Introduction of Taiji
Taiji is original hunyuan qi, or is called yuan qi. Taiji comes from Wuji. Wuji is emptiness, it’s the simple information of the whole universe. Taiji always moves in the entirety state in the universe. We call Taiji and Wuji Dao, you cannot separate them.
There are two aspects in the movement of Taiji, we call these Yin and Yang. There also are five aspects and eight aspects in the movements of Taiji, we call these Five elements and Baguan. In fact, there are many different aspects which can be found from the absolute oneness Taiji. When we practice Taiji form, our pure true self observes the qi of Taiji moving together with our qi.
True self merges with the qi of the universe and our life forming a harmonious entirety. We call the being and the movement of this entirety Daoheart Taiji. If you practice Taiji forms in this level, all the styles of Taiji form can be called Daoheart Taiji. Daoheart Taiji shows the root and the principles of all the Taiji styles in the simple way, returns Taiji forms to the source. Daoheart Taiji uses the laws of the universe and life to play with qi, cleaning one’s body and mind fast, improving health and gongfu level effectively and quickly. Daoheart Taiji is wisdom taiji and wisdom life.
- Hun yuan entirety theory
- Classical taiji theory
- Seven movements of the universe: 1. Open and close 2. Rotation – in the circle and ball, 3. Spiral, 4. Wave 5. Vibration – in body movement and sounds , 6. Transformation, 7. Stillness – emptiness and awareness
Taiji inner gong
Taiji has three different levels – Taiji movement, Taiji inner gong and Taiji Tao. Most Taiji lovers do not know these levels. They just practice Taiji movement. Though they have some feeling of external qi, they can’t feel the really integral state of body, qi and mind.
What is Taiji inner gong?
Taiji inner gong is the abundance of internal qi, the powerful Dantian qi, the integral power of internal, the relaxed and strong power. It can be also called inside life force. Taiji inner gong also points to the methods used to get these effects. It emphasizes to increase Dantian qi, integrate body qi and mind.The key of Taiji gong is to relax the waist.
The effect of the relaxation of waist:
- Make the whole body qi tightly merge together.
- Change essence into qi and raise up to nourish shen (mind).
- The power can be sent out from the waist to all the points of the body, and gradually make the whole body form a big Dantian.
- If the waist can be relaxed to a certain level, the qi between upper body and lower body will flow better. It can bring the whole body’s qi, including five organs’ qi, into balance.If someone’s qi is very abundant, but the emotions cannot be controlled well, it is very dangerous. Strong emotions can raise inside qi too much, even to the extent that it has an impact on the heart and brings trouble to blood vessels in the brain. But relaxing the waist can help practitioners adjust the emotions and balance inside qi produced by emotions.
Taiji inner gong includes:
- Open mingmen and lower back
- Open three Dantian
- Standing posture
- Rou fu
- Straight-legged Sitting Posture
If one truly wishes to improve one’s gongfu level, one must have good quality qi. One aspect of this is that one must retain qi, not lose it. Another aspect is that one must gather more qi, transform qi and purify qi. This is why teacher Pang created Straight-legged Sitting Posture. This method is very effective for relaxing and opening the lower back. In turn, this can help people retain essence qi and transform it into shen.
Straight-legged Sitting Posture also works on the membranes, which can help people maintain internal qi and strengthen the whole body. Through years of practice many people have transformed essence qi, and cultivated internal qi to be strong and centred. In turn, this has even improved their mind level, as centred qi makes the consciousness more harmonious and stable.
Straight-legged Sitting Posture was created in the year 2000 as a foundation gong for taiji, qigong and the martial arts.
Breathing Methods were taught in the two-year Teacher Training class. They included traditional methods that made up one section of a book on traditional qigong which had been put together by teacher Pang for the class. Our translation of the methods is taken from the two-year class book and related lectures given by teacher Pang to the class. The book included many breathing methods from traditional qigong, martial arts and medicine. The book also included some methods created by teacher Pang himself. Breathing practices were not a particular focus of the two-year class but teacher Pang recommended that students practice certain of the methods by themselves. Those are the methods chosen for the Later Methods: Zhineng Qigong and Taiji book, which can be downloaded here on the website.
Practice of breathing is an excellent way of calming the mind and activating internal energy. The methods here look very simple but they are high-level practice and each one is very effective. Choose one or two and practice daily. This will help you quickly experience a good qigong state.