A General Introduction to Jinggong

by Chen Yingming There is currently no effective medicine for stress-related disorders. Phosphoric supplements’ claim to fortifying the brain is unsubstantiated. All other stimulants or sedatives have only temporary effect. After the effect wears out, the symptoms come back, maybe with a vengeance. One must ensure complete tranquility of the mind and disperse all random Read More

Opening Dao

Opening Dao is a short documentary film on Taoism and martial arts filmed in China in 2009 Se the full movie here: Opening Dao: a documentary film on Taoism and martial arts lifeartsmedia.com

The Wisdom of Dao Yin in Baopuzi

Dao Yin treats the condition ‘not yet sick’, it releases inharmonious energy. The movements must be practised in order to circulate energy without discomfort in the hundred joints. Without movement, blood remains blocked in the three places. Dao Yin uses this great rule to maintain health and is a subtle and complex technique for eliminating Read More

A Japanese Alchemical Chart of the Body

The Japanese alchemical chart of the body reproduced above is entitled Shūshin kyūten tandō zu 修真九轉丹道圖, or Chart of the Way of the Elixir in Nine Cycles for the Cultivation of Reality (the Chinese reading of the title is Xiuzhen jiuzhuan dandao tu). Although no precisely corresponding picture seems to be found in Chinese texts, Read More

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

Union of the Triplex Equation

Let the void be your cauldron Let nature be your furnace for your primary ingredient, take stillness for your reagent, use quietude for mercury, take your vital essence for lead, use your daily energy for water use, restraint for fire, take meditation. Reference: A Complete Guide to Chi-gung by Daniel P. Reid p.81

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

Awakening to Reality Wuzhen pian

1 If you study immortality, you should study celestial immortality: only the Golden Elixir is the highest principle. 3 When the two things meet, emotions and nature join one another; where the five agents are whole, Dragon and Tiger coil. 5 Rely in the first place on wu and ji that act as go-betweens, then 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