Levels of Zhineng Qigong
Lift Qi Up and Pour Qi Down Method
This method is a form in which the student learns to exchange Qi with the universe and learns to bring more Qi into the body. The gentle, slow movements and visualizations bring about a meditative state that help opening blockages in the body.
Body and Mind Method
This method is a more physically challenging than the Lift Qi Up Pour Qi Down Method. It works with the internal Qi, integrating the body and mind, and allowing the Qi to penetrate more deeply into the muscles, tendons, and bones. It helps the practitioners to increase their ability to collect and direct Qi.
Five Zang-Organs Method
The Five Zang-Organs (FZO) Method is the third level of Zhineng Qigong. It is called the internal Hunyuan stage since it works with the Hunyuan Qi of the internal organs. The FZO method mainly uses sound to induce the five Zang-organs Qi to strengthen the functions of the internal Zang-organs and the internal organs Qi. Opening the Hunyuan Palace is the key of the practice.