Heaven, Human, and Earth are basic elements of the philosophy of life of Vietnamese Ancestors.

Human is a bridge of Heaven and Earth.

Earth is the supporter of the Human physical life.

Heaven is a spacious spirit of human.

Human cannot be whole without the connections of Heaven and Earth.

The sun shines through the branches, radiating its light over a peaceful landscape. The birds are chirping and the flowers are blooming with beautiful colors. The clouds gently float on the wind, adding more touches to the clear blue sky. What an incredible sight Creation has brought to humanity. Have you ever experienced such a gift?

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Author: Nhu Nguyen     

18 Cloud Hand Qigong

Exercise with gentle and slow movements combined with a slow rhythm breath while practice.

This exercise has the following effects:

  • Unlocking the stagnation of the meridians, which caused the illness of the body and mind.
  • Promotes blood circulation and chi in the meridians and viscera.
  • Rebalances the disturbance of emotions resulted from life-induced disorders.
  • Circulate the Human Living Force with Heaven and Earth's chi.

Soft Hand Qigong is a type of exercise to train the body and internal living force to smooth the chi channels in the body.

Soft Hand Qigong is a kind of exercise from softness to hardness, from slow to fast, from soul to body, from the visceral and the spiritual, then to the muscles and tendons.

First key of Training Soft Hand Qigong:

Gentle wind and the clouds float slowly on the tranquil sky.

  • lowly and gently move along a certain rhythm of breath. The number of breathes in and out per a minute should be as little as possible.
  • The tongue touches the upper palate during training.
  • Breath in and out through the nose. Prolong “OM” sound in the throat when breathing out.
  • Movements focused on the elbows, shoulders, and waist.
  • Eyes must follow hands when moving.
  • Bare feet touching the ground or grass to connected with the Earth’s negative energy during the training. If not, then after training the student must walk barefoot on the grass or ground.
  • Master each movement with the breath and then learn the next movement.
  • Focus is the breathing rather than the movement. Breathing is the internal, the movement is the external. The number of movement times for a training session should be 108 coordinate with breaths in and out. Example:
  • If a student learns one move, then they should train 108 times.
  • If a student learns two moves, then each 54 times.
  • If a student learns three moves, then each 36 times.
  • If a student learns four moves, then each 27 times.
  • Continuing until having learnt eighteen moves, each practice 6 times.
  • During a training session, do not interrupt breathing in and out; even if you are resting between two positions preparing for the next move.
  • After each move you can stand still and continue to breathe until you feel ready to start the next one.
  • The sequence of the movement for the whole lessons is not necessary in order. Depend on what move you like you can practice that one. The principle is to listen to your inner. Depending on level of understand and personality, you will turn the 18 movements to your own movement’s needs.
  • The lower level of your standing when training, the stronger your body is. The height of your standing level dependent on each practitioner ability.
  • After finishing a training session, ending with the 18th move, “collect chi to Dan Tien.”
  • Sit or stand still and close your eyes to nourish the spirit after practicing for a while, let the internal chi flow back to the Lower Dan Tien.

Note:

  • After you have completed and mastered the movements combined with free breathing, you should practice with the breath-controlling music at Advance Breathing Level.
  • Do not reduce the number of breaths per a minute too quickly, only decrease after sensing that the body no longer has difficult at the current breathing rhythm.
  • If you have leg problems and cannot stand for a long time, you can sit on the chair to practice.