I am chronically ill and have been practicing Spring Forest Qigong for about 6 months (increasing to about 3 hours/day) and had to quit because of the following:
In trying to move yin/yang up and down or do microcosmic orbit, the more chi, the more the diaphragm would tighten. Through communication with a student of Master Lin, she said:
...""It is that area (Diaphragm area) that needs to open. That is the area near the “wang ting” (not sure of the spelling) but once that area opens the body heals very quickly. I too had problems in that area. I continued practicing and during one of my meditations my diaphragm began to spasm. I remembered Master Lin’s words to just stay calm and let it do what it needs to do and when it’s over it will be completely clear. So I did. It went away and many more lingering problems left me.
You see when you have an illness like you do there is a division of your energy right in that area near the diaphragm. It’s sort of like a shelf that’s keeping your yin and yang energy from communicating and flowing. Once that blockage leaves the energy moves freely and your body can heal. ...""
Can you enlighten me further on this, (I'd like to know the correct spelling of that area and if its spinal, organ or central vessel related). I will continue doing Spring Forest but if you know of a way I can open this through qigong I would be very interested. Its been going on a long time and forced be to quit many practices. I finally have a better idea of what this is.