Wai Dan Kung Exercise

There are two types of Wai Dan exercise, moving and still. In moving Wai Dan, a specific muscle or part of the body is repeatedly tensed and relaxed with full attention. The tension should be as little as possible because great tension will constrict the channels and prevent the flow of energy. Some people do not tense their muscles at all, but merely imagine tensing them. Others tense them just enough to aid concentration. When one exercises a part of the body in this way for several minutes,...

Principles From The Tai Shih Ching

Deep Breathing For Energy

The embryo is generated from the hidden or undeveloped Chi. Chi comes from the modulated breathing of the embryo. When Chi enters the body-life. When Spirit leaves the body and the Knowing Spirit and Chi makes a long life possible. Protect and nourish the imaginary embryo to build up Spirit and Chi. When Spirit moves, the Chi moves where Spirit stops, the Chi stops. To have a long life, Spirit and Chi must mutually interact. When the heart mind is not dispersed, not a thought goes or comes....

Eight Pieces of Brocade

Eight Pieces Brocade Qigong

Marshal Yueh Fei is credited with the creation of the Eight Pieces of Brocade Ba Dun Gin in the twelfth century during the Sung dynasty 960-1279 A.D. in order to improve the health of his soldiers. The original set consisted of 12 forms, but this has been shortened to eight. This set was widely practiced all over China, and developed several distinct styles, all of them effective. The brocade is a cloth, usually of silk, woven into complex and colorful patterns, and is very highly prized, just...

Meditation and Chi Circulation

Small Circulation Meditation

Once the student can breathe adequately according to the Taoist and Buddhist methods, he begins sitting meditation to begin the process of Chi circulation. The first goal is to achieve a calm mind while concentrating on deep breathing. The individual creates a type of hypnotic state to do this. The meditator should stay at this stage until he can expand and withdraw his Dan Tien while breathing with no conscious effort, without the attention wandering. When the muscles around the Dan Tien can...