Palm Breathing Energy Exercise: 100 Day Challenge

Palm Breathing Energy Exercise: 100 Day Challenge

Qi emission (energy projection, manipulation, and absorption) is a valuable skill that can be trained overtime. One training technique outlined in Jerry Alan Johnson’s Chinese Medical QiGong Therapy: Vol. III is a simple palm breathing exercise. The first stage must be preformed twice a day for 100 days.

I am going to begin this practice, and hope that others will be inspired to do so as well.


Palm Breathing Energy Exercise: Stage 1

  1. Assume the Wuji posture and raise your hands up so that they inwardly face your Lower Dan Tien. Move your awareness to your Lower Dan Tien and breathe normally. Turn your hands so that they are facing one another and feel the energy begin to build up between them.

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  1. Press your lower back (Mingmen) backwards, noticing how the energy you gathered between your hands is redirected through your arms into your Lower Dan Tien. Release the pressure from your Mingmen and feel how the energy is redirected back between your palms.


  1. Move your awareness to the center of your right palm and intentionally push the energy into the center of your left palm. Retract it back to the center of your right palm.

  2. Pressure will begin to build as you “push and pull” the energy back and forth between the centres of your palms. Feel and hold the pressure for a while as you pass it back and forth, making sure to avoid touching your hands together.

  3. Repeat for 15-30 minutes, switching hands.

After one hundred days, go to Stage # 2.

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Note: Pushing / pulling energy from my right hand to left hand is more difficult and less “structured” (it’s wilder) than pushing / pulling from my left to right.