How I Create Chi Balls


Universal Energy or “Chi” as it is known in many cultures, is the life force that animates all life and permeates everything around us. Chinese practitioners have been working with chi energy for more than 3,000 years in martial arts, in the body, mind and soul healing.

Anyone who is good at working with energy can easily create an ‘Energy Ball’ or ‘Chi Ball’ – a consciously created ball of contained Universal Energy. A Chi ball is one of the simplest and effective ways to use Chi, because you just will or give intent to the energy that forms the Chi Ball, and that intent creates the power to change or influence. You control the energy that goes into the Chi Ball, and everything that goes into it – colour, size, intent, images. Once it is created, you can disconnect and it can stand alone ready to be sent to where you desire, be it, your own body, distant healing of another, to other people to solve issues, to make your mood better, protection, or more.

Whilst the exercises below are just the basics, once you are more adept you can move onto just visualising the creation of a Chi Ball.

Breathing Chi:

The easiest way to start creating Chi Balls is with your breath. Chi is breath or air in Chinese, so feeling Chi will be easier and more effective.

Firstly, think about your intent of the Chi Ball

  1. I’d suggest sitting on a chair or yoga sitting posture to start with
  2. Close your eyes, relax your arms and place them palms up slightly facing each other
  3. Take a deep breathe through your nose, feel your belly float up and draw your breath into your lower abdomen…like you are storing it there
  4. Keep your breath smooth, easy and regular. You are now in the present moment.  Remember energy follows intention, so keep your focus.
  5. Visualise the air flowing through the path you want it to follow – start breathing the energy you are drawing in, down your arms and into your palms, feeling the energy coming out of them

Creating a Chi Ball

Firstly, think about your intent of the Chi Ball

  1. Sit comfortably
  2. Close your eyes, focus on your breath for 5 minutes or as you need (as described above)
  3. Breathe through your nose and breathe out through your palms
  4. Bring your hands out in front of you (chest height), palms facing one another. Bring the hands together but without touching. Hold them close and feel as the energy you are breathing into your palms is building.
  5. Now, slowly bring your hands further apart (4 inches or so)
  6. Mold the Chi energy with your hands and mind to create a round ball. Keep breathing through your nose and exhaling out your palms, and feel the energy building.
  7. Move your hands away from each other then back together again slowly. After a while you feel the Chi – I liken it to a pressure, or slight tension, when two magnets oppose each other.

I like to imagine that the Chi is like a balloon in my hands, that as I exhale out through the palms, the balloon is being inflated with Chi energy.

If you wish you can now empower yourself by gently pushing the Chi Ball into your Solar Plexus. Gently push the ball and feel its energy pulsing, whilst taking a deep breath and directing the energy to flow through out your body. Pay attention to where it flows and give thanks to the Universal Energy that IS.

Practice makes perfect, so you could try and spend 10-20 minutes a day, and it will become easier to feel. Once you are more confident you can add colours, size and images if you like, that compliment your intention.

If you would like to read more about Chi or Ki as it is also known, in a healing capacity, please see my blog piece on Ki Energy.


4 responses »

  1. I’ve been practicing this for a little while now and it really is amazing. At one point, I felt great het between my hands, and just out of curiosity I pushed my hands together really hard and got a shooting pain up my left arm and then it went numb. It is incredible what our bodies can do.

  2. A lovely piece, and very well written. I have experienced this energy many times over my life without exploring it further.

    I can’t help but wish that we lived closer so as to practise this together. There are not many like you around where I live, or if there are, I do not know of them.

    I would like to add this practice to my regular schedule though. Thanks for sharing 🙂

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