The Secret of Yin and Yang in Tai Chi practice

Meridiane Laogong

Kan-Lii and Yin-Yang adjustments are critical keys for success in Chi Kung, and so adjusting them is one of the main subjects of both training and research. According to the experience of the last thousand years, a Nei Dan Chi Kung practitioner who wishes to adjust his Kan and Lii efficiently must learn how to regulate his Yi and breathing. There are also several Chiaw Men Tricky Doors which have usually been kept secret, and only taught when the student had earned the trust of his master. One...

Nei Dan Sitting Meditation

Although Small Circulation is usually achieved through Nei Dan still meditation, there are several Wai Dan techniques which can also be used to achieve the same goal. These Wai Dan Small Circulation practices are normally done by martial artists in the Shaolin styles. For example, some of the Muscle Tendon Changing Yi Gin Ching exercises are for Small Circulation. This subject is discussed in the book Muscle Tendon Changing and Marrow Brain Washing Chi Kung. There are many Nei Dan techniques...

Nei Dan Internal Elixir

Nei means internal and Dan means elixir. Thus, Nei Dan means to build the elixir internally. Here, internally means in the body instead of in the limbs. Whereas in Wai Dan the Chi is built up in the limbs and then moved into the body, Nei Dan exercises build up Chi in the body and lead it out to the limbs. Generally speaking, Nei Dan theory is deeper than Wai Dan theory, and it is more difficult to understand and practice. Traditionally, most of the Nei Dan Chi Kung practices have been passed...

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...

Moving Tai Chi Chi Kung

Reversed Abdominal Breathing

Moving Tai Chi Chi Kung includes both stationary and walking exercises. In this section I will introduce three stationary sets. The first one, which I call the primary set, is usually used for Tai Chi beginners. I call the second set the coiling set,' since it emphasizes coiling movements. The third set is the rocking set. It trains the coordination of the hands, feet, and the movement of the body. These three sets actually combine the Tai Chi Chi Kung and the White Crane Chi Kung which I was...

Big Python Softens Its Body Dah Maang Roan Shenn

Shoulder Circling Exercise

After you have regulated your breathing and mind, start moving your body around slowly. The motion starts at your feet, and flows upward in a wave through your legs, body, chest, shoulder, arms, and finally reaches your fingertips Figure 3-56 . The movement feels sort of like a large snake moving around inside your body. The movement is comfortable and natural, and there is no stagnation or holding back. Do the movement for about one to two minutes, until you feel that your body is soft and...

Walking Tai Chi Chi Kung

Walking Tai Chi Chi Kung is essentially Tai Chi Chuan itself. Most of the walking movements are adapted from the Tai Chi sequence, the only difference being that a single movement is repeated continuously until you can feel the movement of Chi. Since you are only doing one basic movement it is easy to remember and master, and you can put all your attention on being relaxed, centered, and balanced, and thereby regulate your body. Then you can start regulating your breathing and mind, which is...