EXPERIENCE OF CHI (QI)

Grandmaster Wong Kiew Kit

A chi kung class in Ireland


Question

I have been practicing Chi Kung for a month and I have only been practicing 3 times per week and I have experienced the manifestation of chi. I have felt it in my forearms. The chi would shake and vibrate in a rotating manner. Then I really focused on Zen and breathing with my dantian and smiling through the heart at the same time. I like to call this the "state"

— Casba, Canada

Answer

I am very glad of your progress. It is not due to your one month practice in Shaolin Wahnam alone. Your previous training under other teachers contribute an important part. Your previous training has laid a good foundation for you. The Shaolin Wahnam training acts as a catalyze to bring out the benefits. You should be grateful to your earlier teachers too.

Many people have practiced chi kung and Taijiquan for years but have no experience of chi. We have been ridiculously generous. Fresh beginners who attend my regional or intensive courses experience chi and internal force on the very first day of the courses!

Those who attend regular classes taught by our certified instructors experience chi and internal force in a month at the most. Our instructors can enable students to experience chi and internal force on the first day too, but because they have more time with the students, it is to the students' benefit that the instructors take a little more time for the students to develop chi and internal force on their own.

Other chi kung and Taijiquan practitioners know the great benefits of chi, but despite our generosity they do not grab the opportunity to learn from us. On the other hand, there are people who vehemently argue that chi does not exist. All they have to do is to take a course from me or attend a regular class taught by our certified instructors, and find out for themselves. This is their problem, not ours. We are not going to waste our time arguing with them or proving to them that chi is real.



Question

I first feel it in my forearms. Then, after breathing for about 20 minutes to half an hour my arms start to rise as if they have a life of their own. The feeling of Chi comes through my hands, fingers palms and wrists. The hands feel like they have a life of their own and start to rise upwards bringing the rest of the arm up with it. I feel very happy and joyous during this sensation.


Answer

Your hands actually have a life of their own. And your training has make their life more vibrant. Having your hands rise upward bringing your arms with them is considered by many people as an achievement attainable only by advanced practitioners. I remember that in my early years of chi kung training, when my arms rose spontaneously, I felt powerful and happy, and many people regarded me as a high-level master due to this feat. It is amazing that now, due to the remarkable improvement of our teaching methodology, many of our students also have this achievement.

Despite your clear feeling of chi, some skeptics may still ask how are you sure it is chi, and they may ask you to prove it. In principle, it is like you are sitting on a chair, and they ask you how you know you are sitting on a chair, and ask you to prove it. Again, we don't have to waste time on these people. But if some are sincere and deserving, we offer them the opportunity not just to feel chi but to enjoy its great benefits.

In a similar way, when our students recovered from so-called incurable diseases like depression, diabetes and cancer by practicing chi kung, some skeptics would ask how our students knew it was chi kung that enabled them to recover. The skeptics asked for scientific proofs. Of course our students were not keen not only to prove to the skeptics but also to find out whether it was really chi kung that restored their good health. They just enjoyed their good health which they never dreamed could be theirs again.

Grandmaster Wong Kiew Kit

A chi kung class in Ecuador


Reproduced from Questions 2 and 3 in Selection of Questions and Answers in December 2001 Part 2

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