By Damo Mitchell
Nei Gong has been a well-kept mystery in the Taoist sects of China for hundreds of years. dependent upon the unique teachings of the nice sage Lao Tzu, it has basically ever been taught to shut scholars of the masters selected because the heads of the traditional orders. For the 1st time within the English language, this publication describes the philosophy, rules and perform of Nei Gong. the writer presents a breakdown of the full Nei Gong procedure, and explains in undeniable English the philosophy which underpins Nei Gong perform, and that is in accordance with the unique teachings of the traditional Taoist clergymen. The method of Sung respiring, a complicated meditative perform which has previously been reserved for 'inner-door' scholars is defined, and the booklet includes a whole set of Qigong workouts observed by means of tutorial photos and drawings. This publication may be of curiosity to all practitioners of Qi Gong, martial arts and meditation, and should be a profitable learn for someone drawn to japanese philosophy.
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If there is an excess or deficiency within any one meridian then they help to redistribute the Qi to make it even. Only when the level is even across the acquired meridians is any excess Qi taken back into the congenital meridians. 15 The Yin and Yang Linking Meridians 62 The Three Bodies of Man The Yin and Yang Heel Meridians The Yin and Yang heel meridians are extremely important within the energy body. They serve as a type of energetic fuse which ensures that extreme excesses of Qi are drawn away from the body and down into the earth.
They bring about the concept of constant change and development which are the core principles behind Daoism and their arts. 1 shows how changing processes are attached to the Wu Xing. From this chart we can see how the Wu Xing give us change, development, seasons, direction, time, etc. There is an infinite number of categories which could be put into this table; these are just a few examples. 1 Categorisation According to Wu Xing Fire Earth Metal Water Wood Season Summer Late summer Autumn Winter Spring Direction South Centre West North East Climate Hot Damp Dry Cold Windy Emotion Excitation Worry Sadness Fear Anger Colour Red Yellow White Blue Green Time Morning Afternoon Evening Night Dawn Growth Fruiting Harvesting Withering Dying Sprouting Age Childhood Adulthood Old age Death Birth Without the Wu Xing there would be no change, development or progression.
Taiji projects a reality according to Yin and Yang onto Wuji and so is it the real world or is it fake? This is a question which comes up time and time again throughout your Nei Gong and, later, meditation practice. The answer can only be understood experientially, not intellectually. Whenever there is any energetic shift within the universe it is due to the power of Taiji which acts as a catalyst for the processes of change, development and progress. It is for this reason that we know Taiji as the ‘motive force of creation’.