Zhineng Qigong How to Feel Chi

r. Ming Pang – The founder of Zhineng Qigong showed his students how to feel chi through La Chi. La Chi is a method to gather chi (life energy) between the palms through pulling open and pushing close the hands. Chi collected can be used for healing. Reference: http://www.youtube.com/user/Yuanjue Literature: Life More Abundant: The Science Read More

Patting Methods

Patting is a simple massage therapy for keeping fit and is helpful for strengthening the tendons and bones, developing muscle tissue, lubricating the joints, improving blood circulation, reinforcing functions of internal viscera and metabolism. Patting is performed by oneself with hands or fists. After patting, the body feels light, clear, comfortable and quickened. This method Read More

Chan Szu Chin Exercise of Master Feng Ziqiang

Chan Szu Chin Exercise of Master Feng Ziqiang by Sifu Justin Meehan Master Feng’s system of Chan Szu Chin exercises is derived from the Chen family style of Taiji, taught to him by Master Chen Fake in Beijing, China, and from his Xin Yi lio He Quan background with Master Hu Yao Zhen. Master Feng Read More

Cobra Breathing Exercise

The cobra breath is a tantric breathing exercise. In essence, it is an energy-building breath. One uses breath to move kundalini energy up from the root chakra, at the base of the spine, to the crown chakra which lies at the crown of the head.The particular form cobra breath outlined below is used to expand Read More

Silkreeling Training

A perspective on silk-reeling training by Zhang Xuexin, a student of Feng Zhiqiang, 18-generation. Chen style Taijiquan and founder of Chen Style Xinyi Hun Yuan Taijiquan. Feng Zhiqiang, a leading student of Chen Fake is one of the most famous exponents of Taijiquan in the world. He is also well-known for promoting a complete set Read More

Three Immortals Cultivation of the Ling Bao Bi Fa

Ling Bao (灵宝) translates as “Spiritual Treasure.” The Ling Bao Bi Fa outlines the San Xian Gong, “Three Immortals Cultivation,” for completing the Ling Bao and thus becoming a Zhen Ren (真人) or Real Human Being. San Xian Gong consists of thee stages: Ren Xian Gong (人仙功) Human Immortal Cultivation, Di Xian Gong (地仙功) Earthly Read More

Yang Style Tai Chi Ball

By Yang Fukui, as told to Bob Feldman The Taiji ball or “qiu” is an integral part of intermediate and advanced training in Yang Taijiquan. While there was some interest in the ball among Taiji practitioners in the 1920’x and 1930’s, interest subsequently diminished and few people, even in China today, are familiar with its Read More

The Inner Smile

One of the most well-known of Taoist neidan (Inner Alchemy) practices is the “Inner Smile” – in which we smile inwardly to each of the major organs of our body, activating within us the energy of loving-kindness, and waking up the Five-Element associational network. Here we will learn a variation on this classic practice, which Read More

Gathering and Dispersing Qigong

Stand straight with feet apart, about shoulders’ width. Find a perfectly balanced posture. Breathe in slowly, gathering the qi in the general Dan Tian, an area three inches below the navel. On the exhale, send the qi to the Gate of Life, which is a point on the spine across from the navel, and from Read More

The Mindfulness of Thich Nhat Hanh

Thich Nhat Hanh, Plum Village plumvillage.org mindfulness is awareness of one’s thoughts, actions or motivations. wikipedia.org Reference: The clip is from the DVD accompanying the book “Walking Meditation ” (sep 2006) Thich Nhat Hanh, Anh-Huong Nguyen, ISBN 1591794730 Books: The Miracle of Mindfulness: A Manual on Meditation (dec 1999) Thich Nhat Hanh ISBN 9780807012390 The Blooming of a Read More