Foundations of Taoist Inner Alchemy – Neidan -

Nov 22, 2021
 

 

 

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...

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Coiling Dragon Form - Taoist Yoga & Qigong

May 05, 2019
 

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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