HOW TO PRACTICE WILD GOOSE XI
What Is Wild Goose-XI Qigong?
It is an advanced qigong in the Wild Goose system. Combining mudras, mantras, and Bagua steps with easy-flowing movements, this qigong is designed to have a calming down effect. With proper guidance, this qigong can induce the qi to circulate not only inside our body, but also go beyond our body to be connected with the heaven and earth energy.
Since human qi consists of both energy and information, this mixing of the human qi with the universe energy and consciousness make it possible for this qigong to not only promote our physical and mental health, but also unravel and cultivate our human potential.
In other words, this Self-Cultivation Qigong is designed to self-cultivate a variety of “functions” we human beings are supposed to posses. They include:
Why Do We Learn WG-XI?
This qigong can be learned from different perspectives and for different levels. The purpose of our teaching at this time is geared for the broad Wild Goose Qigong lovers. Anyone who has learned one or two Wild Goose qigong is welcome to learn WG-XI.
We are not going to teach you how to cultivate qigong special abilities through this qigong. We will only be teaching you how to practice its easy flowing movements, how to relax the body and mind, and how to get into the coveted qigong state of mind.
The main purpose of introducing this advanced qigong at such an early stage is that we intend to help the learners understand the characteristics of WG Qigong, such as:
One of our expectations in teaching WG-XI is: Once you have learned this qigong, you’ll have a much better understanding of the First and Second 64 Movements of WG Qigong, and we hope you’ll appreciate them more.
How to Practice Self-Cultivation Qigong?
Relaxation is the key
When you practice Self-Cultivation Qigong, always remind yourself that you are doing “meditation in motion”. Be relaxed, be quiet, and be natural! The more you are relaxed, the more you can reap the benefits from this advanced qigong.
Cultivate your qi sensitivity
First calm yourself down by concentrating on the mudras. Then, start to practice each movement slowly and deliberately, trying to gradually feel the qi-flow in your body. Don’t feel frustrated if you feel nothing in the beginning. Please keep on exploring each single movement by yourself. What I can assure you is that each single movement in WG-XI has its own significance in influencing the qi-flow of your whole body. And, so far as I know, practicing WG-XI over and over again is one of the best ways to cultivate your qi sensitivity.
“Process-orientated” is OK!
American culture is “goal-orientated”. But when you do “meditation in motion”, you train yourself to be “process-orientated”. Yes, you are concerned about the exactness of the beginning and the end of a movement. But you should pay equal attention to how the beginning posture gradually evolves into the ending posture. As a matter of fact, this evolving process is an important part of your learning in its own right. For example: all the movements throughout the “meditation in motion” parts should be played roughly at the same speed, with the same smoothness and evenness, and without any jerkiness.
A small “chunk” at a time
Simply speaking, the movements in WG-XI are all seamlessly strung together, culminating into a big structure. Or, figuratively speaking, WG-XI is like an essay. All its movements are grouped into phrases, sentences, paragraphs, and chapters. Instead of practicing this qigong from beginning to end, I would suggest that you practice one paragraph at a time over and over again. You can also enjoy practicing one or two sentences for a while till you really feel some sensation in your body before you go on to another sentence.