Day 13 of 21 Days without Food.

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Qigong for Weight Loss Case Study: Day 13

As a beginner to Qigong practice, learning to connect to and draw energy into the dantian is the most fundamental practice. All other progress in creating and balancing Qi flow will grow from there. 

Today I’ll introduce another valuable energy expanding & multiplying technique known as “Swirling Qi: Expanding Variation.” This video demonstrates one of the many energy gathering techniques in my new Amazon Kindle book, “Qigong for Weight Loss.”

Before delving deeply into this practice, it’s a good idea to be familiar with connecting to the dantian. I’ve created this playlist on my YouTube channel: “Dantian Qi Charging,” which contains all of the videos that I’ve created that focus on the dantian (sometimes spelled tan tien). 

Before proceeding with Swirling Qi, make sure you are familiar with connecting to and activating the dantian. If you’re a complete beginner to Qigong, watch the Dantian Qi Charging playlist above. If you have some experience with Qigong, then proceed with this technique. 

In today’s video I demonstrate a powerful energy gathering technique. This practice is best performed at the end of a Qigong practice session. You can combine it with any form of Qigong at the end of the session when you are storing Qi (chi) to your tan tien. 

Note: This blog post is also a supplement to the video above, so be sure to watch the video for the full story 🙂

Application of Swirling Qi

This practice also can work as a standalone practice for multiplying your energy. The practice utilizes a spiral pattern of 36 revolutions outward from the dantian and then reversing the direction and bringing the Qi back in in 24 revolutions. 

Keeping a ratio of 3/2, the 36/24 revolutions can be modified to 72/54, 108/72, or 324/216. You can also go by feeling and bring the energy in in approximately ⅔ of the time that you expanded it out with greater speed. 

You can also incorporate the Swirling Qi Expanding Variation into a cycle of the microcosmic orbit. Begin a microcosmic energy circulation orbit and end it at the tan tien. After completing a microcosmic orbit, practice the expand the Qi outward and draw it back inwardly according to the method described in the video above. You can do this for 3 repetitions, using greater multiples each time for a profoundly powerful effect!

This will generate a tremendous amount of energy to your tan tien. This practice utilizes the Qi Spiral, one of the fundamental practices of Spinning Universe Qigong, the form of Qigong that this website was created to teach. 

To learn more about Spinning Universe Qigong, sign up for the free “Discovering Qi,” 36 day introductory course. This course covers a complete system of Qigong that you can use for the rest of your life to improve your health and live more energetically.

Day 13 Without Food: Timeline

Day 13 happened on April 4th, 2020. There wasn't anything new to report regarding my fasting experience. I slept a little more because it felt good to do so. Other than that, I've been maintaining high energy without any desire for food.

Here’s what I did during day 13:

7-8:00 am

Did about 45 minutes of Qigong practice. I'm feeling very filled with less Qigong. How much Qigong is enough? Paying attention to your body will tell you 😉


I weighed in at 213.9. That's 24 pounds since day 1!

Relaxed with my wife, watched a movie, and did a little bit of work around the house.


Took a nap! It's been a very busy week with all of the work that I've done on the website and taking a nice long nap felt amazing! 

3-6 pm

Created today's video and blog post after following the Qigong for Weight Loss practices from the book that this case study is based on.

6-10:30 pm

Went for a nice long walk around the neighborhood after my wife ate dinner. Came home and spent some quality time together before going to sleep  Another wonderful day!

Final Thoughts About Day 13:

It’s been relatively easy to fast while practicing Qigong. Today I shared one of my absolute favorite techniques for multiplying my energy and storing it for later use in the dantian.

This method has been so effective that it usually lasts me 3 days if I forget to do any other Qigong, and don’t eat any food. This technique is well worth taking the time to practice, it is very transformative!

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