend at the level-1 weekend seminar a student who has been taking classes regulary for the past couple of years began to feel the Small Universe Circulation reach a deeper level than he had ever felt before hand. After we completed the Small Universe Enhancing Exercise, the gentleman told the class that he felt the ciculation of his small universe deep inside his body and he could follow a flow of energy up his back and then down the front and that circulation continued the same path…
Prior to this past Sunday he had felt the Microcosmic Orbit–(name used by Mantak Chia to describe the circulation of the energy flow of the combination of the Du and Ren Meridians) before, but it was much more superficial. This time he could actually feel/ follow a warm sensation travel/ circulate inside of his body (the circuit of the small universe).
Benefits of the Small Universe Circulation:
Create Internal Energy
Create balance between all the different energy centers
Balance the Yin and Yang Energies
Circulate the refined reproductive energies from the reproductive area up the spine to nourish:
the brain, energy centers, organs, or other areas of the body where the energy can enhance health and vitality
This article is published in the 2013 Summer issue of the Qi-Journal Magazine
Would you like to feel energetic and youthful like you did 5, 10, 15 or 20 years ago? Regardless of age—20s, 30s, 40s, 50s, 60s, 70s… many us have experienced a significant loss of vitality from what we had 5, 10 or more years ago and have accepted our current situation as a natural result of the aging process. Modern medicine and science has found many health issues related to imbalanced hormone levels like reduced stamina, loss of mental clarity, depression, irritability, Arthritis, Fatigue, anxiety, weight gain, shortened life span, and insomnia/poor-sleep. Modern medicine uses Hormone Replacement Therapy they prescribe for low hormone levels, but it does not work as effectively as that naturally made by the human body and also has many side affects—to learn for yourself Google hormone replacement therapy side affects. The Ancient Masters like modern day scientists believed the Endocrine system is the fountain of youth, but unlike today’s scientists they learned how to naturally keep the endocrine system balanced and vibrant. If you would like to take control of your health and find your personal fountain of youth or to restore your tired body and mind then look no further than Genesis Qigong to connect to the Ancient Masters Secret Teachings for improved energy, health and upgrading your Endocrine System.
The Genesis Qigong system is a Qigong System designed, to activate, nourish, upgrade and rebalance the energy levels of all the major energy centers, chakras, acupuncture pathways, organs and Endocrine System and Glands. As a result, of the energetic development that takes place from the Genesis Qigong practice practitioners are able to recharge and restore vitality to the endocrine glands and then they naturally begin to function at a more youthful level and upgrade their hormone production and release.
For someone who has never done this kind of work before it might be difficult to understand how it is possible to bring energy to areas like the Endocrine Glands. Thus, for now I will use an analogy to bridge the gap for you. In our bodies we all have energy roads–commonly known as acupuncture pathways that the energy travels on to circulate throughout the body that go to specific locations in our body like an endocrine gland, organs, chakras… (Similar to Americas Energy system that transfers energy from a power source (to the power lines) throughout the energy grid to any location it can reach; i.e.. from a power source to a city and then to your home). If you are alive whether you know it or not you are connected to the energy matrix of the Universe—just like most homes are connected to the energy grid so you can get energy to your home whenever you turn on your computer, microwave oven or anything else you want to power up. Therefore, a Genesis Qigong practitioner who has developed his or her skills, energy source and acupuncture pathways, is able to bring energy to anywhere in his or her body—like a gland or organ–to upgrade organ systems, energy levels and functionality of the specific area of the body.
To continue with our analogy let’s say the wiring system in your home (acupuncture pathways) is not working correctly and the power reaching your microwave is lower than it should be so it is working poorly, at a lower level than it was created too. As a result, you have an electrician fix the wiring in your home. After fixing the wiring system you can now get the appropriate amount of energy to your microwave and it will work like it was designed to. (Until one actually does this training and has his own personal experience he will not be able to truly understand). To summarize, Genesis Qigong can help you to create and or enhance your energy source/s, teach you to become your personal electrician of your internal energy system and allow you to guide as much energy to your electronics—endocrine glands and organs–as necessary.
We can also, develop ourselves kind of like a plant having the ability to absorb energy from the Sun and Water to nourish (recharge) the body. Like tuning up a car engine so that it runs smoother, we can also tune up areas of the body to increase the body’s overall performance.
Some experts estimate there are 59 million Americans with Thyroid problems and most people do not know they have an imbalance or problem.1 Most people with Thyroid problems or other endocrine problems are not detected because doctors commonly do not think a patient’s list of complaints are related to the Thyroid. Therefore, commonly the doctor does not test for it and even when it is tested for, commonly the test results show that the patient is in normal range. This is the same for Adrenal tests too, “Conventional endocrinologists and tests cannot diagnose adrenal fatigue, because they are prepared only to diagnose extreme dysfunction in the adrenals, such as Addison’s disease, a potentially fatal condition where the adrenals essentially shut down.”2 Also, from my understanding Western Medicine tests are not sensitive enough to find someone with organ weaknesses until the organ is running at or below 10% of its optimum level. Not good.
“The thyroid hormones control your metabolism, which is the body’s ability to break down food and store it as energy and the ability to break down food into waste products with a release of energy in the process.”3 Fatigue is the highest complaint of people suffering from Thyroid issues including depression, anxiety, poor sleep, weight issues, and joint and muscle issues too.1 Before I began learning Genesis Qigong I am sure I had Thyroid issues. In fact, after I began Genesis Qigong I often began to feel my Thyroid pulsate and vibrate, some thing I had never felt before studying Genesis Qigong, this was evidence to me that my thyroid was weak and was in the process of improving its vitality. Based on many previous experiences I had with Genesis Qigong I learned that it is common to feel areas of the body pulsate or vibrate while new energy is digested or upgrading the related body part; therefore, when I began to feel my Thyroid pulsate and vibrate I was excited because I knew my thyroid was in the process of healing itself. Over the past 12+ years as I have continued to improve my health and energy levels with Genesis Qigong and I have also experienced a direct correlation to my thyroid getting stronger. In fact, it is very easy for me to use my intention to bring my awareness directly to my thyroid and feel it pulsate and feel hot too—similar to one bringing their attention to their hand/s, but because of my training I am able to bring my attention to my thyroid and energize it.
Adrenal exhaustion commonly accompanies Thyroid problems.2 The Adrenal glands are famous for their role in helping us deal with stress. “The main hormones of the stress response are adrenalin (epinephrine) and cortisol. When a person responds to any long-term stressful situation, they first ramp up production of epinephrine, then cortisol to deal with that life challenge, whether illness, family issues, job stress, or physical or emotional trauma. If the stress continues these hormonal changes are hard to undo”.4 “Elevated cortisol levels have been linked to all major chronic illnesses of our society: heart disease, cancer, autoimmune disease, and premature aging.”4
In acute cases of stress, like an accident or when the body believes it is a life or death situation the body will release adrenalin to ensure survival. “If stress continues, the adrenal glands produce cortisol within ten minutes to raise blood sugar and insulin levels, move blood to muscles and away from digestion, lower levels of sex hormones and break down protein stores for energy.” Continued stress eventually leads to the Maladapted stage, in which the body starts to break down from the effects of elevated cortisol.” “Cortisol imbalance can lead to fatigue, weight gain, immune suppression, and susceptibility to colds and flu, joint pains, mood swings, anxiety, depression, insomnia and digestive symptoms”. Prior to learning Genesis Qigong I suffered for years from fatigue, joint pains, anxieties, mild depressions, terrible sleep and I would catch a cold or a flu almost every week, as soon as I would get over one cold flu or sinus issue I would catch another one. It was a very frustrating part of my life; however, it turned out to be a blessing in disguise since it led me to find Genesis Qigong, the greatest blessing of my life.4
In today’s faced-paced world, many people deal with stress on a daily basis. This fast-paced lifestyle can include stress from driving, work, family and relationships. This type of hectic lifestyle has the potential to trigger the Adrenals, which release the hormones of Adrenalin and Cortisol to deal with the stress. However, although these hormones may be beneficial in dealing with a stressful situation, after a person reaches a certain point based on his or her body’s capacity, the body is unable to reset itself to an unstressed state, even after the stressful situation has long since passed.4
I use to easily feel stressed and on edge, but after Genesis Qigong training, I can handle a much greater amount of stress than I use to be able to (the capacity to handle greater amounts of stress is common benefit I hear from Genesis Qigong students). In my introductory classes and the first class of the level-One series we focus on resetting the Adrenal Glands so one can begin to get out of the heightened state of being constantly amped up.
Reproductive hormone imbalances are also a major cause of fatigue, weakness and an assortment of other energy weaknesses and imbalances.5 Women have two endocrine glands called ovaries while men have two endocrine glands called testes.
Estrogen and progesterone are the two main female hormones created in the ovaries and they are responsible for puberty, when a girl develops to a women, and for maintaining her female characterists. While for men, testosterone is the key ingredient responsible for the transformation of a boy to a man and maintaining his male characterists.3
If a women’s estrogen or progesterone levels become unbalanced a number of issues can arise related to the hormone imbalances. Below is a list of General signs and symptoms of Female Hormonal Imbalances:
Changes in menstruation
Basal body temperature
Excessive hair growth
Low sex drive
Premenstrual syndrome (PMS)
Urinary Tract Infections
Men also have numerous signs and symptoms related to imbalanced testosterone levels.
You can see that for both men and women, there are many different types of signs and symptoms related to reproductive hormone imbalances. Prior to studying Genesis Qigong, I personally lived with a number of the above symptoms for men, all of which have been cured by this practice. I have also spoken to umpteen male and female students who have testified that Genesis Qigong has completely healed or significantly improved a tremendous amount of their problems related to reproductive hormone imbalances.
Based on my understanding of Chinese Medicine, all of the above signs and symptoms are related to low energy levels and internal energy imbalances within the organ systems.
As many people have today, I had an extremely imbalanced and disorganized energy system. This can cause a number of different health complaints and symptoms. For most people, when they have numerous health problems it can be come overwhelming and disempowering. One of the most important things Qigong addresses is healing the root of the health problem/s. Once the root of the problem is fixed, then the symptoms naturally disappear. Simultaneously, the body can address curing wounded self confidence and empower people to let go of negative emotions. These emotions are often built up from lifestyle and the health issues. This can cause a person to become disempowered and frustrated with his life and health. In order to truly heal yourself, you also need to address all of the negative internal emotions. Negative internal emotions and internal conflicts cause the body to constantly leak energies and run at low vibration levels.
In closing, if you want to balance your hormones and improve your energy levels, Genesis Qigong can help you accomplish your goals. In addition, Genesis Qigong can assist you in learning to understand yourself better. This is possible, because this practice helps you connect and integrate your mind-body-soul. You may be as strong as an Ox and not have any health issues, but you can still use Genesis Qigong to transform yourself to higher levels of internal peace and happiness. Ideally it is best to stay as healthy as possible and not ever allow your body/mind to get a disease. Genesis Qigong can help you to understand the depths of yourself beyond what most people assume is possible and from that information you can begin to learn how to live in a way that will allow you to avoid burning yourself out. A quote Ben Franklin is credited with “an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure”. The Tao of health can bring you health, vitality and longevity.
1. “Top 10 Signs That You May Have a Thyroid Problem:
Millions of People Have Undiagnosed Thyroid Conditions.” 2009. Mary Shomon
Currently as of 1/26/11, she is taking two weekly classes Level-3 and Moving W/Qi (a moving qigong class with taichi style movements) during this session of classes. During this past week’s level-3 class, (class #2), while we were doing the Energy Holding Meditation she told me:
She began to clearly feel her Ovaries, have a dialogue with them and also feel the energy stimulating her ovaries to wake up from their slumber, be happier and have the ability to function at a more youthful state. Ovaries and Hormone Imbalances
Also, during the level-3 class she noted while we were doing an exercise that focuses on bringing energy to the Chong/Endocrine Gland Meridian (pathway) that she was able to feel energy encircling her Kidney’s/Adrenal glands. While prior to that class she was only able to feel her kidney area as the energy was working from the outside in, from her lower back inward to her kidneys. But in this last experience she clearly felt the energy deep inside her body in front of the spine and behind the organs in front of them. Benefit of healthy Kidneys. Adrenal Glands and Hormone Imbalances.
Then, the following day in her Moving W/Qi class she shared that she was realy feeling the energy work through areas on her glutes/hips/low-back and Sacral area that she has experienced weaknesses in her past. Also, was feeling new energy filling up her muscle-fascia between her skin and muscles–a process of deep re-hydrating of the body.
This article is published in the 2012 Summer issue of the Qi-Journal Magazine
Would you like to have strong Kidneys and youthful, vibrant bones and not be concerned about osteoporosis and/or having weak, fragile bones? “In the United States, more than 40 million people either already have osteoporosis or are at high risk due to low bone mass.”1 Strong and healthy bones are essential to everyone’s health and having the ability to be independent and live their life to the fullest. The Ancient Masters, who created Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture, knew thousands of years ago that the Kidneys rule the bones; therefore, if you have strong and vibrant Kidneys, you will naturally have healthy, dense and robust bones. Modern Medicine has recently found evidence that shows a direct correlation between the Kidneys functioning at low levels and bone loss. Genesis Qigong can connect you to the teaching of the Ancient Masters, which can assist you in maintaining or building strong kidneys and bones. If you are interested in having powerful bones and a high level of health and vitality, then Qigong can help you achieve your goals.
As noted above, the Ancient Masters, who created Chinese Medicine, knew thousands of years ago that the number one key to healthy bones is having strong kidneys. Chinese Medicine clearly states—the Kidneys rule the bones and the teeth are an extension of the bones. Thus, if someone is having significant problems with his or her teeth or a child’s bones are not developing properly, then weak kidneys could be the culprit, and should be energized in order for bone health to improve. 2
During my research for the article, I was excited to discover that Western Medicine has found a correlation between weak bones and kidneys. “A common side effect for patients with kidney failure is bone decay. Almost everybody who has kidney failure will have a loss of bone forming potential,” said Keith Hruska, Professor of Nephrology, Pediatrics, and Cell Biology and Physiology at The University Washington School of Medicine. “(These patients) lose the ability to form bone at a normal rate. Kidney disease, or loss of kidney function, directly causes loss of skeletal function…you end up with weakened bones.”3
Your bones are alive and never stop rebuilding themselves—old bone cells are constantly being replaced by new bone cells in a process referred to as Remodeling. However, for people with Osteoporosis or others with weakening bones, the remodeling process is unable to keep up with the bone loss. 4 This is analogous to spending more money every month than you have earned, and then gradually going deeper into debt. However, in this case, because your body’s energy– in particular your Kidney energy level–is functioning at a low level, your bones are going into debt—spending more (old bone cells) than they are earning (new bone cells). As a result, the bones’ bank account is running in the negative and is gradually getting deeper and deeper into debt, which results in weaker, thinner, less dense and more fragile bones.
The effect of Kidneys-Minerals-Bones:
As a result of the public messages by Dairy industry and the FDA, most people in America are aware that Calcium and Vitamin D help create strong bones. Phosphate is also another major mineral that contributes to strong bones. “Phosphate is a mineral in the body, and together with calcium makes up most of our bones. Phosphate, like Calcium, is also used in other parts of the body to ‘power’ muscle and is used in many other chemical reactions.”5 “Vitamin D is a chemical needed so that calcium can get from food into the body. A little Vitamin D is absorbed from food, but most is made in the skin, in a process that only occurs if the skin is stimulated by sunlight. Even then, vitamin D has to be converted to an active form in the kidneys.”5 (Maybe there is a correlation between seasonal Depression, Vitamin D and Weak Kidney function?) In addition, the “Parathyroid hormone (PTH for short) is a hormone, essentially a chemical messenger, which is very important in controlling the level of calcium in the blood.”5 “If the level of calcium in the blood falls, the parathyroid glands normally produce more PTH, which pulls some calcium from the bones into the blood, normalizing the blood’s calcium level. If the calcium level in the blood rises above normal, PTH secretion falls, and the level of calcium in the blood falls back to normal.”5
When the Kidneys are not working efficiently, they cannot help a person maintain healthy and strong bones. For instance when the kidneys’ energy levels are low they leak essential calcium and phosphate which is lost in the urine.5 Based on the previous paragraph you may be able to hypothesize the domino affect that occurs when the kidneys are leaking phosphate and calcium and bone loss—Kidneys leaking Calcium and Phosphate→ bone remodeling process is losing more cells than gaining→ if calcium level in blood is low then Parathyroid Hormone triggers the bones to release extra calcium→ creating more loss of bone mass… In addition, to Vitamin D dependency on Kidney function to do its job correctly.5
Genesis Qigong and the Kidneys:
At the heart of Genesis Qigong is the development of the Kidney power. Genesis Qigong follows the secret teaching of the Ancient Masters to build a strong and hearty foundation including a vibrant, powerful body and skeletal system to support one to achieve their life’s mission and the Kidneys are the root of the foundational work. Starting in the first class of Genesis Qigong we begin to work on upgrading the Kidney energy levels and working capacity with the Internal Power Station Activation Exercise, where we more or less jump start the Kidneys like one would jump start their car battery if they left their car lights on too long. With continued practice of Genesis Qigong and a focus on the Kidneys the body can continue to upgrade the Kidney vitality and as the Kidney levels improve so will the strength and sturdiness of the bones and the whole body.
Since I began practicing Genesis Qigong I have been able to awaken my Kidneys and gradually get them stronger and more powerful and as my Kidneys have gotten stronger I have also felt my whole body upgrade and remodel itself from the inside out. I have witnessed my whole body including my bones get more and more deeply filled up with vital energies. Which is contrary to how I use to feel from exercise I did prior to studying Genesis Qigong, for instance at times in my pre-Genesis Qigong past I use to do lots of physical exercise, which felt good in a lot of ways, but on many levels I could also feel I was deeply exhausted and actually depleting or stealing energy from other vital areas of my body like my organs and nervous system to repair my broken down muscles. Now, as my body is more filled with vital energy from Genesis Qigong and I do physical exercise I can feel it is helping compress the energies deeper into the depth of my bones, muscles, fascia, tendons and joints, but not stealing essential energies from other vital areas of my body.
Magnetic Energy and Bone Health:
Another thing that has happened to me from my Genesis Qigong practice is an increased connection to the magnetic energy field of the earth. During my daily life, I commonly feel my whole body enveloped in a magnetic field and my feet deeply magnetized to the earth. As I walk and move throughout the day I feel like I have magnets on my feet connected to the earth and the magnetic energy field surrounding my body creates a feeling like I am walking under water. I can feel the amazing healing benefits from the earths amplified magnetic energy field on my body and bones. Something the Taoist Masters have known for years.
“Dr. Gabriel Cousens has compiled many documented studies pertaining to the crystalline structure of the human bone structure. In his book, Spiritual Healing and the Rainbow Diet, he reports that bones can receive and emanate electromagnetic fields in the same manner as other crystalline structures. These fields can affect cell nutrition, cell functions, enzyme activity, energy transfer, and many other internal activities. Bone-generated electromagnetic fields relate directly to the assimilation of nutrient energy, which means that they affect our intake of energy from external sources such as food.”7
Research has shown how bones can heal at a faster rate from the use of small electrical current, which may explain how electro magnetic fields, like I shared about my personal experience from Genesis Qigong, can make bones stronger and healthier. Research has documented the positive use of electro magnetic energy on bone healing→ electro magnetic energy has been used to increase calcium levels in bones suffering from osteoporosis.7
Reproductive Energies and strong Bones:
“Bone loss accelerates after menopause, when older women have a quick drop in estrogen. Over time, the risk of osteoporosis and fracture increases as older women lose more bone than they replace.”4 “Younger women who stop menstruating — such as thin athletes or girls with anorexia — also have compromised bone density”4. “Men need both testosterone and estrogen for bone health. That’s because men convert testosterone into bone-preserving estrogen.”4 As you can see reproductive energy is an essential ingredient for strong bones. When the estrogen is missing the bones are much weaker. Similar to the construction of concrete–they add reinforced steel to concrete when it needs increased strength and power to accomplish its job. Similarly our reproductive energies are vital to create extra power for our bones like the use of steel used to create extra strong concrete. The Genesis Qigong practice also allows one to upgrade and keep their essential reproductive energies strong and healthy which is necessary for longevity and vitality of the whole body including the bones.
In addition, research with Rats, whose Ovaries were removed and had Osteoporotic Lumbar Vertebrae, had significant Bone Mineral Density improvements from the use of magnetic therapy.8 This is very important news because one study has shown that women who have had both ovaries removed “caused a 54% increase in hip, spine and wrist fractures in postmenopausal women.”4
Exercise and Bone Density:
Research has found a positive correlation between bone remodeling and weight bearing exercise.4 From my personal experience, I believe the addition of Genesis Qigong along with weight bearing exercises can significantly amplify the benefits to the bones and overall muscular skeletal structure (like the use of steel rebar in concrete)→ The combination of the physical exercise can help the “qi” (harnessed from the Genesis Qigong practice) integrate into the Bones and the overall muscular skeletal structure to make it healthier stronger and more youthful.
In closing, Genesis Qigong can dramatically improve the health of practitioners Kidneys and Bones to bring one vitality and longevity. From my own experiences I know Genesis Qigong has been the key ingredient to help me transform and upgrade my once fragile and weak muscular skeletal system and depleted Kidneys.
Mantak Chia Bone Marrow Nei Kung. Destiny Books. Rochester, Vermont: 1988 & 2006
“Recovery Effects of a 180 mT Static Magnetic Field on Bone Mineral Density of Osteoporotic Lumbar Vertebrae in Ovariectomized Rats” Shenzi Xu, 1,2 Hideyuki Okano, 2,3 Naohide Tomita, 1 and Yoshito Ikada 4 April 2010 http://www.hindawi.com/journals/ecam/2011/620984/ 1 Feb. 2012
This article is published in the 2013 Spring issue of the Qi-Journal Magazine
Would you like to be able to fall asleep shortly after you go to bed, sleep deeply throughout the night, and wake up feeling rejuvenated and refreshed every morning? If you have ever personally struggled with insomnia or your sleep quality then you know how important good and deep sleep is to your health and well being. It is estimated that “70 million Americans suffer from a Sleep Disorder”.1 Deep sleep is essential to activate the Endocrine System, which is responsible for creating our Internal Medicine—the release of essential hormones–for recharging our body/ mind and releasing waste products like stress that have built up during the day. Once our sleep becomes light and problematic, it triggers a domino affect, gradually degrading our vital energies supporting our body, mind and nervous system while simultaneously allowing toxic waste products like stress and anxiety to infest and contaminate our homeostasis and internal peace. If you would like to sleep like a child again, feel refreshed and energetic, then Genesis Qigong can allow you to accomplish your goals.
The effects of sleep deprivation and chronic lack of sleep
Fatigue, lethargy, and lack of motivation
Moodiness and irritability
Reduced creativity and problem-solving skills
Inability to cope with stress
Reduced immunity; frequent colds and infections
Concentration and memory problems
Impaired motor skills and increased risk of accidents
I recall as a teenager and early adult how my sleep quality gradually began to deteriorate as I aged. By the time I was in my early twenties, it was difficult for me to fall asleep, and sleep soundly throughout the night. I would commonly wake up from my alarm clock in the morning—because of work or school obligations— before getting adequate sleep, which made me frustrated and not properly refreshed for my day ahead. I regularly struggled to fall asleep, especially if I went to bed after midnight. During the hours of 9 and 10pm, I was commonly tired and sleepy, but I usually put off going to bed until after 11pm. Unfortunately, by that time, my mind would begin to get very active—which included racing thoughts–and I was no longer sleepy. I would usually lie down in bed and become aggravated for one or more hours before I would fall asleep. Once I fell asleep, I was easily awakened by noise—which was a clear indication that even though I was sleeping, I was not reaching the levels of deep sleep necessary to refresh the body and mind.
“The most damaging effects of sleep deprivation are from inadequate deep sleep. Deep sleep is a time when the body repairs itself and builds up energy for the day ahead. It plays a major role in maintaining your health, stimulating growth and development, repairing muscles and tissues, and boosting your immune system. In order to wake up energized and refreshed, getting quality deep sleep is key”.2
I knew my sleep problems were a major factor in my failing health and strength. I was struggling with many sleep disorder symptoms including: exhaustion, compromised immune system, low stress capacity, and concentration and memory problems.
Sleeping Medications and Sleep Aids:
In order to try and correct my sleep issues, I tried Western medicine, a Chinese herbal sleep formula, Melatonin, and Ear-Plugs. Western medicine allowed me to sleep, but after awakening I did not feel rested and actually felt tired—a clear sign the sleep drug was not the right choice for me. I had much better results from both the Chinese sleep formula and Melatonin than I did from Western Medicine. They both helped me to sleep, but they never fixed the origin of my problem—so I needed one of them every night. Or allowed me to reach deep levels of sleep like I needed to truly help me heal from my years of exhaustion and feel ready to go every morning. Therefore, since my sleep was superficial I had to use ear-plugs every night to minimize waking from noises during the evening—another sign the Chinese sleep formula and Melatonin were unable to help me reach deep levels of sleep necessary to feel mentally and physically fresh. Ear-plugs never helped me to improve my sleep quality, but they were effective at minimizing being awoken by external noises. I can honestly say that I did benefit from some sleep aides I used; however, they were more or less like using a band-aid on a cut for me because they helped cover up the sleep issue I had but never truly addressed or corrected the origin of my sleep issues.
Transcending My Sleep w/ Genesis Qigong:
After 8-10 yrs of seriously struggling with my sleep and my deteriorating health I began studying Genesis Qigong. During my first class I could clearly feel the positive impact this Qigong was having on my health. I felt rejuvenated, refreshed and energized from my first class. I could clearly feel this training had the potential to bring me back my lost health and strength and I was committed to learn Genesis Qigong and resurrect my lost life and vitality. Thus, I made it a very high priority in my life and I began to practice as often as I could on my own; in addition, to attending the weekly classes. Within a couple of weeks of training my sleep made a 180-degree turn—from superficial and inadequate sleep to deep and refreshing sleep. I was surprised how fast my sleep transformed. The deep sleep I was now getting, in addition to the energy improvements and healing I was getting from the Qigong practice, was creating an opportunity for my body and mind to recover from my years of exhaustion and energy depletion— a major factor in my health decline.
Balancing Internal Energies leads to Sleep Transformation:
During the early days of my practice I made many discoveries that were keys in helping me improve my sleep and begin to understand the health imbalances that (energetically) caused me to deeply struggle with my sleep. Also, learn how to operate, manage and regenerate my broken down body/mind. One revelation I had was to practice every night before going to bed. This had many benefits including helping me to become very calm and relaxed before going to bed—allowing me to fall asleep quickly and sleep soundly through the night. Sometimes my late night practice would cut into my normal sleep schedule, but I found that since my sleep quality was significantly deeper than before that I never felt tired upon awakening even if my sleep time was reduced by an hour or more. Then, I no longer needed any sleep aides and my sleep quality quickly improved to the point that I was awakening every morning feeling deeply refreshed.
In addition, from my practice I found a few key energy centers and organs that were vital in the restoration of my sleep. For example, from working with the Third-Eye I felt a reprogramming and resetting occur deep inside the center of my brain, which I felt was related to my Pineal Gland and its role on the sleep/wake cycle. Then, I could feel the work I was doing on the lower abdomen “dantian” and lower back “kidney center” was strengthening and balancing my internal energies and foundation. I began to specifically feel the development of the Dantian was bringing new fresh energy into my body to support my daily activities and nourish my nervous system allowing me to feel calm, centered and relaxed. While the work done to develop the Kidney center was helping me to feel energized and grounded. In addition, the work done to develop both the Dantian and Kidneys was also keeping my energies much more grounded which prevented the energy from rising up and stimulating racing thoughts at night around 11pm to midnight (like it used to) that once triggered my insomnia and years of frustration.
You may be asking yourself how was he able to feel and understand what was occurring from his qigong practice and in particular what he described from the work he did on his Third-Eye, Dantian and Kidney-Center? With the Genesis Qigong training we activate our energy system and the energy becomes a bridge between the mind and the body and also amplifies the feelings of the body so the mind can better hear the bodies messages. Thus we begin to get more sensitive and heighten our awareness similar to how a blind person can develop their sensitivity to read by brail, enhance their hearing skills and awareness’s to their physical environment so they can walk around their home without walking into the walls and tables etc. Or if that analogy does not work for you then think about trying to listen to music with the stereo turned on but the volume turned as low as possible so you will not be able to hear the music. But, then if you were to turn the volume up to an appropriate level you would be able to hear the music. So the activation of the energy system from Genesis Qigong more or less turns up the bodies’ volume so the brain can better hear the bodies signals.
Thus, from the practice of Genesis Qigong for example, one can begin to feel and understand what areas of their body are strong or weak, where they have excess emotions, feel the organs and glands, and energy pathways connected to an energy center, organ, or chakra. This may seem far out to someone who has never done this type of training before, but it is a skill that is easily developed and it is the key for Self-Awareness and Self-Realization necessary for Self-healing, Personal Growth and Spiritual Development.
Age and Sleeping:
“Given what we know, late childhood may well be the “golden age” of sleep during a lifetime. Beyond the age of 11 or 12, sleep disturbances begin to creep in.”4 “Along with the physical changes that occur as we get older, changes to our sleep patterns are a part of the normal aging process. As people age they tend to have a harder time falling asleep and more trouble staying asleep than when they were younger. It is a common misconception that sleep needs decline with age.”5
According to Chinese Medicine insomnia or sleep weaknesses occurs naturally when some internal energies get out of balance. For instance, deficiency of blood, qi, yang, yin, disturbed spirit/heart, excess heat, liver congestion, and wind invasion are all examples of internal qi imbalances that can cause insomnia.6 As you can see insomnia is truly a symptom of internal energy weaknesses and imbalances. Commonly most peoples energies are more balanced and vibrant as children and as we age our energies gradually decrease and become less balanced. Now, I hope you can see the direct correlation between why children usually have great quality sleep in comparison to adults.
In conclusion, regardless of your age or length of time you have struggled with your sleep Genesis Qigong can help you transform your sleep, balance your energies and improve your health so you will be able to feel more refreshed and vibrant. Genesis Qigong has been the key to me regaining my health and sleep and as the years have passed and my Qigong cultivation has deepened I have found that I need much less sleep than before. Now I usually need 4.5 – 5hrs of sleep a night to feel deeply refreshed and ready for the day ahead. After improving my sleep from Genesis Qigong I have never again used or purchased any sleep aids.