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I have been practicing the “Lifting the Sky” exercise for about a week now, but I don't seem to get the tingling chi feelings that others are experiencing. I would appreciate if you can kindly give me instructions on how to perform this exercise.

-- Harshi, India


The instructions are clearly and fully explained in my books, “The Art of Chi Kung” and “Chi Kung for Health and Vitality”.

You did not get the tingling chi feeling because you did not perform the exercise correctly although you faithfully followed all the instructions. How could this be?

This could be because what you performed was only the technique and not the art. Many people do not realize that the technique by itself is not the art. The technique is just the technique, that is a way to attain the art. To attain the art, it is more important to have the necessary skills. Skills normally need to be acquired by learning from a living instructor.

An analogy will make this clear. Suppose you have not learnt how to swim from a living instructor, but you have read about the techniques of swimming. If someone throws you into water, although you use the swimming techniques learnt from a book, you would still be drown.

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