What is Qi?
Ancient people believed in an invisible power or force that creates all life. They called it Qi (also known as Chi; Prana, which translates as energy). Qi is the source of all life and the origin of the universe. It is the energy that creates and supports human life.
Free flowing and abundant Qi within us is our human energy and the foundation of a healthy body and mind. When we are healthy, we are happy and radiate beauty; We have compassion and love for others and the ability to give and nurture those around us.
Whilst human life is created by Qi, we receive nature’s energy daily, which can be compared to a car battery and fuel.
Qi, ‘our human energy’, is the original energy we receive. It supports our organs and cells and is responsible for our physical functions and for the connection between our body, mind and spirit. Nature’s energy can be compared to the fuel we put in a car and we absorb this energy from food, water, air and sunlight.
Modern life, however, has resulted in the pollution of our natural environment. Global conflict and fear increasingly take the place of compassion and love and we face the growing problem of declining wellbeing. The connection we once had with each other and the source of life, Qi, is being eroded.
People are increasingly short of energy, suffering from burnout, fatigue, depression and disconnection. Even those that try to have a healthy diet and sufficient exercise and rest, can still feel tired. We have depleted our ‘human energy’ and our batteries are flat. When we are short of Qi, taking more rest or improving the quality of our diet, will not necessarily give us more energy or resolve our health concerns.
By regaining our connection and learning to harness the power of our own human energy, we are able to regain our physical health and emotional well-being.
The human body has a network of energy channels (meridians) that carry Qi throughout the body. In Eastern modalities, there are two main causes of ill health:
When we are short of Qi our body does not have the energy it needs to function effectively, causing stress, fatigue and pain. In addition, a shortage of Qi affects our emotions which drain energy and create energy blockages.
There are three main causes of energy blockages:
These include blockages caused by dietary patterns, environmental pollution and other chemicals.
These come from negative and/or strong or repeated emotions such as anger, fear, anxiety and sadness.
These are caused by physical and emotional energy patterns passed down through the generations of the family.
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