The Intercourse of Water and Fire

Whenever you leak vital spirit, being stirred and interacting with beings, that is all fire. Whenever you gather back spirits consciousness and quiet it down to steep in the center, that is all water. When th senses run outward, that is fire; when the senses turn around  inward, that is water. The one yin [ Read More

Motion in Quiescence and Quiescence in Motion

Zhang Guoming; HuangHe Science and Technology College Motion in Quiescence and Quiescence in Motion run through the entire process of Health Qigong exercise. Motion strengthens muscles, bones, and tendons, promotes blood circulation, and improves functions of the viscera. Quiescence supports healthy energy, regulates the functions and activities of the nervous system, improves sleep, and makes Read More

The Seven Emotions and Qigong

Xia Xuewei; Inner Mongolia Normal University The seven human emotions, i.e. joy, anger, worry, anxiety, sorrow, fear, and terror are normal phenomena of life activities which do not induce diseases under normal circumstances. However, abnormal fluctuations in the “seven emotions” may directly affect he functions of the viscera, disturb the circulation of blood and Qi, Read More

The Ten Chan Pictures

(1) In the Wild Troubled by all kinds of thoughts and desires, people are liable to get nervous anal disturbed in daily life and with their natural character con-fused and the ability to sustain themselves lost, they are quite ill with vari-ous worries and diseases. The poem reads: Displaying its horns, the buffalo bellows aloud, Read More

Hsin Hsin Ming

The Great Way is not difficult for those who have no preferences. When love and hate are both absent everything becomes clear and undisguised. Make the smallest distinction, however, and heaven and earth are set infinitely apart. If you wish to see the truth then hold no opinions for or against anything. To set up Read More

Wondrous Scripture for Daily Internal Practice

Now, as for your daily practice, Keep your eating and drinking regulated; Restrain your speaking and meditate alone. Do not allow even a single thought to arise. The ten thousand affairs are all forgotten. Then preserve your spirit and stabilize your intent. The mouth and lips are mutually locked up; The teeth should be lightly Read More

The Five Fundamentals of the Mind

There are five basic fundamental concepts which will provide the insights or background needed to achieve higher levels in Martial Arts. These concepts will help you in your overall relaxation skills. The importance of your ability to relax is connected to several other factors: First and foremost, when you are in a relaxed state, your Read More

The Prestigious Man

There was a prestigious man in a community who seemingly had all material desires satisfied. He had a loving family, a large house and many servants. Not content with his good fortune, he chose to seek enlightenment. He first refused responsibility for his estate, believing it would interfere with his spiritual pursuits. He then relinquished Read More

Further indications concerning Zhan zhuang

1.Before starting post standing you should have already empty your bowels, avoiding from interrupting your post standing, 2.Before post standing you should loose your tie and belt, take off your watch, open shoelaces so that all limbs feel free to move. 3.For beginner in post standing and convalescent practitioner with weaker body, during your post Read More

Four Ways of Equilibrium

When your head is in equilibrium, your body will be in equilibrium. When your body is in equilibrium, you energy (Qi) will be in equilibrium. When you energy is in equilibrium, your mind will be in equilibrium. Reference: The Taoist Secrets of Long Life and Good Health: A Complete Programme to Rejuvenate Mind, Body and Read More

The One Cavity of the Mysterious Gate

The valley spirit, undying Is called the mystical female The gateway of the mystical female Is called the root of Heaven and Earth It flows continuously, barely perceptible Utilize it, it is never exhausted Tao Te Ching VI (Laozi or Lao Tzu) The spirit of the valley – a powerful symbol of the female principle Read More

The Classic of Purity

The venerable Master said: The Supreme Tao is formless,yet it produces Heaven and Earth. The Supreme Tao has no desires, yet by Its power the Sun and the Moon revolve in their orbits. The supreme Tao is nameless,yet It ever supports all things. I do not know its namebut for title call it Tao The Read More