In Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), the five major organs — heart, liver, spleen, lung and kidney — are each assigned an element (fire, earth, metal, water or wood). Every organ also has an associated sound and movement in which the organ resonates with. By using the associated sounds and movements, stale, congested qi can be expelled from the affected organ and be replaced with fresh, clear qi. This is the practice of our Qigong.
When qi gets congested or blocked due to inappropriate diet, poor lifestyle habits, repressed emotions and/or weak constitution, it becomes congested and turns into a cause of pain, discomfort or illness. Depending on where the qi gets stuck, symptoms vary. If it gets stuck in the spleen, the stale qi may manifest as bloating, abdominal pain, gas, and/or poor digestion. If it is in the liver, then it might be felt as pain in the lower right rib cage, quick temper, or liver/gallbladder dysfunction. If it gets trapped in the head, then it could lead to headache or illusion. According to TCM theories, badly congested qi can also lead to stagnated blood and blood clots.
The Six Healing Sounds and Qigong movement series developed by Johnathon Dao, helps to move congested qi and allow the body to get rid of it by creating different internal vibrations and pressures within different parts of the body through the inhaling and exhaling of air. In other words, when you make the six healing sounds, and the Qigong movements you are giving the internal organs a good massage to expel stale qi.
Gentle; relaxing; meditative movement.