On of the most essential meditations you can find at the Spring Forest Qigong Centre is Small Universe. This healing meditation works wonders for your mental and physical health and can do things that other meditations can’t, things that can turn your life around in a matter of minutes. So, if you are suffering from aches, pains and other problems; if you want to get involved with Qigong and to improve your life; or if you simply want to learn and experience Spring Forest Qigong, then this is the meditation for you.
What is Small Universe?
According to ancient Chinese Qigong masters, Small Universe is able to open your two main energy channels. These are known as the “front” or the “Yin Mai” channel, and the Back” or “Du Mai” channel. Qigong works by clearing all of the many channels that run through your body, sending yin and yang energies throughout. There are acupressure techniques, exercises and more that aim to clear individual channels. Small Universe takes a broader approach though and can effectively heal you completely with just one simple meditation.
It doesn’t always work that way, of course. You need to make sure that you perform it correctly and that you perform it often in order for those channels to stay open and free, but at the very least, it will drastically improve your short term health. And because Small Universe was created by Master Lin to appeal to novice students, it is something that everyone can perform, something that requires no skill and something that is not in any way difficult.
The Small Universe meditation guide, voiced by Master Lin, even comes with an introduction, which will tell you how you need to sit, how you need to breathe and what you should do if you feel your mind beginning to wander.
We could list all of the diseases and symptoms that Small Universe can help to cure, but as mentioned above, the simple fact is that there is nothing it is not able to cure.
Where to Find Small Universe?
The Small Universe meditation is available as a standalone guide on the Spring Forest Qigong Centre website. In fact, there are two different versions of this available, one lasting for 30 minutes and one for 60 minutes. These are both incredibly beneficial and one is not necessarily better than the other. However, if you are at a point where you feel that you can meditate for as long as an hour (which might be out of the question for novice practitioners) then opt for the longer version. Most students taking this course as beginners will buy the 30 minute meditation though, and that’s probably the best option.
If you really want to get the most out of this meditation, then you should signup for the SFQ Fundamentals course. This is a basic level 1 course that includes everything you need to begin your studies in the art of Qigong and Spring Forest Qigong in particular. There are three elements to this courses and these are as follows:
- Manual: This covers some basics about Qigong, while also teaching you some essential information about Master Lin and the Spring Forest Qigong Centre.
- DVD: There are a number of exercises and techniques on this DVD, some of which you may already be familiar with, as they are famous throughout the Qigong community. These include active exercises such as Breathing of the Universe, as well as energy techniques like Sword Fingers.
- CD: In all main courses at the Spring Forest Qigong Centre the CD/audio element contains the meditation guide. That is also the case here, and this particular CD contains the Small Universe meditation in full.
So, if you plan on purchasing this main course eventually, then there is no point in buying the Small Universe meditation separately beforehand.
For many first-time SFQ students, Small Universe is the meditation that introduces them to Qigong and to the centre. And because they experience such an improvement in their health, it is also the meditation that makes them fall in love with this practice and the one that leads to everything else.
So, if you are experiencing the same zeal for Qigong and want to learn more, then your next step should be to checkout the following guides and courses:
- Energy Breathing
- Enhanced Energy Breathing
- Temple of Heaven
- The Healing Connection
- Qi-ssage Healing
- The Head to Toe Body’s Repair Manual
- Working with the Masters
- Six Word Chant
- Inner Beauty
The Truth About Chunyi Lin’s Small Universe Meditation
The truth is this meditation is not Chunyi Lin’s unique meditation that he created himself. In fact, it is from a teacher called Zhang Baosheng who is known for possessing paranormal abilities due to his high level of Qigong. Zhang Baosheng was one of the first to have recorded the exercise on tape, and received the Small Universe teaching – otherwise known as “Microcosmic Orbit” – from his lineage of teachers. Chunyi is but one of many students of his, who upon arriving in the USA, was one of the first to popularize the practice and put it into an easy-to-follow format otherwise known today as the Small Universe. Chunyi repeatedly emphasizes this is one of, if not, the most important Qigong meditations the world of Qigong has to offer and is one of his main practices for opening his third eye in addition to the Sun and Moon meditations.