Part 2 of this article covers more about chi and what it is.

Chi is a vital force and  “Activating your Vital Forces” is principle six of the 10 principles of personal longevity.

Tuesday, September 14, 2010 by: Richard Stossel

(NaturalNews) In part II of this series we’re going to continue to discover more about chi as the source of health, healing and longevity. We’ll find out if it’s real and just what it is and discover why it is so important.

Even as modern science has come to understand, all life has one major common non-physical element to it, the presence of energy. Energy is most notably in the form of electro-magnetic fields, which are a manifestation of what the Chinese call chi. In fact it’s the lack of magnetic fields in the soil that is one of the major reasons for the decrease in the nutrition and health of crops today. Various minerals in the soil, such as Selenium for example, have a lot to do with transmission and flow of energy into the growing crops via the earth’s magnetic field. So when soil minerals are depleted there is also a decrease in the health of the crops grown in such soil.

The reason that Chi is the most important single factor in health is because your entire body is essentially a large bio-electric magnet. It’s known that without these magnetic fields, life could not occur. Cells have an electromagnetic field (EM) and it’s this field of energy that keeps each cell alive. The stronger the EM field, the stronger each cell is and the greater it’s resilience and resistance to decay and death.

In chemistry, all reactions require electrons to occur. If you stop the flow of electrons from one atom to the next, then you neutralize the reactions themselves. In human cells there are over one hundred thousand reactions per second, more than half the speed of light. Each of these reactions requires enzymes to occur and enzymes in turn require large amounts of chi to perform their functions.

We get chi from a number of sources, the main source being our parents during conception. This is what’s called “yuan” or “original chi”. This chi is stored mainly in the adrenal, sexual and other glands in the body. We also get a major portion of what’s called “post birth chi” from food and air that we take in. This is why eating as much pure, organic and fresh food is critical to receiving the highest amount of pure and potent chi as possible. But it is through the act of breathing that we get the major amount of chi or life force energy as it’s the breath and the constant intake of fresh energy in the form of “ionic energy” from the air that truly keeps us alive on a minute by minute basis. This is why we can live for weeks without food and days without water, but we can only live minutes without breath because it’s the breath of life that truly keeps us alive on a minute by minute basis.

The role of breathing and chi in health and longevity has been known for at least the past 2000 years in China as evidenced by archeological excavations of the Ma Wang tombs in Cheng Sha, Hunan province. In these tombs they found various diagrams with charts of the human energy system, as well as illustrated instructions for performing various breathing exercises and anatomical charts showing its benefits on human energy and health. These finds demonstrate conclusively that this internal knowledge of breathing and energy had supplanted the misguided external school of toxic minerals and compounds as the true basis for human health and longevity, and they clearly demonstrate that by the second century AD the human energy system was understood to be the main key to health and longevity.

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