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Tao Basics: Microcosmic Orbit Meditation
Opening the Microcosmic Orbit is the ancient foundation for healing and martial arts. It awakens, circulates, and directs Chi (or Qi), the generating life force, through the two main acupuncture channels in the body. The Microcosmic Orbit Meditation then draws in and circulates healing energy from the universal, cosmic, and earth planes to empower the body/mind. Also taught are the Inner Smile and the Six Healing Sounds, useful in reducing stress, negative emotions, fatigue and other maladies.

 

 



Fusion of the Five Elements I
In this practice of Taoist Internal Alchemy, you will learn to neutralize the negative emotions of worry, sadness, arrogance, anger and fear back into pure energy by anchoring the source of the emotions in the bodily organs, and establishing a balance through the Five Elements control cycle. The purified energy is crystallized into a radiant energy pearl within the inner cauldron. This pearl is then circulated through the Microcosmic Orbit, attracting to it the external Chi of the Three Forces: Heaven, Earth, and Cosmic Force. The formation and circulation of the pearl plays a pivotal role in the nourishment of the soul or energy body. Pre-requisite: Microcosmic Orbit Meditation

Fusion of the Five Elements II
Fusion II practice uses the crystallized energy of the pearl to nourish the positive emotions or virtues of kindness, joy, fairness, courage, gentleness and compassion as a natural expression of inner balance. This virtue energy is then condensed into the pearl and used to open the three Thrusting Channels in the core of the body. In addition, the pearl is directed to open the Belt Channels which encircle and protect the nine major energy centers of the body. Pre-requisite: Microcosmic Orbit Meditation, Fusion I

Fusion of the Five Elements III
The third level of Fusion of the Five Elements completes the cleansing and opening of the eight extraordinary energy channels in the body by activating the Yin and Yang Bridge and Regulator Channels. This makes the entire body extremely permeable to the circulation of vital energy. Additional practices of circulating energy for protection and sealing of the aura are also included, as well as a condensed and concise daily practice incorporating all three levels of the Fusion practice. Pre-requisite: Fusion II



Beginning Qigong

Discover the wonders of Qigong, the ancient Chinese techniques to feel vibrant, fit, and alive. Let go of daily stress, relax, and use your mind and movements to heal yourself. You will learn a series of graceful, simple, yet powerful energy flow movements that will help you integrate your new body-mind awareness into your daily life. Forms taught include: Dantian Breathing Qigong, Swimming Dragon Qigong, Standing Post Qigong, Nine Threading Breaths Qigong, and Eight Trigrams Inner Palms Qigong.

Five Animal Frolics Qigong
Learn one of the oldest, yet perennially popular forms of exercise in the world. In the 2nd century A.D., the great Taoist physician Hua To created a physical, energetic and mental exercise system based on the movements and spirit of five animals: the crane, bear, deer, monkey, and tiger. Develops strength, balance, focus, flexibility, courage, and calmness. Used successfully by thousands of people to regain health and fitness and treat chronic diseases.

The Healing Presence: External Qigong Therapy
External Qi Healing (Wai Qi Zhi Liao) is a rare and powerful form of energetic healing from China. External Qi Healing does not require prior knowledge of Chinese Medical theory, and is easy for Westerners to learn and apply. The techniques you will learn in this seminar can be integrated into any healing practice, particularly increasing the effectiveness of modalities such as acupuncture, massage, and Therapeutic Touch. Derived from the Taoists of ancient China, these techniques are currently being used in modern Chinese hospitals, and are also being researched at Harvard and other universities.

Participants will learn how to generate a strong field of vital energy (Qi or Ch’i), so that your very presence can have a healing effect. You will also learn to assess the energy field of others, to project specific types of therapeutic energy, and to use ancient techniques for opening the body to the inexhaustible well of healing power in nature, so that the healer avoids the danger of depleting his or her own energy.

Cosmic Healing Qigong I
Cosmic Healing Qigong is a special system of Taoist energetic healing recently introduced by Taoist Master Mantak Chia. Based on the foundations of the Healing Tao system, Cosmic Healing Qigong is a straightforward step-by-step method that shows you how to use your mind, heart and Qi to heal others.

Discover how to use color, intention, and the energies of heaven and earth to clear away diseases and healthy function. Learn how to transform ordinary water into a healing elixir. Explore charging up your bones and marrow with healing energy. Truly one of the best of the Healing Tao courses.


Iron Shirt Chi Kung I
A unique system of standing meditation and breathing exercises for both martial arts and healing, Iron Shirt Chi Kung packs Chi into the fascia and connective tissue surrounding the vital organs, strengthening, healing, armoring and protecting them from injuries due to accidents or blows.You will learn how to root yourself and direct the Earth's gravitational and healing power through your bone structure for immovable stability, and how to draw in the Chi of nature for washing the marrow and strengthening the bones. Pre-requisite: Microcosmic Orbit Meditation.

Iron Shirt Chi Kung II: Changing the Tendons
In this second level of Iron Shirt Chi Kung, the static standing postures learned in the first level evolve into moving postures. This series of movements enables you to grow and strengthen your tendons, to stimulate your vital organs, and to increase your ability to move and discharge the Earth force through your body structure. You will develop the special ability to absorb and discharge energy through your tendons, and to integrate your mind, eyes, heart, fascia, tendons, muscles and bone structure into one coordinated force. You will also learn methods for releasing accumulated toxins in your muscles and joints, increasing the free flow of energy so that accumulated bodily wastes can be discharged without resorting to extreme fasts or special dietary aids. Pre-requisite: Iron Shirt I

Iron Shirt Chi Kung III: Bone Marrow Nei Kung
In the third level of Iron Shirt, you will learn how to cleanse and grow the bone marrow, regenerate sexual hormones and store them in the fascia, tendons, and marrow, as well as how to direct your internal power to the higher energy centers. This level of Iron Shirt works directly on your organs, bones, and tendons to strengthen your entire system beyond its ordinary capacity. An extremely efficient method of vibrating the internal organs enables you to shake toxic deposits out of the inner structure of each organ by enhancing Chi circulation. This once highly secret method of advanced Iron Shirt, also known as the Golden Bell System, draws the energy produced in the reproductive system into the higher energy centers to carry out advanced Taoist practices. Iron Shirt Chi Kung is one of the five essential branches of Taoist Esoteric practice. Pre-requisite: Iron Shirt I, Healing Love.


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