By Damo Mitchell
Nei Gong has been a well-kept mystery in the Taoist sects of China for hundreds of years. established upon the unique teachings of the good sage Lao Tzu, it has simply 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 booklet describes the philosophy, rules and perform of Nei Gong. the writer presents a breakdown of the whole Nei Gong approach, and explains in undeniable English the philosophy which underpins Nei Gong perform, and that is in line with the unique teachings of the traditional Taoist clergymen. The method of Sung respiring, a complicated meditative perform which has beforehand been reserved for 'inner-door' scholars is defined, and the publication includes a complete set of Qigong workouts observed by means of tutorial images and drawings. This booklet may be of curiosity to all practitioners of Qi Gong, martial arts and meditation, and may be a profitable learn for somebody attracted to jap philosophy.
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Ensure that your spine is open and your head feels as though the crown is gently lifting up into the sky. Practise your Sung breathing technique for a short while before beginning to direct the Qi of your body gently down into the floor. Let your mind start at the top of your head and then move down through your torso into your legs. From here continue down into the feet and finally the floor. This process should take a few minutes each time. Do not picture anything in particular. Simply allow your awareness to move down through your body like a wave and this will be enough to lead the Qi in the correct direction.
If we wish to develop spiritually then it is the congenital meridians that we need to work with. Usually within Chinese medicine theory they talk about the congenital meridians being like ‘reservoirs’ of Qi. This Qi is then passed down into the acquired meridians for use by the organs. When there is an abundance of energy moving through the acquired meridians, the congenital meridians draw this excess away and store it until everything naturally moves back into balance. This happens as first the Yin and Yang linking meridians make sure that there is an even flow of Qi across the related meridians within the body.
It is for this reason that in the earliest stages of Nei Gong training we spend a lot of time focusing our mind on the lower Dan Tien; this helps to generate more Qi as well as tune the mind in to the frequency of the meridians system. Problems arise if this process is carried on for too long; if we focus on the lower Dan Tien for too many years past this process being complete we will begin to alter the natural state of the mind and so develop an excessive preoccupation with the energy body as described above.