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Page 2 - Get Your Ki (Qi) Moving with Brain Wave vibration


Stress, Brain Waves and Beliefs

It is common scientific knowledge that the human brain consists of three basic parts—the neocortex, the limbic system, and the cerebellum and brain stem. The neocortex, or human brain, is where we perform high-level thinking and complex integrative tasks such as deductive logic, language, and creativity; the limbic system, or mammalian brain, controls our emotions, appetites and urges that help us survive; and the cerebellum and brain stem, or reptilian brain, regulates our vital functions for life such as our respiration, circulation, digestion and motor function. Scientists have also established that the human brain emits five basic kinds of brain waves that are associated with various states of consciousness: gamma, beta, alpha, theta and delta. Most people agree that we spend far too much time in the high-intensity, high-frequency gamma and beta waves generated by the neocortex, which contribute to our many stress disorders. If we can find ways to more easily access the lower frequency waves (alpha and theta) associated with our subconscious mind and deep states of meditation, we can go a long way to positively impacting our health. Further, if we can have more control over our thoughts and the messages we tell ourselves, we can do much to alleviate stress since it is not so much the people, environments and activities we encounter that are stressful, but rather the way we react to such things.

When we use methods like brain wave vibration, we become more sensitive to our ki and can ride its wave into the depths of our brain stem where our unconscious deep-seated thoughts and beliefs are held. Here, we can dip into our subconscious mind and change negative beliefs to more positive ones. Further, when we embrace ourselves in the envelope of ki energy surrounding us, we naturally place our neocortex into a state of rest.

In his book, The Biology of Belief, author, medical school professor and research scientist, Bruce H. Lipton shared new discoveries about the interaction between our mind, our body, and the process by which cells receive information. His research proved that genes and DNA do not control our biology, and that instead, DNA is controlled by signals from outside the cell, including energetic messages emanating from our positive and negative thoughts. This breakthrough—that a cell’s life is controlled by its physical and energetic environment, not by its genetics—supports the concept that we should all become better managers of our body’s internal ki.


Experiencing Brain Wave Vibration

Brain wave vibration offers a way to silence our thinking mind and more readily access the power within the brain stem. It is a means through which we can easily tap into our own ki and utilize the body’s inherent rhythm to calm higher-frequency brain wave activity, so that we can more readily access deep meditation. This type of moving-meditation is far easier for most people to do than traditional forms of sitting meditation that may take years to master. I have found brain wave vibration to be incredibly simple, yet profoundly effective in relieving stress and easing the endless chatter of my mind. A session can be just a few minutes or a full one-hour practice combining meridian stretching, vibration exercises, ki-gong movements, energy dance and sitting meditation. While it is helpful to use some type of rhythmic music when you first begin, it can be done with no music at all since the essence of the practice is to move to your body’s own internal rhythm.

 

Although there are various brain wave vibration exercises, the practice typically incorporates three distinct elements:

Deliberately making vibrations in your body-- you make vibrations consciously, but relax your body as you move to the rhythm. As you quiet your thinking mind and let go of self-conscious inhibitions, the sensations move down your body releasing tension as you exhale.

Allowing your body to ride the rhythm—once you are fully relaxed, you let go and follow your own natural rhythm. As you focus on your physical sensations your body begins to make its own spontaneous movements, becoming more pronounced as you get more deeply into the rhythm.

Following the flow of energy—once the vibration becomes natural and familiar, you become increasingly aware of the movement of energy within your body. Your movements become more graceful and free-flowing as your natural instincts take over.


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