How to be a Qigong Master, part 2
Om Namo Namah Na Ma Shi Va Ya …
Om: 🕉 Vibration or sound of the origins of the universe
Namo: 🙏 Salutation, worship, a common spoken valediction or salutation originating from the Indian subcontinent.
Namah: 👐 I offer, or we offer
Namashivaya: Five sacred elements of earth, water, fire, air, and space
Na: 🌎 Earth
Ma: 🌊 Water
Shi: 🔥 Fire
Va: 💨 Air
Ya: 🌌 Space
Are you wondering what this has to do with Qigong?
As mentioned in the previous post “How to be a Qigong Master, part 1” I often describe Qigong as Chinese Yoga, and in fact it is. Qigong’s origins stem from Bodhidharma’s yoga training of Shaolin monks in order to strengthen and develop the vitality necessary for their spiritual cultivation. Bodhidharma’s yoga was absorbed and integrated into the Chinese indigenous form of physical/mental practice known as Qigong.
The previous post, “How to be a Qigong Master, part 1” referenced meditation as a key component of Qigong. Like Yoga, Religion, or nearly anything, there are many paths to the same destination. One method of meditation is using mantras and seed sounds to invoke the power of the energy. When you focus your breath, your intent, your concentration, and your voice on the syllables you naturally raise your vibration and harmonize your body, mind, spirit with the divine energy.
☯ Set an intention and create a declaration.
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