How to Harness the Power of Chi

Updated on January 10, 2014

At a park in China, an elderly man puts on a mysterious performance. Onlookers stand slack-jawed as the gray-haired man effortlessly defends himself against a group of much younger, stronger men; tossing them around the square like rag-dolls. The old man is a master of chi energy; and he claims to possess an invisible force which he can project at will from inside of his body.

The puzzled onlookers continue to stare as the old master takes on three, four, even six men at once without displaying the slightest bit of strain. He brushes them aside with a simple sweeping motion from his hand as if he were protected by a force field. The act looks supernatural.

Yet the master explains that anyone is capable of harnessing this power.

Do you believe that all living things possess this invisible energy?

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What is chi?

Chi (pronounced chee) is the life force that flows through all living things. It goes by many names such as: ki, in Japan; prana, in India; and it has even been referred to as electromagnetic or bio energy, in the west. All forms of Chinese medicine from acupuncture to herbs are based around this mysterious energy.

Chi flows through pathways called meridians. There are twelve major meridians in the human body. Each of them is associated with a particular organ system such as the lungs, the heart, the kidneys, etc.

In a healthy specimen the chi flows evenly, making the body vibrant and strong. If the chi is weak or “blocked”, you may feel tired, achy, and even emotionally distraught.

Working with and circulating your chi

Many techniques exist for working with chi. Perhaps the most well-known are acupuncture, tai-chi, yoga, meditation, and qigong (pronounced chee gong).

An acupuncturist uses needles and several hundred acupuncture points to break up blockages and create flow.

Other practices such as qigong involve sweeping your hands through the energetic aura around you which in turn stirs up chi in your body’s meridians where your hands pass.

Benefits of chi exercise include:

● Increased energy and vitality

● Better quality of life in old age

● Deeper, more restful sleep

● Peaceful mind and a positive attitude

● Balance in breathing, heart rate, and blood pressure

● Deep feeling of spirituality

How to experience your chi

Here is a simple exercise known as Ball of energy.

  1. Slap your hands together or rub them briskly to awaken the energy.

  2. Bring your hands to a relaxed prayer position in front of your face but do not let them touch.

  3. Focus all your energy into the center of your palms and begin to feel the sensation of a magnetic force.

  4. Try to imagine a small ball of chi or light energy forming between your hands.

As your palms close in towards one another, you should notice a subtle feeling of resistance much like two magnets trying to push away from each other.

Separate your hands slightly and then close them again. Do it slowly. Practice this often so that you become familiar with how the energy feels. Later on, you’ll notice it within your body.

Cultivation exercise

Sometimes our chi becomes stagnant or blocked due to neglect, strong emotions, or trauma. When this happens, life becomes difficult and even bleak. You may experience physical ailments and energy loss.

The good news is that developing a healthy flow of chi is extremely easy. And there are hundreds of ways to cultivate it.

This simple exercise is called The Microcosmic orbit. The idea here is that your chi flows in a loop along two major channels: the governing channel (up and down your back) and the conception channel (up and down your front).

It may not seem like much, but it’s a great way to get the chi moving.

  1. Breathe into your stomach and raise your arms out to your sides and up over head with palms facing up. This raises the chi through the governing meridian which begins around the tailbone, runs up your back along the spine, over the top of your head, and ends near your top lip.

  2. As you breathe out, you sweep your hands down the front of your body with palms down. This moves the energy through the conception channel which runs from the lower lip to the very bottom point of the torso between your legs.

  3. Practice this several times and then change direction. Use visualization to really “see” the energy flowing around the circuit and experiment with the pace of your movements. It is recommended to practice deep, abdominal breathing.

Amazing demonstration of chi power

Using and directing your chi

Now that you have learned how to feel your chi and cultivate it, it’s time to figure out what to do with it.

Where the mind goes, the chi will follow. By practicing simple chi exercises daily you will gain confidence in your ability to manipulate the energy with your thoughts.

Once you build and connect with this inner strength you will be able to direct it towards specific targets. Use this power to accomplish goals, heal yourself and others, or direct it towards whatever physical activity you’re performing at the moment.

For goals, simply build the flow of chi up in your body and then meditate deeply on your desires. The practice of visualization accompanied with strong chi will yield powerful results.

For healing, become familiar with what the energy feels like. Practice moving it around your body with your mind. In time, you will be able to direct your chi into objects and people through your hands.

Chi exercises are incredibly simple and don’t require much time to perform. The only real challenge is finding the discipline to practice every day. Start slow and keep in mind that there is no such thing as wasted effort when it comes to building chi. A little bit goes a long way.


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      questioner 7 weeks ago

      i have been observing my chi and experimenting with it but i have a question about it that if anyone could answer that would help. is chi sopossed to feel hot because whenever i release it, it feels cool and like a nice breeze around me but i been hearing it is sopossed to feel warm. I dont get why it feels like that. Anyone has a clue?

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      Gon 8 weeks ago

      Wow chi is amazing now I canwill meditate myself and my power is stronger one punch for the other strangers

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      Kash raj 2 months ago

      This force actually exists

      I have been practicing chi or ki since 4 years now and i can feel a vibration in my hands while i do it

      I feel an energy flowing through me

      This energy us within everyone you just have to discover it

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      loving this -dj 3 months ago

      i mean not plasma but psi balls

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      loving this -dj 3 months ago

      i am both dj and loving this .i think plasma energy is a use of people real energy. if u dont u it right u can end up killing ur self or others around u.

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      dj 3 months ago

      loving this know what she is saying i agree with her

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      Fee 5 months ago

      Great video loved the chi info

      Started training straight away

      Keep u posted the great work

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      Some sane guy who says it is real. 7 months ago

      I have used chi for the last 5 years using meditation and my own personal exercises. Those of which i have expieremented with in depth. My first experience was disastrous, however i realized how much harm i could do and decided against walking in the dark. I now heal light personal injuries in way less time. I ended up in a motorcycle accident and stopped myself from death... Etc etc. I say exercise this with extreame care and caution. Not only can you easily harm another but you can potentially harm the very one you are trying to help without even knowing you did so. It may take seconds or even years but you still have the potential to harm without the proper knowledge to harness the right strings of energy. Just be carefull while practicing, Nobody deserves the pain both the plant and i felt with my chi not under control that first time. Or the pain my brother and i felt when he died and i had warned him seeing it before hand in meditation. Thankfully since then i have only helped when i knew without a reasonable doubt no harm would ever come to pass. Yet i still wish i could tell loved ones when they die and have them divert it.

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      Logy 8 months ago

      Wow. I am amazed that this powers exist. I have almost all of theese powers. I could not understand them. I use them in good way I think...

      I call them gifts. I have a gift understanding and s, e make or create everything that exist.. I heal even the healers and leaders using my mind in my working room.

      Guys this gifts exists. And researching and practices keep them more alive.

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      HealingNow 10 months ago

      Ella Fergeson, I just wanted to reach out and give you my opinion from years of experience and grief.

      This could save you 20 years of problems and basically, hell.

      Look up "Inter-dimensional interference". Study what this is and how to protect yourself from it.

      Be very careful what you open yourself up in this type of stuff as youay invoke entities into your energy that can torment or ruin your life-

      When you are open, you are ripe for attack unless you are VERY grounded and really know your weaknesses, and that comes maturity, no ego and self love. Be wise.

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      Ella Ferguson 12 months ago

      I personally think this is an awesome way to harness our physic abilities. Also being so young and already fascinated by the paranormal, it gives me a lifetime ahead to practice and learn more of the paranormal. And at my age I am already able to see auras and energy, I even went to a really good friend to learn more about my power. I even met my spirit guide through hyponosis to figure what I was seeing. But do you think it's okay to want to know how to harness my power at such a young age? And also to embrace the fact that I'm an old soul?

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      EliasKron 2 years ago

      AmazingHub! It's amazing which powers could be controlled by one simple human being, just by focusing.

      I'm trying this too, but I'm not very good I guess^^ at least meditation and focusing works good, sometimes I use music like this, which helps me pretty much:

      https://youtu.be/Ih7Y9uQi4BI?list=PLfkfxk3Q1BOLVMt...

      https://youtu.be/P1GJbi2CR_U?list=PLfkfxk3Q1BOLVMt...

      Again, great Hub, I really enjoyed reading it! :)

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      Liam 3 years ago

      Wow, I am amazed that this really exists! I'm surprised I managed to find this. Thanks for sharing.

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      FlourishAnyway 4 years ago from USA

      It's easy to do and useful, even if all your hubs are in the same group right now. Just click under your username and then "my account" and then "groups" right underneath. It will help you gain with traffic. You have an excellent niche and write very well.

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      Brian Prickril 4 years ago from Savannah, GA

      FlourishAnyway, I had no idea about the grouping function. Thanks for passing that info on. Thanks also for reading the chi hub. Apparently it's not a very popular subject lol. But it's important to me so...what the hell. Have a nice weekend.

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      FlourishAnyway 4 years ago from USA

      Great information! Not only is it useful but that video on the demonstration of chi power is something else. I was a little odd where one of those electrodes was going (OMG) but well, all in the name of measurement.

      If you're not using the grouping function under your account, you may want to do that so you can benefit from residual traffic from your related hubs. I noticed that none of your related hubs seem to be offered up under the "Discover More Hubs" section; this could be why (?). You have several equally informative, well-written and researched hubs that are related to the topic and would definitely be of benefit to anyone who was interested in the area. Hope that helps!

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