Golden Urn Practise

The energetic center which in Tibetan Yoga is called Snow Mountain, and in Taoist practice is referred to as the Golden Urn, is one of the most important energetic “spaces” in the Inner Alchemy traditions. This “Golden Urn” center – located just in front of the tailbone – is also known, in Hindu Yogic traditions, as the Read More

Internal Alchemy: An Overview

By Elizabeth Reninger, About.com  Inner Alchemy (Neidan) – a term often used synonymously with Qigong – is the Taoist art and science of gathering, storing and circulating the energies of the human body. In Inner Alchemy, our human body becomes a laboratory in which the Three Treaures of Jing, Qi, and Shen are cultivated, for the purpose of improving physical, emotional and mental Read More

ZhiNeng QiGong

INTRODUCTION There are probably a few thousand styles of qigong in China. Among these, Zhineng Qigong stands out as one of the most effective in improving a person’s health and nourishing his body with vital universal energy. Translated literally, Zhineng Qigong means “Cultivating Intelligent Energy”. Zhineng Qigong was created by Pang Ming , a gifted Read More

The origin of Daoyin

Take a deep breath and sink it to dantien. Hold the breath there for a while and then exhale it like the sprouting off grass until the it goes to the top of your head. In this way, the yang vital energy go up and the yin down. Those whose yang or yin energy goes Read More

Smiling keeps me always young

Tranquility of mind makes me live long, Smiling keeps me always young. I am air, I am light, And I am water, With the breeze I dirft, Far and Wide. Reference: Prenatal Energy Mobilizing Qigong: China Taoist Ancient Qigong by Cheng Yan Feng ISBN 9787535907561 p. 24

Dayan Wild Goose Qi Gong

Mme Yang Meijun Dayan(wild goose) is a bird of longevity and high-energy and Qi Gong refers to the stimulation of the physical motion of the Bio-energy field of human body. Dayan Qi Gong has obtained its name from imitating the movements and habits and characteristics of wild geese . Dayan Qi Gong belonging to the Read More

Squatting for healing

Simple Slow Squatting Movement. Many chronic patients have regained thier health to a quite substantial extent. One set of motions (1 minute) consists of the follwoing 4 steps: a)Squat slowly down takes 15 seconds. Throughout the motion: Breath naturally while all muscles & tendons of face, fingers, palms, hands, arms, neck, shoulders, chest, ribs, abdoment, Read More

The classical text sources of qigong

WARRING STATES AND HAN DYNASTY (475 B.C. – 220 A.D.) The earliest exclusive texts that deal with the meditative practices and the gymnastic exercises are the recent archaeological text discoveries. Circulating Qi Inscription Xingqi ming 行氣銘 (475 B.C. – 206 B.C.), scholars consider this text to be from the earlier Warring States Period. This is Read More

Yiquan

This introduction to Yi-Chuan was written by Wang Yu-Fong, daughter of the founder, Wang Xiang-Zhai Frequently in this modem era, filled as it is with technologies like computers and space-age travel, we make the mistake of perceiving martial arts in simple “what you see is what you get” terms. In other words, the practice and Read More

Small Universe

The purpose of this meditation exercise is to clear energy blockages along the front and back channels; to physically clear the roots of sickness; and to open the energy centers along these channels. I highly recommend this exercise. If you have time to do only one Spring Forest Qigong technique, do the Small Universe. It Read More