Will meditation make you a happier person? This is a very complex question because it has to start with a reminder about the mind. This is the part of you that has been given to you by society and which can often control your life. Your mind may be the thing telling you that you are unhappy because you are, or are not, something or someone you should, or shouldn’t, be.
A Deep Meditation Practice with Nei-gong. Nei-gong is a traditional Chinese art of developing more Qi (energy) and increasing your bodies circulation of Qi. Consistent practice of Nei-gong is part of the process of internal alchemy and resulting in the cultivation of the “Three Treasures”. The Three Treasures are Essence, Energy and Spirit. In Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) the spirit relates to your morale, and being in the moment. Developing a healthy spirit will keep you full of vitality and your eyes will shine with brightness. To develop a Deep Meditation Practice with Nei-gong understanding these three treasures is essential. In order for this to happen many things need to fall in to place. 1- First you will need to develop a strong foundation. This means to be rooted in your movement and your mental weal being.
Meditation is important for attaining high levels of success among athletes. Candles were once a popular tool for developing Concentration, Jin (release of power) and Qi (energy) during martial arts training. This candle training is rarely seen today, but can add great value to your meditation practice. I will show you a few examples in this article of how candles can be used to deepen your meditation practice and fine tune your energetic coordination. 1 – Concentration Training The most popular use of the candle in a meditation practice is to visually focus on its flame in order to enhance mental concentration. To start, sit in a dark room and watch a lit candle as you meditate. Focus on the flame; try to notice every detail of how the flame moves. Do this for at least 20 minutes. When in a high-level competition, leading a team, or looking for creative inspiration it is essential to be in the moment and notice every single detail to deliver your best response. In the beginning you will notice that following the flame is not easy and even a few minutes can be quite challenging. Through consistent practice you will be able to develop and maintain focus and concentrate both visually and with your mind. Once you have reached this elevated level of practice […]