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Hi there. Focus on yourself, you can't control what others do, but you can control how your react (or don't). Perhaps breathing exercises using Qui-Gong for reference is useful. If you are at ease, feeling good from internal control: a la the Tao's cliched "doing without trying", others' shit flinging is low impact or nil.
Doing without trying can be breathing at a comfortable natural pace without thinking about it. Then when you breathe intentionally and the rhythm messes up, that's the "with trying" part, excessive effort. Through diligent practice, by paying attention to, but not interfering with natural breathing, intentional breathing can become similarly natural. Being at peace is like a shield so to speak. One's awareness of their surroundings and their internal going-ons is more acute.
So here are the basics. Good Posture Makes Healthy Qi
>Correct posture enhances relaxation, balance, proper breathing, and energetic flow. It is essential that you understand and practice the basic physical mechanics of qigong, what the Chinese call diao shen "regulating the body," before concentrating on subtler, internal aspects, such as coordinated breathing or specific ways of focusing qi.
"The spine should feel long and open, with the shoulders relaxed, neither slouched nor pulled back. The elbows, knees, and fingers are all slightly bent rather than rigidly locked. The feet are generally flat on the ground. The chest feels easy and open, neither puffed out nor depressed. The abdomen and solar plexus are free of tension, allowing the breath to become slow, quiet, and deep. The whole body is alert, relaxed, and more fully alive." (pg. 86)
Relaxation: Quan Shen Fang Song
>"Whole body relaxed." The word fang means "to release," and it implies that relaxation is not merely the lack of tension. It is activity. Quan shen fang song is alive, alert relaxation. It means eliminating unnecessary tension, being supple and alert to the environment. Relaxation is the first and most important principle of qigong. It is often considered a system of qigong in itself.
The book I'm drawing from, The Way of Qigong: The Art and Science of Chinese Energy Healing, goes on to describe alot of different exercises from the whole body to specific parts, so become more aware of the body, thereby having greater control of yourself.
WARMTH AND ROOTEDNESS
Relaxation creates deep and efficient abdomiinal respiration, resulting in more complete oxygenation of the blood. Relaxation also helps to dilate blood vessels and lower blood pressure. It also affects blood chemistry, including normalization of the acod-base (pH) balance and reduction of blood and tissue levels of calcium, which can help prevent or eliminate tremors, spasms, and tension in the muscles. The overall result is improved circulation and oxygen delivery to all parts of the body. This is especially noticeable in the hands and feet, which often feels pleasantly warm both during and after qigong.
According to Chinese medicine, relaxed abdominal breathing is an energetic pump, sending qi through the meridians. In the Explanaton of the Thirteen Movements, we read, "Qi is rooted in the feet, controlled by the yao [waist and abdomen], and manifests in the hands." Like a resevior filling with water, abdominal breathing causes the dan tian energy center to fill with qi. Once the dan tian is filled, the surplus of accumulated qi begins to overflow intho the meridians, bones, and, eventually, all the tissues of the body, creating a general sensation of warmth.
By contrast, chest breathing all too frequently results in tension, constriction of teh blood vessels, poor oxygen delivery, cold hands and feet. The dan tian is empty, the body weak and fatigued. [..]
Another common side effect of Active Relaxation is the feeling of weight, rootedness, and "sinking," corresponding to areduction of tension and release of worry and mental baggage. [..] The sinking sensation may be especially pronounced in modern societies, in which left-brain, intellectual dominance produces a feeling of top-heaviness. When we say that someone is "stuck-up, hung-up" or "too much in their head," this is an accurate assessment of qi imbalance.
Its best to always breathe in through the nose, bec…
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