Chi Gun is a Chinese meditation technique. Chi (pronounced mo like tsi) means the life force, and Gun (pronounced more like goon) means work. The work of chi. It is easy and not physically challenging at all, and yet it can make dramaticMoreChi Gun is a Chinese meditation technique.
Chi (pronounced mo like tsi) means the life force, and Gun (pronounced more like goon) means work. The work of chi. It is easy and not physically challenging at all, and yet it can make dramatic changes in persons physical and mental health.You see, unlike in Western civilization, Chi Gun is focused on relaxation, rather then on exercises and pushing iron.
And - according to Chinese - at some point the blocks that prevent your chi from moving around will disappear, and your energy channels will open.Why is it so important to relax? In terms of Chinese philosophy, because the moment some part of our body becomes tense, the energy flow through this part stops. In terms of the modern medicine the explanation is a bit longer and probably not so straightforward. First of all, there are little muscles around our backbone, that can go to spasm and stay there for a very long time, if not forever.
It creates all sorts of problems, from the headache to heart conditions, and - in modern medicine - we usually are trying to treat the condition, and not the reason, which, obviously, does not work as good as we want.Second, mental states are closely related to our physical states. In an oversimplified form, when you feel good, you smile, and when you smile - you feel better.
Also we know, that in the different mental states we have access to the different resources. When you are playing piano, you have no access to your math skills, and when you are fighting - you have no access to your piano players skills.What does it have to do with being tense (as opposed to relaxed)? A lot. Being tense, or in other words, stressed, is a mental and physical state.
Have you ever noticed, that when you are watching a horror movie, you are getting tense? Closed fists, jerking hands, high heart rate... The problem here is in the resources, that you can access from this particular state. They are very limited. You cannot think clear under the stress, you cannot relax under the stress... And the most unpleasant - you cannot heal under the stress, as your body is stressed, too. It might have all the necessary resources, but it cannot use it, because it is the stress time! Something is coming! The body is waiting...If the stress comes and goes, it is fine.
But what if the stress persists? Our body will always be in the waiting for trouble state, instead of healing itself, recharging and so on.As I mentioned, the Chi Gun is a relaxation technique. In a matter of minutes it allows you to relax, both physically and mentally. And then you might notice, to your surprise, that the deceases are gone and the stress is not affecting you anymore. It is a truly wonderful technique.