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Five Element Qi Gong with Tom Bisio – Spring 2018

Learn Five Element Qi Gong in Just Five Weeks

Class begins May 10, 2018

Five Element Qi Gong is one of the crown jewels of the Taoist rejuvenation practices. Five Element Qi Gong is complete system for healing and preventing disease in the internal organs and their associated meridians and tissues. This simple and elegant set of exercises activates and harmonizes the internal organs, while clearing internal blockages that are often the underlying cause of fatigue and poor health. Five Element Gong can be performed in 20-25 minutes a day.  The nine exercises are easy to learn and enjoyable to perform, making them easy to integrate into your daily life. The seemingly simple movements have many hidden depths and benefits that reveal themselves over time through practice.

The theory and practice of integrating the Five Elements provides a unique window into the human body’s to maintain balance and inner harmony. Learning to balance and regulate the Five Elements and Five Organs – Lung-Metal, Kidney-Water, Liver-Wood, Heart-Fire and Spleen-Heart – interweaves the body’s diverse systems and regulatory mechanisms into an organic unity, thereby promoting health, a calm, untroubled mind, and a vital spirit.

No prior experience in Nei Gong or Qi Gong is necessary!

Five Element Qi Gong: Learn 5 Elements in 5 Weeks with instructors Tom Bisio & Valerie Ghent

Dates: May 10, 17, 24, 31 & June 7  (5 consecutive Thursday evenings)

Time: 6:30 pm  – 7:30 pm

Location: 80 Eighth Avenue at 14th Street, NYC

Cost: $175


Zhan Zhuang Standing Postures

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This article on Zhan Zhuang for Health is a translation from the French book, Dacheng quan, L’art ultime de combat by Guo Guizhi (Paris: Arkanorum, 2001) pp. 37-38. Guo studied Da Cheng Quan with Dr. Yu Yong Nian, Wang Xiang Zhai and Chang Ze Lang in 1957. In 1963 he began to train with Master Yao Zong Xun. Later he went on to teach and promote the art of Da Cheng Quan in Europe. Some content in this article is from Da Cheng Kung Fu, by Wang Xuan Jie.
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Intention Qi Gong Book (PDF) – New Translation Available Now!

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Supine Qi Gong of Ma Li Tang Part 2

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Ma Li Tang (1905-1989) was a famous modern exponent of Qi Gong. He was an expert in martial arts, Qi Gong and traditional Chinese medicine. He is famous for popularizing the Six Healing Sounds, but also synthesized and created other forms of Qi Gong for rehabilitation.

This Supine Qi Gong, created by Ma Li Tang, is a simple, yet powerful set of exercises that harmonizes the Qi Dynamic and regulates the internal organs. [1] This Qi Gong set can benefit anyone, but is particularly ideal for patients who are confined to bed. It is fairly easy to learn and can yield quick results. What I love about these exercises are that they provide a simple and straight forward but very effective method of regulating different aspects of the Qi Dynamic. From: Chinese Qi Gong Essentials. Cen Yuefang (Beijing: New World Press, 1996) p.78-89. Read More…

New Online Course Launches May 16th! – Six Healing Sounds Qi Gong

Six Healing Sounds Qi Gong
Online Learning Program

Three Day  Sale (15% Off) begins May 16

Strengthen the body, increase vitality, preserve your health

The Six Healing Sounds, one of the Oldest Qi Gong Methods, has been passed down through the centuries by Daoist masters and Chinese physicians. The Healing Sounds are an important part of the tradition of “nourishing life” (Yang Sheng), which is central to Chinese medicine and Daoist practices.

Six Healing Sound Qi Gong harmonizes the Five Elements and Five Organs: Liver-Wood, Heart-Fire, Spleen-Earth, Lungs-Metal and Kidneys-Water. The Sixth Sound acts on the Triple Heater system, which harmonizes the entire body. The shape of the mouth and tone stimulate and vibrate the organs with which they correspond. Daily practice of the sounds and mouth shapes harmonizes organ functioning, while dispelling pathogens and relieving the disharmonies caused by changes in climate and season.

As an added bonus, we include instruction in Five Element Color Meditation, a complimentary qi gong practice, which employs light and inner visualization to promote healing and inner harmony.

Instructors Tom Bisio and Valerie Ghent make these seemingly esoteric practices approachable and easy to learn by showing you the “secrets” that allow you to get the desired results in just 10-15 minutes a day! Tom and Valerie impart valuable tips, imagery and insights from their own practice of the Six Healing Sounds, providing you with a clear and comprehensive approach to learning and mastering these exercises.

Both of these practices:

  • Can be done in 10 -15 minutes a day
  • Require no equipment or previous knowledge
  • Can be done by almost anyone

No prior experience in Qi Gong or Martial Arts is necessary….

Simply follow the clear and concise instructions in the manuals and videos and immediately begin experience the difference these profound exercises can make in your life.

Here’s What You Get When You Order:

 1. A Welcome Letter introducing the program and outlining the training method, with tips and suggestions for learning.

2. Six Healing Sounds PDFs: Six Healing Sounds (Liu Zi Jue) – 64 pages of written information including detailed explanations and illustrations of the Six Healing Sounds Exercises.

3. Thirteen (13) Videos

4. Healing Sounds Audio Mp3

5. Bonus Five Element Color Meditation PDF & MP3

AVAILABLE MAY 16, 2017!

 

Jiao Guo Rui’s 15 Points on Nei Gong and Five Animal Play: Part 2

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This post is the second part Jiao Guo Rui’s 15 Points on Nei Gong and Five Animal Play of excerpted from the book, Les Jeu Des Cinq Animaux (Five Animal Play) by Jiao Guo Rui, De Ye Tao and Hu Yao Zhen, translated by Grégory Mardaga. The book presents three different versions of the Five Animal Play exercises.

Jiao Guo Rui was a student of Hu Yao Zhen. The text below forms Jiao Guo Rui’s introduction to the Five Animal Play. However, it is essentially a discussion of important points relating to Nei Gong in general. Although some of these points are mentioned in Jiao’s book Qi Gong Essentials for Health Promotion, the discussion is more detailed in Les Jeu Des Cinq Animaux.

Translation from the French by Tom Bisio

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Jiao Guo Rui’s 15 Points on Nei Gong and Five Animal Play: Part 1

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This post is excerpted from the book, Les Jeu Des Cinq Animaux (Five Animal Play) by Jiao Guo Rui, De Ye Tao and Hu Yao Zhen, translated by Grégory Mardaga. The book presents three different versions of the Five Animal Play exercises.

Jiao Guo Rui was a student of Hu Yao Zhen. The text below forms Jiao Guo Rui’s introduction to the Five Animal Play. However, it is essentially a discussion of important points relating to Nei Gong in general. Although some of these points are mentioned in Jiao’s book Qi Gong Essentials for Health Promotion, the discussion is more detailed in Les Jeu Des Cinq Animaux.

Translation from the French by Tom Bisio.

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Hu Yao Zhen Important Points on Nei Gong and Five Animal Play (Wu Qin Shu): Part 2

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This post is excerpted from the book, Les Jeu Des Cinq Animaux (Five Animal Play) by Jiao Guo Rui, De Ye Tao and Hu Yao Zhen, translated by Grégory Mardaga. The book presents three different versions of the Five Animal Play exercises.

The text below forms Hu Yao Zhen’s introduction to the Five Animal Play. However, it is essentially a discussion of important points relating to Nei Gong in general, particularly exercises involving standing like Zhan Zhuang and holding San Ti Shi. The text has many parallels with my own discussions with my Xing Yi school brother, Master Song Zhi Yong, regarding spontaneous movement as it appears in the Xing Yi Quan practices of Tu Na Si Ba and San Ti Shi. I think it will be of interest to practitioners of both Nei Gong and Xing Yi.

Translation from the French by Tom Bisio.

Read Part 1 of this article HERE.
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Hu Yao Zhen Important Points on Nei Gong and Five Animal Play (Wu Qin Shu): Part I

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This post is excerpted from the book, Les Jeu Des Cinq Animaux (Five Animal Play) by Jiao Guo Rui, De Ye Tao and Hu Yao Zhen, translated by Grégory Mardaga. The book presents three different versions of the Five Animal Play exercises.

The text below forms Hu Yao Zhen’s introduction to the Five Animal Play. However, it is essentially a discussion of important points relating to Nei Gong in general, particularly exercises involving standing like Zhan Zhuang and holding San Ti Shi. The text has many parallels with my own discussions with my Xing Yi school brother, Master Song Zhi Yong, regarding spontaneous movement as it appears in the Xing Yi Quan practices of Tu Na Si Ba and San Ti Shi. I think it will be of interest to practitioners of both Nei Gong and Xing Yi.

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Rare Footage: Five Animal Crawling Gong

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Rare footage of Master Han Shu-Suo (韩书锁) performing the “Five Animal Crawling Body Strengthening Method” (Wu Shou Pa Xing Jian Shen Fa). Master Han is one of the foremost experts of this unique and rare health preservation and body strengthening method that imitates the walking methods of the tiger, elephant, bear, ape and crocodile.

At the time this was filmed (in 2012), Master Han was 77 years young.

Our thanks to Master Gao Ji Wu for inviting Master Han to our NYIA training session in Beijing, and with deep appreciation and gratitude to both Master Gao and Master Han, for their generosity in letting us film and present this rare practice.
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