Monday, November 12, 2012
Chunsoo is the name of an ancient Korean Taoist healing method used to address health issues. Taoist masters use sound vibration and touch to reduce stress in the people that they treat. The technique also known as heavily (Chun) hands (Soo) allows the practitioner to decrease the vibration of the conscious mind and increase the vibration of the subconscious mind. Korean Taoist masters are trained to administer the Ki Energy Chunsoo technique as part of their initiation into this centuries old Korean Taoist healing society.
When the vibration of the conscious mind is decreased it goes from the stressful beta brain wave vibration to the more relaxed alpha brain wave vibration. Alpha brain waves are a sign of relaxed activity in your brain. Alpha brain waves vibrate between the frequency 8Hz – 12Hz. This high frequency is the healthiest brain wave range. Meditation, Yoga and Tai Chi are excellent techniques to use for increasing alpha brain wave activity if done correctly.
A fifteen minute Ki Energy Chunsoo treatment is the equivalent of a half hour of meditating correctly. The increased vibration of the subconscious mind in the alpha state will enhance the immune system’s ability to address harmful blockages caused by stress. It is for this reason Ki Energy Chunsoo treatments have been used to treat; back pain, insomnia, anxiety, arthritis, high blood pressure, PMS and a number of other stress related illnesses.
Creative people such as artist and musicians usually have high alpha brain wave activity. Children also have a very high alpha brain wave frequency. Chunsoo treatments have also been useful in assisting individuals in problem solving with creative options. We are now moving into a period of universal energy shifts where the alpha brain wave thought pattern will become a more valuable tool for survival then a beta brain thought vibrational frequency.
As the saying goes there are many roads to Rome, and there are many ways to learn how to increase your alpha brainwave frequency, meditation is probably the best. The problem is, most people have difficulty in reaching the alpha state when attempting to learn how to meditate. It is almost impossible to get somewhere if you don’t know where you are going. One of the many benefits of a Chunsoo treatment is to experience what it is like being in an alpha brain dominated state of mind. After experiencing this state of being a few times looking for it when learning yoga, tai chi or how to meditate will not be has frustrating. You will know where you want to be you just have to select the best method of getting there.
The New York Ki Energy Center is now in Harlem and one of the few locations in the country where you can receive a traditional Korean Taoist Chunsoo treatment. Both my wife and I were taught the Chunsoo technique while training to become Taoist masters in the mountains of South Korea. If you would like to experience a Chunsoo treatment call me directly at 646 329-6727 or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Sunday, November 4, 2012
The Spiritual Path
The spiritual path is not an easy road to follow there are many distractions along the way and all to many are not even aware that there is a path at all. Faith and compassion are the two concepts necessary to even begin the journey. When I speak of faith I am not necessarily talking about organized religion. I say this not to be disrespectful I say this because most of the prophets, sages and philosophers who served as the foundation for the main stream organized religious orders that we know of today were either killed, exiled or imprisoned because they were spiritual.
The politics of religion has often run astray from the spiritual path in order to control the minds of the masses. When I speak of faith it is not the belief that one god is better than another; I speak of a faith that allows one to understand that we are all connected to a power that is in all of us and everything that exist in our world. This is where compassion comes in. The first step is to learn to love one’s self. If you can truly learn to love yourself you will learn to have compassion and love for others.
The ancient Egyptians provided mankind with much of the wisdom necessary to follow the spiritual path to enlightenment. It was stolen and made secret. Fear and doubt have been used as tools by a few to guard that secret from the masses for centuries. “Know Thy Self” was a profound ancient Egyptian message of wisdom has taking on a clearer meaning now that the secret his become an international bestselling book. The secret is out, to know and love oneself is a step towards the spiritual path of understanding that all that you need, you have.
Nothing in the material world can provide everlasting happiness, all things are beneficial, and there are no coincidences can be very difficult concepts to grasp but necessary to begin your journey on the spiritual path. This cannot be done without replacing fear and doubt with faith and compassion. You might be asking what all this has to do with the price of tea in China. Times are changing, the negative response that comes from materially motivated behavior without compassion will take a greater told on the health and wealth of many. Truly understanding the concepts of faith and compassion will soon become necessary tools for navigating the frequency of a new time. The love of self and others will soon become a survival tool for being on the positive side of the next stage of human evolution. Wayne B. Chandler’s book Ancient Future: The Teachings and Prophetic Wisdom of the Seven Hermetic Laws of Ancient Egypt would be a useful book to read if this dialog is of interest to you. I have four articles posted on the Seven Hermetic Laws on this blog.
Thursday, November 1, 2012
The Art of Breathing Correctly
We all know that breathing is the key to life; if we cannot breathe we will die. What most people do not know is how to breathe correctly. We associate breathing with the lungs which is partly true. The lungs are paired, cone-shaped organs located in the thoracic cavity. They are separated by the heart and by the plural membrane that encloses each lung. They are also separated from the abdominal cavity by the diaphragm.
The lungs mix blood with oxygen, and expel used air, carbon dioxide, and other toxins. According to the Taoist Five Element System, the lungs are the Metal Yin organs and autumn is the season of Metal. The large intestines are the yang organs of autumn and during this time both should undergo a detoxification process to prepare for winter. A Chunsoo Treatment at the Harlem Taoist Ki Center is a way to start the detoxification process for the lungs and large intestines. If you did not read my last article on options for detoxing the large intestines it is posted on my blog at www.theartofwarogers.com.
Abdominal breathing is an ancient method used by Taoist and martial artist to detoxify the lungs. I was taught this many years ago by my teacher Grand Master Leon Wallace while studying Goju karate under him. His favorite Kata and what became my favorite was Sanchin also known as the breathing Kata. The Sanchin Kata was developed over 100 years ago by the founder of the Goju (hard/soft) Karate system Miyage Chojun as an exercise to develop breathing, thrusting and footwork. Grand Master Wallace would always say Sanchin will make you strong and keep you healthy; it took me many years to truly understand his wisdom.
I always gave abdominal breathing instructions before giving a Chunsoo treatment. Abdominal breathing is bring air through the nose to expand the abdominal area not the not diaphragm(a common mistake that people make when taking a deep breathe). When exhaling we push the abdominal area as far back as possible. This method allows the lungs to better expel toxins. When learning to meditate abdominal breathing is very important, it will help to relax the mind.When you were in your mother’s womb you used abdominal breathing to receive