Recently, for the 2-3 hours following my Qigong sessions this week I've become aware of 'spikes'in my emotional energy.
These literally take the form of a mini anxiety attack, a clenching of the nervous system, often lasting just a second or two, although there is no cause apparent to me and up until the last week or so I had no idea that it was even happening.
Still it is obvious to me now, and the good news is that being aware of this gives my the chance to smooth my emotions before my nervous system gets away from me, and eventually in time, to get to the root of the issue.
And that is the point. You need to have some level of personal awareness of what's going on with your body and energy before you can make improvements. If for instance,someone tells me that I'm holding tension in part of myself, leaning this way or that or perhaps my breath is interrupted, and I hadn't the faintest idea that this was even happening, before fixing the problem I have got to feel what is going on in myself for myself.
As my perceptions improve, a few weeks later I'll be asking myself, 'How did I ever miss that', as what was once a subtle or imperceptible sensation becomes gross and obvious.
So, on to the next thing...