A simple 5 minute Qigong meditation that you can practice anywhere and anytime you need it! There are many different meditation techniques and styles and they are all beneficial. This meditation is common to practice after a Qigong session because it helps:
-build and store qi
-quiet the mind, calm stress
-reduce excessive qi
-increase deficient qi
Meditation and Qigong can sometimes be complicated but this style is very simple. There are only two things to focus on – your breath and your Dan Tian. Your breathing should be natural and relaxed. Just "in and out" as slow or as fast as you would like. Inhale and exhale through the mouth or nose - whichever feels comfortable. Dan Tian is an area about 2 inches below the belly button, in the centre of the body. This is where the qi of the entire body is stored. If you have a strong Dan Tian, you will have good health, and a strong, clear mind. Imagine you are breathing in and out of the Dan Tian. When beginning this style of Qigong meditation it is common to feel no sensation in the Dan Tian. But, if you continue to practice you will eventually feel warmth, tingling, heaviness, or a feeling of fullness in the lower belly. It is actually quite pleasant! Practice this meditation anytime you need a few minutes to calm and centre yourself. If your mind drifts, just gently bring yourself back to noticing your breath and Dan Tian.
This video was filmed in Spain on a most magical day just after Jeff filmed a Qigong routine on this very spot! The mixture of blues and greens in the water looked exactly like that! Feel the yin of the rolling ocean, and the yang of the waves crashing on the rocks.