Rainbow sun qigong was developed by Ellie Drew, who felt it was divinely inspired. It is a gathering of energies and then directing those energies for healing.
- Step 1 Learn the Movements
- Step 2 Practice using a story to remember the movements
Rainbow sun qigong was developed by Ellie Drew.
It is a gathering of energies and then directing those energies for healing.
Step 1 Learn the Movements
Learn the Movements (24 minutes)
Step 2 Practice
Practice Session (15 minutes)
Rainbow Sun Qi Gong
Learning how to work with energy (qi).
Center & Ground – Pull energy in like a turtle & bring attention to lower dan tien.
Note: (3) = do three times
PART I Warm up
Purpose: Prepare the body and mind for qi cultivation.
1 – Pat the Bear (pat body – kidneys, down back of legs, up front of legs, groin, pause/breathe, up side, armpit, heart point, down front of arm & up back, shoulder/hold elbow, across chest, down front, pause/breathe, repeat other side)
2 – Bouncing Tiger (60 seconds)
3 – Hold the Moon, Reach the Stars (3 times) (turn at heart, hold at top, bend over head, hold at top, down side with wrist at 90°)
4 – Twisting Dragon (turn at waist with natural swing)
5 – Lazy Monkey Wakes Up (3) (hang, shake, Ha x3, up, back of hands together, bend back, ah, repeat x3, move)
PART II Gathering Qi
Purpose: Focus attention. Increase awareness of qi. Balance qi. Align the body/mind posture.
1 – Hold Rainbow Sun (6+) (play with beach ball – circle forward)
2 – Gather the colors (3+) (lose beach ball – circle backward, rock on toes & heel)
3 – Ride the Wave (6) (ball floats on wave – rock, float up inhale, sink elbows down exhale)
4 – Gather Earth, Gather Heaven (3) (build sandcastle low & high)
5 – Infinity (3+) (call friends – scoop & dump into lower hand)
6 – Harmony (6) (play with beach ball – top & bottom)
PART III Move Qi
Purpose: Clear stagnation. Replenish Qi stores.
1 – Draw Down Rainbow Sun (3+) (using breath – clear thoughts, emotion, body – arms up outside & down middle palms down)
2 – Fill 3 Centers (same motion, fill forehead, heart, lower dantien)
3 – Stand in Rainbow Sun (stand in ball, in pores, store energy in body parts)
4 – Heal with Rainbow Sun (specific part, kidney-tired, lower dantien – full body)
5 – Stand in Stillness (hands on lower dantien)
PART IV Close
Purpose: Seal in qi after cultivation.
1 – Rub hands together, place palms over eyes, roll each direction (6)
2 – Rub hands, massage face (3)
3 – Run fingers over scalp (3), cup hands & pat scalp (3)
4 – Massage ears until hot, hot, hot
5 – Massage back of neck (C7) & shoulders each side
6 – Seal in Rainbow Sun energy with brush down. (front to feet, down arms, kidney down legs & up inner leg to groin)
Close feet, smile, have a wonder-filled day.