The eight verses or eight phrases in Zhineng Qigong were created by Dr. Pang.
The eight verses serve mainly to organize a qi field. Each verse has a special meaning and gets the practitioner into the qigong state before starting the practice. Through the visualization, qi is concentrated in the environment. The deeper a practitioner is in the qigong state, the stronger the effect of the qigong exercise. The eight verses are also suitable as an independent mantra.
顶天立地 ding tian li di – Head expands to into the sky, feet into the earth
形松意充 xing song yi chong – Body is relaxed, mind expands out
外敬内静 wai jing nei jing – Be respectful, quiet inside
心澄貌恭 xin cheng mao gong – The mind is clear, the appearance is humble
一念不起 yi nian bu qi – The mind is still
神注太空 shen zhu tai kong – The mind expands out to the vast void
神意照体 shen yi zhao ti – Illuminate deep inside
周身融融 zhou shen rong rong – The whole body is harmonised with qi