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Kind Karma Awaken Qigong: Energy Brushing Exercise.

"Awaken Qigong" is part of Kind Karma's Mission Program called, "TALK" - Teach All Loving Kindness. TALK is about teaching others how to connect with their own innate Loving Kindness and building a global community of Kind Karma Creators. TALK is a call-to-action and its aim is to teach people specific methods of how to choose kindness in their lives, and to spread Kind Karma® to those with whom they share the world. Awaken Qigong is one such method to assist in this calling.

TALK, one of Kind Karma's mission programs, is a call-to-action and

its aim is to teach people specific methods of how to choose kindness in their lives,

and to spread positive karma to those with whom they share the world." - Dean Telano

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"Awaken Qigong is a simple, gentle, and effective method for helping you experience optimal health.

Practicing this type of Qigong is an expression and reflection of being awakened and feeling alive."​ - Dean Telano

"Awaken Qigong is a natural way to achieve vibrant health by nourishing

your body, mind and spirit, and awakening your self-healing ability.

Its core teaching reminds us that we are the very best doctors of own soul,

and the best medicine to take is - self-love, compassion and kindness." - Dean Telano

This is Part of Awaken Qigong's "Flow" 10 Exercise Sequence

Awaken Qigong Flow Exercise #3

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"Energy Brushing"

Body & Energy Ascending

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"Energy Brushing"

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Kind Karma Awaken Qigong

"Energy Brushing"

Body & Energy Descending

Instructions for Exercise #3: Energy Brushing

1. Begin in a standing, relaxed stance - Wuji or Wu Chi.

  • Feet: are rooted, shoulder width apart and with toes close to parallel. The weight is slightly to front center over the feet.

  • Knees: are soft and slightly bent.

  • Hips: are relaxed, with the sensation of pushing downward into the floor with no tension; tailbone is slightly tucked in.

  • Waist: is supple with a sense of mobility and freedom.

  • Chest: is opened and slightly collapsed (the chest is not sticking out or lifted).

  • Shoulders, Elbows and Hands: are all slightly bent and relaxed.

  • Shake out your arms before you begin if you notice you are carrying tension.

  • To release shoulder tension, raise your shoulders as high as you can so that you can feel the effort of holding them up. Next, drop and relax your shoulders as much as possible while breathing out.

  • Elbows are relaxed and and hands, wrists and fingers are relaxed at the sides. However, try to create am energetic connection with the Earth to make sure they aren’t limp.

  • Head: imagine from the top of your head you are hanging from an invisible bungee cord that is lifting your body upwards and straightening your spine.

  • Try to feel the weight of your body as if hanging from this bungee cord.

  • Your neck is long and relaxed.

  • Eye Gaze: is soft and looking slightly below horizon.

2. Place your awareness at the bottoms of your feet.

  • Focus through Yong Quan (Kidney 1 - located on the sole of the foot in the depression) into the earth, and Bai Hui (Du Mai 20 - crown of your head) to the sky.

3. Inhale, and breathe deeply into the Dantian (lower abdomen).

  • As you do so, raise your hands slightly below shoulder height, visualizing healing or cooling water or energy rising up into your feet, body and arms.

4. Exhale, as you sink back down and lower your arms until they are at the level of your hips.

  • Be sure you don't lower your hands below the tops of your hips.

5. Synchronize the movement with your breath.

  • Inhale as you lift the arms, exhale as you lower your arms.

6. Breathe in again and repeat this exercise six to eight times.

  • You can visualize your hands with the water brushing, washing or cleansing the energy in front of you.


  • Take slow breaths in and long breaths out.

  • Your breath should be slow, long and natural. Caution: Do not force or struggle with the breath.

  • Breathe in and out from the belly - the dantian. The dantian is approximately located in your lower belly, 2-3 inches below your belly button and 2-3 inches into your lower belly, straight back.

Mindful Qigong Tips

  • Be aware of synchronizing your arm and hand movements with your breath.

  • Raise your hands no higher than shoulder height, and no lower then the tops of your hips.​

  • Keep your hands energetically active, connecting with the earth or the cooling (yin) energy waters.

  • Ideally, inhale and exhale only through your nostrils. If this is impractical, inhale through your nose and exhale through your mouth.

  • Optional: You can evenly distribute your weight on the three balance points of your foot: the ball of the foot, the point at the base of the little toe, and at the heel.

"Standing in a meditative state of mind with the body relaxed and properly aligned, increases chi (energy) circulation and opens up your energy channels. To achieve this meditative state, observe the flow of your breath and allow it to naturally awaken." - Dean Telano

Health Benefits

  • Awakens, increases and directs the flow of energy - qi or chi, because the hands are moving up from and back to the lower Dantian

  • Relaxes the nervous system, promotes a sense of calm and clears the mind.

  • Good for the lungs because it promotes deep, slow breathing.

  • Helps to normalize blood pressure.

  • Alleviates anxiety or anxiousness.

  • The gentle rising and sinking of body promotes energy flow and release of energy blockages.

  • Energetically, strengthens the function of the kidneys.

  • In Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), this particular qigong exercise relates to the water element. The water element stores and represents our Essence. When we work with our kidney energy we are connecting with the deepest aspects of ourselves, especially our memories, sensations, feelings and emotions.

Read about the "Benefits of Awaken Qigong"


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