Can anyone heal with bio energy?
We all come into this world with the basic workings of human physiology. Even when there are departures from the physiological norm, every human has the basic components of our species’ biology: flesh and bones and nerves and organs…
Bio energy — chi, qi, prana,… the energy detected and manipulated by acupuncture — is an integral part of that basic blueprint. So it stands to reason that everyone has the potential to use that energy in any ways it can be used by others.
If you’ve never explored energy work before, I’d like to introduce you to that journey. Feel free to sign up for my Body Mind Energy newsletter. And meanwhile, here are some experiments you can do to get started.
Rub your hands together briskly for a few minutes. This stimulates the nerves and blood circulation in your hands, and also creates some static electricity through friction. You’re likely to feel this as a tingling.
Building a bond
Now hold your hands an inch apart, with palms facing each other. Breathe slowly, deeply and steadily, with a slight constriction in your throat muscles to regulate the volume of breath passing in and out. Do you feel a sensation as if your hands were connected by an invisible bond? If you don’t sense it spontaneously, imagine it: as if the air between your hands were thicker and pulsing with current, like an electromagnetic field.
As you breathe in, allow your hands to move a little further away from each other. As you breathe out, allow them to move closer again. What happens to the bond? Does it feel stronger as you move in, as if it were being compressed? Does it pull on you when you move apart? On the in-breath, move apart only as far as you can while still feeling the bond, no further. Keep using the breath to build the strength of the bond. As it builds, you’ll be able to move further apart on each inhalation.
Moving within the field
Once it feels strong enough to maintain, play around with it:
- bounce it in and out, letting it stretch and pull like an elastic band;
- rotate your hands 180 degrees in relation to each other, so that the fingertips of one hand are facing the wrist of the other;
- slowly rotate in the other direction to the same degree;
- move the palm of one hand over the back of the other, then alternate hands and keep the movement going in smooth circular motions; then change directions.