Glossary 2017-06-02T15:57:40-05:00

Glossary Terms

Located below the navel (about three finger widths below and two finger widths behind the navel), is also called “the field of golden elixer” The lower dantian is an energy center where the process of developing the “elixir” by refining and purifying essence (jing) into vitality (qi) begins. It is particularly important as the focal point of qigong breathing technique as well as the center of balance and gravity.
At the level of the heart, associated with storing Spirit (Shen) and with respiration and health of the internal organs, in particular the thymus gland. This energy center is where vitality or Qi is refined into Shen or spirit.
Located at the forehead between the eyebrows or third eye, associated with the pineal gland. This energy center is where Shen or spirit is refined into Wu Wei or emptiness.
The dantians are focal points for transmutation of the three treasures Jing, Qi and Shen. Qi can be seen as a substance when it is stored in the form of Essence or Jing, this can be refined by heating in these cauldrons (energy centers) into more rarefied states such as Qi which is insubstantial and further still into Shen which is more like the Western concept of Mind although it is more often translated as Spirit. The refinement of Qi is accomplished by internal cultivation techniques called Neigong. QBC is a system for neigong development.
These energies are made up from the energies of the cosmos; the sun, stars, planets and the elemental energies of the earth: water, fire, air, trees and plants, magnetic. In Qigong referred to as Heaven and Earth. The human being is exalted when in perfect balance and union with these two forces.
The natural magnetic presence in the earth essential to health in human beings and guidance in plants and animals. Magnetic energy has been proven to enhance the body’s natural ability to heal itself. On its own, the body treats injury and illness with magnetic energy, which it derives from within itself and from the earth’s magnetic field. Magnetism made internally by the body is not adequate to sustain life. As a result, humans have a definite dependency on an external source of magnetism. Qigong provides the human with the most efficient and powerful method for drawing magnetic energy from the largest, most available and free source around us, the Earth.
Static electricity is an imbalance of electric charges within or on the surface of a material. The charge remains until it is able to move away by means of an electric current or electrical discharge. In Qigong we make use of positive and negative polarities to draw the needed electrical component from the atmosphere for use in the body functions.
The area between the genitals and the anus in the center of the perineum that acts as a controller of the movement of Qi.
The area on the centerline of the back at l2 that is filled with stored qi that can be tapped by the meridians of the body that have insufficient Qi.
The area located at the vertex of the head that can allow stagnant Qi to be removed from the body and allow the intake of external (universal) Qi into the body.
The area on the palm of the hands that external universal Qi can be drawn into and yang Qi emitted from the body. Frequently used with healing techniques.
The area on the sole of the foot that can draw yin into the body from the earth and can send stagnant Qi from the body into the earth.
The main channel that runs down the centerline of the front of the body and supplies yin to the body.
The main channel that runs up the centerline of the back of the body that supplies yang qi to the body.
The interconnection of the ren and du channels that stores and circulates yin and yang Qi to the 12 regular channels of the body. These 2 extraordinary channels are reservoirs of yin and yang Qi.
Inhalation/female/passive/negative principle in nature/ lower, inner, front/ blood/ sacrum/ feelings/stillness. The material and substantial, visible, solid part of the human body. Water/moon/soft and yielding, quiet, relaxed and nourishing. The shady side of the mountain.
Exhalation/ male /active/positive principle in nature/ upper, outer, back/energy/head/thoughts/movement. Sun/fire/hard and aggressive. The sunny side of the mountain. Qi plus heat.
Yin and yang can be thought of as opposite but complimentary poles in any given form function or field of energy. Everything has both yin and yang aspects, (for instance a shadow cannot exist without light). Either of the two major aspects may manifest more strongly in a particular object, and yin may give way to become yang or yang to yin as when the sunny side of a mountain becomes shady.