Throughout history, sound has been used to help people and boost the spirit. Chi Kung Masters believe that sound can heal the body. That’s because humans have a natural instinct for sound therapy. Just think about how a favorite song can lift your mood. Sound healing synchronizes brain waves to achieve profound states of relaxation, helping to restore the normal vibratory frequencies of the cells in our bodies. An excellent article, "Sound Healing - How It Works and It's Health Benefits" by author Gayatri Bhumik offers an expanded incite into the many options for sound healing. You can follow Gayatri on Instagram, @gontheroad!
The Six Healing Sounds of the Chi Kung are both a practice and a meditation and have been employed for 1,000's of years predating the development of Chinese Medicine. These "healing" sounds synchronize brain waves to achieve profound states of relaxation. The tonal sounds are made using the force of breath (the diaphragm), the vocal cords and mouth. However, the activity engages the whole body and the mind. Practice of this meditation activates your endocrine system, there by improving health. When our endocrine system is functioning fully we light up with the vivacious energy of good health. We have better mood and less moodiness, serotonin increases, we are calmer and sleep better. Anxiety and depression are eased.
The six healing sounds as a meditation and practice are beneficial for those suffering from anxiety or PTSD. They are a valuable tool to destress at the end of a busy day or as a way to get off to a good start each day.
One can practice all six sounds in one session or concentrate on just one sound for a number of days. Making the practice your own and finding the easiest way to add it into your routine is pragmatic and beneficial any way you can make it work. Practicing once a week with a friend or family member allows you to compare notes on the feelings you have after a session.
The Six Healing Sounds are as follows:
As a Certified Chi Nei Tsang Practitioner I use these healing sounds in the treatment room. They are sounds many folks naturally begin to make when they are "unwinding" energetically. If you think about it you will realize we make these sounds often. Pay attention to the times you or others make certain sounds and you'll see how natural a form of expression these sounds are!
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Having recently returned from a Level 1 Certification Training to become a Chi Nei Tsang Practitioner I wanted to share more about this modality with my clients, followers and others. Having been first introduced to it by my dear friend, Mary Beth Corbin, CMT, CNT and all around amazing human being, I was amazed at the progress I personally made as her student. Chi Nei Tsang is not, per se a massage modality, but rather a student teacher relationship, in which the practitioner imparts an understanding of the healing power within all of us, the student in particular. It's uniqueness bears from this relationship factor. In harnessing the power of our individual chi, energy and intelligence, we can make great strides in a sense of completeness and wholeness through this healing modality.
Chi Nei Tsang (pronounced, chee nayt song) consists of gentle abdominal manipulations coordinated with focused breathing techniques. Unwinding the belly encourages the elimination of toxic accumulations, restores organs to their optimal position, improves digestion, elimination and stimulates lymphatic and circulatory systems. Consistent treatment cultivates greater awareness, clarity of mind, vitality and enthusiasm. A powerful but gentle tool to restore the limbic system and reset brain wave patterns. "As a man thinks in his heart, so is he", this truth taught by Christ sums up what can happen when the mind and the heart are out of sync with the true self. Chi Nei Tsang gently bring the student back to a clearer mental perspective, which in turn empowers a change in old belief systems that do not serve. This modality offers healing benefits for a wide variety of complaints. READ MORE
The importance of the belly’s role in health and wellbeing has eluded most Westerners. Research of gastroenterologist, Michael Gershon, M.D. at Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center confirms that the intestines have more neural cells capable of both feeling and memory than our spinal column. He refers to the “gut” as the second or abdominal brain. Taoists monks and practitioners have recognized this truth for thousands of years.
The philosophical foundation of Chi Nei Tsang is an ancient Chinese healing art that focuses primarily on the abdomen. Developed 5,000 years ago by Taoist monks who also originated Chi Kung, Tai Chi, Feng Shui and Classical Chinese Medicine. They discovered the most effective method to holistically transform a person’s health came from working directly on the abdominal area while simultaneously transmitting chi or life force.
Chinese Medicine focuses on the concept of Chi or energy. Quality of health is evaluated by checking the movement of the Chi in each of the organ systems. The capacity to control the Chi, along with the exercises designed for this purpose, is called Chi-Kung. Thus Chi Nei Tsang is the art of applying Chi-Kung to the internal organ systems or Nei-Tsang (From Five Elements, Six Conditions, 2006 North Atlantic Books)
Master Mantak Chia, creator of the modern form of Chi Nei Tsang, practiced Taoist disciplines under the tutelage of one of the last surviving White Cloud Taoist monks, One Cloud. In 1980, Master Chia brought this modality to the West. These teachings are the core of the "Universal Tao System” offered and taught in Chiang Mai, Thailand. In the West at the Chi Nei Tsang Institute in Oakland, CA., under the guidance of Master Gilles Marin.
To learn more about the documented benefits of regular Chi King practice open and/or download the PDF below. This compilation of research results is a deep look at the amazing life health enhancing benefits of this ancient practice. But at the heart of it all...Chi King and Chi Nei Tsang, ultimately help you simply ENJOY LIFE more!
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I had the great privilege of being introduced to Chi Kung by my dear friend Mary Beth Corbin CMT, along with practicing and teaching Chi Kung she also is a Chi Nei Tsang and Cranio-Sacral practitioner.
The philosophy of Chi Kung is communicated very well through the book, Five Elements/Six Conditions, by Gilles Marin's a must read for those interested in understanding the philosophy that supports Chinese Medicine.
Defined as a combination of two words, Chi meaning “vital life force energy” or “breath of life” and Kung which pertains to a skill or an exercise.
The two words combined to describe systems and methods of “energy cultivation” and the movement of intrinsic energy within the body. Stagnation, congestion or overly active chi in the body is the root of physical and emotional imbalances. The practice of Chi Kung greatly assists the balancing of the body's life force or chi, enhancing feelings of wellbeing and improving health.
The practice of Chi Kung is for people of all ages and experiences who are interested in reducing stress, increasing flexibility, improving muscle strength and agility. Movements are gentle and easy to learn requiring no special equipment other than possibly a yoga mat. Focused breathing, an integral part of Chi Kung practice, has been scientifically verified to enhance all aspects of well being.
Regular practice of Chi Kung will...
Chi Kung encompasses a large variety of both physical and mental practices designed to help balance the body and the mind. Consisting of one or more of the following types of practice: dynamic, active, static, and healing meditations.
According to the Traditional Chinese Medicine community, the origin of Chi Kung is commonly attributed to the legendary Yellow Emperor and the classic Book of Internal Medicine. Archeological evidence suggests the first forms of Chi Kung can be linked to shamanic meditative practice and gymnastic exercises. The Mawangdui Silk Texts (168 BC) shows a series of Tao Yin exercises that bear physical resemblance to some of the Chi Kung exercises being practiced today. Eventually evolving into formalized Taoist beliefs these practices have been incorporated into the field of Traditional Chinese Medicine.
In the Taoist tradition, the writings of Lao Tzu and Zhuangzi both describe meditative cultivation and physical exercises to extend one's lifespan and improve one’s sense of wellbeing. The common thread throughout history is the increasing popularity of this system of mindful practice, which has spread throughout China and now across the world. Reprinted from Unwinding the Core
Enjoy learning these three simple exercises, by Chi Kung teacher, Jutta Kellenberger-Reichert
Before Bed Stretching to Improve Sleep
Research has proven Chi Kung, Tai Chi and Yoga are life extending and have many health benefits. View the PDF file below for detailed research information on the health benefits of these practice.
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