Learn the backward step
that turns your light inward
to illuminate your self. .
Body and mind of themselves
will drop away,
and your Original Face will be manifest.
Coming, going, the waterbirds
don't leave a trace,
don't follow a path.
- Dogen Zenji - 道元禅師 -
*Dogen Zenji - was known as Eihei Dogen - 永平道元 - and was a Japanese Buddhist priest, writer, poet, philosopher, and founder of the Soto school of Zen in Japan. Dogen lived during the time of January 1200 – September 1253.
Dogen was originally ordained as a monk in the Tendai School in Kyoto, he was ultimately dissatisfied with its teaching and traveled to China to seek out what he believed to be a more authentic Buddhism. He remained in China for five years, finally training under Tiantong Rujing - 天童如淨 - an eminent teacher of the Chinese Caodong lineage - 曹洞宗 - in Qingde Temple - 慶徳寺 - on Tiantong Mountain - 天童山 - in Zhejiang Province - 浙江 - .
Upon his return to Japan, Dogen began promoting...
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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....
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The True Human Unifies with Nature and equalizes 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
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...
The Immortal Arts Method - a modern day approach to Taoist Neigong and the Art of Inner Alchemy - bringing one to greater health, healing, harmony and leading one to the Discovery of True Self.
During the Practice of Taoist Inner Alchemy - we use three aspects of Self -
Our Body, Mind and Breath.
The Mind is something that becomes clear, sharp and more focused the longer we continue the practice - this means that our ability in Focus or the ability to Concentrate our Intention and keeping to the Center of our Dantian improves.
If we look at the process of learning the Art of Taoist Inner Alchemy - we may see that there are forms, postures, shapes and combinations of movements that we practice.
The movements and shapes follow a unique pattern - they are circular -
Circular movement and physical shapes aid in the development and smooth flow of Healing Energy. To create these shapes and movement patterns in our practice - we must use the...
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...
During the practice of Taoist Breath Work you shall look as if you were doing nothing on the outside, yet all things within the body are changing and transforming on the inside;
leading you to an internal state of Stillness,,Tranquility and Complete Emptiness.
The situation shall come naturally through the proper practice of Tao Breath Training; without your consciousness being involved.
This state is not created by the use of the Mind, nor is this state imagined through Visualization.
Listening to the Breathing can lead you to a deep state of inner tranquility and clarity with all thoughts and mental motion coming to reside upon one single point, a single unified field of Pure Living Awareness - this is the Path to Return to your Pristine Original Nature.
This Listening is not done with the Ears –
this is a Listening done with the Heart…
Taoist Longevity Breathing
Return to Childhood Breathing – Awaken the Subtle Breath -
The Taoist Breath...
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