Taijiquan was originally called the Thirteen Postures after the distinct concepts upon which it is based

Looking (moving) left looking (moving) right staying balanced in the center. looking (moving) left looking (moving) right staying balanced in the center. From the list, it's not apparent that there are punches and kicks. There are, but in taiji thinking, the energy expressed in them may be warding, pressing, advancing, etc. When Yang Lu-Chan brought the art of the Thirteen Postures to the emperor's court in the nineteenth century, it was called Taiji (the Chinese term for the yin-yang symbol)...

Healing with Qi Qi Healing Techniques

Here are some techniques I have found that really help me when I get hurt. Technique 1 Hot Cold Healing I do this when I have sore muscles, cramps, and .just plain old pain. 1 Imagine the place where the pain is located as a cold mass of cells, tissue, blood vessels, etc. Just imagine that everything there is cold. 2.Now imagine the Qi in you as a warm force. Move it to the place where it hurts with your Yi. 3.Have the heat warm the cold painful area, making it feel better and sending the pain...

Meditations Techniques

Some people learn to meditate the first time they try - especially if they know how to listen to Spirit - the 'little voice in their head'. Others develop meditations skills with time and practice. There should no time parameters on your meditations. Some days you may meditate for just a few minutes - while other times you may mediate longer. You may want to meditate on a specific subject - or just see what information you receive in general from Spirit. A tape recorder can be use to play music...

Chi kung reactions

Numbness, tingling, itch, heat, cold, light pain, and sweating are common sensations that appear during chi kung and meditation practice. These chi kung reactions are normal. They are mainly due to energy blockages being opened and cleared away. It is an indication that the area where the sensation occurs is being healed. Practitioners can use the mind to spiral the chi in the affected area to increase the rate of healing. Sometimes an old illness that was thought to be healed may reappear to...

Technique Exhaling Pain

I perform this technique sometimes after a rigorous sparring match that I have received an injury in. For example I may have gotten a kick to my shin, after I get home if the pain is still there I do the following. 1. Imagine the pain as a black fog moving inside of you. 2. Now when you inhale visualize the air as a white fog going inside of you swirling around. 3. When you exhale imagine the black fog pain escaping your body through the pores in your skin. 4. When finished settle the Qi back...

Meditation

Meditation is now accepted as having a highly therapeutic effect upon the mind and is used by many professional mental health workers to help induce relaxation, overcome phobias and bring about self-awareness. People meditate to balance their energies, to gain information, to connection with a deceased loved one or spirit guide, to move through time, to heal issues, to do light work, and to release the negative emotions of Meditation is your time to connect with the other side. It can be a...

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...

Wild Goose or Dayan Qigong

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...

Three Centered Meditation

Begin by sitting comfortably, quietly, undisturbed. This can be in a chair or on the floor, however you are comfortable. Become aware of your breathing. Listen to how your breath sounds. How does it feel Where does it go in your body Spend 1-2 minutes doing this. Become aware of your body, slowly from your head all the way down to your feet. Don't leave anything out. Take a moment to really feel each part - your head, your face, your neck, your shoulders, your arms, your hands, etc. Do you feel...

Standing Post Qigong

Stangind Qigong

Qigong or Chi Kung is a general term that refers to various methods of Chinese exercise. There are literally hundreds, if not thousands, of qigong methods, but each is broadly based on the same philosophical and medical theories. These include the principles of yin and yang, Five Element theory, traditional Chinese medicine, Buddhism, Taoism and so on. The phrase qigong consists of two Chinese characters Qi, which can be literally translated as breath, and Gong which is translated as effort or...

Yin Fist Arts Yin Hand

Stand in front of a well or a big tall container of water. While in horse riding stance thrust your fists towards the surface of the water 100 times. Do this during early morning or after midnight. You will seem like you are achieving nothing for a long time. After 1 or 2 years your fists will cause the water to stir slightly. Lots more practice will cause the water to become agitated and noisy. More practice will make the water sound like waves. At least 6 to 8 more years practice will pay off...

Introduction To Chi Nei Tsang Internal Organ Massage

The Taoist sages of ancient China observed that humans often develop energy blockages in their internal organs that result in knots and tangles in their abdomens. These obstructions occur at the center of the body's vital functions and constrict the flow of Chi energy , our life force. The excessive negative emotions of fear, anger, anxiety, depression and worry cause the most damage. Through meditative practices the sages learned to look within themselves and they discovered the internal...

Swimming Skill Arts

Swimming Dragon Gong

In the swimming skill , there are eight different types of stroke. They are as follows - 1. Treading water - Using your feet. Also projecting your upper body out of the water. Also as a separate exercise you should lift up your Qi and using your feet and hands tread water. Resisting - Resist crashing waves with your shoulders slanting forwards. 6. Sitting - Practice sitting on the bottom for as long as possible. Meditation is often one of the hardest parts of Tai Chi for beginning students to...

Iron Head Arts

Coil soft silk around your forehead about ten times. Now wrap one or two iron pieces around your forehead on the outside you could use something like chain mail etc . Bump your head against a wall two times only each day. While training you MUST lift your Qi to fill your brain. At first do not over exert force otherwise you will damage you not so tough skull. Gradually over time bump the wall with your head a bit harder. Slowly increasing the force. After more than one year later use seven or...

Overview of Taiji and Related Terms

Taijiquan Also spelled T'ai Chi Chuan, pronounced tye-jee-chwan Chinese or more commonly, Tai Chi tye-chee. An enormously popular martial art exercise originating in China. Like other internal martial arts, it uses qi and balance, rather than muscular strength to overcome force. Taiji is distinguished by its solo practice forms of graceful, and usually slow dancelike movements and the stylized quasi-sparring exercises for two-persons called push hands. Qi Ch'i the vital energy, or the energy of...

Chi Kung can create an ultimate strong body through its breathing and conditioning processes

Secret Qigong Breathing Techniques

Qi Gong pronounced Chi Kung is an ancient Chinese energy Chi practice. It originated in China over 1,000 years ago. In ancient times healers were extensively trained in Qigong. The Chinese character gong represents the effort placed into Qi practice as well as the power gained through such practice. Qigong literally means the meditation practice of Qi energy. It is based on the concept of Chi, energy which flows through the body. There are 460 movements to learn in the Qigong and related Tai...

Iron Shirt Arts

You first have to find a piece of long soft cloth and bind it around your chest and back, several times. Give yourself a forceful massage all over your body. Hurl your arms forwards and backwards, opening your chest right up, then closing your chest. At night sleep on a hard wooden board, this will make your muscles and bones tough. When your muscles and bones feel tough you should set up an iron bar like a chin up bar in your garden.Dig a pit around a foot deep in front of the bar and fill it...

History

Qigong Meridians

Qigong is an ancient Chinese art used for healing and strengthening body, mind, and spirit. Qigong combines movement, mediation, and breathing as a means of cultivating and enhancing the body's natural internal energy qi while increasing awareness of its flow throughout the body. Qi is Iifeforce or vital energy. It's the fuel that powers the universe, the energy in us and all around us. Gong means work. Qigong then is energy work. Qigong patterns and there are literally thousands are typically...

Qi or Chi Art of Breathing[

Body - Energy - Spirit movements of meditation and health for body, mind amp spirit Learn how to cultivate your natural ability to heal and attain a life of vitality and harmony. Taoist Arts of Serenity amp Healing What is Qigong An easy-to-follow combination of controlled breathing, focused concentration, and simple movement. A simple definition of Qigong is Qi, which in Chinese means energy or life force. This is the energy that wakes us in the morning, gets us through our day and helps us...

Sunlight Hands Arts Yin Hands

Light an oil lamp or a candle and place it onto a table. Stand about 3 feet away from the candle in horse riding stance. Channel your Qi down to your dantian and concentrate on yourself. Thrust out your fists towards the lamp or candle for about half an hour. Practice this every morning and evening. Once you can put out the flame you have successfully passed the first stage. Now move yourself back 8 paces and repeat the same exercise. Once you can put out the flame from this distance you will...

Arhat Arts

There are a few ways of doing this exercise. Shut your eyes while waking up. Massage them gently with your thumbs fourteen times. Keep your eyes closed and rub them from left to upper-right, to upper-front, then to downward-right. Then from right to upper-right to right and downward-right. Then from downward-right to downward-front , to downward-left and then to the left. Do this seven times. After massaging your eyes leave them closed for at least a few minutes and then open them wide...

Qi Exercises to Generate more Qi

Qi What is it Qi, now where did that word come from Qi pronounced Chee is also known as chi, and to the Japanese it is called Ki. Chi is your life force, your energy. It is vital for without Qi you would be dead for there would be no life in you. Most people gather Qi without even knowing it they gather it from the foods they eat and by sleeping. Others have discovered how to gather more Qi through meditation, martial arts like Tai Chi Taiji , Qi Gong Chi Kung , and through deep rhythmic...

Self Hitting Arts

First, make a hard wood Pai-Brick, this must be one foot in length, 6 inches in width and one amp half inches in thickness. Holding the center of the brick, beat each part of your body with the edge of the brick. At first you should beat lightly then start to beat more heavily. Start by beating your upper then lower arms at least a hundred times each section of your body. Now beat your thigh and shank in the same manner. When beating the left side you must hold the brick in your right hand. Now...

Reach the deeper emotional layers of your body The ultimate goal is to prepare the body for the higher spiritual

Iron Shirt Qi gong was introduced to the Shaolin monks by Budhidharma, around 540 AD. These classics were tabulated as 0 Bone marrow washingO and OMuscle and Tendon change classicO. During the mid 17th century, the 5 Elders of the Shoaling Temple were foremost in their development of Iron Shirt training and Iron Palm. Abbot Jee Shin was an iron head Qi gong Master. Bak Mei was an iron body Qi gong Master. Ng Mui, the Abbess was an iron palm Dim Mak Qi Gong Master. Fong Sai Yuk was an infamous...

Marrow Washing Qigong

Brocades Qigong

From ancient times, Qigong has been known as a method of eliminating disease and prolonging life. Wu Dong is the name of the mountain where this Qigong health system was created. In order to define the words Qigong, it is necessary to understand the concept woven into its two roots, Qi and Gong. Qi is written with the character that indicates the cooking and steaming of rice, and it is usually used to mean air, breath, or even steam. But, this is only the...

Focusing to activate specific energy centers

Become aware of your feet and their connection to the Earth. Imagine that you are inhaling strong, clean energy from the Earth into the Bubbling Well points of your feet, and exhaling used, turbid energy back into the Earth. Do this for 8 to 36 breaths. 2. Next let the energy from the Earth travel up the legs and into the lower dan tien located beneath the navel. This is our center of inner strength and power. Imagine that you are inhaling pure, healing energy into your dan tien, letting it...