Chi Kung is training the proper use of tension!
Tension usually has a negative connotation in Internal Martial Arts. It is said that we must flow like water and “relax” into movements for the most benefit. The big question that runs through many peoples’ mind is HOW?!?
To turn the traditional teaching around, the main question to ask is not how do we relax, but rather, How can I use my tension more efficiently?
Can you have the energy you want without a cup of coffee? I say YES! It will only take you 5 minutes (or less) and you don't need any fancy equipment, gadgets, supplies or substances. All you need is techniques to take advantage of some acupressure points, or leg room as far as your arms can extend, some knowledge, and possibly something to see your reflection.(until you get the right feeling) What are these energy techniques or this energy giving exercise???
The energy giving techniques I use are Chi Kung (Vitality work) and Tui Na (Chinese Massage) below you will find a simple look at my foundation of vitality giving exercises as well as my basic Self Tui Na routine. The Tui Na is slightly easier to do than the exercise, although both are great tools for energy the exercises have much more usage beyond health building. Try them both, keep and adapt the one that works for you. Enjoy my friends.
Daniel R. Hyde
Licensed Massage Therapist
OIF, OEF Veteran
U.S. Marine Corps
Kwan Ying Do Kung Fu
Tai Chi Chuan
Tui Na, Chinese Massage
Shiatsu, Japanese Massage