By Brendan Thorson 12/20/2011,
Last night we had a holiday class with a focus on deepening the development in the Sacrum/Marrow Gate.
In Yi Ren® Qigong The Sacrum/ Marrow Gate is referred to as the Power Center. (improve blood quality, Immunity…)
In last night’s class one student shared she was feeling intense heat building up in her Sacrum and as the class continued she began to feel the heat rise up to her life gate (the energy center on the spine between L2 & L3). Toward the end of class, after completing our final exercise and meditation she shared feeling the energy shoot from her sacrum (rise up her spine) and circulate out her arms to her hands and also felt the energy circulate (shoot) from the sacrum down her legs to her feet.
The energy circulation that this student experienced last night is directly related to Bone Marrow Washing Qigong. What this student experienced is what many qigong students practice years and years to accomplish, and few will actually ever experience this level of healing and internal upgrades to their energy system (but with Yi Ren Qigong this level of development is available to just about anyone who has invested adequate time into the classes and their personal practice, the lady who had this experience has been practicing periodically for the past two years and over the past couple of months she became very devoted and attended the following classes/ seminars):
- 1- level one weekly series
- 1-level one weekend seminar
- 1-level two weekly series
- 1-Jing and Rou weekend seminar
- 1-level two weekend seminar
We all know the saying, “you will get out of it what you put into it” and her time investment is paying off for her… In fact, the lady that had the experience last night is in her mid 50’s, has made her mid life change and has experienced severe exhaustion and depletion over the past 5-10 years. She told me that over the last couple of weeks her friends have been commenting how strong and vital she appears these days!
Based on both my intellectual understanding and personal experience Bone Marrow Washing Qigong refers to an upgrade of the bone marrow inside the long bones of the legs and arms and the spine (Upgrade– meaning replacing the undesirable fatty Yellow tissue built up in place of the Red Bone Marrow with older people and initiating the internal change to replenish and restore the depleted Red bone Marrow)
What are the functions of:
- Red marrow- makes blood cells
- Yellow marrow- makes fat, http://mgraviss.org
- Do You want to be healthy and full of vitality or depleted and fatty?
Bone marrow (Latin: medulla ossium) is the flexible tissue found in the interior of bones. In humans, bone marrow in large bones produces new blood cells. On average, bone marrow constitutes 4% of the total body mass of humans; in adults weighing 65 kg (143 lbs), bone marrow accounts for approximately 2.6 kg (5.7 lbs). The hematopoietic compartment of bone marrow produces approximately 500 billion blood cells per day, which use the bone marrow vasculature as a conduit to the body’s systemic circulation. Bone marrow is also a key component of the lymphatic system, producing the lymphocytes that support the body’s immune system.
At birth, all bone marrow is red. With age, more and more of it is converted to the yellow type; only around half of adult bone marrow is red.
Red marrow is found mainly in the flat bones, such as the hip bone, breast bone, cranium, ribs, vertebrae and shoulder blades, and in the cancellous (“spongy”) material at theepiphyseal ends of long bones such as the femur and humerus. Yellow marrow is found in the medullary cavity, the hollow interior of the middle portion of long bones. In cases of severe blood loss, the body can convert yellow marrow back to red marrow to increase blood cell production.
When Yi Ren Qigong practitioners Marrow Gate and Sacrum areas reach the right stage of development then the refined energy can begin to circulate from the Sacrum up the spine into the arms and from the sacrum down both legs to the feet. Once practitioners begin to feel this level of circulation they should know that there body/ bone marrow and internal energies are in the process of important internal health upgrades that will allow them the boost up their deep vitality and work on deep internal healing.
In the View of Yi Ren Qigong the Marrow gate has the following benefits:
- Enhances the Reproductive System
- Helps to nourish the Bone Marrow
- Increase the Vitality of our Immunity
- Rejuvenates the Blood
- Enhances overall Strength and Health
- Slows down the ageing process
- Assists in grounding process
- Most importantly, The Marrow Gate Connects to the Root of the Will. Activating and energizing the Marrow Gate enhances the individuals Self-Awareness and supports Personal-Will.
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