Taiji I The Universal Life Force

Developing Taijijin Taiji Forces

The unity of everything follows the energetic state of Wuji, the primordial cosmic Qf. Wuji generated an inner momentum creating two opposing movements. This is the dynamic Q state of Taiji. The literal meaning of Taiji is extreme ends or going to the limit. For example, a circle O stretched horizontally to the end of its limit will eventually become a straight line . In fact, in Yijing science, the number one represents Taiji. In Chinese, the number one is written as a horizontal line . It has...

Vital Breath of the

Vital Breath The Dao

Praise for Master Zhongxian Wu's Vital Breath of the Dao In this beautiful book, Master Zhongxian Wu communicates to us his great understanding of, and experience with Qigong not as a mere technique but as a perspective on life itself. He presents this material in a timeless way that engenders open awareness and ease of being in the reader. Over a cup of tea, we are led to taste the fruits of the practice so reverently offered to us. Master Wu is generous to create an elaborate context through...

Shui Hu Jue XingfcM Sleeping Tiger Wakes Up

Sleeping Tiger Meaning

Hu means tiger. In Chinese, another name for tiger is Dachong Affc . Dachong literally means big or great worm. There is a symbolic connection between the tiger and the worm. The symbolic meaning of worm in Chinese shamanism is strong life energy, no stagnation. This strong life energy is apparent when we cut a worm in half. It can still move and it can regenerate itself into two worms. Jue means wisdom or Enlightenment. Xing means to wake up. Shui Hu means...

The Tranquility of Qigong Practice

Many Qigong friends have told me that their minds always wander from the present at the beginning of their Qigong training. Some friends have given up their Qigong practice because they could not calm down during Qigong. Actually, an uneven feeling is a normal phenomenon of Qigong processing. It is not necessary to try to force yourself to calm down during your practice. The ancient shamans designed different Qigong techniques to help people become tranquil. The feelings of stillness,...

Double Dragons Play with the Pearl

Style Gong Golden Turtle

Long means dragon. Xi means to play or perform. Zhu means pearl or treasure. From a Chinese shamanic perspective, the pearl represents storage of all the dragon's power and magic. If the dragon loses its pearl, it will lose all its power and will be unable to make rain or transform. The pearl also represents the finest energy or elixir in internal alchemy, which originated from ancient Chinese shamanism. Refining the pearl or the elixir of our body via Qigong...

Yao Wu Yang Wei fttH fa Tiger Displays Martial Power

Meaning Yao means shining, lightning, show, or display. Wu means martial power. Thus, Yao Wu means to display one's martial power. Yang means show or wave. Wei means respect, venerable, or spiritual power. It is a sincere feeling of respect for nature and for our practice. In the traditional way, doing Qigong practice is like performing a special ceremony or ritual to connect ourselves with the universe. The tiger displaying its martial power represents bringing out our inner potential for...

Golden Turtle Plunges into the Ocean

Golden Tortoise Posture

Meaning Jin means metal, gold, or golden color. Gui means turtle. Turtles can find their way back to the place where they were born no matter how far away it is. TUrtles also have the innate ability to navigate long routes in the ocean, and they always remember the origin of their journeys. Turtles are water animals but their shells are like armor, which symbolizes protective energy Wei Qz and thereby relates the turtle to the Metal element Metal generates Water . TUrtles have the ability to go...

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Big Dipper Chinese Paint

In Chinese, the number seven is Q -fcr. In oracle bone writing, seven is equivalent to ten. Seven is a Yang number, holding Yin and Yang to represent the Dao. In Chinese, seven is identical in pronunciation to the word for lacquer Q Hi. Lacquer is a coating that functions to protect an object and it is also a symbol for eternity. Lacquer art in China dates back at least 2,000 years. Lacquer painting discovered in a Chu State tomb from about 2,243 years ago. The symbol in the center of the...