Happiness, health and well-being are the "Ultimate Three Aspects of Life" that you need to manifest so that you can experience an awesome life, reality and world.
I would like to share with you 10 WAYS, 10 AFFIRMATIONS and 10 MIND POWER QIGONG breathing exercises that I have done and continue to do and that you can use to set yourself on your road to happiness, health and well-being.
1. Make a grateful list
Write down all the great things that you have and experience in your life and place the list in a convenient location where you can read it each morning and add new items to it at the end of the day.
Qigong Exercise 1 - Take a few abdominal breaths and relax. INHALE, imagine that you are standing outside on a beautiful night with a dark clear sky, stars shining bright everywhere and say to yourself, "gratitude is definitely the best way..." EXHALE, imagine that thousands of fine silvery threads emanate from your solar plexus and each connects to a star in the universe and say to yourself, "...to attract more good things into my life."
2. Define what happiness means to you
Happiness is an attitude, not a physical state. Make the decision to be happy and then go out and create the circumstances.
Qigong Exercise 2 - Take a few abdominal breaths and relax. INHALE, imagine that warmth and happiness shines from you like the sun's golden rays and it lights up everything around you with positive happy golden energy and say to yourself, "every atom of my being now resonates..." EXHALE, imagine that everything that you lit up now reflects this warmth and happiness back to you and say to yourself, "...with joy and happiness."
3. Make meaningful goals
It has been shown that people with dreams and aspirations are happier than those without. Ask yourself, "What is my purpose in life?" "What do I really want to do in my life?" "What kind of life do I want to create for myself?"
Qigong Exercise 3 - Take a few abdominal breaths and relax. INHALE, imagine your goal in your mind's eye, see yourself performing the steps to achieve your goal and say to yourself, "I focus completely on what I am doing..." EXHALE, imagine that you have achieved your goal, create a really clear picture of your success and say to yourself, "...and I am happy and grateful that my goal has been achieved."
You may not even realize that this is affecting you, but a clean home is a clean mind, and you really will feel better in an orderly environment.
Qigong Exercise 4 - Take a few abdominal breaths and relax. INHALE, imagine the cluttered areas of your home perhaps your cupboards, closets, bookcases, bathroom, kid's room and say to yourself, "I will not allow the space in my mind to be cluttered..." EXHALE, imagine what your home would look like all weeded out, clean and organized and say to yourself, " ...and I have removed the things that do not add value to my life."
5. Laugh out loud
It has been shown through scientific research that laughing releases endorphins and lowers the levels of stress hormones that are circulating in your blood and body.
Qigong Exercise 5 - Take a few abdominal breaths and relax. INHALE, imagine yourself laughing, EXHALE and feel what it is like to be laughing and put a smile on your face. REPEAT this 6 times. Next place your right hand over your heart and gently place your left hand on top of it. INHALE as you press gently inward with both hands toward your heart, EXHALE as you softly vocalize, "haaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa, ha, ha, ha, ha, haaaaaa" and focus on what you feel under your right hand, feeling the stress leaving your body.
6. Mind power and qigong
Learning to control your breathing through qigong practice helps you manifest positive responses to the stresses, fears and anxieties that crop up during your day.
Qigong Exercise 6 - Take a few abdominal breaths and relax. INHALE for a count 1-2-3-4, PAUSE your breath for a count of 1-2, EXHALE for a count of 1-2-3-4, PAUSE your breath for a count of 1-2. Repeat this 6 times. Now, INHALE for a count of 1-2-3-4 while saying to yourself, "I use my breath and mind..." PAUSE for a count of 1-2, EXHALE for a count of 1-2-3-4 while saying to yourself, "...to increase my awareness of self...," PAUSE for a count of 1-2. REPEAT this 6 times. It is here that you can learn to control your body, mind and spirit.
Through tons of scientific research, medical studies, and according to the Dali Lama meditation not only decreases stress, but also triggers a neurological response that makes you happy.
Qigong Exercise 7 - Take a few abdominal breaths and relax. Focus your eyes on the tip of your nose, INHALE slowly and feel the air as it flows past your nostrils, EXHALE slowly and again feel the air as it flows past your nostrils. REPEAT this 9 times making sure to feel the air as it brushes past your nostrils. INHALE, feel the air and say to yourself, "focus and clearing my mind..." EXHALE, feel the air and say to yourself, "...produces a healing stillness within me." REPEAT this 9 times. When finished take a moment and reflect on how you are now feeling.
8. Let more fresh air inside
Fresh air is invigorating and increases your brain's levels of serotonin, a chemical that helps maintain a "happy feeling," calming anxiety and relieving depression.
Qigong Exercise 8 - Sit near your open window where there is fresh, INHALE, expand your mind to feel and smell the fresh air and say to yourself, "I am grateful for the fresh air..." EXHALE and say to yourself, "...that comes through my window." REPEAT this for 5-10 minutes.
9. Spend some daytime outside
Daytime is considered to be Yang and therefore energizing. Just taking a quick walk, even just down the street and back, can clear your mind and raise your mood.
Qigong Exercise 9 - Take a few abdominal breaths and relax. As you are walking INHALE to a count of your footsteps 1-2-3-4, then EXHALE to the count of your footsteps 1-2-3-4. REPEAT for several cycles until you have this pattern going nicely (adjust your breath or your walking speed if necessary). INHALE 1-2-3-4 while you say to yourself, "Taking a walk in the daylight feels great..." EXHALE 1-2-3-4- while you say to yourself, "...It gives me energy and lifts my mood."
10. Spend some nighttime outside
Nighttime is Yin and thus can have an immense calming and peaceful effect on your mind and spirit.
Qigong Exercise 10 - Find a nice place outdoors at night where you can look at the sky with little or no extraneous light. Place your right hand on your abdomen so that your thumb covers your navel, then gently place your left hand on top of it. Breath normally, INHALE slowly, EXHALE slowly, as you imagine yourself surrounded by a blanket of universal energy. REPEAT this for 2 to 5 minutes. INHALE and say to yourself, "I am being pulled by the infinite field of possibilities..." EXHALE and say to yourself, "...to my true self and the life of my dreams." REPEAT this for as long as you like.