Hawaiian Relaxation, Qi energy, Taichi and Qigong, health exercise

Sep 27, 2013

Qigong for Lungs Prevents Cold and Flu

益氣養肺功 Qigong for Lungs

Yi Qi and Yang Fei (益氣, 養肺) means replenishing Qi and nourishing the lungs.

Practicing Lung Qigong is for strengthening the lungs 

in the Autumn.  The breathing exercises will replenish your Qi and 

strengthen your respiratory system.  Replenishing Qi can also 

make your immune system stronger.  So, practice the Lungs 

Qigong to prevent catching colds and flu during cold season.  After 

a long hot summer, the temperature suddenly dropped down and 

many people are finding themselves catching cold and flu now.   

Try to keep your body warm, eat nutritious food, and sleep well 

may help prevent cold and flu infections.    

It is also important to reduce the stress because stress may 

weaken your immune system.  Qigong help many people to relax  

the mind and the body and reduces the stresses.  Qigong also may help strengthen the immune system.

Higanbana is an Autumn flower.  Higan means three days before and after Spring and Autumn Equinox.


Sep 19, 2013

Feel the Qi (Chi energy) of the Moon

Happy Moon Festival! 

 但願人長久  千里共嬋娟 (Wishing you a healthy long life, Watching the same beautiful moon from thousands of miles away)

This is the last phrase of a poem written during Song Dynasty by Su Shi(蘇軾), a very famous poet over many centuries.  He was also a government official in high position.  However, exiled to a remote area.  On Mid Autumn night, he was thinking about his brother in the capital as they may never be able to see each other again.

September 19 is Moon Festival (中秋節) of 2013.  Fortunately, the sky is clear tonight in Tokyo.  People watch the full moon and celebrate Mid Autumn in Asian countries.  

Mid Autumn Day in the US is tomorrow because the International Date Line is between Japan and Hawaii.  However, I feel my friends in Hawaii are watching the same moon in the sky tonight.

When I was in Hawaii, I watched the Mid Autumn moon from Lanai after midnight.  The moon was high in the sky.  Very quiet and  peaceful.  When practicing Wudang Qigong, we feel the Qi in the nature.  The moon has Qi.  It's energy of Yin.  The Qi of the moon is tranquil and the gentle moon light is soothing.  The night ocean also has Qi.  It is cool and serene.      

If you are in the busy city and missed the chance to watch the moon tonight, imagine you are watching the beautiful full moon  and it's silver reflection on the sea from Hawaiian beach.