Posts related to the Asian Philosophy that serves as a foundation to the healing and martial energy arts.
PAIN in oriental understanding is NOT a pathogen causing a health-related problem but simply “stagnation” in KI/Blood flow (or- body functioning). Pain is nothing but a STIMULUS created by the body when trouble is sensed, such as damaged tissue, that is delivered to the brain providing information about the characteristics of the problem and awakening a natural RECOVERY process. Thus, proving the mind is relaxed (parasympathetic state).
“Ki” energy (Chi “Qi”) is a fundamental concept in many traditional Asian martial arts, philosophy and traditional medicine. It basically refers to the cosmic life energy that flows through all matter in the universe and unites all living things, just like air, and provides life.
For many centuries the source of our being, power and health is known among the sages in the far east as the body's center of gravity, or the "field of longevity" (Tanden= Jap.; Tantien= Chi.).