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Wild Goose Qigong is a movement-oriented Qigong, which means: when you start to learn Wild Goose Qigong, you just concentrate on its movements. Be relaxed and in a playful mood. Don’t think about having any kind of awareness. Just enjoy practising the lovely movements. Let the movement itself influence the flowing of your Qi.
The first sign for a beginner to feel the sensation of Qi may be just a little warming up of your hands, or the tingling sensation in your palms. Keep practising the movements. You will feel the loosening up of your body. First, a little bit. Then, you will feel certain joints of your body become noticeably more relaxed. You can bend more. You can stretch more. And you can breathe much easier. That is the sign that the Wild Goose movements have opened up some of your 12 main meridian lines.
At that time, if you have an experienced Wild Goose Qigong instructor, she or he will be able to select several specific Wild Goose movements for you to practice over and over again. And with the guidance and help of your instructor, you should be able to practice the movement-induced Micro-cosmic Orbit.
Movement-Induced Micro-Cosmic Orbit
First, what is MCO (Micro-cosmic Orbit)? MCO refers to the circulation of Qi within your Conception and Governing Vessels. In other words, when you are able to practice MCO, you are able to circulate your Qi from the top of your head down through the mid line of the front of your body (or the Conception Vessel), have it pass through the perineum, then bring it back up through the mid line of your back (or the Governing Vessel), till it reaches your crown. The whole process is then repeated again and again.
Almost all Taoist Qigong practitioners use MCO as a means to open up the 12 main meridians. But the training of MCO in most Taoist tradition is through the practice of meditation. It takes quite a long time. Wild Goose Qigong, on the other hand, uses specific movements to induce the MCO.
The movement-induced Micro-cosmic Orbit training can greatly facilitate the process of opening all your 12 main meridians, together with your Conception and Governing Vessels. At the same time, it can cultivate your sensitivity to sense or feel the flowing of Qi inside your body. Once you can correctly practice the MCO by yourself, it’s the right time for you to go on to the next stage of your Wild Goose learning.