A NON-MOVING, RECLINING FORM OF SHENG ZHEN MEDITATION
Nine Turns Meditation is a non-moving meditation, typically practiced lying down, involving using the mind to circulate energy (qi) along a specified pathway. At times, the practitioner also moves the tongue inside the mouth.
Since the practice uses no physical effort, it can be done by those who are physically impaired. The practice strengthens both the body and mind and also has spiritual benefits. It uses the qi in the body to arrive at enlightened consciousness, ultimately opening the dedicated practitioner to deep mysteries of life.
If one has insomnia, practicing while in bed can help balance one’s energy and quiet the mind, facilitating restful sleep.
Excerpt from the contemplation for Nine Turns: