A MOVING, STANDING FORM OF SHENG ZHEN MEDITATION
Part of the suggested third step when learning Sheng Zhen, Heaven Nature Meditation is comprised of ten graceful movements and associated contemplations and is practiced standing up. (Movements can be modified for sitting, if necessary.)
Heaven Nature Meditation gifts the practitioner with the experience of the sacredness of the body, which is considered one’s boat on the journey to love. The grace that develops through the practice is a reflection of the compassion and grace that is revealed as the heart is opened. This practice benefits all, but is especially recommended for pregnant women since it helps build a strong sense of love and helps one adapt to change.
For the contemplations that accompany each movement, refer to the book, A Return to Oneness.
The 10 Movements of Heaven Nature:
Boat Rowing in the Stream of Air
Traveling Eastward Across the Ocean
Praying to Heaven to Show the Way
Expelling Unhealthy Qi
Qui Er Gazing at the Moon
Qi Twirling Above the Head
Building Dan and Cultivating Xing
Overlooking the Ocean
Lotus FLower Going Through the Mountains
Qi Returns to the Dantian
Note: This form was originally called, “Kuan Yin Standing Qigong,” and references to the form may still be found on YouTube.
Excerpt from the contemplation from the first movement, Boat Rowing in the Stream of Air:
This is a very soft and gentle movement. This cultivates virtue and good character. Clouds rise up from the mist. The heart follows the mind. Cheerful thoughts are wandering through the mind. You are carefree and light, as if flying through the clouds.