Shui Gong or Sleeping Meditation is exactly that: you meditate in your sleep. The obvious benefit is that it saves time; as well, it is good for problem solving, stimulating creativity and developing spiritual energy.
A simple but not necessarily an easy technique to master, I wrote this ecourse when one of my frequent visitors stumbled onto a website of a self-proclaimed “qigong master” exaggerating the benefits of sleeping meditation. Not only was the “master” charging an outrageous price in exchange for lessons, but the incorrect postural alignment of the sleeping practitioner and the exaggerated claims made by the writer gave me the impression that he did not really understand what sleeping meditation was and what it entailed.
I wrote this ecourse to dispel some of the claims being circulated: though it has its benefits, Shui Gong is neither very esoteric nor much of a secret practice; neither does it turn you into an instant psychic healer or clairvoyant. Anyone can learn it — it’s not very difficult, though it may take some time to master. Indeed, I don’t consider myself a master of anything, but I benefited from the technique when I was but a teenager!