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How to unblock stuck energy channels in the chest and throat area?

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#1 Audiohealing

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Posted 21 November 2012 - 05:44 PM

Hey guys,

I've been having some rather stubborn energy blockages in my chest and lower throat region for a very long time now.

Doing the MCO, these two areas are always the most difficult ones to get through and don't seem to be progressing much in terms of energy expansion. Feels like I have a piece of chicken bone stuck in the left side of my chest.

Are there any meditations, exercises, chants, etc. that can aid in unblocking the energy channels in the chest area? Anything at all that could remotely help me would be enormously appreciated.

Thanks !

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Posted 21 November 2012 - 07:12 PM

Hey guys,

I've been having some rather stubborn energy blockages in my chest and lower throat region for a very long time now.

Doing the MCO, these two areas are always the most difficult ones to get through and don't seem to be progressing much in terms of energy expansion. Feels like I have a piece of chicken bone stuck in the left side of my chest.

Are there any meditations, exercises, chants, etc. that can aid in unblocking the energy channels in the chest area? Anything at all that could remotely help me would be enormously appreciated.

Thanks !


Doing the MCO but still having major blockages, you obviously shouldn't be doing that as much without removing the blockage at first. You can't put the horse before the carriage; in the same light you should focus on removing the blockages before actually trying to move energy around in any quantity (obviously it is not doing very good for you).

Without a doubt I will recommend Hakuin's butter meditation. the one-stop-shop for awesome blockage dissolving and removal.

See my response in this thread for more:

http://thetaobums.co...-ancestral-chi/

Edited by Practitioner, 21 November 2012 - 07:18 PM.

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#3 OldChi

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Posted 21 November 2012 - 07:26 PM

I have always had some sturdy blockages in my heart center...however after practicing my neigong daily for the last 2 years i am starting to dissolve the last tidbits of blockages in that area. You may find value in getting the assistance of a professional healer....however as far as i am aware....these things take time to dissolve and there are no shortcuts. Keep practicing.

-My 2 cents, Peace

Edited by OldGreen, 21 November 2012 - 07:47 PM.


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Posted 22 November 2012 - 06:12 AM

make believe ya gyuto :lol:

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Posted 22 November 2012 - 08:01 AM

Blockages in the heart and chest are often tied to unresolved emotional issues. Often things like feeling unloved or anger over past issues need to be let go. Energy practices alone only get you so far.

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Posted 22 November 2012 - 01:22 PM

Always worth getting any chest pains or persistent discomfort in that area checked out by your doctor just to be on the safe side.
As a complementary to whatever s/he advises but never an alternative then a healer won't hurt, unless it's acupuncture and that maybe the way forward but only after qualified medical check up first.
Any cultivation teacher would and should give you the same advice where chest discomfort is reported.
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Posted 22 November 2012 - 01:23 PM

I have been feeling progress with heart blockages by doing hip opening stretches and practicing inner smile.

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Posted 22 November 2012 - 05:53 PM

Blockages in the heart and chest are often tied to unresolved emotional issues. Often things like feeling unloved or anger over past issues need to be let go. Energy practices alone only get you so far.

is that your experience? :huh: because i will second OldGreen's post above.

doing it on my own, with a high quality neigong practice, has opened up some really blocked parts of my throat, chest, jaw, heart areas. you could do it faster with some medical qigong sessions. you can read an account of a guy's mco being opened by regular qi projections in the book "mysteries of the life force."

herbs can open you up too. prolly a lot of other things too. often times simply being really present in the body will do wonders.

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Posted 22 November 2012 - 06:16 PM

Stretch.

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Posted 22 November 2012 - 07:02 PM

Holy shit guys, the blockage is actually in my THROAT! :o

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Posted 22 November 2012 - 07:38 PM

is that your experience? :huh: because i will second OldGreen's post above.

doing it on my own, with a high quality neigong practice, has opened up some really blocked parts of my throat, chest, jaw, heart areas. you could do it faster with some medical qigong sessions. you can read an account of a guy's mco being opened by regular qi projections in the book "mysteries of the life force."

herbs can open you up too. prolly a lot of other things too. often times simply being really present in the body will do wonders.


In my experience, being present in the body is always a good practice. Depending on the layer of the body-mind you are working on, obstructions are often unconscious fears and issues that are stored in the energy body. Release (let go of) the issue and energy flows freely. The "ego" is a collection of energy obstructions (issues/fears) to the flow. Let them go and you are one with Tao.

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Posted 22 November 2012 - 08:44 PM

When I meditate on emptiness, lately there has been a big pain and block in my neck at the base of the skull. Like something is drilling.

I have done a search and the only relief I have found so far is stretching and doing the neck lock, where you pull your head back and push your jaw down to open up everything.

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Posted 23 November 2012 - 12:30 AM

is that your experience? :huh: because i will second OldGreen's post above.

doing it on my own, with a high quality neigong practice, has opened up some really blocked parts of my throat, chest, jaw, heart areas. you could do it faster with some medical qigong sessions. you can read an account of a guy's mco being opened by regular qi projections in the book "mysteries of the life force."

herbs can open you up too. prolly a lot of other things too. often times simply being really present in the body will do wonders.


It is my experience that if you haven't made friends with the emotions in the stuck area you are working with energetics won't shift it no matter how powerful it is. It can help you get in contact with what's there so i guess a lot of it is to do with the attitude you do your energetics with.

I imagine throat blockages are quite common, most of us have to swallow a lot of crap and bite our tongue and are taught not to speak our truth through a lot of our lives.

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Posted 23 November 2012 - 12:58 AM

If your doing the Spring Forest Qigong MCO - I would continue with it - untill the blockage leaves.....I've gotten rid of some nasty blockages in my heart and stomach with this.....When the pain gets worse - that is a good sign - the blockage is being worked on - though it can be a little scary. I would just lay down on a bed and do the SFQ MCO for many hours......Also if you have the money I would recomend a distance healing from Chunyi Lin.....He will look inside your body and tell you what is going on.

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Posted 23 November 2012 - 01:05 AM

Relax more often to open the throat.

I found it interesting to learn...Theravadan Buddhists have said that the throat has an invisible rope tied around it that tightens or loosens due to two demons holding onto each end. Those demons are named: sense of self, and attachment to the five senses.

The stronger your self awareness...the stronger you feel attachment or aversion from one thing or another...the more blocked the throat is. So when we "bite our tongue" for instance, at a job that sucks with a boss that we hate...the throat will definitely feel very constricted at that time.

But when you're relaxing on your own (no social bullshit to deal with, and thus, no self awareness), watching movies that you love, having your favorite drink and food...ahhh. Then the throat is open.

I have been told that the Tantric point of view is that "your pleasure is your liberation". This is not to be confused with pleasure experienced in the moment being your attachment. If you're attached to something, you're not experiencing pleasure...but pain, due to not having it in the moment.

So yeah...relax, enjoy yourself. That's an idea for a mental and lifestyle solution to a blocked throat.

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Posted 23 November 2012 - 08:55 AM

I've found that kundalini energy gets stuck in the chakra that needs attention. Stuck in the throat means there's something you need to say that you're not saying. Figure out what it is, then find the most loving and kind way to say it to the person that needs to hear it. Usually it means we lack courage to say it - as in, they'll be mad, they won't like me any more, it's not what they want to hear and I'm afraid to change the dynamic. This is all part of the inner work necessary for full self-realization.

Same goes for the heart chakra. Figure out what it is, when it's there - then take the steps necessary to align the situation; it will always involve getting over a fear of rejection of some sort.




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