Whether out in Nature or in our home environments, we are surrounded by a sea of energy the vibrations of which can be influenced and enhanced by applying feng shui. Continual changes in the quality of the chi in our body take place due to types of food we eat, modern contaminants in the food chain such as preservatives and pesticides, genetically modified foods, every day mental and emotional stressors, and environmental factors such as pollution and toxins from factories and other sources. Such influences can create blockages and imbalances in the energy channels of the body, and since these channels (also known as meridians) are related to organ function, our well being is affected. One solution to rectifying the damage done by these factors is the practice of chi gong. Practiced regularly, chi gong can become an indispensible adjunct to creating a total approach to applying feng shui in our daily lives. The benefits that come will include not only improved health and quality of life but also longevity.
Chi gong consists of very old Chinese breath work sets that influence the chi in the meridians (bioenergy channels) by promoting the smooth flow of energy through the body. Chi gong has much to do with accessing the energy of the earth through rooting or grounding, which is a very important piece of this practice. Regularly practicing chi gong can treat chronic illness and keep the body in balance. It can be likened to a type of feng shui for the body since we are talking about balancing the Yin and the Yang of our energies. In the practice of chi gong, electromagnetic energy from the earth is accessed through the Kidney 1 point, located just behind the ball of the foot, and the bai hui point at the very top of the head. Deep oxygenation is promoted in these ancient breathing exercises and postures that help the body to balance and heal itself. The human body uses oxygen to heal. It helps balance the brain and can assist with improved memory.
The Lakota Sioux had a practice similar to the Chinese practice of chi gong. Before the border to Canada was close in the 1800s, the Sioux would journey north each spring to experience the Aurora Borealis or Northern Lights. They would stand beneath this energy field, draw down the energy for the sky into their bodies, breathing it in, and pushing the vibrations up their spine. The Lakota believed that this practice raised the vibrational energy of their bodies and made them well as a consequence.
For more, google “earthing”. Also visit my book The Hidden Energies Behind Feng Shui. See also these books by Da Liu: T’ai Chi Ch’uan and Meditation and Taoist Health Exercise Book.