Bone Breathing and Marrow Washing

Bone Breathing is one of the main practices of Cosmic Healing Chi Kung. This is a method of drawing external Chi through the skin into the bones to help replenish the bone marrow, thereby reactivating the production of white blood cells. Sending Chi into the bones will enhance functioning of the immune system. This process also helps to clean out fat in the bone marrow Washing the Marrow , one of the main causes of osteoporosis brittleness of the bones.

Stimulate the Pancreas

When you concentrate on the Chi-chung adrenal gland , you also activate or stimulate the pancreas. Like the adrenal glands, the pancreas is involved in blood sugar level and concentration on this point may have a normalizing effect. Whether this can help those who have diabetes would have to be born out by extended tests with many subjects under controlled conditions for a considerable period of time. However, without doubt, there would be improvement in the condition. As you continue...

Combined Practice Warm Up Exercises

Lymphatic Drainage Massage

Rotating the sacrum is an excellent exercise to open the lower back and activate the spinal cord. Place one hand over the sacrum and the other over the pubic bone. Rotate the sacrum in a circle, 36 times in each direction. This movement activates the sacral pump. Inhale and expand the chest, arms bent at the elbows and extended to the sides of the body. Exhale, tuck the tailbone under you and round the back, bringing the elbows toward one another in front of the chest. Smile. Inhale, expand the...

Wu Chi the first position

Wuji Posture

All Zhan Zhuang training begins with this position, which is profoundly important. Even at extraordinarily advanced levels of exercise, we begin with a period of quiet standing in the Wu Chi position - the position of primal energy. The Wu Chi position involves simply standing still. It is an opportunity to pay careful attention to the tensions in your body and its nervous system. At the same time it becomes a moment of powerful, deep relaxation in your day. Simple as it may seem, this opening...

The Master And Coupled Points

Tan Tien Breathing Qigong

To learn the four sets of Master and Couple Points. To activate these by simple sequences of touching them. To turn the whole Eight Extraordinary Meridians on, in a quick and immediate way. To gain instant access to your Qi Energy. Overview and Explanation The following is an abbreviated, but advanced, form of the Eight Extraordinary Meridian practice, using a group of points called the Master and Coupled points. This practice is the result of personal exploration and experience by the author...

The Wind Path

In Wind Path Qi circulation, once the Qi is built up in the Lower Dan Tian, the practitioner will lead the Qi to circulate in the opposite direc-Figure 1-5 t'on as the Fire Path Figure 1-6 . There are many reasons for doing this 1. To cut down the excess Qi circulation Fire to the internal organs. 2. To slow down the natural Qi circulation in the Conception and Governing Vessels if they have become too positive due to sickness, injury, or any other reason. 3. One of the Qigong practices is to...

Principles of Nei Dan Qigong

Ming Men Mai

As was explained before, the method in which Qi is generated in the Dan Tian or Qihai and then guided by the mind to circulate through the entire body is called Nei Dan. The location of the Dan Tian is about one and a half inches directly below the navel. The name Dan Tian means Field of Elixir and is used by Daoist meditators. The name Qihai is used by acupuncturists and means Sea of Qi. The Dan Tian is considered to be the original source of a person's energy, because the embryo uses the...

Huiyin and Anus Coordination

Chi Kung Solar Plexus Point

After you have practiced the abdominal exercises for about 3-5 weeks, you may feel your abdomen get warmer every time you practice. After continued practice, the abdomen will start to tremble and shake each time you start the fire. This means that Chi has accumulated at the Dan Tien and is about to overflow. At this time you should start to coordinate your breathing and abdominal movement with the movement of your Huiyin literally Meet the Yin cavity and anus to lead the Chi to the tailbone...

Regulating the Body Tyau Shenn

Regulating the Body is called Tyau Shenn in Chinese. This means to adjust your body until it is in the most comfortable and relaxed state. This implies that your body must be centered and balanced. If it is not, you will be tense and uneasy, and this will affect the judgement of your Yi and the circulation of your Chi. In Chinese medical society it is said (When) shape (body's posture) is not correct, then the Chi will not be smooth. (When) the Chi is not smooth, the Yi (Mind) will not be...

Three Secrets of Practicing Qigong Effectively

Countless different Qigong and meditation exercises exist. All teach the basic idea of using consciousness to go into the emptiness where thoughts ultimately cease or greatly diminish and sensory connections to our bodies fade. We and everything in our world are all from the emptiness and will go back to the emptiness. It is a state of pure energy where we are one with the universe. Our bodies naturally direct us to the emptiness. When we get sick, for example, the first place we go is not to...

Cleansing And Energizing

Pranic Energy

IN P RANIC H EALING, there are two basic principles cleansing and energizing the patient's bioplasmic body w ith prana or v ital e nergy. It is by cleansing or re moving t he d iseased bioplasmic matter from the affected chakra and the diseased organ, and by energizing them with sufficient prana or vital energy, that healing is accomplished. These two basic principles are the very foundation of pranic healing. The whole p rocess m ay be repeated over and over again u ntil the bioplasmic body is...

Anus Region is divided into Five Parts

Urogenital Diaphragm Female

The anus is divided into five regions a middle. b front, c back, d left, and e right. Fig. 2.19 The middle of the anus Chi is connected with the organs as follows the vagina-uterus, the aorta and vena cava, stomach, heart, thyroid and parathyroids, pituitary gland, pineal and top of the head. Fig. 2.20 The front of the anus Chi is connected with the following organs the prostate gland, bladder, small intestine, stomach, thymus gland, and front part of the brain. Fig. 2.21 a and b Anal Sphincter...

Chapter Three Smile Softly to Overcome the Hard

Will The Inner Teeth Fall

The teeth are hard and fall out the tongue is soft and remains. An infant's natural inner smile is one reminder to adults of what they have lost and are spiritually seeking to restore. Photo Sonja Bosic celebrates her 1st birthday with an ecstatic Inner Smile. Her mother Emilee says Sonja's spirit first came to me in vision at a group Daoist meditation a few days before I conceived. I did Inner Smile with her all through pregnancy. Since she was born, I feel her Inner Smile beaming back to me...

Clinical Manifestations

The patient feels pain at one side or both sides of the waist, sometimes the pain is severe and sometimes weaker. It becomes worse after a long period of standing or sitting or overwork. After a rest, the pain will be relieved. Sometimes the patient may also have such symptoms as scoliosis, lumbar muscle spasms and lower limb Practise l or 2 times a day, 15 to 30 minutes each time. See the previous section of prolapse of lumbar intervertebral disc. 2) Breath-adjusting and Waist-strengthening...

Practical Qigong For Home Health Care

The purposes of home care Qigong are the curing of disease and prolonging of life. Though there are many kinds of home care Qigong, the main division of techniques comes between neigong internal exercise and waigong external exercise . Those practised mainly in a quiescent state are called internal exercise or quiescent exercise, characterized by concentrating attention on Dantian the elixir field in concert with inhalation, exhalation and holding of breath in order to stimulate qi vital energy...

Wild Goose or Dayan Qigong

Dayan Kong

Beginners learn the first set which consists of 64 movements. It usually takes four and a half months to learn the entire set. The second set is reserved for experienced students who have taken the first set at least two times. It also consists of 64 movements. The class is taught by Master Hui Liu. The Dayan Qigong set is based on the movements of the wild goose. It is structured in a way that enhances the circulation of qi. Qi is a Chinese word whose concept is difficult to translate. Qigong...

What Is Feng Shui

Feng shui is a practical form of geomancy used in daily life in Taiwan, Hong Kong, and Okinawa (Japan's southern most island) even today. Feng means wind, and shui water in Chinese. It is a system of thought combined by the physiognomy of a house and a grave, the aspect of a piece of land as an environmental assessment, a theory of location like a city plan, gardens, and a theory of movement that suggests placement of furniture, where indoor plants should be placed, where the bathroom should...

Bao Yi Shang Shan X Tiger Climbs the Mountain

Qigong Wealth

Yi means oneness and it stands for the Dao. Holding the oneness means living in the Dao. Shang means elevate, climb, or rise. Shan means mountain. The mountain symbolizes Qi. Mountains are high and close to Heaven. They are sacred places where hermits engage in spiritual cultivation and connect and communicate with Heaven. The symbolic meaning of this movement is that we should learn how to retreat from a busy life. Movement Pivot back to the right with your left palm...

Illustrations of Postures

Back Muscles Tendons Lungs Connection

Designed to strengthen the pinky and thumb fingers, Holding the Golden Urn joins the pinky fingers to a line which runs up and around the ears at which location is housed one of the two major cranial bones , down the sides and to the small toes Fig. 3.83 a , and strengthens the thumb line by joining it to the cranial bone, to the chest, to the navel and down to the big toes. Fig. 3.83 b . These two lines are very important in holding the muscle tendons and bone structures together. When...

Muscle Tendon Meridians

Person Facing Away

There are 12 muscle-tendon meridians in the body. These exist along the surfaces of the muscles and tendons, running from joint to joint. Unlike the other meridians, these do not connect with any internal organs. They seem to be primarily involved in the gross utilization of energy with which the musculature is associated. Here, however, there is far greater efficiency that is, minimized effort with increased energy output than is ordinarily presumed to be normal. Muscle-tendon meridians...

By Master Liu Xing Han

Taoist Master With Student

The internal styles of traditional Chinese kung fu, the netchia ch 'uan, are the more rare and mysterious of the martial arts and, when fully developed, extremely powerful and effective.2 These are the styles of Ba Gua (Pa Kua) Zhang, Xing Yi (hsing I) Quan, and t'ai chi ch'uan. In my youth, when I first began to study martial arts, I thought their purpose was only physical exercise and self-defense. My Ba Gua companions and I often played games to see who could remember more and we...

Pulmonary Ventilation

An important notion to introduce is the Pulmonary Ventilation VE , it is defined as the amount of air breathed per breath. VE Breath rate RR X Tidal Volume TV , VE is measured in liter of air per minute TV amount of air breathed per breath Normal TV 500ml 1 2 liter VE 6 l min at rest Increasing either or both TV or and RR can increase VE as with exercise Max VE can be increased 20-25 fold 120-150 l m How does our body know how much breathing it needs to do What factors control the rate and...

Mantak Chia

Master Mantak Chia is the creator of the Universal Tao System and is the director of the Universal Tao Center and Tao Garden Health Resort and Training Center in the beautiful northern countryside of Thailand. Since childhood he has been studying the Taoist approach to life. His mastery of this ancient knowledge, enhanced by his study of other disciplines, has resulted in the development of the Universal Tao System which is now being taught throughout the world. Mantak Chia was born in Thailand...

Shooting the Hawk by Drawing the Bow Tight Do This Twice With Your Left and Right

Tai Chi For Seniors

Step out into a horseback riding stance. Bring your hands together at your lower abdomen level as if holding a small ball. Raise the ball to chest level Photo 53 . Shift your weight to your right leg and turn your torso to face the right side. Extend the hands to the right side, the right hand extending out, index and middle finger pointing at your target the left hand, formed into a fist, pulling the imaginary string Photo 54 . Pull the bowstring taut, back to the center of your chest, tensing...

Da Mos Yi Jin Jing Exercises

Facial Tightening Exercises

Da Mo Figure 2-1 , whose last name was Chadili . and who was also known as Bodhidarma, was a prince of a small tribe in southern India. From the fragments of historical records that exist it is believed he was born about 483 A.D. At that time India was considered a spiritual center by the Chinese, since it was the source of Buddhism, which was becoming very influential in China. Many of the Chinese emperors either sent priests to India to study Buddhism and bring back scriptures, or else they...

Circulation Exercise Zhoutian Gong

This exercise is also known as Large Circulation of Qi Da Zhou Tian , Small Circulation of Qi Xiao Zhou Tian , and Exercise for Formation of Active Substance in the Body Net Dan Shu . Only Small Circulation of Qi is described in this section. Functions Strengthens the immune and circulatory systems and preserves health. Method Sit cross-legged on a bed or upright on a stool. Pull in the chest and keep the spinal column straightened. Keep your neck straight by picturing a light object on the...

Da Cheng Chuan Fighing Seqeunce

How You Make Circles With Your Arms

All fields of human activity - physical, mental and spiritual -depend on the power of our energy. Properly concentrated, it can generate tremendous creativity and dynamism. All human beings are capable of manifesting far higher levels of energy than is normally assumed. This book introduces you to the ait of awakening this extraordinary capacity already latent in your body and mind. The techniques for personal development in this book have traditionally been practiced in the martial arts. But...

Chapter Five Guided Inner Smile Meditation

Dylan Eakin

Whatsunshine is to flowers, smiles are to humanity. Deep meditation allows the heart's inner soul to radiate an inner smile as an expression of self-realization. My kriya yoga teacher was allegedly in nirvakalpa samadhi for 45 years at time this photo was taken. Swami Hariharananda's powerful inner smile gave him the aura of a spiritual Santa Claus. He recently shifted dimensions at age 96.

About Taiwan

The Nationalist Chinese withdrew to Taiwan in 1949 with the Communist Chinese army at their heels. Traditional internal masters were not high on the priority list of those who would be selected to go to the island, especially since they lacked wealth and political influence. In the Nationalists' hasty (and ostensibly temporary) move to Taiwan, priority was given to the politicians, the military officials, and influential persons from the mainland. High preference was not given to the older kung...

Comprehensive Clinical Text

Jerry alan johnson, ph.D., D.T.C.M., D.M.Q. china Jampa Mackenzie Stewart, D.O.M., L.Ac The International Institute of Medical Qigong 2000 Jerry Alan Johnson, Ph.D., D.T.C.M., D.M.Q. China All rights reserved under the International and Pan-American copyright conventions. No part of this publication may be reproduced, stored in a retrieval system, or transmitted in any form or by any means, electronic, mechanical, photocopying, recording or otherwise, without the prior written permission of the...

Wu Chun Yuen

Wushu Fingers Work Out

He was still full of energy and he was talking about his impending move. Sifu was originally born Shandong Province in 1927. He moved to Beijing when he was in his early twenties and he worked making leather bags and cases. He made me a case for my swords which I still have today. He worked in this same factory for the next forty years, never changing his job. He was very patient to do these simple things and a very loyal worker. I remember looking at his palm one day. The lines on it were very...

Ill Effects Of Masterbyt

Tai Chi Dla Latkuw

Reiki is a traditional system of healing through the hands, which stimulates the self healing ability of the body, as it harmonises mental, emotional and spiritual aspects of the psyche. Reiki translates as universal life force , or spirit power from the Japanese the nearest term in Chinese is Ling Qi . ediscovered a century ago in Japan I by scholar Dr. Mikao, in obscure Sanskrit manuscripts, the original tradition of teaching Reiki Usui Shiki ARyoho follows a treatment procedure which engages...

Master Yun Hang Taichi

Tai Chi Chuan Yang Sau Cheung

Master Lam Kam Chuen has devoted his life to the classical arts of Chinese culture. He has brought these to the West, introducing Chinese health care to millions through his books, videos and TV appearances. A living example of Chinese holistic culture, Master Lam is accomplished in the Five Arts studied by the advisers to the imperial court. The Five Arts - San, Yi, Ming, Bok and Shang -comprise the Taoist and Buddhist arts, systems for internal medicine and health exercise, Feng Shui,...

Chronic Debilitating Pain

It was October 30th, 1993, when I finally spoke with a doctor about my on-going headache. I started with the nurse, telling her I needed help I was in great pain. She asked me to document my headaches and she would set up an appointment for me in two weeks. I explained to her that I had been documenting my headaches and they had moved from their usual seven to ten day adventures to even longer periods of time. I had officially begun counting the days as of October 1st, so the headache I was...

By Lawrence Young MD An Interview with S

Young I would like to do an extended study of people who meditate. It's a venture that would call for a lot of follow up. Were you to take a drug for a month or so it would be fairly safe but were you to take it for 5 years it would not be. In the same way, the medical field is very eager to learn about people who meditate for a lifetime. That might include people who have problems, what the nature of those problems are, how they get problems and what they do to be rid of them. I'd like to...

Boston Mass USA

Jiang Xian

YMAA Publication Center Main Office 617-323-7215 ymaa aol.com www.ymaa.com Copyright 2000 by Yang, Jwing-Ming Second Edition All rights reserved including the right of reproduction in whole or in part in any form. Publisher's Cataloging in Publication Qigong, the secret of youth Da Mo's muscle tendon and marrow brain washing classics Dr. Yang Jwing-Ming. -- 2nd ed. p. cm. Qigong in depth 2 Includes index. First ed. published in 1989 under title Muscle tendon changing and marrow brain washing...

Robin Rubenstein Qigong

Black And White Vietnam

Your creativity is a natural expression of your energy. When you cultivate your inner power, you are opening up your ability to work with the tremendous energy that surrounds you. This is the secret of the living arts, from parenting and cooking to singing, dancing and all the other performing arts. Your daily practice gradually enables your Chi to flow smoothly through your system. It opens your mind and heart and develops your sensitivity. You begin to be more intuitive and perceptive. You...

Collecting Qi to the Dantian Walking

Qigong Healing

ACUPUNCTURE POINT Ren Channel see page 64 and Laogong see page 59 Stand with your feet together and legs slightly bent. Place your hands at the Lower Dantian. the left hand over the right hand. Your back should be straight and arms loose. Step to the right side with the right foot and at the same time move the right arm out to the side of the body. Your right palm faces forwards and your left arm should stay by your side. Continue to move the right arm upwards to the Sky Eye see page 66 . As...

Chan Chi Ho

Qigong Hand Exercises

The story of one of Hong Kong's most famous Feng Shui masters continues Although Chan Chi Ho had to go to school and study, he did not give up studying with his great-uncle Chan Kung Po. Chan Kung Po was a very kind and gentle person, however with Chan Chi Ho he was very strict. He wanted Chan Chi Ho to recite many of the traditional Chinese 'Shu Suan' by heart. These were all written in the old style of Chinese writing which is very difficult for an adult to read, so Chan Chi Ho of course was...

Zhan Zhuang And Yiquan

Chi Gong Standing Meditation

The sages of ancient times used to stand on earth, supporting heaven, controlling yin and yang, breathing with essence of qi, standing alone, guarding spirit, with body being a one . This quote from Yellow Emperor's Inner Classics from about 3rd century B.C. is by many researchers seen as the earliest mention about zhan zhuang. However this method of cultivating health became really popular only in 20th century. Some exercises known as zhan zhuang used to be utilized by most of traditional...

Zhan Zhuang applied as medical treatment

Although trees do not move, they keep on growing endlessly, cumulating massiveness and strength during all their life. This is probably how, inspired by this amazing property of the Nature, in Ancient China, the training method of Zhan zhuang standing pole or standing post was created at the time where China mostly depending on its agriculture. Around 2700 years ago, the famous Chinese philosopher Guan Zi gt wrote If your upper body does not reflect any principle, if your lower body is not...

The Water Path

Water Path Qigong, which goes through the inside of the spine, is probably one of the highest levels of Qigong practice. Once you have built your Pre-birth Qi in the Lower Dan Tian, you use your mind and special training to lead the Qi into the Thrusting Vessel Chong Mai, flifli , the Qi reservoir which is located in the spinal cord Figure 1-7 . Marrow Brain Washing Qigong generates Qi through a different method than the other forms of Qigong. Its approach is to convert semen into Qi. The Qi...

Second Brain Chi Kung Tan Tien Chi Kung and the Power of the Inner Smile

Tan Tien Breathing

The process of internal transformation in the Universal Tao practice starts with the Inner Smile down to the lower brain located in the lower abdominal area. It is the key practice for keeping Chi pressure in the Lower Tan Tien and the whole body, and it is the most effective practice for keeping all energy path routes in the body open. Although the Inner Smile at first sight would appear to be an easy practice, it actually represents a great challenge. It holds in all its apparent simplicity a...

Lower Tan Tien Navel Awareness Mind

Tan Tien Tai Chi Chuan

Tan Tien and Universe Again, raise your hands and charge with the Chi into the universe. Your hands are very big, very long. The bones are hollow and compacted with compressed Universal Chi. Scoop the Chi from above and guide it down. Pour all the way down, down, down to the navel. Touch the navel, and focus on the Door of Life opposite on the spine between L2 L3. Touch and feel the Chi penetrate to the Door of Life Tan Tien and Universe. Feel the Chi penetrate...

Fifth Energy Center Ming Men Opposite Navel Point On Spine

Ming Men Localisation

This point is the Ming Men, the Door of Life. It is the midpoint of the kidney, between L2 and L3 on the vertebrae. It is at this point that kidney power is concentrated. The left kidney is Yin and the right is Yang and at the center point is a balance between the two. The Ming Men the main power point of the body then, is the harmony point, containing Yin power. When you concentrate here, the power rises up the back or descends to the feet. This helps to prevent some of the side effects that...

Three Centered Meditation

Cynthia Bourget Centered Meditation

What does meditation mean to you I asked a few people that don't do it, and aside from a one or two that thought it was nothing more than a waste of time, I got similar answers You sit in a motionless position with your legs crossed and do something with your hands - either put them on your knees or touch your fingers. You relax your body and close your eyes. Hopefully you think about Nothing, but if you do think about Something it should be either positive or about things that are bothering...

Rolling the arms

Rolling Habituation For Right Side

This is one of the full Taiji Quan movements. If you have done Taiji Quan before it will be easy, but if you are new to it you could move one hand first, then the other and finally both together. Once you get used to the movement you will like it because the sensation of Qi is very strong. Practising it will make your shoulders and neck flexible and you will lose weight. Because your hands are passing your chest it is also good for your lungs and heart. The more you move, the more you will...

Penetration Punch

Hard Qigong

This is a very fast and powerful punch and is quite difficult to block, as it is not quite straight or round. It is like a curved punch but on a much less arc. Once again you block to the left, Photo No. 149. Then the right fist flicks out due to the turning of the waist and turns so that the small finger is upward upon impact. Photo No. 150. In this section I have covered only a few of the easier punching techniques from t'ai chi. There are others of course but they should be taught...

Sitting Eight Pieces of Brocade

Standing Qigong Rubbing The Essence Gate

Bi Mu Jing Zuo Close eyes and sit still Secret Words Close eyes and sit with deep mind, hands hold firm, mind is calm, and think concentrate on the Shen spirit . Practice Sit with your legs crossed and concentrate on your solar plexus. Your head should feel as if it were suspended, and your chest loose and relaxed. The waist and spine are easy and comfortable. Hold your hands in your lap Figure 3-1 . Your mouth is closed and the teeth are touching slightly. Regulate your breathing so that it is...

Self Healing and Wholeness

Chi Healing

In the Taoist tradition, the lower body and its organs and functions are associated with earth, the higher body and its organs with heaven. Yet the spiritual body cannot be born and grow without being nourished by an unceasing supply of fresh Chi, generated in the lower body by the practice of Tan Tien Chi Kung. Tan Tien Chi Kung, as one of the basic practices of the Taoist approach to health and self-healing, has its roots in a particular world view at the very heart and root of Chinese...

Martial Chi Kung for Fighting

Chinese martial Chi Kung was probably not developed until Da Mo wrote the Muscle Tendon Changing Classic in the Shaolin Temple during the Liang dynasty 502-557 A.D. . When Shaolin monks trained Da Mo's Muscle Tendon Changing Chi Kung, they found that they could not only improve their health but also greatly increase the power of their martial techniques. Since then, many martial styles have developed Chi Kung sets to increase their effectiveness. In addition, many martial styles have been...

Appendix A Glossary of Chinese Terms

Together they mean massage. BaDuannGin Af3 Eight Pieces of Brocade. A Wai Dan Chi Kung practice which is said to have been created by Marshal Yeuh Fei during the Song dynasty 1127-1279 A.D. . BaKua A if Literally Eight Divinations. Also called the Eight Trigrams. In Chinese philosophy, the eight basic variations shown in the I Ching as groups of single and broken lines. BaKua Chang Eight Trigrams Palm. One of the internal Chi Kung martial styles, believed to have been...

The Qigong Six Healing Sounds

Healing Sounds Qigong

Discover an ancient Qigong Chi Kung treasure six movements, sounds and breaths that can increase your body's natural healing ability and give you unlimited health. Learn how. Qigong has been an integral part of Chinese culture since ancient China. This art, science and health maintenance system, practiced for thousands of years, uses stillness, movement, visualization, sound and breath in different combinations to strengthen, increase, generate, cleanse, refine, store, balance, circulate and...

Releasing the Tension in the Diaphragm

The Tan Tien

Many people have a stiff diaphragm which sticks to the rib cage. In order to be able to develop the Chi pressure, we should have a diaphragm that is loose and that can easily move up and down. To release the tension in the diaphragm, you can massage the diaphragm. a. You can massage under and along the rib cage from top to bottom. b. You put the middle fingers from the left hand with the palm facing upward, under the rib cage. Place your right hand on the lower part of the right rib cage and...

Other Popular Wai Dan Exercises

Wai Dan Huiyin Point

There are many other sets of Wai Dan exercises derived from Da Mo s sequence. In this section the most common Wai Dan sets will be introduced. These are the Open Palm Sequence, which moves power to the fingertips Moving Forms for coordinating breathing with movement of the arms, legs, and trunk and Eight Pieces of Brocade, a set of simple exercises well known throughout China. In addition, a set of Still Forms that can be used to develop stamina and flexibility are included. The open palm forms...

Opening the Three Tan Tiens

Opening the Three Tan Tiens to the Six Directions is just another one of the many resources the Taoist practitioner uses to connect with the universe. The practice combines the power of the mind with the extension of Chi. This combination allows our personal consciousness to directly connect to the patterns and matrices of energy in the universe. When we put our thoughts into the web of the universe, we transform the electromagnetic energy into a force that is accessible to us. The combination...

Form Nine The Green Dragon Stretching Out Paws

Pouncing Prey

The green dragon stretches its paws, With the left one following the right. The paws roll and tumble along the hypochondrium, 196 The right braves the wind forward, And the left cloud gateis exposed. Qi is fixed in the shoulders and back, And the waist and abdomen twist. While uttering xugently, The breath is regulated And the movements of dragon and tiger are imitated. Proceed from the last stance. Withdraw the left foot back to stand with feet shoulder width apart. Turn the left palm to face...

The Microcosmic Orbit The Small Heaven Meditation

Twelve Points Microcosmic Orbit

To activate and circulate your energy in two of the Eight Extraordinary Meridians - the Governor Meridian Du Mo up the center line of your back, and the Conception Meridian Ren Mo down the center line of your front. These two meridians divide the body into left and right, and affect every other energy channel and function, because they have 'Meeting Points' along them which influence and affect all of the other meridians. The following instructions have been simplified and modified for people...

Chapter Four Six Directional Movements

Qi Dao respects the philosophical principles of Yin and Yang common in Oriental schools of thought, which oppose as well as complement and balance each other. Like a magnet where the positive and negative poles cannot exist without each other, Yin and Yang movements need to work together to balance and synchronize the body and its energy field. In each spatial plane of movement, such as the mid-sagittal (Centerline), frontal (vertical) and transverse (horizontal) planes, there are directions...

The Fire Path

The Fire Path in Qigong is the most fundamental Nei Dan practice among the three. This path is used both by Qigong practitioners and martial artists. In the Fire Path, a practitioner usually builds his Qi in the Lower Dan Tian Field of Elixir, fl- through either abdominal breathing or purely through thinking. When the Qi is built up to a level, he will use his mind to lead the Qi to circulate through the Conception and Governing Vessels Ren Mai and Du Mai, frAfc . This path starts at the Lower...

Martial Arts And Chi From Abdomen

Practicing Taiji Ball

This exercise helps you to regain conscious control of the muscles in your abdomen. The lower Dan Tien is the main residence of your Original Chi. The Chi in your Dan Tien can be led easily only when your abdomen is loose and relaxed. The abdominal exercises are probably the most important of all the internal Chi Kung practices. To practice this exercise, squat down in the Horse Stance. Without moving your thighs or upper body, use the waist muscles to move the abdomen around in a horizontal...

Open the Arm and Leg Routes the Large Heavenly Cycle

Once you have completed the microcosmic orbit, and feel competent circulating the energy, you are ready to direct the power to the arms and legs in addition to the main body trunk. 1. Begin with the basic orbit, concentrating on the navel until you feel warmth or energy, directing the chi down to the Hui-yin perineum , up the spine to the Pai-hui crown of head , and through the tongue and palate back to the navel. Stop at the navel to collect more energy, then direct the power once more to the...

Swimming Dragon Qigong Images

After you have finished holding the back of your legs, lift up both hands to the sides, breathe in and lift up all your toes. Put your hands on the Futu points. Fig 6-9 ii. Close both hands. Then put the right Laogong point on the Guanyuan point and the left hand should grab the shoulder, so the Laogong point touches it. Meanwhile, breathe out and the toes should grab the ground. Turn the head to the left as if you are looking at the Big Dipper in the sky. Fig 10 iii. Then bring both hands...

Human Architecture

The Structure Human Energy

Human architecture is based on a series of circles and triangles. These have the strength to carry considerable weight, yet keep your body flexible. You can think of your entire body as a pyramid, with a solid base and a much smaller apex. The three circles represent your head, torso and lower body. The tiny circles represent your neck and waist, supporting the structure while giving you the flexibility around which the larger spheres turn and roll. Within the principal pyramid structure, your...

From the Han Dynasty to the Beginning of the Liang Dynasty BC AD

Because many Han emperors were intelligent and wise, the Han dynasty was a glorious and peaceful period. It was during the Eastern Han dynasty c. 58 A.D. that Buddhism was imported to China from India. The Han emperor became a sincere Buddhist, and Buddhism soon spread and became very popular. Many Buddhist meditation and Chi Kung practices, which had been used in India for thousands of years, were absorbed into the Chinese culture. The Buddhist temples taught many Chi Kung practices,...

Regulating the Mind

It is said in Daoist society When large Dao is taught, first stop thought when thought is not stopped, the lessons are in vain. 0 This means that when you first practice Qigong, the most difficult training is to stop your thinking. The final goal for your mind is the thought of no thought.11 Your mind does not think of the past, the present, or the future. Your mind is completely separated from influences of the present such as worry, happiness, and sadness. Then your mind can be calm and...

Testing Strength

The zhan zhuang method, thanks to working with extremely simple situation, enables deeper focusing on feeling your whole body and achieving more subtle level of coordination between mind and body, than if you only use moving exercises, even if the movement is slow, like in tai chi taijiquan . But life is not about being motionless. In this method, which because of wide use of relatively static, standing postures is called zhan zhuang, actually we are using also sitting postures, lying on bed...

Pore Breathing Technique

I nhale a nd v isualize prana or w hite l ight g oing i nto the pores of the affected part. 2 Retain your breath for a few seconds and visualize the grayish diseased matter becoming lighter or the affected parts becoming brighter. 3 Exhale and v isualize t he g rayish d iseased mat ter b eing e xpelled t hrough t he pores and through the health rays. Visualize the health rays being straightened. Straightening the health rays is very important since it is through the...

Self Qigong Exercise as Accessory Treatment

1 Practise the Iron Crotch Exercise Refer to Impotence . 2 The Exercise for Strengthening the Kidney-Yang Hitting the Lumbosacral Region-. Hit the sides of the waist and the sacral region with hollow fists when there is a tendency to ejaculate. Rubbing the Penis and Testicles-. Hold the testicles and the penis between the two palms and rub-knead them 36 times each. Practise hitting the lumbosacral region when there is a tendency to ejaculate. Tossing the Penis-. Lie supine. Grip the penis by...

Smiling Chi Flow as the Silent Language of Nature

With Tao you don't have a dogma or a deity to believe in, only a cosmology-as-collective-process to be experienced in each unique moment IN THE BODY. But they can talk about it with spoken language, as well as talk to it with non-verbal energetic language. There is a continuous line of Tao practitioners who have developed and refined silent alchemical practices. The energetic patterns in those practices constitute a deep language in itself. This is the hidden...

Shoulder Rotation with Eyes

Lateral movement Spot an object in each extreme angle of your peripheral vision and move from one to the other alternately without turning your neck. 2. Up and down Spot an object over your head, another one by your feet and go from one to the other without tilting your head. 3. Upper right corner of the right eye to the left corner of the left eye. 4. Upper left corner of the left eye to the right corner of the right eye. 5. Rotations Follow a circle around the eyes very slowly and catch...

Second Brain the Lower Tan Tien Consciousness

Taoist practice is entirely based on the art of sensing and feeling as the primary form of cognition which precedes all other forms. It is the nervous system which enables us to feel and sense our body. It is our mind which directs and guides the Chi but if we cannot feel and sense our body, the mind cannot give direction and guidance. To be able to feel and sense, our nervous system needs to be in a relaxed state. The moment we are stressed and tense, our ability to feel and sense the...

Using Sword Fingers

Hold your fingers in the Sword Fingers position. The tips of your little and ring fingers touch the first part of your thumb. Your middle and index fingers rest together and point straight out. Say the password in your mind, I am in the universe. The universe is in my body. The universe and I combine together. This message opens the door to receiving the universal energy. Ask your friend to take three slow, gentle deep breaths and just relax. If they want to focus on a wonderful memory or a...

Falun Zhou Tian Fa Falun Heavenly Circulation Exercise Principle

Zhineng Qigong Empty Space

This exercise enables energy of the human body to circulate over large areas. Rather than going through only one or several channels, the energy circulates from the whole Yin side of the body to the Yang side over and over again. This exercise is much superior to the average methods of opening up the energy channels, or, the great and small heavenly circulation. It is an intermediate-level exercise of Falun Gong. On the basis of the previous three sets of exercises, this one is intended to open...

Using Taoism in Everyday Life

So how does all of this philosophy apply to you, dear reader It applies quite strongly, even if you don't realize it yet. In practicing Taoism, you become a better person, both for yourself and for your loved ones. You shed the petty grievances and character flaws and learn to be more compassionate, loving, caring, and generally fun to be around. How can you apply some of the Taoist principles to your everyday life For the past 2,000 years, traditional Western thinking has been dominated by a...

Shoulder Widening Exercise

Shoulder Widening

The Shoulder Widening Exercise develops natural alignment of the shoulders by widening the shoulder blades out to the sides, rather than rolling them forward or pulling them back. In all body segments, healthy alignment leads to an increase of space. If the shoulders are pulled back, then the width of the upper back is decreased and the upper spine is compressed. If the shoulders are rolled forward, the chest collapses and its width is decreased. However, if the shoulders are dropped down and...

How Blockages are Created

THERE ARE MANY THINGS that can cause energy blockages in the body accidents, wrong medication, food, even changes in the weather. But, the main cause of energy blockages is emotion. Emotions are good things but unbalanced emotions are very damaging to us. Let me give you an example. To me, stress, anxiety and depression are the same thing, but in different stages. Stress comes first. It can create anxiety and then depression. So, why do we suffer from these things Let me share with you a couple...

Liu He Ba Fa Techniques

Xingyiquan is practiced at a fast speed, although with the muscles first relaxed and then tensed, and power is developed and concentrated in the Dan Tian fr . If you are interested in studying more about Xingyiquan, please refer to the book Hsing Yi Chuan, available from YM A Publication Center. According to tradition, Liu He Ba Fa amp A- amp was created during the Song dynasty 960-1280 A.D., 4 1 by Chen Bo , a hermit living on Hua Shan Mount Hua, It combines the strategy and techniques of...

Learn Qigong

Bar Magnetic Showing Lines Force

To begin at the very beginning, then, what is qigong (pronounced cheegong) I always say to my patients, Qigong is like cooking. Just try following the recipe, and you'll find that you can cook. You can't measure taste with a machine or express it in numbers, but you can experience it for yourself and know, without any doubt, what it is. Likewise, you develop your qi ability through the qi feeling that is as sharp and real as any of your other senses. When your ability is sufficiently developed,...

Paul Blakey Qui Gong

Chi Energy Power

The way people look at things largely dictates the way they act and behave. Eastern and Western cultures see things in entirely different ways. To understand Chinese Medicine, you need to understand the Chinese way of 'looking'. by Glenn Gossling Many of you will have tried some form of meditation at one point or another, and to different people meditation means different things. Ch'an Buddhism emphasises a great deal of meditation, but for what purpose Continuing the Wild Goose, Lesson 9, from...

Transform the Sexual Energy

Tan Tien Massage

Once you feel the Tan Tien is warm enough, smile down and bring the warm Chi down to the sexual organs women bring the Chi down to the uterus, men bring the Chi down to the testicles. It may feel like the 'sun shining on the water'. The rays of the sun purify the water until it becomes rising steam. Keep smiling down to the sexual organs and feel the warm or fiery feeling from the navel area continue to flow down to the sexual organs this transforms the sexual energy into Chi, and this Chi...

Fasciae Protectors of your Vital Organs

Subcutaneous Layer Fascial Layer

After an ovum is fertilized it differentiates into three main systems, the ectoderm, endoderm and mesoderm. Fasciae are derived from the mesenchyme, which is a subdivision of the mesoderm. Nuclei in the mesenchymal substance give rise to bones, ligaments, muscles and tendons. Then a more structureless system of casings, sheaths and tissue takes shape around the various centers which have been developed. The fascia is a sheath and its function is that of support, protection, mechanical...

Crane Both Sides of the Tan Tien

How Draw The Face The Sacrum

This exercise develops the Chi pressure in both sides of the Tan Tien. a. Stand shoulder width, with the feet parallel. Inhale with the Dragon Sound pull up the anus and the left and right sides of the anus. b. While raising the arms slightly above the head the fingers form the breaks. c. Exhale with the Tiger Sound hummmm sound and at the same time, press your palms down to hip level and press the Chi to the left and right sides pull up the anus and the left and right side of the anus and...

Exercise for Nourishing the Kidney for Rejuvenation Yangshen Huichun Gongj

Functions Dredges the channels, reinforces the kidneys, tonifies and prolongs life. This exercise is a superior Qigong regime for nourishing the kidney and building up the health in the old and middle-aged. Methods 1. Preparation. Stand quietly with feet shoulder-width apart. Allow the hands to hang naturally, and keep the neck and spine straightened as if supporting an object on the head. Your knees should be relaxed and slightly bent, while the toes clutch the ground. Keep your tongue against...

Ba Gua as Taoist Yogic Practice

Gua Century Martial Arts

The previous chapter examined the Taoist yogic roots of Ba Gua Zhang. This chapter looks at the application of Taoist yogic theory and practice to Ba Gua Zhang and the internal martial arts. to Western Author Liu (left) practicing Ba Gua with Master Wang Wen-Kuei, 1977. to Western Author Liu (left) practicing Ba Gua with Master Wang Wen-Kuei, 1977. One of the most important discoveries of the ancient Taoists was the direct manipulation of internal qi. Other than massage, there are two ways to...

Holding the Beautiful Ball

Ball Qigong

GOOD FOR Cold Asthma Bronchitis ACUPUNCTURE POINT Laogong see page 58 1 Stand still with your feet shoulder-width apart and knees slightly bent. Hold the hands slightly wider than the body at the level of the Lower Dantian see page 65 as if holding a large ball between them. The Laogong points should face each other. 2 Straighten the legs and lift up the arms upwards to the Middle Dantian see page 66 . 3 Rotate the arms forward, keeping the Laogong points facing each other. 4 Then lower your...

Day an Qigong st

Victor Appiah

Turn on your heels to the left at the same time allowing your arms to open. II. Twist your waist to your left and circle your arms about your body, hands level with your waist. III. Cross your arms, right wrist over the left wrist, in front of your middle Dantien Fig 15 to Fig 16 Twisting smooths the Belt Channel (Daimai). Twisting the wrists helps to open the Neiquan points and crossing the wrists in front of your chest stimulates the Shenzhong point. I. Twist your waist to the right and...

A Gua Two Man Application Drills

Gua Zhang Form Techniques Blocks

There are many texts that illustrate the various Ba Gua solo forms, but few that address the art's dual-person systems. The focus of the present chapter is the rarer training method that of two-man training routines. The two-man methods, called tiao da neutralizing a strike and dzwoma walking a horse are special methods to teach sensitivity, subtleness, and opponent control. The ultimate Ba gua, like any internal martial art, involves employing subtle pressures and leverages to subdue an...

The initial approach or slash

Gua Zhang Form Techniques Blocks

The defender should never keep his weight balanced evenly (commonly referred to in martial art terminology as 50-50.*) The defender keeps his weight back so that he can pivot, adjusting steps easily, until he is able to move in. In the scenario shown in the photo, the defender at right is completely surprised by the slashing attack. Being careful to stay calm, he observes the timing and positioning of the attacker, as the attacker moves toward him with short slashing movements. If possible, the...

Iron Shirt Chi Kung-abdominal Breathing Practice.com

Mantak Chia Taoist

Universal Tao System and Iron Shirt Chi Kung 1 1. Iron Shirt Chi Kung, an Ancient Kung Fu Practice 5 a. Bolin Period the Time of Kung Fu b. Iron Shirt Helps to Perfect Mental c. Age of 2. Creating Chi Life-Force a. Breath of Life, Chi b. Origin of Iron Shirt B. Why Put on Your Iron 1. Internal a. Chi, the Fasciae Organs and 2 Iron Shirt Strengthens and Protects the Organs 12 3 Burn Out Fat and Store Chi in the 4 Structure of the b. Chi Pressure and...

Cleansing the Marrow Changing the Tendons

Cleansing the Bone Marrow The process of transforming sexual energy for storage in the brain and bone marrow, cleansing the internal organs, and restoring the organs to proper function is known as Cleansing the Bone Marrow By circulating Chi in the Microcosmic Orbit and cleansing the inner marrow which, as described in Chapter 1, increases the quantity of blood cells, a vital source of life-force , your system is cleansed of pollution. With the routes cleared, Chi flows freely to where it is...