Wudang Qigong for self-healing and treatment.
The Chinese practice of aligning breath, movement, and awareness for exercise, healing, and martial arts training, extends back more than 5,000 years. Contemporary Wudang qigong is a complex accretion of the ancient Chinese meditative practice xing qi (circulating qi) and the gymnastic breathing exercise tao yin (guiding and pulling). Through Wudang Qigong we start to become aware of the relationship between our consciousness and the Qi that gives us physical form and animates us. Through precise conscious movement we move Qi through channels in our body (often referred to as acupuncture meridians or Jing Luo) and encourage a more free and fluid flow of this energy through our body. Qi gong meditation is always practiced in the early morning at the temple.
• Qi gong for longevity
• Qi gong for healing
• Sleeping dragon qi gong
• Standing meditation qi gong
• Qi gong nine postures
• Bone marrow washing qi gong
• Qi gong theories
Internal energy healing is cultivated and practiced in select courses. There are also opportunities for the sick to come and receive healing work, no matter how serious the ailment, but more importantly one can learn self-healing practices, ways of changing lifestyle and thought.
“The Supreme Medicine has three distinctions:
Ching [essence], Qi [vitality]. and Shen [spirit],
Which are elusive and obscure.
Keep to nonbeing, yet hold on to being.
And perfection is yours in an instant.
When the distant winds blend together,
In one hundred days of spiritual work
And morning recitation to the Shang Ti,
Then in one year you will soar as an immortal.
The sages awaken through self-cultivation;
Deep, profound, their practices require great effort.
Fulfilling vows illumines the Heavens.
Breathing nourishes youthfulness.
Departing from the Mysterious, entering the Female,
It appears to have perished, yet appears to exist.
Unmovable, its origin is mysterious.
Each person has Ching.
The Shen unites with the Ching,
The Shen unites with the Qi,
The breath then unites with the true nature.
Before you have attained this true nature,
These terms appear to be fanciful exaggerations.
The Shen is capable of entering stone;
The Shen is capable of physical flight.
Entering water it is not drowned;
Entering fire it is not burned.
The Shen depends on life form;
The Ching depends on sufficient Qi.
If these are neither depleted nor injured
The result will be youthfulness and longevity.
These three distinctions have one principle,
Yet so subtle it cannot be heard.
Their meeting results in existence,
Their parting results in nonexistence.
The seven apertures interpenetrate
And each emits wisdom light.
The sacred sun and sacred moon
Illuminate the Golden Court.
One attainment is eternal attainment.
The body will naturally become weightless.
When the supreme harmony is replete,
The bone fragments become like winter jade.
Acquiring the Elixir results in immortality;
Not acquiring it results in extinction.
The Elixir is within yourself,
It is not white and not green.
Recite and hold ten thousand times.
These are the subtle principles of self-illumination.”
– The Jade Emperor’s Mind Seal Classic.