The word chi comes from China and writings around 500 BC link the word to breath and blood. There are now many interpretations and expressions of chi. The article below will give you a feel for what chi is. Chi is also known as Ki in Japan.
Chi energy is a subtle electro magnetic energy that runs through everything we know. It carries information with it as it flows from one thing to another. The energy flowing through your body will predominantly carry your thoughts, feelings and emotions, but will mix with other energies around you.
You could imagine it as an energy field that runs through you and around you – a bit like a magnetic field. All the time some of your energy is floating off, away from you, whilst you also draw in new energy from the ambient energy around you.
This implies that the energy of some of your thoughts and emotions literally floats off into world around you. Somewhere out there will be the energy of your thoughts, emotions and beliefs floating around our planet. This is sometimes referred to as mass consciousness. The idea is that everyone’s ideas surround us and when you really relax you can tap into these thoughts and pick up interesting insights, revellations and even solutions to your own problems.
The fresh chi energy you draw into your own chi energy field brings in something of the world around you. This would include the energy of the weather, the chi of people close to you, the atmosphere of your home and the living energy of the food you eat. As any of these chi energies enter your own chi energy field they will alter your own chi resulting in you feeling different and having new thoughts and feelings. Examples of this would be changing the clothes you wear, having a shower, doing some stretching, exercise, walking in nature or experiencing any kind of healing.
In addition to the chi energy being radiated and absorbed by your body you can change the energy within you. Meditation is a powerful way to adjust our internal chi. Being present, aware and mindful by trying to live in the moment through your senses influence you internal chi. Similarly conciously choosing positive thoughts can change your chi.
Common practices that specifically aim to change our chi are feng shui, macrobiotics, healing, shiatsu, EFT, acupuncture, tai chi, chi gong and many martial arts. The way chi moves, its nature and character can be described in terms of yin and yang as well as the five elements.
In Chinese medicine chi is thought to mirror the flow of our blood and ultimately nourish every cell in our body. This suggests that not only our thoughts and emotions have some influence on the cells in our body but that external forces would also potentially have a subtle influence on our bodies - right down to every cell.
In subjects including shiatsu and acupuncture chi is said to flow along pathways called meridians and that it can be most easily influenced at specific point along each meridian called tsubos in Japan.
The key to all this is, that your chi energy field connects you to everything else whether you like it or not. No man really is an island. The secret to making all this work is to understand the process and find how you can actually make this help you in life.
The way chi flows has traditionally been described in terms of yin and yang as well as the five elements. However we can also describe the movement of chi in modern language using words like; fast, slow, up, down, in, out, expanded, contracted, dispersed, concentrated, steady, volatile, meadering, straight and so on.
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Chi is a subtle flow of electro magnetic energy carrying information about whatever it flows through.
Your chi carries your thoughts beliefs and emotions whilst mixing with the energy around you.
You radiate chi into the atmosphere sending out your love, thoughts, beliefs and emotions.
You absorb chi bringing in the energy of everything around you from the ground you stand on to the distant planets into your energy field.
You can change your chi internally by activities such as meditation, stretching or stimulating acupressure points.
Chi forms the basis of feng shui, macrobiotics, shiatsu, EFT, acupuncture, tai chi, chi gong and many martial arts.
Chi can be described in terms of its movement by yin and yang and the five elements.
Chi is like a super web of energy picking up and carrying information from one thing to another. It links everything in our universe so that one tiny event light years away will eventually ripple through to each of us. Often these ripples are too small for us to sense but other more powerful chi energy forces have a noticeable effect on our behaviour patterns.
WORDS OFTEN USED TO DESCRIBE CHI ENERGY
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