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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Hsing Yi Classics

Sep 23, 2021

 

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...

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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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Heaven is my Father - Earth is my Mother...

Sep 17, 2021
 
Heaven is my Father,
Earth is my Mother….
That which fills the Universe,
I regard as my Body…
That which directs the Universe,
I consider as my Naure…
All people are my Brothers and Sisters…
All things are my Companions...
 
~ Zhang Zai - 張載
'Western Inscription'
 
 
* Zhāng Zài; - 張載 - was a Chinese philosopher, essayist, politician, writer, and cosmologist who lived during the years of 1020–1077 in the Song Dynasty. He initially explored both Buddhism and Taoism - but he felt the 'Great Way' could not be found there, and focused on Confucianism. He is most known for laying out four ontological goals for intellectuals: To build up the manifestations of Heaven and Earth's spirit, to build up good life for the populace, to develop past sages' endangered scholarship, and to open up Eternal Peace.
 
In Zhang Zhai's metaphysics, he views that all things of the world are composed of a primordial Substance...
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Yin Yang - Law of Harmony

Sep 07, 2021

 

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 /...

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Zi-Ran - the Tao of Nature

Jun 30, 2021
 
Human Kind follow the Way of Earth;
the Earth follows the Way of the Heavens;
the Heavens follow the Great Way of Tao.
Tao follows the Way of Nature....
- Lao Tzu
 
Zi-Ran – ( 自然 ) - is a key concept in Taoism that literally can mean "naturally; natural; spontaneously; freely; also it is used to refer to 'Nature' , and something which exists freely of itself. Zi-Ran is what is 'Natural' and the 'Natural World'. Ziran also has the nuance, to refer to and point to one's 'True Nature' or 'True Self’.
 
Zi-Ran – ( 自然 ) - is perhaps one of the oldest philosophical views from the Taoist School. Lao Tzu introduced the concept of Zi-Ran throughout many chapters in his work the 'Tao Te Ching' and it points in one way to something which exists that is opposite to all the things of the world which are artificial and man made....
 
 
 
 
Tao Fa Zi-Ran - ( 道法自然 )
' Tao follows the Way of Nature ‘
 
Tao Fa Zi-Ran is a...
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Tai Chi - the Grand Ultimate

Jun 30, 2021
 
The Tai Chi comes from the Unbounded Infinity, the Primordial Union, the Wuji,
thus it is the source and mother of Yin and Yang.
 
If it moves, it separates;
if it is static, it combines....
 
All movements should be directed by conscious intention, and not by external force.
When moving up or down, front or back, left or right, the same intention is unbroken and united as One.
 
First the mind then the body —- when the abdomen is completely relaxed, the Qi Energy can rise in the body spontaneously; then the Qi Energy can penetrate into the bones.
 
When your spirit and body are at ease you can always move as your intention directs....
 
The mind should direct the Qi Energy to move. The Qi should be completely composed. Then the Qi Energy will penetrate to the bones.
 
The Qi Energy circulating freely, mobilises the body. If Qi Energy is correctly cultivated, one’s Vital Spirit will be raised...
 
- The Tai Chi...
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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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