The Firing Process of Taoist Inner Alchemy -
with its advance and withdrawal, extraction and addition, increasing and decreasing -
concentrates a year into a month, concentrating a month into a day, concentrating a day into an hour, concentrating an hour into one breath.
From the Ages of the World on the Macrocosmic Scale - down to a Single Breath on the Microcosmic Scale, everything has a Cyclic Movement.
Those who understand this Principle shall gain the Essence of the Active and Passive Phases of the Alchemical Process...
--- Li Dao Chun, The Book of Balance and Harmony
In the above practice session - Jesse will guide you in the Foundation Methods of Taoist Inner Alchemy. Taoist Inner Alchemy Practice is often called - Nei Dan - in the Chinese Language, and can be translated to mean - Inner Elixir Method - we may understand that Nei Dan Practice is an esoteric doctrine, which contains physical, mental, and spiritual practices that...
The Primal True One Energy - Yuan Qi -
is the generative energy that gives birth to heaven, earth, and human beings.
It contains all patterns, and is present at all times.
This is what is called the Source Progenitor of Essence and Life.
Those who keep aware of this are Enlightened Sages - Immortals -
those who ignore it are Ordinary People.
- Liu Yiming – 劉一明 -
* Liu Yiming – 劉一明 – (1734–1821) - was a Chinese Taoist, philosopher, and writer. He was one of the main representatives of Taoist Internal Alchemy, or Neidan – 內丹術 – Neidan is an array of esoteric Taoist doctrines, physical methods, mental training, and spiritual practices that Taoist initiates use to prolong life, enhance vitality and create an Immortal Spiritual Body which is not limited or bound to the physical realm.
- Yuan Qi – 元氣 - We may think of this as: Original Energy, Innate Energy, or the Primordial Energy. Yuan Qi is that which we had before we were...
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...
Hsing Yi is similar to Taoist Meditation Practice....
Both have the goal of Gaining Emptiness.
But where we go from Inaction to Action, the Taoists go from Action to Inaction.
We borrow from the Taoists the 'Three Transformations' -
Transform Essence to Energy / Transform Energy to Spirit /
Transform Spirit to Emptiness....
With your advancement through these stages,
there shall occur 'Three Changes' in your body :
1. Changes of the Bone. 2. Changes of the Tendons. 3. Washing of the Bone Marrow.
To Change the Bones means you hold your body like a mountain. When you stand and move, your bones shall become hard and strong. To Change the Tendons is to fuse Energy into and through all the Tendons, forming membranes to them and energising them. To Wash and Clean the Bone Marrow is to relax completely and purify and refine the Internal Organs by using your Mind, thus making your...
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...
Yin Yang is the Way of Heaven & Earth..
The Fundamental Principle of All Things...
The Father & Mother of all Change and Transformation...
The root of Birth & Death...
~Huangdi Neijing - Su Wen
Learning the application of the Law of Yin and Yang Energy Transformation is a deep secret and key to understanding the practice of Taoist Qigong and Inner Alchemy Meditation.
We may think that within our human body the general principle of the harmony of Yin and Yang Energy, is that Yang Energy should be kept strong and dense so that the Yin Energy can remain in a calm, peaceful and gentle state. Yin and Yang as a theory expresses itself in all aspects of life, form, transformation and change.
Yin produces form / Yang produces energy.
Yin grows / Yang generates.
Yin is matter / Yang is energy.
Yin descends / Yang rises.
Yin is the structure / Yang is the function.
Yin is the body, blood and body fluids / Yang is the 'Ki' energy.
Yin is the right side /...
That which is still and at rest is easily kept quiet...
Let the Mind rest at Peace.
Returning to the source is Stillness,
Which is the way of Nature.
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...
The Dragon is an image we find in many forms of Taoist Yoga, Qigong, Nei Gong, Tao Yin and the Martial Arts. The Dragon in Taoist Culture is a Mystical Pure Yang Animal - one that is Heavenly, Spiritual and Auspicious. The Coiling Dragon form seen here is one section taken from our Golden Lotus form training in the TaoYoga Arts System.
The Dragons motion is typically expressed in Taoist Yoga & Qigong Practice as having the qualities of : Coiling / Spiraling -- Open / Close -- Up / Down -- In / Out... these patterns of movement are both internal and external - expressions of the Yin Yang theory, not as a concept, but as a tangible somatic experience.
Our Coiling Dragon Form shown here in the above video can be seen to effect the Yin Energy Meridians in the legs, arms and also works to open the ascending Governing Vessel in the spine, and also the descending Conception Vessel in the front of the torso. The Opening of the Energy Meridian and creating a smooth,...
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