A few years ago — 20 some years into struggling with chronic fatigue and the twisted muscles issue — I hit a new phase in understanding the “energy-ness” of being. It occurred to me that maybe instead of massages and acupuncture and supplements, etc. that work on specific physical aspects, if I worked on balancing and raising energy I might have more success.
I reviewed the many practices I’d learned over 20+ years of workshops and classes and chose three: (1) the Eight Key Breaths; (2) the Five Tibetan Rites; and (3) Flying Crane Chi Gung. I picked the Key Breaths because they build a strong energy — enough to start pushing open closed spaces — and they raise vibrational level too. The Five Tibetan Rites are very balancing and they address the endocrine system which has been one of my major problem areas. Flying Crane Chi Gung also balances energy, but specifically it — like other forms of Chi Gung and Tai Chi, etc. — builds chi, or prana.
About three years ago I began doing those three practices. The Key Breaths I’ve done pretty faithfully every day. With the Rites and Flying Crane I tend often to do one or the other every day but I try to do all three practices. What a difference! In fairness, over this period I was also regularly practicing the routines I’ve designed (and been teaching) combining triggers of release from Robert Masters’ Psychophysical Method with traditional yoga and receiving amazing Body Patterning treatments, both of which are clearly contributors.
The process of healing until that point has been incredibly slow. I give a lot of credit to the effects of the energy changing practices. As my muscles return to normal I’m much more able to feel nuances of what the practices do and I feel their power ever more. I can feel the powerful force of the Key Breaths pushing on blocked places. I can feel how much my chi has improved. I can feel the balancing effects of each practice and that there are subtle differences in each. I’ll never know how things would have gone without the Body Patterning and the exercises, but I think that building and balancing the energy changed everything.
See also http://www.scribd.com/doc/249007/Ti-Bet-an-Exercises