Body-Mind Connection Through Elliptical Mind Models

Elliptical Mind Models

elliptical mind-models

 

A powerful concept in qigong is “never move in straight lines”.  An example of this is a straight hand push out from a tucked in position at your side. If you push your hand straight out in front of you, slowly, your micro-movement control can be enhanced by imagining the straight movement as a curve in your mind (top diagram).

The concept of feeling movement inside your body is a strange one for many people.   But as more and more people realize that happiness, satisfaction and fulfillment are almost entirely within the grasp of your body-mind, the concept becomes less strange.

What the no straight lines approach engenders is micro-control as your mind checks what your body is doing every millimetre of the move you make.

This principle is powerful for physical movement, and can also be used very effectively for internal movement.

A simple, practical example of this is the microcosmic orbit. If you practice this already your probably already use some form of mind model to imagine a ball or energy flow going around your torso from your crown down your front, around the bottom of your groin area (PC) and back up your spine to your crown.

You can enhance the microcosmic orbit by extending the orbit model from a narrow vertical ellipse to a wider horizontal ellipse (lower diagram). The bigger and slower your ellipse, the more powerful it gets.

You can use this technique daily to not only calm yourself, but also do some useful, meaningful internal (qigong) exercise.

Enjoy!

Do try this. If you have any questions just ask, and if you want some more powerful internal training tools, drop me a line.

related post : microcosmic orbit

It’s All About Me!

It’s All About Me!

How many times have you been training, listened to a podcast, watched a video or read an article and the material is interesting but it’s not about you. It’s about the author or the trainer. The purpose of the the article or the training session seems to be more about enhancing their feel good factor, kudos or something else, for them, but not you! That may well be because of the way in which the material is communicated. If the material is all about how the move should look – then it tends to dictate that you need to follow visually and prescriptively what is being demonstrated and articulated.

Beauty and Flow

Very often the way something looks when it is demonstrated belies what is, or should be, going on underneath the surface. Some training videos I’ve seen recently epitomise this. When something is demonstrated well – it looks beautiful, it flows and has that feel about it that says, “that’s good”. When it doesn’t look beautiful and doesn’t flow it can look false, jittery and impractical.

So what is the “secret” to making it all about you, and at the same time making the training relevant and the videos look good?

Feeling

The answer is – feeling. If it feels good, it probably is, with one big caveat – the feelings must be based of meaningful reference levels for how the move should feel. Now that may sound a little like gobbledygook, but the reality is we have all the parts we need to benefit from feeling and feelings based reference levels.

Body Patterns

Our bodies are actually very well organised and have developed from simple biological patterns. These patterns repeat themselves throughout our bodies.

Once you understand the way one segment of your body feels and works, and how it makes use of reference levels, you can apply the same, or at least very similar, methods to all the other segments of your body. Sound far fetched? Well there is plenty of documented evidence – ranging from how your body is structured (Anatomy Trains), through how your body detects whats going on with biosensors (proprioception), to how your body and mind are intimately linked through neuroplasticity.

Benefits

Apart from looking better and more beautiful, what are the advantages of feelings based training:

– a better structured, connected body

– better breathing

– enhanced mind body connection

– an increased awareness of spirt

– enhanced, connected power

– better balance

– better, more efficient movement

– a more relaxed body and mind

– enhanced body pumping (circulation and blood pressure)

– empowerment – feeling in-control

Who can benefit?

Anyone with an open mind. This is different!

I have taught professional instructors with decades of practise and witnessed some lovely “eureka” moments when the penny drops for them, and I have taught lay people that have literally jumped for joy when they have discovered what they are truly capable of.

If you want to seriously up your game physically, mentally or spiritually, or if you have any questions, do contact me mailto:julianj@threnergy.com

I can do one-on-one sessions or group workshops to suit what you need. Instructors and non-instructors welcome.

Mindful Memories – Piggy Milk

Piggy Milk The beauty about mindfulness is you can use it to savour all of your senses - and there a lot more than 5 of them! This morning I found myself reflecting on the taste of dried skimmed milk - aka Piggy Milk. For me it is highly evocative and brings back some treasured … Continue reading Mindful Memories – Piggy Milk

You are currently unauthorized to view this page. Please sign up for a membership (on main menu) to get your access.

Awareness – how aware are you of your internal energy?

Aware of Being Unaware In my high-tech business career, I have had to interview and deal with many different people of varying skills. There were some very talented individuals and some not so talented. I could almost forgive the ones that deliberately made things up about their capabilities - they were at least aware that … Continue reading Awareness – how aware are you of your internal energy?

You are currently unauthorized to view this page. Please sign up for a membership (on main menu) to get your access.

What is This?

What is This Website About? ... Energy! Down, Weak, Lacking Motivation? This website is all about energy. If you don't have energy you feel down. If you don't have energy you feel weak. If your don't have energy you will lack motivation. Vibrant, Strong and Motivated If you have energy you will feel vibrant, strong … Continue reading What is This?

You are currently unauthorized to view this page. Please sign up for a membership (on main menu) to get your access.