What Is A Qi Field?
This video explains your Qi field and the importance of making sure you do your best to only come into contact with positive, healthy Qi fields in your environment.
Janice Tucker is a practitioner of Traditional Chinese Medicine and Medical Qigong, and the founder of the Space To Relax online programme of Qigong video lessons.
It may be viewed by some as “woo-woo” or “out there” when we talk about your Qi field. Very simply, your Qi is your energy (although there is much more to it than that). This energy is inside your body, at the surface of your body and can extend beyond your body. The part that extends beyond your body is your Qi field.
In Medical Qigong your Qi field is simply an extension of your Qi beyond your physical body.
Consider this quote from Thich Nhat Hanh:
“Every feeling is a field of energy. A pleasant feeling is an energy which can nourish.”
We can pick up pleasant feelings around pleasant fields of energy and unpleasant feelings around unpleasant fields of energy. You know this already because if you walk into certain environments or rooms you will pick up a vibe, one way or the other, about whether that environment feels good or not. If it feels good it creates a pleasant feeling because it has a pleasant field of energy around it.
For example, imagine walking in a forest which is lush and green, with the sun streaming down through the trees. It feels warm, fresh and clear. You will feel a pleasant feeling from that. This is because trees have a clear and nourishing Qi field. They create a very good vibration of energy or Qi around them. When you walk through a forest you are bathing in that energy and experiencing a lovely feeling.
The opposite example is driving behind a smelly truck churning out exhaust fumes which are entering through the vents of your car. The Qi field around the truck is not clear and fresh, it is polluting and so does not create a pleasant feeling for you as you are forced to inhale the noxious fumes while driving along behind it.
In Medical Qigong a type of Qi field exists called the Wei Qi. It is the field of energy that extends beyond your body. In Chinese Medicine the Wei Qi is also called Defensive Qi or Protective Qi because it prevents invasion by external pathogens. It also communicates with the universal and environmental energy fields.
In the above video you can see the “Circles” exercise which you can use to connect with the Qi of the environment (e.g. trees, beach).
Our Qi field is affected by the external environment, emotions and physical trauma so it is very important to protect it and manage it well.
The practice of Qigong allows you to rid yourself of any emotions that affect your Wei Qi field and could cause physical and mental illness. By using your breath, movement and mind you will, with practice, gain much more control over your life (and your health).
Being aware of the type of energy fields you are in and which things affect your energy field is very important in the management of your health.
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