Fighting Parkinson’s, and the Recipe in-depth 2015, part 2

I intend to take each part of the Recipe, physical, mental, and spiritual, and explain why it is in the Recipe and what it is doing for you in your recovery, deeply drilling down to the how and why it is helping you recover from Parkinson’s. Today is the second part: Medical Qigong Sound for Calming the Liver.

For those of you new to the blog, when I say “the Recipe,” I am talking about the Parkinson’s Recipe for Recovery®. Click here to review the full version of the Recipe.

Medical Qigong Sound for Calming the Liver.

1. Stand with feet shoulder-width apart and eyes closed.
2. Place hands overlapping over the Dantian.
3. On the inhale, visualize energy rising up the liver meridian (begin at inside of big toe, come across foot and go above the inside ankle bone, up the inside of the leg to the groin, across to the outside of the ribs).
4. On the exhale, open your eyes and as you are pulling in your abdomen, squeeze your anus and let out the Xu sound (it is pronounced Shuuu Yiii).
5. Repeat for a total of 6 inhalations and 6 exhalations.

Click here for a graphic of the liver meridian.

1. Stand with feet shoulder-width apart and eyes closed.
This puts you in a position of balance. Eyes closed turns your focus inward.

2. Place hands overlapping over the Dantian.
The Dantian is an energy center about one inch below the navel and two inches inward from there inside your body. This creates a concentration of energy, and your intention focuses inward.

3. On the inhale, visualize energy rising up the liver meridian (begin at inside of big toe, come across foot and go above the inside ankle bone, up the inside of the leg to the groin, across to the outside of the ribs).
If you look at the liver meridian graphic above, you will see where the energy flows. In the previous post, Medical Qigong for the Liver, you stirred up a lot of toxins, and in the final movement of each repetition, you pushed energy down the liver meridian. Here, you are helping calm the liver by bringing energy slowly and smoothly back up the meridian, simultaneously up each leg and through the groin to the ribs, ending at the same point where you begin Medical Qigong for the Liver, LV 14. For those who have difficulty with visualization, I will have that discussion below.

4. On the exhale, open your eyes and as you are pulling in your abdomen, squeeze your anus and let out the Xu sound (it is pronounced Shuuu Yiii).
Here, there is a shift in intention and energy flow. Opening the eyes brings intention outward. Pulling in the abdomen and squeezing the anus forces the energy to flow upward and through the liver. The Shuuu Yiii sound is a vibration combination that is soothing to the liver. Any residual toxins flow outward on the exhale, clearing and calming the liver.

5. Repeat for a total of 6 inhalations and 6 exhalations.
That is what it takes to calm the liver.

The issue of visualization. There are a few parts of the Recipe that call for visualization. Many people over the years have explained to me that they struggle with visualization. Here is my explanation and recommendation. The purpose of visualization is to direct your thoughts and intention inward. If you are trying to accomplish calming your liver, and your mind is thinking about all of the things you have to do that day and you are stressed out about it, you are stressing your liver when you are supposed to be calming your liver.

When doing visualization, I like to picture something that I know how it works in the physical world. For this visualization, on the inhale, I visualized pulling liquid up a straw running up the inside of my legs, through the groin to the ribs. I then pictured it turning into vapor as I pushed out my exhale. Some people have reported to me that they find the visualization easier to do it they visualize going up one side of the liver meridian and then on the next breath going up the other side of the liver meridian. This is great! When creating your visualization, it is exactly that, your visualization. Visualize what makes sense to you.

For those who completely feel they cannot perform a visualization, here is what I have recommended. At the beginning of the Qigong, close your eyes and say, “Dear my Higher Power, I am about to do this Qigong exercise. Please direct the energy where it needs to go for my health and recovery. Thank you.” This brings your intention inward, and it calms your liver by removing anger and frustration over “not being able to do a visualization,” and it helps your kidneys because it removes the fear that if you cannot do the visualizations in the Recipe, you cannot recover. Please know, everything in the Recipe can be modified for you…you have nothing to fear!

Click here for a refresher on letting go of fear.

You are worth it!!!

I will be back soon.

All my best,

Howard

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6 Responses to Fighting Parkinson’s, and the Recipe in-depth 2015, part 2

  1. Karen in Ireland says:

    Morning Howard, you’re up early! It’s 11.19 here, think you are 5 hours behind. Enjoy your day.
    Big Love,
    Karen xx

  2. Tony says:

    this is one of the three or four things that I do not do on the recipe not sure if I should or not. I do the Recipe in the morning and I do a lot of extra reps and sets for each exercise. I know that with every day that passes and I continue to do the exercises that I’m chipping away and getting closer and closer to exiting Parkinson’s for the rest of my life

  3. Leena says:

    Thanks Howard for providing us these refesher blogs of the recipe. It is always good to revise. Same way we did while studying. It reareites the areas we need to focus and not do these as mundane otherwise it would be like an exercise. I have difficulty to keep up the focus on the Mq For liver as it takes me 20. Minutes. I do waiver in between but I quickly divert back my attention.
    Howard the dedication you have to cure for all us is truly a gesture of a good Human being and is highly commendable .
    Thank you Howard.????????????????????????????????????????

  4. Howard says:

    Thank you all for your comments.

    Answering Tony’s question:

    I know the Recipe works as it is. In general, I liken it to a cake recipe in a magazine. If you do the recipe in the magazine just as it is written, you most likely will get the cake in the picture. If you leave out ingredients or add ingredients of your own, will you get a cake? It is possible, but it most likely will not look like the cake in the picture.

    I know that some people are limited in their abilities, so do your best to do as much of the Recipe as possible and know that your best is good enough. However, if you have the ability to do the entire Recipe and you are choosing to leave parts out, are you really doing your best?

    Love and blessings,
    Howard

  5. Debbie says:

    Thanks Howard,
    I love the visualization and the calm it brings to me.
    Have a great day.
    Love and Blessings
    Debbie

  6. Jimmy R says:

    Thank you Howard for all the efforts you’re doing to help us. You’re truly heaven sent!

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