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Qi translates as energy. It is an energy force similar to electricity or magnetism. Similar to these energies, Qi is related to wind and water. It is also an energy, as defined by Einstein's formula of Relativity. E=MC2 states that energy and matter are interchangeable. This is the principle of Feng Shui: Qi is part of our bodies and our space. Qi Body Parts

Qi is:

  • The internal energy martial artists use to break cement blocks.
  • The life force used in yoga & qigong to reach heightened states of relaxation.
  • The vital breath used in meditation to reach enlightenment.
  • The flow in the meridians of the human body used by acupuncturists.

Qi is found in all living things, and represented by forms or shapes. Its main mode of transportation is movement and wind. It is retained by water and slowed by buildings and mountains. It comes in 9 different types, labeled 1-9.

Qi Floor Plan

When a house is built, it takes on a particular character or Qi pattern, based on time and magnetic direction.

When you were born, you also took on a particular Qi type.

When the two energies are in sync, or in a generating mode, you and your space will be vibrant and full of life, opened to abundant opportunities.

Feng Shui principles tell us that Qi is in our bodies, homes and offices. It is flowing through all structures. When the different Qi types meet, there is an interaction. It can be generating, controlling or stagnating. Sometimes it is considered good and useful (referred to as Sheng Qi), other times it can be harmful and destructive, (referred to as Sha Qi).

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Qi as explained by Master Joseph Yu:

"We must remember that in Feng Shui, we study qi. Flying stars labeled as numbers represent qi.

In the most important Feng Shui classic - Qing Nang Jing, it is said, "Qi comes from 8 directions." In other words, qi is not distributed in boxes or wedges.

Qi deals with direction rather than location. This is because qi moves.

What is the center of a house? It is the most important concept in Xuan Kong. The word "Kong" means "Void". Does it give you some idea?

What are the numbers at the central palace then? If you look at them just as numbers, of course you will not get the answer. The time star there defines the "Heaven's Heart". It was the ruler of the time when the house was built. It dictates the way basic qi coming from the 8 directions. In Feng Shui, we focus at directions, not location. For people who understand, this is no secret. For people who don't, this is a secret they can never get.

The facing star is the yang qi coming into the house from the facing palace (meaning a direction, not a location). The sitting star there is the yin qi coming into the house from the sitting palace. These will determine how the yang qi and yin qi come from the 8 directions.

The basic yang and yin qi in a house form the foundation for the functional qi to affect the people in the house. They do not occupy any specified physical space. They form the the most important basic qi of the house.

Basic yang qi is like the finance minister while basic yin qi is like the health minister of a country. When the stars are flown to indicate how they come to a house, the qi pattern together with the land form will affect the well-being of the occupants of a house. We have heard some people say arrogantly Xuan Kong Fei Xing is outdated feng shui theory. Well, ignorance and arrogance together form the source of incurable disease.

Joseph"


QI HISTORY

  • The universe was a shapeless void filled with original Qi. The interaction of its positive (yang) and negative (yin) forces produced life as we know it. The Huainanzi, compiled by Liu An, King of Huainan (d. 122 B.C.E.)
  • Feng Shui is all about locating the "dragon's lair", the common point of the geophysical plane where Qi intersects. Guo Pu (C.E. 276-324) author of the Book of Burial which provides the theories of Form School, the first and oldest school of Feng Shui.
  • The Yellow Emperor's Classic of Internal Medicine, the Neijing, was the main source of medical information. It summarized the theoretical and practical knowledge of Qi to be used by the Doctors for their medical practices. (C.E. 300)