Wudang Daoyin

Wudang Taoist internal Dan guidance “YangShengGong” by ChenLiSheng.



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7 responses to “Wudang Daoyin”

  1. Andrew Ma Avatar

    Since there is no explanation, I will trying to map what I see to what I have been taught by my si fu, Master Steven Zhao of ICKFA who is a Baishan Daoist monk, a TCM doctor, former Chinese special forces martial arts instructor, former Canadian national ShuaiJiao champion, certified international level shuaijiao judge.

    Below are my best guesses and I hope I have at least 50% right. Any corrections or additional information would be appreciated.
    0:00 Cross leg sitting meditation hands on knees, palm up. Eyes closed
    0:12 Use open palms and stretch fingers and thumb to gather and compress qi into a ball.
    0:15 Inhale the qi deeply as you move your hands towards your dantien.
    0:16 As you exhale deeply, visualize the qi moving down to your dantien
    0:17 Overlap hands. Palms up Left thumb on top of the centre of right palm. Tip of right thumb lightly touching the tip of the right middle finger.
    0:18 Take a few (e.g. 4) natural slow breaths and visualize the inhaled ball of qi spreading the energy throughout your body.
    0:48 Open the two thumbs and touch them to each other. Hold your breath and squeeze your chest to lower your diaphragm. Lift your perineum and dantien up. Tighten your stomach muscles and squeeze out on the vertebrae at the back of your waist
    0:53 Use your overlapping palms to rub your dantien. First 6 times counterclockwise then 4 times clockwise. Use a bit of force as this helps to massage your intestines as well.
    1:52 Use your hands to form a ball of qi in front of your dantien. As the ball grows keep your hands around the ball
    1:55 Lift your arms up slightly so that there is a space under your armpit
    1:59 As the ball grow even bigger, use your hands to keep it in place so that it does not float away
    2:03 Hold the ball of qi in front of your chest between your palms. Your palms should face each other and your middle fingers should face each other. Spread out your thumbs and other fingers.
    2:10 Concentrate on your hands and your breathing. As you inhale move your hands apart. Do you feel anything with your hands? As you exhale, bring the qi down to your dantien and bring your hands together but do not let the middle fingers touch. Do you feel some force acting on your hands and fingers?
    3:17 Move your hands to the height of your face and continue to do the open and close movement.
    3:35 Use your middle fingers to massage your temples in circular motion. up, forward, down, back.
    3:55 Use the thumbs to rub up and down the bridge of the nose
    4:16 Do the same for the bridge between the eyes
    4:26 Palm the face and rub very gently. Take care not to stretch the skin or the underlaying tissues.
    4:44 Use thumb and index finger to rub the ear lobes and use the thumb to massage the back of the ear. Massage different parts of the entire ear to warm them. Be gentle. Do it lightly and slowly.
    5:05 Cover your ears with your palms and drum the back of your skull with your fingers. At the same time you could chatter your teeth lightly to strength their roots.
    5:23 Brush over your jaws lightly to make them feel good.
    5:26 Rub you chest and squeeze your ribs
    5:39 Use knuckles to massage the kidneys at the back of your waist in a circular motion: down the middle, out, up, move to centre, down again.
    5:53 Palms on the side of the body, Press thumbs on the kidney then bring qi down by slide thumb to the front and down the thighs, the knees, the lower legs the ankle, feet and finally into the centre soft part of your soles.
    5:58 Rub up from fee to waist and then down again to the soles.
    6:17Use thumbs to massage the centre soft part of your soles
    6:09 Use hands to massage the lgs
    6:34 Bring qi up your legs back into your dantien and then up your body, to your shoulder, down your arms
    6:54 Use your right “sword finger” to project the qi out of your index and middle fingers. Hold the left hand palms up above your dantien to suck in the qi from the universe to replenish your body and “sword fingers” with qi. Do this with your eyes open and concentration on where you are projecting your qi.
    7:14 Repeat using the “sword fingers” of your left hand
    7:33 Rub the palms together hard and fast to heat them
    7:54 Use the heated palms to warm the eyes
    8:10 When the hands cool, repeat to heat the hands again and do the eyes again.
    8:30 Do it a third time
    8:59 A bunch of Yi Jin Jing movements to stretch the tendons, improve flexibility, strengthen the muscles and movement of blood and qi. I’ll go through them if anyone is interested.

  2. Andrew Ma Avatar

    Perhaps what I should do is to make a tutorial video with narration.

  3. thomas Avatar

    Sure, what a great idea – and make it as a comment or video response to this post!

  4. chris Avatar

    how can i meet this taoist master

  5. Andrew Ma Avatar

    Chris: If you are asking about the master in the video, YangShengGong posted the Youtube video so you might want to raise the question there. If you are asking about my master, Master Steven Zhao is in Toronto. Here are some contact info:

  6. Dao Avatar


    I have studied a little with Master chen. Your intrerpretetion is no very precise.i recomend to study with him.
    Look in this video
    2:04. 仙鹤 form
    9:21. Tortoise form
    9:43 Dragon form

    Look at this animals forms Tortoise, Snake, Dragon, Tiger… in master chen Channel.
    This yangshenggong is the stand up form for practice each animal.

    Look in this video
    2:04. 仙鹤 form
    9:21. Tortoise form
    9:43 Dragon form

    Visit chen in wudang shan he has a temple for practice, look for him in facebook.


  7. Andrew Ma Avatar

    Hi Dao,
    I am more of a techie and not an artist (yet). I would be much more interested to have someone tell me precisely how does a crane, a tourtoise, a dragon form help with qi and what is the effect one should feel if done properly.

    I know of no master who will tell me that. The reason is because telling a student that without having the student determine what is the effect and to feel the effect for himself causes confusion as to whether the qi effect is natural or comes from self-suggestion.

    For that reason, I think the best a teacher can do is to teach the steps involves precisely. It is up to the student to practice and figure out for himself what is the impact. The teacher can then guide the student and move him forward in the right direction.

    It is just too bad for me that I have not been able to dedicated a little bit of time each day to practice what I’ve already learned. Perhaps one day I will.

    Andrew Ma

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