My colleague Dan Kleiman recently launched a new podcast series, Qigong Radio, to cover a wide variety of qi gong and internal martial arts related topics.
Dan invited me to join him to discuss the fundamental levels of early qi energy (nei gong) training, and how it specifically provides the foundation for and links with long-term development in body and mind.
The three levels of training are:
- Releasing tension from and loosening the soft tissues, i.e. muscles, tendons, ligaments and fascia;
- Activating and circulating bodily fluids, i.e. blood, lymph, interstitial, synovial and cerebrospinal;
- Learning to feel, move and store qi energy, your vital life force, which powers the physical body.
You can learn more about these methods and their specific hierarchy by reading my post from last week: Three Keys to Qi Energy Training.