The purpose of this article is to distinguish as well as give the attributes or abilities within each of these types of “chi power” approaches. There are many methods within the internal arts that make it very confusing to the practitioner, what we hope to do is to give you an idea of what the differences are and some of the practices that go along with them.
Chi Power Training or Energy Work can give the body many benefits, such as health, increased ability to think, perception skills, martial power skills, relaxation skills, increased energy, sexual improvement and many other benefits. Since there are many ways in which to reach these goals or abilities, there also many methods, systems and techniques that can be utilized along the way.
“There are many different types of chi Power training meditations, such as standing, lying down, sitting, active or moving, and other exercises.”
Most people think that chi power that is derived from Chi Kung or Qi Gong methods are very similar, and others try to show how theirs is different. This causes a confusion for those that would like to pursue these esoteric arts. What we will do is to give you an idea of what the cost vs benefit ratio is in several of these arts. The method of chi power that we promote and teach is a combination of “Chi Pressure & Chi Density Methods”, so I will be able to compare the others to this method. I don’t know every method that there is, so keep this in mind while reading this information. I am constantly looking a new methods that can increase my knowledge base, so please if you have any techniques or methods, that could be of benefit, shoot them my way. Remember that there are many different chi power methods that work and that none are the sole way. Every culture and society has over the years developed chi power methods to induce and create the types of energies that we will be talking about. Some of these chi power skills have been lost from generation to generation, but some have not and that is where we will start.
Chi Pressure: Chi force applied over any target surface
Chi Pressure is the ability to increase the internal pressure of the body so that you will be healthier and live longer. The by product of this is the ability to use that pressure for chi power manipulation. There are many ways in which to create this chi power pressure, and in most cases the practitioners that do the density method will have a certain increase of overall internal chi power body pressure built (although most would not recognize it as this).
As you begin to increase the chi power pressure within the organs, the organs will start to gain in size, strength and ability to store chi energy. As the body starts to adapt to the increased amounts of pressure being put on it, the body will start to be able to store more and more energy in order to release more energy. We liken this process to blowing up a large balloon. The balloon when unfilled is flaccid and has no pressure at all. When you start to blow up the balloon (torso, legs, arms, organs), the balloon starts to stretch and fill up with air. If you blow up the balloon too much it pops and you lose all of the air that is stored in the balloon.
Your organs are very similar to that balloon, in that you can actually increase the pounds of pressure that your organs can sustain. As your chi pressure increases and after you let the organs stretch to accommodate that new energy pressure, your body will be stronger and able to emit stronger chi.
“Your body will be able to emit in terms of pressure the amount of energy that the organs are accustomed to handling”.
After significant amounts of chi power training those organs will start to be more like the thickness and strength of a hot water bottle versus the balloon! With this comes the ability to store chi in a more dense way, making your ability to emit a stronger chi power energy easier and with more pressure, density and thickness.
As you learn to increase the pressure you will also substantially increase the size, strength and density of the nerve fibers within the body. This increase in the nerve fibers will give you the necessary tributaries to send the chi out of the body. We liken this to creating a fire hose effect, where as most people have less than a garden hose with which to emit chi!
The chi power pressure builds up gradually but as it increases so does your ability to do different types of energy or chi manipulation techniques. We have come up with a systemized method to create these effects with several scientific exercises (some of which have never been seen).
“We have done the research to find out what exercises do the most to increase the internal chi pressure in the body as well as increasing the size and density of the nerve fibers and the increase of electromagnetic energy (chi) in the body.”
Many books explain the importance of slowly pressuring up or filling the organs with chi, but many of these same manuals and books never explain the possible side effects or even what you should really be feeling when you are doing these exercises. Internal chi training can be just as strenuous to the internal body as physical exercises like weight lifting can be to the external body. Keeping this in mind, you must know that over training while doing internal exercises can have serious ramifications, if training protocols are not heeded. You must know when you are stressing the body too much with internal training, so that you will be able to increase your internal abilities in an incremental manner versus trying to use the “more is better” philosophy of so many misguided individuals.
You don’t build your body up instantly and your not going to be able to build up your chi power body any quicker than what development is possible for your own bodies limitations. Just as there are some people than can train with weights and grow big muscles over night (or so it seems), there are those in the internal game that are “naturals” that may be able to progress faster and have the ability to do more things quicker. The key is to just go at the pace at which your body will allow, and above all else have an instructor that can monitor your progress regularly.
Not only do we explain the possible side effects (both good and bad) but also we offer one on one technical support via phone or email. Who wouldn’t want to speak to the people that created the course and do the course on a daily basis?
Chi Density: The Thickness of Consistency of Chi Power Energy
First lets talk about “Chi Density”. Density in this case is the ability to visualize and create an image of the effect that we are looking to create Training for density right off the bat has its pluses and minuses. Always remember that in any type of chi power training that you do that.
“Some techniques that are taught and learned are at the detriment of other techniques”
What this means is that you can and will limit your abilities by getting stuck into one particular technique or method. An example of this is when I first started training years ago, I learned a technique that at the time was pretty significant. I could put a candle flame out with my eyes! Now this does sound really cool, and it does look pretty impressive, but really it is a limited type of technique that most people could learn with some practice. I started to get very good at this, to the point where I could do it from about 30 feet away through a glass door. My instructor informed me that although I was seeing the ability of the chi power, that this technique was limited. What could I do of any practical purpose with this technique, other than a “parlor trick”? I re-aligned my training for more significant skills and I am glad that I did.
Density is also putting an emotional content and intention to the energy or chi so that you can manipulate with it. The emotions are the strongest form of stimulation that you can have. Love, anger , sadness, joy, and all other emotions add the specialized “mind intent” that so many talk about. Adding colors, candles, incense, hypnotic type pictures and different flow patterns will thicken up and increase the density of the chi. Being able to picture something in your head and adding all of the details as if you were looking at the item in person is one way to do it. This method works quite well and is used by most chi power instructors that I know. The downside is if you are the type of person that is not visually oriented, you will have a hard time visualizing the results that you want. Have you ever heard this catch phrase?
“The Mind Moves the Chi”!
I think everyone that is doing some type of chi power training has, and it is a very true statement. The only thing is what if you don’t know what chi is, or what it feels like or looks like? In my opinion this is why most people quite doing chi kung, because they don’t know what they are looking for, or what they should be feeling. Someone that does have good visualization skills will be able to utilize this type of training versus someone that is not visually oriented.
The mind is a very important part of this whole process, but in the early stages of training you will have only a limited connection between your mind and body. Density building helps you to bridge that gap so that your mind becomes stronger and can be used as a link to your body. The mind really can create and do anything that we want it to, its just that most of us limit our thinking to what we are taught in school or by our parents.
I like this saying that was made popular by Napolean Hill, the author of the bestseller “Think and Grow Rich”. Hill made a specific yet powerful statement when he said.
“Whatever the mind of man can conceive and believe, it can achieve”
Adding density is being able to see the entire whole of what you are doing and quantifying it for your use. An example is that you create a picture of an object in your mind, but you see in your mind everything about it. You see the color, the size the shape the density, the heaviness.
There are many books, videos, and articles that talk about “spiraling energy” up the legs. This concept to someone that has never felt this is like trying to explain colors to someone that has been blind since birth. Unless they can really visualize well, they most likely will miss the significance of this and how real of a feeling spiraling chi up the legs can be if it is done properly.
The density of the chi is everything that you can see and believe! It is the canvas that the artist uses to create a painting or the clay that a sculptor uses to create the detailed human body. The chi is moved is by the mind and the mind is moved by the chi. The chi can take up any form that your mind can imagine. That is the problem for most people. They can’t visualize something that they have never experienced and it may be months or in some cases years before they will feel anything!
Adding density is important to your chi power, but in our opinion, to do it too early on puts your ability to chi manipulate into a box that you may or may not be able to get out of. What you really want to create is an unlimited potential. The mind and body were designed for greatness far more than most men could even imagine. It is the mind and body that have created all of the technology that we have today (which only a century ago, you would be called a nut to even mention).
Learning how to increase your chi power will enable you to be able to do some amazing skills, but keep in mind that you will naturally be getting an even better benefit from the added health benefits of chi power training.