The six syllable secret is an ancient form of qi gong that uses specific mouth shapes during exhalation
to regulate and energize the various organs and energy systems of the human being.|
In the book titled The Maintenance and Extension of Life, by the famous fifth century physician Tao Hung-jing it is described as follows:
"One should take iar in through the nose and let it out slowly through the mouth… There in one way to breath in and six ways of expelling breath out. The six ways of expelling breath are represented by the syllables hsu,(shoo) her, hoo, (who) sss, (hiss) chway, and shee. The six ways of exhalation can cure illness: to expel heat, one uses Chway, to expel cold, one uses hoo, to relieve tension, use shee, to release anger, use her, to dispel malaise, use hsu; to regain equilibrium, use sss."
When the resonance between the vibratory pitch of the exhalation through the mouth and throat and the frequency of specific internal organ-energy systems harmonize, then fresh energy flows freely to these organs and energy systems opening the meridians, expelling stagnant energy, and restoring optimum balance.
Important practice points:
It is very important to relax the body, calm the mind and regulate the breath before beginning practice. To properly prepare for practice please:
· Stand in the horse stance, muscles and joints relaxed, arms hanging loosely at your side, head held as though suspended from a string, chin slightly drawn in, with a straight line running from the crown of your head through the perineum and on down to the soles of the feet.
· Take several deep-cleansing breaths to remove stagnant qi and calm the mind.
· Practice each syllable at least six times, but do not sound them out load. Aspirate each syllable silently in the throat, and use your mind to regulate and guide its frequency of vibration into the related organ.