The Forms of Sheng Zhen Meditation


Sheng Zhen Meditation offers a wide variety of moving and non-moving practices. The moving forms help cultivate qi while the non-moving forms help condense and store the qi in the body. Whether moving or non-moving, Sheng Zhen Meditation has three main functions:

  1. It is good for physical health. The inner cultivation of qi helps improve the circulation of the blood and strengthens the body which directly improves your health. Therefore, in addition to being meditation, Sheng Zhen is also medical qigong.

  2. It improves emotional well-being. Sheng Zhen practices can remove stress, worries, nervousness, anger and hatred so that, no matter what is going on around you, you are calm, at ease and balanced.

  3. It is good for the spirit. Sheng Zhen Meditation opens and purifies the heart and elevates the spirit, so it is also a spiritual practice.

Each form has a particular purpose or "flavor," but ALL forms have the primary function of opening the heart. Some forms are non-moving meditations, some are moving, some are seated, and some are standing. One is even done while lying down.

Though we may give some suggestions, such as Shen Zhen Healing for cancer patients or Heaven Nature for pregnant women, every form can be practiced by anyone – young or elderly, healthy or ill.

For best results it is recommended that the forms be learned in the following order, but it is also fine to do the form you are most drawn to. Click on the words or images below to learn more.

 

Step 1

 
 
Union of Three Hearts - a seated, non-moving meditation

Union of Three Hearts - a seated, non-moving meditation

Gathering Qi - Purifying the Heart

Gathering Qi Purifying the Heart- a moving meditation (standing or seated)

Gathering Qi Purifying the Heart- a moving meditation (standing or seated)

 

Step 2

 
Awakening the Soul - a seated, moving meditation

Awakening the Soul - a seated, moving meditation

Sheng Zhen Healing Stage One - a seated, moving meditation

Sheng Zhen Healing Stage One - a seated, moving meditation

 

Step 3

 
 

Heaven Nature Heart Mantra

Heaven Nature Heart Mantra - a standing, moving meditation

Heaven Nature Heart Mantra - a standing, moving meditation

Nine Turns - Quieting the Heart

Nine Turns Quieting the Heart - a non-moving, reclining meditation

Nine Turns Quieting the Heart - a non-moving, reclining meditation

 

Step 4

 
Heart Spirt as One - a simple, moving seated meditation

Heart Spirt as One - a simple, moving seated meditation

Sheng Zhen Healing Stage 2 - a seated, moving meditation

Sheng Zhen Healing Stage 2 - a seated, moving meditation

 

Step 5

 
Heart Mind as One - a standing, moving meditation

Heart Mind as One - a standing, moving meditation

Listening to the Heart - a seated, moving meditation

Listening to the Heart - a seated, moving meditation

 

Step 6

 

Return to Spring - The Heart of Spring

Return to Spring - a standing form of meditation

Return to Spring - a standing form of meditation

Sheng Zhen Healing Stage 3 - a seated, moving meditation

Sheng Zhen Healing Stage 3 - a seated, moving meditation

 

Step 7

 

Heaven Earth Heart Mantra

Heaven Earth - a seated, moving meditation

Heaven Earth - a seated, moving meditation

Releasing the Heart - a standing, moving meditation

Releasing the Heart - a standing, moving meditation

 

Step 8

 
Breath of Life - an advanced form of Sheng Zhen Meditation

Breath of Life - an advanced form of Sheng Zhen Meditation

Light of Purity - and advanced form of Sheng Zhen Meditation

Light of Purity - and advanced form of Sheng Zhen Meditation

 

Step 9

 
Strength in Balance - an advanced form of Sheng Zhen Meditation

Strength in Balance - an advanced form of Sheng Zhen Meditation

Origin of the Heart - an advanced form of Sheng Zhen Meditation

Origin of the Heart - an advanced form of Sheng Zhen Meditation

 

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