#5: Inner Qi Shower
Recommended Repetitions: 6 to 12, or more.
Movement: Cleanse cells with descending hands and a vocally descending “Shee” tone.
Main Purpose: Clears the cells of sludge and excess heat.
Main Qigong Principle: Use sound vibrations to clear the body of toxicity.
Description of the Physical Movements
Raise arms above your head, inhaling. Energetically connect to a clear, healing energy. Make the healing tone “Shee”, as you draw your hands down the front of your body. This sound will start in the high range and descend smoothly to a very low, base tone at the feet. You will get a long, falling sound. I find the sound evocative of the famous cartoon foil Wily Coyote in the old Warner Brothers cartoons. As he is falling to the bottom of a deep canyon after failing to capture the clever Road Runner there is that long trailing sound that ends with the coyote grounding solidly into the earth. “Sheeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee.” End the tone as your hands descend as far as they can in front of your legs and your consciousness reaches the bottom of your feet. Follow the hands down with your head, watching as they descend. At the end of the movement your hands are at the thighs and you are looking down at your feet.
Note: don’t bend down, just look down. if you bend down to far you might end up putting more energy back into the head.
Modifying the Exercise
If, for you, it is too difficult to perform the whole movement in one breath cycle, you can use more than one breath to do the cleansing. For instance, you could breathe in until your hands are over your head, then exhale. Then take in a good full breath and start exhaling as you “Shee” down your body. When you run out of breath, hold the hands where they have gotten down to while you inhale. Exhale again, as you cleanse with the “Shee” sound further toward the earth.
Focus mainly on your inner, cellular self.
Where the hands pass, visualize a cleansing of your tissues with clear Qi.
The Qi flow is in a head-to-feet direction.
Qi Washes through the tissues, organs, muscles, fascia and cells of your body like an inner shower. The Qi here is like water in a shower, descending toward and into the earth to enact it’s cleansing
The Art of Healing Sounds
Using specific sounds for healing is an important category of Qigong. The “shee” vocalization is a good introduction to the power and effectiveness of the art of healing sounds. Uttering it, you will begin to feel how the vibration of the sound reverberates through your body.
Clearing the Cells
The Inner Qi Shower is a superb way to clean muddy or discolored energy from the cells and surrounding spaces in all of the body. Each repetition should leave you feeling more clean internally. You want to get a sense visually of a cleaning of the cells, like a squeegee cleaning a windshield. Even more you want to palpably feel the cleansing, as if dirtiness in and around your cells becomes progressively more clean, shiny, and sparkly.
Hot Flashes and Heat Discomfort
The Inner Qi Shower is a wonder in cooling down from feeling too hot physically, especially feeling too hot in the head. If someone is suffering from incipient heat stroke or from hot flashes try the “Shee” sound. I have several times seen the “Shee” sound work with astounding quickness and completeness. Faces red with uncomfortable heat often become normal-colored and at ease in just a few repetitions of the sound.