Indignation : anger at perceived (or supposed) affronts. You perceive it, so you hold on to it. Something bad may have happened to you. There is a Chinese proverb that says “the year reveals the day’s mystery.” You may not realize until a year later what bothered you about something that happened today. This can lead to resentment and stops the flow of qi when you are circulating the energy during the microcosmic orbit (small universe). These feelings of resentment most often are held in the solar plexus.
4 Tongue Positions during Meditation
- Down and flat into jaw, keep tip against teeth. Where it is when you breath from your chest (flight/fight/freeze) when your adrenals kick in. Keep your tongue here during cleansing breath – the Taoists called this Buffalo Breath.
- Up and flat against the roof of your mouth. Engages your diaphram. Tongue up,breath down. Tongue down, breath up.
- Tip up against palate, pointing towards your sinuses- increases saliva, increases circulation (beginning of meridian) .
- Tip back to beginning of soft palate at 45 degree angle. Key is to stay relaxed. Connects to energy center in third eye (pineal gland).
Safety -> Begin & end at the same place
1. Tan-ti’en: pick a number, start there at lower tan-ti’en,do repetitions
2. Come back to your body
3. Place : return to the same place
Three Part Ending – do the ending in the reverse order you went in
Homework: spit! Notice your saliva before, during, and after meditation. Taste, texture, amount – it changes during your meditation (Alchemy!) Mantak Chia wrote a whole book on spit, called Golden Elixir.
In three simple steps, Spring Forest Qi Gong Master Chunyi
Lin explained how to start your Love Engine:
First, it starts with a SMILE:
Start My Internal Love Engine
Smile is the symbol of love. It helps to evoke the senses of caring, healing, and forgiveness. Put a smile on your face. Begin by moving the corners of your mouth upward slightly.
Second, make your unconditional love connection, through slower breathing. Slowing your breath helps to relax and still your mind. Breathe slowly and as deeply as you can without trying too hard. You can do this with your eyes open or closed. Take your time.
Third, begin to visualize or feel the gold light of a sun, radiating from inside you. The light of this sun enhances the feeling of the peaceful moment. Really see the light, really feel the radiant warmth. Love can only be found when your heart is at peace.
Now that you have rehearsed the steps, try it. Practice now for just a few minutes. Practice often. In this way you can become a Love Radiator.
The Science Of Breath (Large PDF file – http://www.arfalpha.com/ScienceOfBreath/ScienceOfBreath.pdf )
Now that you’re an adult (and/or old enough to read this), you may take more interest in the act of breathing. Why would you want to do that? Maybe because it’s the one thing you do more than any other thing you do in your life?! (On average, most people breathe 15,000-25,000 times per day.) So if you take an hour or two to learn more about this popular activity, you can:
- Improve your health and peace of mind
- Reduce stress on your whole system
- Live longer (or your money back)
- Improve your potential for excellently spiritual experiences.
I could go on. Instead, just dive in. There’s more to it than you might think, and the Yogi’s have been seriously studying this for thousands of years. About a hundred years ago this 70-page Handbook for Breathers was written to help you. You do not need to be a Hindu or live in a cave to benefit from this. However, you are cautioned not to read The Science of Breath while driving.
Alternative Note: If you can’t open this PDF file on your computer, click this link for a website that talks about things like just breathing deeply.