In the Spring of 2002 - I was living in Beijing, and searching for a Qigong Master in China. I contacted many Qigong schools, centers and people I met, searching for a traditional program. Through pure luck, I gained an introduction to Master Wang Tao who taught traditional Taoist Inner Alchemy as found in the Northern Taoist Complete Perfection School.
In order to learn with Master Wang Tao, I had to travel across China to the far North East in an area called Anshan, in Liaoning Province - my destination was 'Thousand Peak Mountain'. This was a very long journey, and little did I know, but this encounter would be an event which would change the entire course and direction of my life.
The program which Master Wang asked me to follow was very detailed, highly organised, exact and strenuous - day in and day out - rising at 5 am to perform the prescribed 8 Longevity Qigong Exercises as our warm up, and then...
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...
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...
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
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
Listen with the Heart
During the practice of Taoist Breath Work - ...
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