Direction for Training Qigong

“Those with lingering kidney disorder can face south during the Yin period (3-5am) quietly with no distractions”. Because the Yin period pertains to the spring-wood and relates to the liver, training of qi during this period,i.e., “the early spring” period when the Shaoyang Channels are vigorous, will render the exuberant wood (liver) to control earth (spleen) to prevent earth from inter-restraining water (kidney), which “enables water (kidney) to develop and become healthy” just as the saying goes, “Kidney diseases heal in spring (Yin period)” On the other hand, the intrinsic qi is in the Lung Channel in the Yin period and because the lung-metal can generate kidney-water, “the kidney deficiency can be cured by reinforcing its mother” (the kidney and the lung are child-mother relationships). It is generally believed the practising qigong facing south and east is helpful to yang while facing west and north helpful to yin