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How to use Ki/Chi Energy and Why You Should Use It

Updated on October 15, 2011
All credit for this picture goes to the awesome website that posted it. I take absolutely no credit for the picture. Oh, and it's not actually a picture of Ki, just something to give you an idea of what Ki is.
All credit for this picture goes to the awesome website that posted it. I take absolutely no credit for the picture. Oh, and it's not actually a picture of Ki, just something to give you an idea of what Ki is. | Source

Many people do not know what Ki (I will call it Ki from now on just because I prefer it over Chi) is, let alone how to use it. I believe the world could be a better place if everyone, or mostly everyone, knew how to use this energy. Now, I am by no means an expert on Ki, as I am still learning. I just felt the need to educate more people about it since it has really improved my life. You are probably wondering: What on Earth is Ki? Or maybe you are thinking: Ki is just fake magic and it goes against my religion. I will answer that first question right now, and that second one is completely wrong (unless of course your religion is strictly against Ki).

Ki is a physical energy that is in every living and nonliving thing - humans, animals, plants, the Earth, water, and even the air. ANYONE can use it - they just have to learn how. That is what this article is mainly about. But before we get into how to actually use Ki, I want to briefly explain why you should use it.

You are likely wondering why you should use Ki. Fortunately, that is an easy question for me to answer! It really helps you concentrate and focus on things, it can heal wounds, and you can use it offensively for Martial Arts or self-defense. My life has changed for the better because of Ki, so I wanted to spread this good change to other people who want it.

Now, time to use Ki! The most basic thing everyone should start with is making a Ki Ball. This is basically a ball of pure Ki energy that you bring out from your Tan Tien (Ki storage), which is located an inch or two below the navel (belly button). The main part of your body that you will bring Ki out of is your hands.

Ki control is controlled by your visualization and willpower. In order to control and use Ki, you must visualize it and believe in it 100%. It is nearly impossible to use Ki if you do not believe that it is real. All you really need to do in order to move Ki around your body is to visualize any form of energy that you imagine Ki as (I imagine it as a bright ball of white light with a blue aura around it, similar to a Kamehameha from Dragonball Z), and imagine that energy moving to certain parts of your body. However, you must always remember these two rules: Do NOT force the energy to go too fast. Be patient and take your time with it. And do NOT make the energy go outside your body to go to another part of it. Ki is physical energy and should only be brought out of your body when you're going to use it on/for something outside of it.

If you are having trouble concentrating and controlling your Ki, then I know of two focus exercises (I found these on a website, so I take NO credit for these exercises at all) that can really help you concentrate better:

The first concentration exercise requires a candle or a very dim source of light that you can stare at without hurting your eyes. Stare at the candle fire (or other source of light) for a minute or two, then turn around and focus on the image of that light still being there for as long as possible. The longer it takes to lose concentration or sight of the light, the better you are at concentrating. I have never tried this exercise before, so I honestly don't know if it will work, but it doesn't hurt to try.

The second concentration exercise requires no more than an object to focus on. All you have to do is stare at an object for as long as you can with your eyes focused on the object. If your eyes go out of focus, then you have lost concentration on the object. Again, the longer this takes, the better at concentration you are.

Alright, now for the very good part! The first and most basic way you should use Ki for is by making a Ki Ball. As I said already, a Ki Ball is a sphere of pure Ki Energy. To create one, you put your hands in a cupped shape like this ( 0 ) where the "()"'s are your hands and the "0" is the Ki Ball. You can spread your fingers together, or you can keep them together. It is all just your own personal preference. After your hands are in position, keep them relaxed and try not to move them at all. Now, imagine the energy in your Tan Tien going (slowly) up your abdomen (stomach), up your torso (chest), and splitting in half and going down your arms, into your hands. After this, visualize the Ki coming out of your hands and forming a ball. If you felt throbbing, heat, pressure, or tingling (even if the feeling is very slight), then you have made a Ki ball! You most likely weren't able to see it. Yes, it is possible to make it visible, but only after a practicing/training with Ki for a long time (I heard it takes a year or more). I haven't made mine visible yet, but when my friend passes his hand in between mine, he says he feels some heat. You can ask other people to pass their hands (slowly) between yours when you're making a Ki ball and tell you if they feel anything if you want to see how strong your Ki is.

There are many other uses for Ki, but I have only taught you the basics. If you would like to learn more, then click on this link:

I do not own the website, and I have nothing to do with it, so I take no credit for the website at all. This is where I learned to use Ki. It has very good information, so I hope you find it useful! Please let me know what you would like me to write about next. Thanks!


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    • profile image 2 years ago

      I have to say the picture you have is pretty close to what I saw but it was a dimmer light with has and a bubble around it. We all have the power to make and see the ball. I just say this for pointers, just when you think you are concentratring enough to see the ball, go even further by circling the energy around your head to deepen your concentration. And soon you will see a spiral of color form and get bigger. You can also touch people with qi and yes I do play games with my kids who guess right.

    • profile image 2 years ago

      I can see the psi ball on the first try, and as long as I focus it will be there.

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      john 2 years ago

      i need help learning ki i do believein it but i,m doing some wrong

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      Gokus pinus 2 years ago

      All you turds are just fanboys from dragon ball z, what ki really is inspiration to concentrate

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      Goku 3 years ago

      I stayed in the charging position for a long tine and then when i stoped my hands were red and hot and i nearly fainted

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      theguy 3 years ago

      Ehen I attempted to use ki my hands just became ice cold any answers to that

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      cyberpunk 3 years ago

      You guys just keep training. Just wait until you can move physical objects.

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      goku 4 years ago

      for how much time we have to charge our ki

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      Guestofki 4 years ago

      So I just tried this my hands are throbbing bad hot so I'm going to keep using ki

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      Speeda 4 years ago

      I learned about ki years ago when I was 14 or 13 I think (im 17 now, almost 18) and I used to be able to create a solid ki ball. My brother would be able to feel my pressure and my heat when he put his hands slowly near the ki ball. But I stopped doing it and now I cant make a ki ball anymore :( Tips? or advice?

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      awesomekid 4 years ago

      Ki is awesome I wish that I can do galick gun :)

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      Kyle Rooms 5 years ago

      It worked so how do u use it for self-defense

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      Derp 5 years ago

      I tried the second concentration method on a little bronze bowl, and since I didn't have anyone to test if there was heat between my hands, I used the bowl to test it... After I was done, I felt the bowl and it was really hot... It felt sort of like a lightbulb... Looked at the bottom and there actually was a tiny singe mark there that hadn't been there before... My life may have just become more epic. XD

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      Ki master 5 years ago

      I sometimes use ki for a massage XD

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      chris 5 years ago

      does anyone live in Chicago that can teach me how use ki like in dragon ball

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      deeu7dg 5 years ago


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      wolverine rj 5 years ago

      I tried to get the ball of ki, then when I got to try (that was when I felt a warmth in round) my body was hot and my nails had darkened

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      Meital 5 years ago

      I find learning this kind of stuff fun and interesting I tried to do the ball thing and when I stopped my hand was sweating badly it felt like as if something hot was in the middle of the hands I want to learn how to control my chi as much as possible and when I'll learn how to control it I'll later learn how to use it for healing or martial arts I can't wait! :)

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      Angelo 5 years ago from 3rd Dimension, 4th Dimension(sometimes)

      In p.e i use ki to increase my speed. but not going beyond a human rate of course

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      Angelo 5 years ago from 3rd Dimension, 4th Dimension(sometimes)

      The hera or Tan Tien as you call it, is a weak extraction point. The solar plexus which is above the stomach and the forehead are the best extraction points .

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      guest dude 5 years ago

      once i was in a fight and i was pinned to the ground then i started to focuz on a picture in my head and i was ablt to lift myself up and throw the guy 1o feet. i knew that was probably ki

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      んなと絵 6 years ago

      I experienced ki before once in my life. It was cardio day in p.e. and I was running by myself. But gradually I began to only focus on running and then I felt a weird throb in my legs. I was running non-stop for about 20 laps, but my concentration broke when there was a crowd of walkers in front of me.

      By the time I stopped I was exhausted. I googled it and apparently I used up too much of my Ki... XD

      But I will never forget that amazing moment. Never.

      People say this stuff goes against God, calling it evil and such...

      If you guys ever played videogames, you would know that using cheats or getting help makes the game a lot more boring because we don't figure it out ourselves. It's human instinct!

      And that's just it- God gave us that instinct to look further. To try to solve all the puzzles, and find all the secret passages and bonus rounds in life! To defeat the monsters using our own strategies!

      The partial reason he isn't here on earth right now is because he doesn't want us to ask him for all the answers, like we do on the Internet!

      Wow. I'm 13 years old and I think I just discovered a piece to the puzzle of The Meaning Of life. O_O

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      jikdak 6 years ago

      i don't how to use ki but i want to learn how to use it


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