Friday, March 29, 2013
People experience health problems because of blockages in Ki energy and blood circulation. These blockages can result in disease formation thereby weakening the immune system.
In addition, many people evolve using certain parts of their bodies and neglecting others. This results in stiffness and blockages of Ki energy circulation.
People who are young or old, sick or healthy can perform these exercise easily because they are simple and individualized to each person's particular health condition.
The hallmark that distinguishes DahnHak Meridian exercises in comparison to other exercise modalities, is the trinity of breathing, motion, and consciousness.
As we inhale, the cosmic, fresh Ki energy circulates throughout the body. When we exhale, accumulated toxins in the body are dissipated. Practioners reports experiencing Ki energy circulation with greater intensity and have an increased sense of well being, peace and joy, along with deeper levels of consciousness and ability to monitor their bodies on their own.
Monday, March 11, 2013
Five Characteristics of a New HumanThe ideal characteristics and conditions for becoming a New Human can be organized into five categories.
Health Quotient (HQ)The first is to be healthy in body and mind. Health is defined as the ability to use one hundred percent of your body and mind for the purpose that you consciously choose. It is the state of knowing that your body and your mind are not you, but yours. It is mastership of your body and mind.
Morality Quotient (MQ)The Second is to be fully capable of living in society. You must be able to take care of your own basic needs. You cannot expect to help anyone else if you don't know where your next meal is coming from. This capability can be defined as a combination of information and skills. While there is no fixed standard of information or achievement to determine if you are functioning successfully in society, creativity in finding solutions to the problems you face and discipline and perseverance in their implementation are necessary. A person exhibiting this type of ability creatively pursues his or her life goals.
Emotional Quotient (EQ)The third is to have a rich emotional life. A New Human exhibits a complete range of emotions. He is angry when appropriate, exhibits sadness, and expresses joy. Emotion is not something that should be repressed or controlled, but experienced as a tool for life. When emotions are expressed in a natural and healthy way, you are able to play well with others and with Nature, Earth, and Heaven. Yullyo. Therefore, a New Human is someone who plays well.
Intelligence Quotient (IQ)The fourth is to listen to your conscience. Although social definitions of right and wrong may change with evolving culture and ideas, our devotion to truth is universal and immutable. Conscience is an expression of our perfection, the divinity within. Because of our conscience, we know that we are wrong when we have done wrong and we seek to right the situation. We instinctively seek to return to a state of balance when we have lost it. Without a conscience, health of body and mind, intellect, and social ability are just tools that have lost their original purpose. Even worse, without a conscience, these tools can be used to kill, rather than to heal as was intended. Conscience is an inner drive toward Truth and an essential desire for completion based on our acknowledgement of the divinity within.
Spirituality Quotient (SQ)The fifth is to become divine. Divinity in life does not refer to some type of super-human ability to see and hear things that normal human cannot. The spirit is information. Spirit is communicated through energy vibrations. When our brain waves are allowed access to the energy vibrations of the spirit, we are said to be "inspired." Since all things in the universe are filled with spiritual energy, strictly speaking, every existence is already divine. A person's level of divinity, therefore, depends on the level of his or her spiritual information. To be divine is to possess a high quality of information.
Although our brain is open to all sorts of information, spirit, messages, and ideas, we have the option to choose which ones to accept or reject depending upon our taste and habits. At the most basic level, it is matter of the strength of your desire. In a bookstore filled with countless types of books, your choice directly depends on your desire. A divine person is someone who has a strong desire to benefit all of humankind, gathering and generating productive information to that end.
-From Brain Respiration
Sunday, March 14, 2010
Jin-Dong: Vibration as a healing sign
For practitioners, fundamental changes occur in the body during the exercises. The changes differ from one person to the next. Without some understanding of what is happening to the body as a result of the Ki-energy stimulation, some people might feel frightened or even at a loss when they experience Jin-Dong.
One of the signs that the body is changing is when the body begins to shake. This reaction is the result of a person moving into a deeply relaxed, alpha brain wave state. This shaking is called ‘Jin-dong: vibration’ and can be described as suddenly opening a water faucet connected to a garden hose. With the increase in water pressure the hose begins to shake violently. This is similar to the first opening of energy pathways previously blocked by stagnant energy.
As a person begins to feel the flow of energy circulating throughout the body, the body will often shake vigorously (like the garden hose) as blockages in the meridian channel are cleared by the new flood of energy.
There are two types of Jin-dong. The first Jin-dong occurs when a sufficient accumulation of energy is reached and begins to flow rapidly through the meridian system. The second Jin-dong can result from an influx of vital cosmic energy, after fully opening the mind.
Practitioners with good energy circulation may not experience Jin-dong at first. But eventually, every practitioner experiences Jin-dong, the vibration of life. In some cases, practitioners may not know that they are experiencing Jin-dong because the vibration is so delicate. Even healthy people who persist with the practice, revitalizing certain parts of the body, will experience Jin-Dong.
Jin-Dong can be experienced as a continuous vibration for a certain period of time. Then it will begin to weaken gradually and eventually completely stop. When practitioners experience Jin-Dong, there is a temptation to become preoccupied with this phenomena. However, spending too much time absorbed in this phenomena will exhaust anyone.
Jin-dong can be controlled consciously since it is related to being in a state of relaxation from the lowering of brain waves. Jin-dong is a sign that DahnHak practice is reaching a plateau. After an experience of Jin-dong, most people feel refreshed as the blocked meridian channels have been opened. The mind feels steady and strong and a person’s health improves.
Myung-Hyung (The healing sign): Alternating Brightness and Darkness
Myung-Hyun is another healing phenomena as is Jin-Dong. The first sign of Myung-Hyun begins when practitioners develop cold-like symptoms or their bodies feel tired, weak or heavy.
For practitioners with health problems, the symptoms may be more severe. Sometimes, practitioners may experience a recurrence of a health problem. When this happens, it is a sign that the chronic health problem is being cured. As in Jin-Dong, the cause of this phenomena is blockages in the flow of Ki-energy.
The symptoms will persist until the energy flow is clear. When this happens, the Ki-energy will wash out the toxins from the body which the stagnant energy held.
The word "Myung" means brightness and "Hyun" means darkness. Thus, Myung-Hyun means "alternating brightness and darkness." Experiencing cyclical changes in the body's condition, alternating between feeling good and feeling bad, means the body is returning to good health. When practitioners experience poor physical responses, this indicates that the body is moving towards better health.
Saturday, March 13, 2010
Dahn-Jon Breathing is a holistic meditative method of respiration.
Through Dahn-Jon Breathing, practitioners learn a technique that controls the energy flow in their bodies. Their minds are awakened into another dimension that has a wider and clearer perception. There is a higher understanding of the world and how they see themselves in the world, the universality of Ki in all of the seemingly different phenomena in the universe will become apparent. The world, the universe, will not be the same.
Dahn-Jon Breathing is a simple and effective method. It does not require a lot of training. Rather, it is the most natural way of breathing. A newborn baby knows how to practice Dahn-Jon Breathing. It is the way all babies breathe through the umbilical cord in their mother's wombs.
Dahn-Jon Breathing Exercise for Accumulating Ki-energy
The following meditation will assist practitioners in understanding the Dahn-Jon Breathing Exercise:
Imagine yourself as a child of the universe. Place yourself in the cosmic womb with umbilical cord connected to the source of cosmic energy. With each inhalation, take in the cosmic energy through your umbilical cord. With each breath, feel how you are restored to the original Oneness with the mother cosmos.
The following is the important acupressure points in the Dahn-Jon Breathing exercise:
1)Dahn-Jon: Two inches below the navel and two inches inside the abdomen.
2)Baek-Hoe: Top of the head.
3)Myung-Mun: On the back, opposite the navel, between the 2nd and 3rd lumbar vertebrae.
4)Je-Jung: At the navel, opposite the Myung-Mun.
5)Ki-Hae: About 2 inches below the navel.
Dahn-Jon Breathing Exercise
1)Preparing for Dahn-Jon Breathing: Remove all tension from the body. If any tension remains in the body or mind at the begining of Dahn-Jon Breathing exercise, this may cause the fire energy to move from the chest into the head, resulting in a headache. Remove any trivial thoughts and concentrate fully on the Dahn-Jon Breathing.
2)Feeling the warmth in the Dahn-Jon: In Dahn-Jon Breathing, the Myung-Mun acts as the nose and the Dahn-Jon becomes the lungs. Inhale through Myung-Mun, gently expanding the abdomen. Then exhale, slowly pulling the abdomen inward. Again, inhale and push the abdomen gently out and down at a 45 degree angle. As you inhale, follow the flow of Ki-energy through the Myung-Mun and downward towards the Dahn-Jon. Visualize the Myung-Mun as the opening in the body and the abdomen as a balloon collecting the Ki. Begin to accumulate Ki-energy in the Dahn-Jon.
Do not force the breath. Breathing should be natural, directed by the movement of the abdomen. Keep the mind and body relaxed and comfortable. It is best to use only 80% the breathing capacity, when beginning this exercise.
For most people beginning the Dahn-Jon Breathing exercise, the Im-Maek (Conception Meridian Channel) is blocked and the intestines are stiff. Forcing the intake of air in the beginning may create breathing problems, pains in the chest or a headache. This is caused by blockages in the Im-Maek, forcing the fire energy in the chest into the head instead of the abdomen. To improve the effectiveness of Dahn-Jon Breathing exercise, breathe moderately and practice the intestine exercise daily.
At first, there may not be any sensation in the Dahn-Jon. This may be due to the energy channel being blocked or the sense of Ki not being fully developed. With practice, the warmth of the energy moving inside the abdomen will become apparent. When there is a feeling of the heat in the abdomen, the Dahn-Jon has been identified. Concentrate on that point. As the awareness of the Dahn-Jon increases, more energy and heat will be felt. The sense of heat may change into a magnetic or electric sensation.
When the Dahn-Jon feels warm, imagine an energy ball in the Dahn-Jon. Deepen the breathing and the energy ball will become larger. Soon the abdominal area will be filled with the ball of energy.
3)Visualizing the movement of Ki-energy: As the warmth in the Dahn-Jon increases, inhale visualizing the Ki-energy flowing in through the Myung-Mun towards the Dahn-Jon, accumulating in a spiraling motion within the Dahn-Jon like the shell of a snail. Then, exhale, following the flow of Ki in a straight line from the Dahn-Jon to the Myung-Mun and out the back. There will be a stream of energy flowing along the channel between the two points. During this exercise, the large and small intestines might automatically start moving as they soften and purify.
Two Positions for Dahn-Jon Breathing Exercise
Most beginners start Dahn-Jon Breathing exercise lying down. This position is also recommended for anyone who feels ill or weak. Lying down makes Dahn-Jon Breathing easier especially when exhausted or just before or after sleeping.
To begin, lie down on the back in a comfortable position with the feet shoulder width apart. Place both hands on the Lower Dahn-Jon with thumbs and index fingers forming a triangle around the Ki-Hae. Close your eyes. Gently close the mouth. Relax all the muscles in the face. Relax the entire body.
Sit in a lotus or half lotus position. Straighten the spine with hips tilted backward slightly. Relax the shoulders and arms. Place the hands on the knees with the palms up. (It is advisable to bring the tip of thumb, index and middle fingers together.) Or, put both hands on the Dahn-Jon to form a triangle around the Ki-Hae. Relax the muscles of the chest.
Wednesday, January 20, 2010
1) Su-Seung-Hwa-Kang: Water Energy Up, Fire Energy Down
2) Jung-Choong, Ki-Jang, Shin-Myung: Health to Enlightenment
3) Shim-Ki-Hyul-Jung: From Mind to Matter
Su-Seung-Hwa-Kang: Water Energy Up, Fire Energy Down
There are two kinds of energy in the body: warm fire energy and cold water energy. When the body is in balance and optimum health is achieved, the water energy is located in the head and the fire energy is maintained in the abdomen. This state is called "Su-Seung-Hwa-Kang." "Su"means "water," "Seung" means "go up," "Hwa" means "fire," and "Kang" means "come down." "Su-Seung-Hwa-Kang" expresses the universal principle that water energy must go up and fire energy must come down. This is first of the three principles of the DahnHak Practice.
There are examples, in nature, of water moving up and fire moving down such as the circulation of water throughout the planet. In the ocean, the radiant heat (fire) comes down from the sun and evaporates the water, creating vapor that rises up to form clouds. The rain falls back to earth. This system of "fire down" and "water up" creates the endless circulation of moisture throughout the planet.
Another example from nature is the process of photosynthesis in plants. Every plant receives "fire energy" coming down from the sun. The plant's roots pull up the "water energy" from the earth. With the combination of "fire down" and "water up," the plant processes the sunlight and water to flower and bear fruit. When they lose the power to take up the water in winter, that is, they are in the opposite state of "Su-Seung-Hwa-Kang," the leaves and friuts fall and the major life activity comes to a pause.
"Su-Seung-Hwa-Kang" is universal principle for the life activity in both nature and the human body. In the human body, the water energy is created in the kidneys and the fire energy is produced in the heart. When the water energy moves up through the Dok-Maek (Governor Meridian Channel) located in the middle of the back, the brain feels fresh and cool. The fire energy passing through the Im-Maek (Conception Meridian Channel) located in the middle of the chest down into the abdomen keeps the intestines warm.
A well functioning body in optimum health is like a house with the cooling system at the ceiling and the heating system near the floor. After restoring the body back into balance through the DahnHak Practice, "Su-Seung-Hwa-Kang" is the natural state of a healthy body.
One sign that the body is in balance begins with tasting the saliva in the mouth. If it is sweet and fragrant, the body is in a state of "Su-Seung-Hwa-Kang." Another sign that the body is in balance is when the brain remains cool and fresh while the abdomen is warm and the intestines are working smoothly. The body is refreshed and energized.
A sign that theenergy flow is reversed and the fire energy has become stagnant in the head is an occurrence of a headache. Then, the head feels hot and the body feels tired. The mouth feels dry and tastes bitter. The heart may feel heavy and beat irregulary. In this state, they feel tired, anxious and uncomfortable. Their shoulders and neck are stiff. This usually happens after a period of working or studying without moving around.
On the other hand, when there is no fire energy in the abdomen and the cold water energy is collecting in the intestines, most people suffer from digestive problems. The intestines are stiff. The abdomen is hard and painful to the touch. If the energy flow is not reversed soon, constipation results. It is like packing ice in the abdomen. Another sign that the water energy has moved to the abdomen instead of the fire energy is that a person experiences cold hands and feet. Men may also experience a lack of sexual stamina. If this condition continues, other medical complications may occur including high blood pressure or paralysis.
There are two major reasons that people experience the state opposite of "Su-Seung-Hwa-Kang." One is that they don't develop Dahn-Jon strongly enough to hold fire energy in the abdomen. In this state, when they use much energy in the brain, the fire energy goes up. The other reason is stress. their Im-Maek is blocked, which reverses the normal flow of Ki and makes the fire energy goes up. In this dysfunction, many neurotic diseases occur. When they recover the "Su-Seung-Hwa-Kang" state through the DahnHak Practice, all these chronic diseases are cured and optimum health is achieved.
"Su-Seung-Hwa-Kang" is achieved through Dahn-Jon Breathing which expels the used Ki-energy upon exhalation and accesses and accumulates new Ki-energy through inhalation. Dahn-Jon Breathing exercise is only effective if the intestines are soft and flexible. Most people, when they begin DahnHak Practice, have stiff, hard abdomens. The Intestine Exercise remedies this condition by increasing the blood circulation to the intestines and by removing the problem of constipation.
Jung-Choong, Ki-Jang, Shin-Myung: Health to Enlightenment
There are specific steps that people take when they move towards enlightenment. It is expressed by the phrase: "Jung-Choong, Ki-Jang, Shin-Myung."
Jung-Choong is the first step towards enlightenment. "Jung" means "vital energy" and "Choong" means "full." At first, a person becomes full of vital energy. This is accomplished through Dahn-Jon Breathing exercise.
Ki-Jang is the next step. "Ki" means "mental/emotional energy." "Jang" means "completion." When the mental energy reaches a stage of completion, The Middle Dahn-Jon is activated and the person experiences spontaneous love and joy.
Shin-Myung is the last step. "Shin" means "heavenly intelligence." "Myung" means "awakened." When the heavenly intelligence is awakened, the person has reached enlightenment and the goal of DahnHak Practice, Human Perfection, has been reached.
Shim-Ki-Hyul-Jung: From Mind to Matter
The third principle deals with the process of materializing and dematerializing matter.The principle reflects the understanding of how material existence, including the universe, came into being and the direction all matter is ultimately going.
"Shim-Ki" means the mind (Shim) creates energy (Ki). All kinds of energy are the expression of the movements in the mind. "Hyul" means "blood" and "Jung" means "matter."When the energy is condensed, it forms a vital force which is represented in the body by blood (Hyul). Blood or vital force makes body or matter (Jung).
Wherever the mind goes, energy flows. When practitioners fully realize this and understand how to control the flow of energy according to the will, they are able to change mind into matter.
Sunday, January 10, 2010
Disease is created because the flow of Ki-energy that travels through meridians and acupressure points is blocked somewhere. It is similar to a traffic jam when roads are inoperative. The acupressure points and the meridians are intergral parts of the entire body. Even the sole of foot is connected to every organ of the body.
As few as nine, to more than sixty acupressure points are distributed along a single meridian, but you don't have to memorize all of them. Understanding the general flow of a meridian is a great help to your practice. For example, when you have problems in the liver, simply tapping, massaging, applying pressure, or stroking along the liver meridian will be highly effective. If you practice long enough, you will sense electricity or a sense of pressure along the meridians, therefore without memorizing the positions of all of the acupressure points, you know where they are.
1) For difficulty breathing, asthma, and tightness in the chest
When the lungs, which assimilate air distribute oxygen to the five viscera weaken, the flow of the Lung Meridian is easily blocked. When there are problems in the Lung Meridian, the function of all respiratory organs(nose, throat, lungs ans bronchi) will be impaired as well. You may experience a hot face, dry mouth, stifling feeling in the chest, aching arms and legs, and sweaty palms. As the function of the lungs deteriorates, you may appear listless, and your skin may be dull. Under these conditions, applying pressure to the acupressure points along the Lung Meridian will facilitate the flow of energy and revitalize the organs.
2) When the white of the eye turns yellowish and the throat hurts
Large Intestine Meridian
With toothache, stuffy nose, nosebleed, sore throat, or if the whites of the eyes turn yellowish, there may be a problem with the Large Intestine Meridian. You may have pain along the shoulders and arms, especially to the index fingers. In this case, pressing on the Chun-chu acupressure points, located on both sides of the navel, and the Dae-jang-yu acupressure points, behind the upper part of the pelvis, will be very sensitive. This signals dysfunction in the Large Intestine Meridian. In this case, give a finger pressure treatment along the flow of the Large Intestine Meridian. With your index finger pointed upward, stimulate to the wrist following the line of the index finger. Then follow up to the depressed point of the shoulders and lightly stimulate an area next to the airway on both sides.
3) For sores around the mouth, tension in the jaws, headache in the area of the eyes and sinuses or for pain in the abdominal region or the lateral aspect of the lower limbs
Problems in the Stomach Meridian result in headache with sever pain, particulary in the forehead, around the eyes, and in the back of the head. Other symptoms include stuffy nose and occasional nosebleeds. There may also be sores around the mouth, sore throat, stomach cramps, and heavy and achy feeling in the legs from the thigh to the knee. Complexion and skin tone may become lusterless and dull. Lips may be dry, and articulation may be poor. In this case, the Jok-sam-ri tapping or toe tapping is beneficial.Also, relax and lightly tap along the Stomach Meridian from the side of the head, front of the ear, and the cheek in a straight line.
4) For nausea and frequent belching
Triple Burner Meridian