Part 3: The Method of Quiet Sitting – Oral Instruction Following Part 1 (Authentic Cultivation of Daoism) and Part 2 (True Formula of the Dao Elixir Secret Treasure), we continue with Sun Xi Kun on
Here are two Chinese herbal soaks for soft tissue and bone injuries that illustrate the traditional use of guide herbs. The guide herbs here are employed externally to maximize the effectiveness of the prescription. These
Following Part 1, we continue with Sun Xi Kun on Daosim, the translation of the “True Formula of the Dao Elixir Secret Treasure” by Sun Xi Kun. In the nose there are two acu-points linking
In addition to his expertise in Chinese martial arts, Sun Xi Kun was also a practitioner of Daoism and Daoist meditation practices. This article, the “Authentic Cultivation of Daoism,” is excerpted from The True Transmission
The ninth and final lesson of Nine Lessons on Daoist Meditation: A Theoretical Discussion of the Golden Fluid Returning to Dantian Meditation. Ye Huan Dan Tian Nei Gong 金 液 還 丹 田 内 功
Dong Xiu Sheng was the teacher of Master Li Gui Chang. Dong is a unique figure in the internal arts who studied with many renowned masters of the internal styles, He also studied Southern Shaolin
How Qi Gong and Chinese Medicine Helped Me Heal Injuries from a Bad Fall in Record Time: A Personal Narrative and Case Study
by NYIA Instructor Marcus DeGrazia L.Ac Introduction Six years ago, when I started my studies in Acupuncture, I also began to study Qi Gong and Ba Gu Zhang. For this reason, my understanding and practice
Lesson Eight of Nine Lessons on Daoist Meditation: A Theoretical Discussion of Micro-Cosmic Orbit Meditation. Saliva: Elixir of Immortality Saliva is a key element in Daoist meditation and internal alchemy. Swallowing saliva is a part
A rare treat!! Li Gui Chang’s senior disciple, Chen Quan Gong, leads an in-depth discussion of Xing Yi Quan theory and training. Master Chen talks freely and openly about how to train Xing Yi correctly
Daoist Meditation Lesson Seven Theory: The Three Treasures and the Circulation of Water and Fire.
Continuing the discussion of the importance of Symbolism in Chinese Internal Martial Arts, Part 3 delves into Yi Jing (I-Ching) symbolism which pervades all of Chinese thought and culture, including the internal martial arts.
Lesson Six of Nine Lessons on Daoist Meditation: Dissolving and Clearing Blockages. In the last lesson we learned that the Qi/Breath does not flow easily through tight, tense muscles and joints. Similarly in Lesson Three:
Continuing our discussion of the importance of Symbolism in the Chinese Internal Martial Arts from last month, Part 2 further explores animal symbolism and then looks at Chinese characters or ideograms as symbols that contain
Lesson Five of Nine Lessons on Daoist Meditation: Wu Ji Meditation – Relaxation and Letting Go. In this lesson, we will look at the concept of letting go, unbinding and relaxing the body mentally and
Overview: Symbolism is an important and often misunderstood aspect of the Chinese internal martial arts. This, the first installment of a three-part article, discusses the importance and relevance of the symbols of heaven and earth,
Lesson Four of Nine Lessons on Daoist Meditation: Wu Ji Meditation – Returning to Emptiness. Chinese Cosmogony and Wu Ji In Chinese cosmology there was originally hun-tun, an undifferentiated luminous cloud, a void with no
Lesson Three of Nine Lessons on Daoist Meditation Theory: Quieting the Mind and Gathering the Qi. When observing the breath in Lesson One and Lesson Two, you may have noticed that the mind has a
The image of a wheel is important in both Daoism and Ba Gua Zhang. This essay by Tom Bisio explores this image and its relationship to Ba Gua and the Dao. The image of a
In this brief interview, Song Zhi Yong, a disciple of Xing Yi Master Li Gui Chang, remembers his teacher and talks about Master Li’s character, ability and views on martial etiquette. Song Zhi Yong currently
Zhao Da Yuan is a fourth generation inheritor of Liang Style Ba Gua Zhang. Zhao Da Yuan began his martial arts training at an early age, studying a wide spectrum of different Chinese martial arts.
Wang Shi Tong was an important master of Ba Gua Zhang who is unfortunately little known outside of Beijing. Even in old age, with an unsteady gait, his power and skill level shone through, revealing