Circulate your Chi in the Microcosmic Orbit

Microcosmic Orbit

In the preceding breathing exercises, you have been asked at certain points to circulate the Microcosmic Orbit. Your life-force energy thus must be circulated through specific pathways in the body efficiently and safely to be used for healing and growth. The Microcosmic Orbit circulation uses the power of the mind to help activate the sacral and cranial pumps into pumping the life-force energy throughout the body. It is much easier to cultivate your energy if you first understand the major...

Chapter General Introduction

Pleura And Musculature

Universal Tao System and Iron Shirt Chi Kung In addition to the more popularly known martial arts disciplines of Kung Fu and Tai Chi the Universal Tao System includes health practices, healing arts, the development of a state of mindfulness, and the management of vital energy Chi . The martial arts aspect of this training, the practice of Iron Shirt, develops a highly refined moral and spiritual awareness. The goal of the Universal Tao System is to keep our physical bodies in good condition...

Chapter Initial Preparations

Stomach And Sternum

Iron Shirt Breathing and Relaxation You must not use force in any of these procedures. These exercises depend very much upon mind control and relaxation. In doing the chin press, which is accomplished by pressing the chin down to the chest and pushing out C-7, the chest must remain relaxed if you are not to develop chest pain and congestion and if you are to avoid difficulty in breathing. Practice the relaxation of the Inner Smile and run your Microcosmic Orbit described briefly in this...

Collecting Chi Energy after Practice

Iron Shirt Chi Kung

After each practice, stand silently erect for a few moments. Concentrate your attention on the navel, collecting the Chi there. As the Chi sinks down, stroke the chest from top to bottom with the palms of the hands. This prevents congestion of the chest and heart, as well as other side effects, such as heartburn, headache and eye pain. Move your hands to release the congestion and walk around until you feel the energy settle down. After practicing Iron Shirt, take time to do the Microcosmic...

Head Neck Alignment as the Basis for Spinal Elongation and Upright Structure

Back And Neck Misalignment

Spinal Elongation breathing cannot lengthen the spine unless the head is held as if it is pushed back from the upper lip and lifted from its crown without strain. Fig. 4.7 If the chin moves slightly forward and up, the neck collapses and the entire upper body will be collapsed and distorted. Then the spine will curve excessively and no type of deep, free breathing is possible. Even the wind pipe itself becomes constricted. This is the condition of most people's necks. For this reason, it is...

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...

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...

Structural Training Position Against Wall

Using a wall for feedback, you will be able to feel when you have a structurally aligned, elongating spine. This exercise is dependent only upon a wall or door to lean against, so it can be done anywhere as a postural recharging exercise. For those with back problems, particularly lower back pain and sciatica, it is a powerful method for decompressing the vertebrae and lessening the discomfort. Lean against a wall with the heels approximately one to one and a half feet from the wall. Bend the...

Heavenly Pool Tongue Position

Ribcage Thymus

Feel the head stretch up as if pulled by a string. a Elongation of the Spine Fig.3.11 Vertebra Disc Fibr Cartilage Vertebra Vertebra Disc Fibr Cartilage Vertebra Disc expands when Two Forces pull in Different Directions. Disc expands when Two Forces pull in Different Directions. Vertebra Disc Fibro Cartilage Vertebra Vertebra Disc Fibro Cartilage Vertebra c Disc is Compressed Because of Stress and the Weight of the Body pressing into the Spinal Cord. a. Connect the arm with the scapula-the...

Iron Shirt and Chiropractic by Dr Michael Posner

Line Gravity

In all health professions nowadays, one thing that is commonly considered detrimental to our health is the phenomenon of stress. Various methodologies and theories have emerged that aim to help minimize the amount of stress one has to cope with. I wish to discuss the unavoidable stress of gravity on a body's structure when in an upright position, some health implications, and how, through proper alignment of bone structure, we can efficiently minimize stress and increase good health. As...

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...

Anus is connected to Organ Energy

The perineum Hui-yin region includes the anus and sexual organs. The various sections of the anus region are closely linked with the organs' Chi. The Chinese term Hui-yin perineum means the collection point of all the Yin energy, or the lowest abdominal energy collection point. It is also known as the Gate of Death and Life. This point lies between the two main gates. One, called the front gate, is the sexual organ which is the big life-force opening. Here the lifeforce energy can easily leak...

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...

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...