Reduce Depression with Qigong #4

Below is the fourth of five videos on Reducing Depression with the “Old Man” Qigong Set.

The Middle Burner

In this section of video training, I detail how to release blocking tensions in the the center organs of the body: the Spleen, Stomach, Pancreas, Upper Small Intestine, Gall Bladder and Liver, as well as the Solar Plexus area. The entire area is known as the Middle Burner.

Emotional Release in Masse

Releasing blocks in this area will help you easily release repressed emotions such as worry, over-thinking, anger, grumpiness, and rage. It will also help generally clear held-onto emotions from your body, resulting in more freedom for feeling well.

Ho, Ho, Ho

The healing sound used for this central section of the torso–the Middle Burner–is a long “Ho.” This sound is expressed to vibrate the target area from left to right (or right to left.) While making the sound you lower the bent arms to the lower ribs and turn the torso from left to right (or right to left, if you like.)

Twist the Towel

The torso-turning is a unique method that will take a little practice to get. It is an organ-wringing style–like twisting a towel–that is done from the center, between the chest and the belly button. This massages the organs of the upper abdomen and helps release tensions, trapped emotions and toxins from them.

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  1. Jane Wilson said,

    July 19, 2011 @ 8:25 am

    Dear Robert—January 2010 was a particularly outstanding “blog”. Everything in it was rich and pertinent. I have a suggestion, if it fits in with your format: Could you print a story each month of how your site’s version of qigong (Five Flows) has positively worked out in people’s lives. The featured personality and her struggle with RA was really terrific. Its very encouraging to read such stories. You see, we who are out here in the small town world of podunkland where few have even heard of qigong, much less teach it, are solitarily dependent upon your DVD. There’s no one to talk to about our experiences. Further, the results of qigong are not instant. We’re talking 2-3 months anyhow. Sometimes it’s a challenging to keep on keeping on just because we made a personal commitment with ourselves. I have been following your DVD for 2 weeks now and have experienced already a calming in my spirit. I am hoping for more of the vitality you speak of, however. I am a Sjogren’s Syndrome patient (20 years) and have been paddling upstream on that issue for quite sometime. I’m 74 years old and determined to maintain vitality and health and alertness until my last breath. Stories from others on how this qigong method is working for them would be very helpful and encouraging.

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