Did 3 Sources qigong with a friend. Wow!
It was about 50% warm up, lots of jiggling and bouncing, along with eye rolls, head roll, shoulders, elbows, knees, etc. Very focused on rooting (into the ground, into Mother Earth). Surprised there were a few tongue exercises. The main practice was more inner chi awareness and movement I’d say, than outer actual movements. This was the first time I have every done teeth washing – wiping the tongue across the teeth both directions and keeping the saliva in the mouth (not swallowing on purpose). Then swishing the saliva around the teeth and swallowing it in a certain manner.
Afterward, I am feeling flowing, fluid, graceful ease, natural support arising from my Dan Tian (point below the navel that some qigong practices focus on). Just sitting in a chair feels different than 2 hours ago. It is pretty wild and difficult to describe. Inner ease and easy flow. Supported from within in a way I rarely ever experience.
Just amazing. It was a bit of a workout at times, but he explained that by rooting down into the earth on a regular basis, the upper body holds will get easier and easier. I believe him!
All in all, I hope to be able to do this type of Qigong on a weekly basis at least. The massage school I applied for includes yoga or qigong on a regular basis, so the more of a foundation I have, the better.
Oh, and near the beginning of the actual practice, my friend did a series of movements and mudras with his hands that were so beautiful. Graceful movements, some faster, some slower, all to invite the lineage to support us in this practice.