Way of Power

Da Cheng Chuan Fighing Seqeunce

How You Make Circles With Your Arms

All fields of human activity - physical, mental and spiritual -depend on the power of our energy. Properly concentrated, it can generate tremendous creativity and dynamism. All human beings are capable of manifesting far higher levels of energy than is normally assumed. This book introduces you to the ait of awakening this extraordinary capacity already latent in your body and mind. The techniques for personal development in this book have traditionally been practiced in the martial arts. But...

Master Yun Hang Taichi

Tai Chi Chuan Yang Sau Cheung

Master Lam Kam Chuen has devoted his life to the classical arts of Chinese culture. He has brought these to the West, introducing Chinese health care to millions through his books, videos and TV appearances. A living example of Chinese holistic culture, Master Lam is accomplished in the Five Arts studied by the advisers to the imperial court. The Five Arts - San, Yi, Ming, Bok and Shang -comprise the Taoist and Buddhist arts, systems for internal medicine and health exercise, Feng Shui,...

Robin Rubenstein Qigong

Black And White Vietnam

Your creativity is a natural expression of your energy. When you cultivate your inner power, you are opening up your ability to work with the tremendous energy that surrounds you. This is the secret of the living arts, from parenting and cooking to singing, dancing and all the other performing arts. Your daily practice gradually enables your Chi to flow smoothly through your system. It opens your mind and heart and develops your sensitivity. You begin to be more intuitive and perceptive. You...

Human Architecture

The Structure Human Energy

Human architecture is based on a series of circles and triangles. These have the strength to carry considerable weight, yet keep your body flexible. You can think of your entire body as a pyramid, with a solid base and a much smaller apex. The three circles represent your head, torso and lower body. The tiny circles represent your neck and waist, supporting the structure while giving you the flexibility around which the larger spheres turn and roll. Within the principal pyramid structure, your...

Circle Of Harmony

Energygates Feet

One of the distinctive practices of Da Cheng Chuan is known as Shih Li, traditionally translated as power testing. These slow, careful movements take place on one spot. They involve the movement of the whole body and are an indispensable part of the martial arts training. They can also be practiced to develop skillful synchronization of mind and body. Stand with your feet shoulder width apart. Turn your left foot 45 degrees outwards. Move your right foot forwards, pointing straight ahead. Lower...

Lao Tse On Zhan Zhuang

Energy Gates Qigong Images

When we gaze at the night sky we feel the immense power of the universe. When we practice Zhan Zhuang we experience its primordial energy. This feeling, almost inexpressible, was conveyed by the great sage Lao Tse when he wrote When we stand in the Zhan Zhuang postures, the natural curves of our arms and legs and the relaxed state of our body open us up to the energy of the cosmos. Like the receptor dish of a radio telescope, we attract and receive signals. You cannot think your way into this...

The Inner Depths Hs

Inner Chi Power

Your Natural Strength Stress Management Stress is affecting the lives of an ever-increasing number of people. We carry tension with us in our nervous systems and lock it into the cellular memories of our muscles. This strain is the greatest single cause of the headaches, muscle pains, illnesses and medical traumas that people suffer day after day. In Chinese medicine, health depends on the smooth flow of Chi. Anything which blocks the flow of our energy leads to pain, deterioration and disease....

Power Circles

Drawing Geometric Patterns

The strength you develop in your training begins to express itself throughout your entire body. Not only do you experience an unshakable connection to the earth, but if you bump into something or someone hits you, the impact just seems to bounce naturally off you. In this model, the outer sphere represents your muscle. Its structure is like a powerful rubber ball it can support heavy weights, but also compress to accept pressure. The triangle is bone. Its structure is like that of a bamboo it...

Chi Kungway Of Power

Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication Data Lam, Kam Chuen,1950-Chi kung way of power Lam Kam Chuen 1. Qi gong. 2. Medicine, Chinese. 3. Exercise--Health aspects 1. Title. Copyright 2003 Gaia Books Ltd., London. All rights reserve Text copyright 2003 Master Lam Kam Chuen First published in North America by Human Kinetics Publishers, Inc. Published in the United Kingdom by Gaia Books Ltd. All rights reserved. Except for use in a review, the reproduction or utilization of this work in any...

Deeper Strength

Guo Gui Zhi Cheng Chuan

A deep connection with the earth is essential for your health and your Martial arts power. You develop this connection through your Zhan Zhuang training and the advanced work on the red triangle of your foot pages 8489 . To go further, you need to use the power of your imagination to draw more deeply on the energy of the earth. Clearly visualize the basic triangle from the tip of your head to the base of your feet. Imagine that your feet go straight down into the earth. As your practice...

Shoulder Strike

Swarovski Crystal Cinderella Slipper

Train in this position until you are able to rest without moving for several minutes. Then, with both feet on the ground, push yourself away from the wall using both your shoulder and the tips of your fingers and thumb. Breathe out as you make this move. This little push will move your whole body a short way off the wall. Repeat again and again until you are able to bounce back and forth off the wall. The instant your right shoulder and left hand make contact with the wall, relax into the...

The Inner Depths

Zai Feng Tai Chi Push Hands

Calligraphy by Grand Master Wang Xiang Zhai, described in the Introduction to Part One. Inwardly alert, open, calm. Outwardly upright, extended, filled with spirit. This is the foundation of stillness. Add the hard and the soft, the powerful and the relaxed, Motion and stillness, contraction and extension In the instant these converge, there is power. The original calligraphy of this poem is reproduced on page 16. The poem is the work ofGrand Master Wang Xiang Zhai and takes its place at the...

Welltempered Spirit

Qigong Pain Free

Calligraphy by Professor Yu Yong Nian, (fesabed MhelrtoociicfciitoFaitTwar , The original calligraphy of this epigram is reproduced on the opening page of Part Two (page 44). It is the work of Professor Yu Yong Nian, my master in Beijing. The complete scroll, from right to left, reads To my student Kam Chuen, Shutit stiff, keep your spirit, your iniistcr Yong Niatt, April I 993 The four large central characters are from an ancient Chinese text. The first two literally mean stand there, with a...

The Web Of Strength

Calligraphy by Grand Master Wang Xiang Zhai described in the Introduction to Part Three. Within the body the tnnscles are tit ease, suspended front the sky. Outside, each It air is active, moving with the dir. I he inner eye is quiet, seeing the three thousand. The ear listens intend ' to its Otmi body, tike eavesdropping on hirers. Play like a dragon in the iViVJi and shy, Or as ti cloud swirling around the tnovn. The images of this art tire Without beginning or end. You balance, intoxicated,...

Your Natural Strength Protection

Natural Qigong

Your field of energy gives you protection. It helps to prevent accidents, can be used in emergencies and will help you recover if you are injured. As you deepen your practice of Da Cheng Chuan, the energy surrounding you becomes stronger and extends further out from your body. It acts like a natural radar system. You become aware of possible dangers far earlier and further away from you than you did before. Your field of vision is broader and your mind becomes aware of obstacles before they are...

Your Natural Strength Sports

Da Cheng Chuan strengthens your body and sharpens your mind. It increases your stamina and endurance. It takes you beyond your normal limits and helps protect you against injury. Champions need to set their sights far beyond what they might normally achieve, and must develop unusually high levels of stamina. The advanced practices in this book take you beyond the barrier of pain, awaken muscles and nerves previously dormant and help you remain relaxed while exerting yourself to the maximum. The...

The Greatacom Plishment Lineage I

The cover of The Yellow Emperor's Classic of Internal Medicine old were still and unmoved. Their breathing came deep and silent and their minds were free from all disturbance, forgetting everything. They were open to everything and forgot all fear of death. A disciple tells his master, I am making progress. What do you mean asks the master. I sit and forget everything becoming one with the great void in which there is no obstruction. In the 1st century CE, exercises for the cultivation of...

The Great Circle

Once you are thoroughly familiar with the fundamental postures presented in the Introduction pages 11-15 and are able to stand in each of them for at least 20 minutes, you can begin practicing The Great Circle. Start by standing in Wu Chi. Then imagine that you are lowering yourself to sit on a large ball. Sink down about 5 cm 2 in . Keep your weight evenly spread over your feet. Do not let your knees bend forwards over your toes. Slowly raise your arms into the posture, Holding the Ball page...

Signs Of Practice

First Level If you are beginning this practice for the first time, or have only been practicing Zhan Zhuang for a year or less, you should develop a daily routine. Your daily framework is shown in the chart below. Start with the three warm-up exercises, stand in Wu Chi, then practice one of the foundation postures. Build up to 15 minutes without moving and close by Sealing your Energy. FRAMEWORK EXERCISE PAGE NUMBERS DURATION WARM-UPS Relaxing the Shoulders 11 30 circles WARM-UPS Relaxing the...

The Great Accomplishment Lineage

RTlhe practice of cultivating human energy has been passed from master to student in a lineage that stretches over some 27 centuries. The Chinese Philosopher Guan Tse perceived the fundamental nature of energy and saw it as the precondition for all else in the Silk scroll of Lao Tse, with 42 imperial seals. universe. In his writings on the Natural Way of Life, which he referred to as Tao, he brought together the natural sciences, agriculture, geography, economics, law and astrology. He stressed...

Holding The Tiger

Holding the Tiger is one of the most advanced postures in this entire Zhan Zhuang system. It relaxes your hips and lower back, strengthens the Tan Tien and the Kwa tendons of the inner thighs, and tones the major muscles in your legs. Begin by standing in Wu Chi for five minutes, relaxing throughout and ensuring that you release any tension in your abdomen, hips and lower back. Continue by standing in the posture, Holding the Ball page 13 , for a further five minutes. Relax your shoulders and...