As I said a few weeks ago I intended to give all students progressively a better understanding of Qi Gong. Well here goes.
There are three major channels involved and they all start at the Baihui point GV-20 and separate at the Upper Dan Tian
The main central channel descends through the centre of the body and finishes at the Perineum Huiyin point CV-1 and continues according to Taoist Philosophy through into the ground. I prefer to think of this as just being grounded without any religious overtones, but just to be as nature intends being held by gravitational pull, which by using the mind interpreting that of being relaxed and sinking into the ground.
Our intrinsic energy is thought to travel through the centre of our bones and then esoterically to the feet and hands. The left and right channels derive from and area of the upper Dan Tian from which the energy travels down through the centre of both sides of the head, through the shoulders (Shoulders Nest which is L1&2) and down the outside of the body then on to the Kua.
The subtly of sensation is needed to feel this energy movement and may I suggest you refrain from the challenge as frustration will inevitably win. In my earlier writings the training initially should be much more in line with the here and now before anything else. Getting stronger by sitting in a deeper stance with a correct posture, train the mind to be still which is a long job anyway, this can be helped by concentrating on breathing.
This training practise is suitable for all whether you’re 9 or 90, inside our mind is a young person and we can all get stronger. In Martial Arts we face our challenges and deflect them away, so being physically strong, clear headed and relaxed, can be a goal worth working towards.