Originality of Chi Kung as Active Energy Meditation

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It is precisely for this reason that, at a very early stage, Chinese Taoist practice took distance from the "spiritualist" path. Meditation by the mind at the expense of the body and in disconnection from the body is seen as the only legitimate form of meditation in some schools.

The Taoist position emerged, as it was observed that this kind of "passive meditation" was inspired by and led to a serious contempt for the body, thereby undermining balance, ease and well being.

It is this focus on the integration of mind with Chi and of the cultivation and transformation of Chi as an internal active meditation practice which constitutes the originality of the Chi Kung practice. In this it is different from all other approaches to meditation in all religious traditions. Undoubtedly this Chinese originality is deeply connected with a pragmatic sense of life which is so characteristic of Chinese culture.

At the same time the originality of the Chinese Taoist active meditation tradition has its roots in a positive approach to the entire body and in particular to sexuality. Sexuality is, in most religious traditions and "high" cultures (in contradistinction to indigenous and folk cultures), treated with contempt and fear as it is associated with the "lower" part of the body. It is seen as the locus of (animal) instincts and therefore an obstacle to "higher" pursuits and the spiritual path.

The Universal Tao practices of Healing Love instead acknowledge and respect the creative force. Healing Love truly emphasizes health, love and sex as the essential ingredients for spiritual growth.

Unlike in the Western approach to health and medicine, Chi Kung does not focus on particular parts of the body when sickness or pain is experienced. It looks at the totality of the processes taking place in the relations between the Five Elements and Phases, so that imbalances are treated and mutual adjustment enhanced.

Chi Kung is based on premises which are qualitatively different from those inspiring modern Western conceptions of medicine. It is a process and method of practicing breathing to increase Chi pressure to enhance health, self-healing and energy transformation.

Summer - Fire - Heart Love, Joy, Happiness

Gentleness Stillness Winter - Wa

Kindness, Generosity Spring -Wood - Live

Summer - Fire - Heart Love, Joy, Happiness

Gentleness Stillness Winter - Wa

Kindness, Generosity Spring -Wood - Live

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Courage, Righteousness Autumn - Metal - Lungs

Indian Summer-

Earth - Spleen ■ Openess, Fairness

Fig. 7.2 Creation Cycle in Nature

Courage, Righteousness Autumn - Metal - Lungs

Indian Summer-

Earth - Spleen ■ Openess, Fairness

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Fig. 7.2 Creation Cycle in Nature

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