Self Transformation - Way of Inner Alchemy

Oct 19, 2021
 

 

 

Tao is the noumenon of all universal things.

It is soundless, formless, and intangible.

It is not bright, not dark, and hardly nameable.

Tao is so vast that it has no limits to confine it,

and it is so minute that there is no interior to fill it.

Tao is capable of exhausting infinitude.

Tao dates back to the time when there was no beginning and there was no time.

Tao is formless, but it gives birth to Heaven and Earth;

Tao is merciless and gentle,

but charges and empowers the movements of the Sun and the Moon....

Return to the Way of Tao 

entering into an enduring state of Balance and Harmony...

 

 

 

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Unify with Nature

Oct 14, 2021
 
 

The True Human unifies with Nature and equalises all things.

The True Human is empty,

yet is also everything.

The True Human is unconscious,

yet is also everywhere.

The True Human of old slept without Dreaming,

and woke without anxiety.

The True Human ate without concern, and breathed deeply.

The breath of the True Human arose from the depth of the feet,

while the Common Human breathes in a shallow manner from the throat.

The True Human of old knew neither to love life, nor to hate death.

They offered no resistance.

The True Human of old received with delight anything that came into their life,

and let go of anything that had been lost or forgotten.

The True Human’s mind was free from all thought.

Their way was one of stillness and Silence - shining with Simplicity.

The True Human was in Harmony with all things –

without any mind of knowledge.

~ Chuang Tzu

 
 

Chuang Tzu - 莊子 - was an influential Chinese philosopher who lived around the 4th...

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Neigong Training - Taoist Internal Martial Arts

Sep 18, 2021

 

- Internal Martial Arts -

NEW CLASS OFFERING...! 

We will now be offering a new regular video lesson every month in the practice of the Neigong Training found in the Taoist Internal Martial Arts of:  Hsing Yi Chuan, Pa Kua Zhang and Tai Chi Chuan.  These Neigong Lessons will be one part of the training curriculum of our Living Tao Live Online Training Program.  We will focus on training for health, longevity, strength development, flexibility, and mental focus.  We will at times also demonstrate the self defence and martial aspects of the systems when needed for learning and understanding of the practice methods.

Neigong, as a term, in the beginning refers to methods of Taoist Breath Training, and Training which transforms the Bone and Tendon Networks of the practitioner.  In the first stages of Neigong Training, the exercises are often very simple, repetitive movements, with a focus to Unify the Movement and the Breath...

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Consider That Which is Insignificant

May 29, 2021

 

That which is still and at rest is easily kept quiet...

That which has not yet appeared is easily prevented.
What is still feeble and weak is easily broken.
What is still deficient is easily dispersed.
 
Treat things before they exist.
Regulate things before disorder begins.
The strong tree originated from a tiny root.
A tower of nine stories is built up brick by brick.
A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single footstep.
 
If one tries to improve a thing, one damages it;
if one grasps it, they lose it.
 
The wise one, therefore, not attempting to form things does not damage them, and not grasping after things, they do not lose them.
 
The people in their rush for completing a task are ever approaching success,
but continually failing.
 
One must be as careful in the end as in the beginning if they are to succeed.
Therefore the wise one desires to be free from desire,
they do not value the things that are difficult to attain.
 
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5 Energy Gates Qigong & Meridian Stretching

Apr 06, 2020
 

Empty yourself of Everything.....

Let the Mind rest at Peace.
Returning to the source is Stillness,
Which is the way of Nature.
~Lao Tzu

Internal Harmony = Smooth Energy Flow -
Gaining a flow of Smooth Energy, we may experience vital health and happiness:

The main focus in the practice of Taoist Qigong is the development and balance of ‘Qi’ Energy. Qi Energy can be viewed as ‘Universal Life Force’, and is the underlying essence of all life, development and creation.

When our Qi Energy is in balance, we experience more health, vitality, enhanced focus, greater memory, happiness and internal harmony.  When our Qi Energy is out of balance, we may experience fatigue, chronic pain, lowered immune response, irritability, and so on..... 

Leanring to work with your Qi Energy and bring your body's systems into balance is perhaps one of the greatest gifts you could give yourself in life.

DANTIAN ~ Ocean of Vital Energy

The Dantian Center can be thought of as the...

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Naturalness is called the Way

May 05, 2019

Naturalness is called the Way...
The Way has no name or form;
it is just the Essence...
just the Primal Spirit.
Essence and Life are invisible,
so they are associated with Sky and Light....
Sky and Light are invisible,
so they are associated with the two eyes.
The Celestial Mind is like a house;
the Light is the master of the house.
Therefore, once you turn the Light around,
the Energies throughout the Body all Rise.
Just turn the Light around;
this is the unexcelled Sublime Truth....

~ Ancestor Lu DongBin

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Opening the Energy Gates

Apr 26, 2019
 

Opening the Energy Gates

In Qigong, Neigong and Taoist Yoga Practice 'Opening' is a big theme. We open Meridians, Energy Gates, and Energy Centers. The Energy Gates we may view as having an 'Inner' and 'Outer' aspect. We have the '5 Outer Gates' and the '9 Inner Gates'. The '9 Inner Gates' sometimes termed the '9 Caldrons' are the places where meridians connect in the body, and move from one area to another - for example for energy to pass from the arm into the torso, the meridians must pass through the Energy Gate located in the Shoulder Joint. The 'Inner Energy Gates' are usually located in the major joint spaces - or more specifically in the 'Empty Space' between the bones of a joint, and also found in the spinal cord. The Energy Gates often become blocked, and this can cause stagnant energy, stiffness, pain, emotional imbalance and limits the movement of Energy through the Meridian system....

- Learn more about Neigong, Taoist Yoga, Qigong and Opening of the Energy Gates -...

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Gate of Awakening

Jun 25, 2018
 

 

Nurturing Energy, forget words and guard it,

Conquer the mind, do non-doing.

The Human body is only Vitality, Energy & Spirit.

Vitality, Energy & Spirit ~ the 'Three Treasures'.

These Three Treasures are what makes up a human being,

and are at the very root of our health, vitality and spiritual expression.

~ Ancestor Lu DongBin

 HEALTH - Harmony of Energy

The main focus in the practice of Taoist Yoga is the development and balance of ‘Qi’ Energy.

Qi Energy can be viewed as the ‘Universal Life Force’, and is the underlying essence of all life, development and creation.

When our Qi Energy is in balance, we experience health, vitality, happiness and internal harmony.

When our Qi Energy is in a state of unbalance, we can experience sickness, emotional unbalance, chronic pain and fatigue.

The first aim of the practice of Taoist Yoga is to gain a smooth flow of Qi Energy, and an internal balance of Qi Energy, which gives one the experience...

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5 Gates of Change

Jun 21, 2018
 

 Immortal Arts - Gateway to the Tao

The 5 Gates of Change are five unique Stages of Self Transformation.

Within the practice of the Immortal Arts Method, the student shall pass through Three Unique Stages of Transformation.

  1. Transformation of Body

  2. Transformation of Energy

  3. Transformation of Spirit

    As the student moves through the  3 Stages of Transformation’, they shall pass through the  ‘5 Gates of Change’  - five unique stages of Self Transformation.

  1. Gate of Awakening ~ Awakening to a new view of life, living, and a new view of our connection with nature. Awakening the vital healing energy flow that lies within. Awakening and opening the energy channels and energy centers.

  2. Gate of Nurture ~ The ability of self nurturing through practice grows. Through this practice, self healing begins to take place. Inner Balance begins to grow.

  3. Gate of Transform ~ Body transforms, energy transforms, consciousness transforms. The negative...

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Summer Solstice

Jun 21, 2018

Summer Solstice is a time of the Growing Yang Principle....

The Way of Taoist Practice that we teach in the TaoYoga Arts System contains three general levels we progress through in the learning, which can be simply thought of as dealing with the body, learning about the cycles of nature, and lastly how to gain a Union of Self and Nature.

* First we will learn about the inner rhythms, development and cycles of Energy in our own body - through the act of self practice in the TaoYoga Arts System.
* Second we will study and learn about the rhythms, patterns and cycles of Energy we may find within nature - this includes the cycle of the four seasons, and the movement of the sun and moon - this is all organized in the Taoist Energetic Calendar, which includes the dates, and times of practice we follow throughout the year, in order to follow these cycles.
* Lastly, we learn the method and way to join the Human and Nature into a Unified, Balanced and Harmonious whole. A Union of the...

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