Circulating Qi

Qigong Fundamental Concepts – Circulating Qi Part 1

Bai Hui (DU 20) is located at the crown point on the top of the head. It is the most Yang location of the body. The name means “100 convergences” referring to the various connections unifying at the top of head. One of the major pathway is from the Du Mai Governing Vessel that ascends up the back.
The top of the head is Yang. Fire Qi naturally ascends and dissipates outward. In practice, this Yang Qi is lead back downward along the front of the body, reversing it’s natural upward and outward course. Instead of wasting energy, it is conserved and recycled. The expression is “Sink the Qi to the (lower) Dantian”.