SEISHIN TEKI KYOYO
Spiritual refinement is a strange thing, you either believe in it or
you don't. If you are a believer then you will quickly increase your
internal energies, if you are not a believer then the path is a long
and winding one (but not impossible).
Below I will give you instructions in increasing your CHI (internal
energy). I will assume nothing and begin as if you are a new student.
Before you start these exercises you must be sure that you
will not be disturbed. (later this will not be so important.) You
should be relaxed and not under time pressure. The first exercises take
only 5 minutes. (but will seem more like 5 hours).
FIRST 2 WEEKS
This is just a way of practicing the exercise so that you will be relaxed and comfortable with it.
Sit comfortably on the floor, you may use a mat or cushion if you wish but your back must be straight.
You may close your eyes or keep them open.
Place your hands in front of you (palms towards you) with the fingers
of the left hand resting in the palm of your right hand. Press your
thumb tips lightly together.
Think of some nice things that have happened to you.
Put your tongue on the roof of your mouth.
Breathe in through your nose and out through your mouth. Breathe
slowly, each inward breathe should take 7 seconds. Hold the breathe in
for 7 seconds. each outward breathe should take 7 seconds. Repeat this
for 5 minutes.
You may find it hard to manage even 5 minutes at first but do your best
and you will find each time that it is getting easier. Also you may
find that you get excess moisture in your mouth, and that it is hard to
keep your tongue on the roof of your mouth, this is quite normal.
By the end of the second week you should feel very relaxed with the
exercise, you will feel like you are walking taller, that your head is
clearer when you think and that you feel much better inside.
WEEKS 3 AND 4
In the next 2 weeks just repeat the first exercise but instead of thinking nice things try to clear your mind of everything.
Try to increase the time you meditate to between 10 and 15 minutes.
Imagine that you are looking up into a black night sky. You may see
stars or just the blackness. Marvel at how much there is contained
within nothing. Look into the blackness at its beauty.
Feel the path of your breathe as it journeys through your nose, down
your back under your body and up through your chest and out of your
mouth, taking with it all the cosmic energy of the universe.
By now you should find your tongue automatically goes to the roof of your mouth and that your mouth is dry.
WEEKS 5 AND 6
Now it is time to increase your inner strength fully and without fear.
By now you should be able to empty your mind. You should not be
distracted by unnecessary thoughts or feelings. It is time to feel
within. With your mind empty you can concentrate on your Spirit.
Within each of us burns a fire, a globe of light and heat. we will now
focus on that fire making it burn bright and warm. Increasing its
radiance throughout the body.
As you meditate try to imagine this ball of fire deep within you,
somewhere between your sternum and your groin (It is different for
everyone). As you breathe your breath will be like the air through
bellows, fanning the fire, making it flare and glow. This heat will
begin to expand outwards from the ball of fire through your body, a
little at first, then further and further until it reaches your finger
tips. This may take many weeks but you should feel something within
days of beginning this training.
Soon you find that you can perform the breathing exercise without the
need for sitting and in any environment such as in the car or at work.
You will feel warmer and need to wear less clothes in the winter. You
will feel confident and alert. Your hands may feel warm and when you
touch others they may comment on this. You may even be more resilient
To increase the speed at which you develop your Chi there is another way. This exercise must be done for 15 minutes.
While doing the breathing exercise for 5 minutes cup your right hand to
your left ear, for the next 5 minutes cup your left hand to your right
ear, and for a final 5 minutes cup your right hand to your left ear and
your left hand to your right ear. This increases the flow of energies
around the body.
These exercises should be carried out at least 3 time every week for the greatest effect, although even once a week will work.