January 13, 2008 at 12:53 pm #27001
What do the members of this forum think is the relationship between music and Qi?
This morning I started listening to some music that I hadn’t heard in several years. I was impressed by how deeply melodious, rich, energetic, and even silky it felt like. The music seemed much, much deeper and richer today than it ever has before. I think I can give credit for this enhancement to the practicing of Qigong.
As I listened to the music my upper DT began to expand. My energy body felt like it was filled with changing patterns of color, and vibrations in my body based upon the frequency of the music.
As an interesting sidelight, my mind was very cloudy and fuzzy from lack of sleep and poor sleep last night. The result of listening to the music has totally cleared my head and now my body is deeply resonant.
I’m not sure what to make of this but it was kind of fun.
BobJanuary 13, 2008 at 1:31 pm #27002
It’s ironic that you posted this.
Somewhat of a related tangent . . .
Last night, while sleeping, I dreamt I was
at one of Michael’s qigong workshops, specifically QF3. It
was a pretty long detailed dream, and it felt like I was
actually at the workshop for several hours
When I woke up this morning, I felt fantastic,
like I actually had practiced qigong for a whole-day
Moreover, for some reason when I woke up,
the attached song (which I haven’t heard in a long
time) was playing in my head.
It’s carried with me for the day so far–both
the song and a really positive exuberant feeling
from the “fake qigong practice”.
StevenJanuary 13, 2008 at 8:42 pm #27004
I believe music can assist in setting the the space in Daoist practices. I use a bell to clear the space of My studio before I teach & practice; I aslo do Joss stick ceremony daily.
I also use specific music designed for specific Qigong sets that I have taught for past years. Early on I never used music then studied with a Master from Taiwan that is a Qigong Music Master; I was apprehensive that it would make it too touchy feely; but soon witnessesd my students ability to relax and dissolve into the teachings faster & abilitys increased 50%. Music is an added double effect great qigong + proper music makes a great session.
There are alot of critics of this approach but in modern age why not use the technology to assist in ones journey. I think its great to have a choice between silence or music audios. Mantak Chia Wisdom Qigong audio has a great background to the audio that increase the presentation of that practice.
T.T. Liang who was a famous Yang Family Tai Chi Master promoted music with Tai Chi from The music really helps people access the practices. I studied with Master Shen Wu which is very good and he has related products that are traditional in Chinese Healing.
Like any music if it connects to you it will assist our journey. I have a friend who plays 70’s classic rock during his Daoist Yoga class..I asked him what the $#%^
his answer to me is people love Led Zeppelin why not!
SLJanuary 13, 2008 at 9:14 pm #27006
It of course all depends on the type of music and
personalities involved in the practice.
If everybody’s a classic rock fan, why not?
As for me, while I like Led Zeppelin, I wouldn’t
want to hear it while doing Tao Yin . . . but
then again, personally, I wouldn’t want to
hear much of anything while doing any practice.
But then again I’m weird 🙂
I generally only enjoy music when I can devote full
attention to it. Music while driving, studying . . .
while doing anything else, for me becomes background
noise–and while it doesn’t annoy me, on a subtle
level I would prefer silence.
SJanuary 13, 2008 at 11:20 pm #27008
Yeah..I couldn’t see doing a posture will listening to Black Sabbath “Paranoid”..rock not my cup of tea during practices…SLJanuary 14, 2008 at 12:34 am #27010
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