I posted this question on a couple online forums before, but I was unsatisfie with the answer/s. My question is about that cracking sound/s we sometimes hear in our spine, sometimes more, sometimes less. Sometimes, the energy seems to rise up from the lower spine to crack at the upper, sometimes there is no crack, we overcome it? I doubt Michael Winn has much crackage!? Perhaps his qigongs can fix this? Perhaps a specific one like the rooting one?
Who has gotten rid of all their crack? How can I do the same?
thank you for helping me with my crack
The cracks are natural symptoms of opening in the spinal pathways when the chi ascends up the spine, and when it starts to permeate the bones, ligaments and joints. It is a natural opening that signifies how the chi goes to the place where it’s needed. Don’t worry about it, and remeber that no cracking sounds are either a sign of a totally open or closed spine. If you want to heal or work with the spinal opening more, stand with our feet closer together(about a wrist’s distance between the heels) and sense the spine and how it aligns.
There are many phases of practice where different areas in the body “crack” open. Sometimes an opening in the neck can create openings elsewhere resulting in noises in the ancles, knees, hips, wrists, etc.
I sometimes have openings in my ancles that results in cracking in my wrists…
Just take it as a by-product of practice and stick to your regimen, but don’t endorse or force these things into happening. Let them come naturally.
“There’s a crack in everything. That’s how the light gets in.”
I was thinking about that one.
In working with the spine, I find that the best visualisation is to feel the whole spine being filled with light. Letting the essential water and light blend into one.
Thought so. One of his books of poetry, The Book of Mercy, is great stuff too.
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