The key to Qi is awareness.
Qi (“chee”) is living energy that manifests as infinite forms. Qi is not obvious, yet it is present within us and around us everywhere.
When Qi is abundant and flowing through us, we feel happy, healthy, vital, responsive, present, and lively. When Qi is depleted and/or stagnant, we feel grumpy, tired, pain, tension, reactive, hyperactive, and stuck. The state, balance, and flow of Qi is the basis of our mind-body health.
How to benefit from Qi
Bring your attention to Qi. It is not obvious at first, so just wonder about Qi.
Wonder about the notion of an energetic basis for your physical form.
Wonder about the physical sensations of emotions – some emotions are “heavy,” while others are “light.”
How can an emotion have weight? The sensations of emotional weight bring us closer to Qi.
Feel your breath moving in and out your lungs. What is your breath? Qi is gathered as we breathe. Play around with sensing the Qi within your breath.
Qi is ever present.
Turning the attention toward Qi, engages Qi.
The only way to know Qi is to experience Qi. The way to experience Qi is to wonder about it, and to allow your attention to drift toward Qi. When your attention connects with Qi, you will know it for yourself.