The Forms of Sheng Zhen Meditation
Sheng Zhen has a wide variety of forms. The moving forms help cultivate qi while the non-moving forms help condense and store the qi in the body. Whether moving or non-moving, Sheng Zhen has three main functions:
It is good for physical health. The inner cultivation of qi helps improve the circulation of the blood and strengthens the body which directly improves your health.
It is good for the emotions. It can remove stress, worries, nervousness, anger and hatred so that, no matter what is going on around you, you are calm, at ease and balanced.
It opens and purifies the heart and elevates the spirit.
Each form has a particular purpose or "flavor," but ALL forms have the primary function of opening the Heart. Some forms are non-moving meditations, so are seated forms, and some are standing forms. Though we may give some suggestions, such as Shen Zhen Healing for cancer patients or Heaven Nature Gong for pregnant women, every form can be practiced by anyone – young or elderly, healthy or ill, man or woman.
For best results it is recommended that the forms be learned in the following order:
Gathering Qi (a moving, standing or seated form)
Awakening the Soul (a moving, seated form)
Sheng Zhen Healing Gong, Stage I
Sheng Zhen Healing Gong, Stage II
Heaven Nature Gong
Heart Spirit as One
Union of Three Hearts Meditation
9 Turns Meditation
Heart Mind as One
Listening to the Heart
Return to Spring
Heaven Earth Gong
Releasing the Heart
Origin of the Heart
Sheng Zhen Healing Gong, Stage III
Breath of Life: Lung Qigong
Strength in Balance: Liver Qigong
Light of Purity: Kidney Qigong