The Five Taoist Yin Qigong
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- How to get the most out of the Five Taoist Yin Qigong. Also learning variant exercises for three of the Elements.
- No previous knowledge of Qigong required. This course is suitable for all levels.
- By taking part in this course you agree to the terms and conditions. These can be found in the, preview enabled, Introduction lecture in Section 1 of the course.
I teach true Qigong, the skill of working with Qi. My courses cover all the subtleties and nuances that are unknown to those who are teaching physical exercises and calling them qigong.
Qi is tangible. It does not need to be visualized. Within Dao Yin, Neidan, Neigong and Qigong (when the literal translation is used and adhered to):
You lead and guide the Qi.
You experience the Qi, tangibly.
You use this, tangible, feedback to increase your skill.
You use the, physical, movements as a means and not an end.
What is Qigong?
Let me start by stating the obvious, Qi, and gong, are two words. Just two words. Qi meaning energy (life energy) and gong meaning work, or skill. The name “Qigong” was first used, in the late 1940’s, by Liu Guizhen but he did not invent the words or the exercises.............. They were already there. What he did was coin a generic phrase that would be used to describe a wide range of, often disparate, exercises.
One of the systems that was integrated into Qigong was Dao Yin, the guiding and pulling exercises that used external stimuli to create Internal movement. Since the 1950s the use of the name Dao Yin to describe its actual function declined and was replaced by Qigong. Dao Yin was gradually relegated and often used to describe the warm up exercises practiced before qigong.
Other systems that were integrated were Neidan and Neigong, both of which work, purely, Internally and focus on guiding and experiencing the Qi, rather than on external movement.
Now we find that the terms Dao Yin, Neidan & Neigong are being used again by some teachers of Internal skills. Why is this? Could it be because, in the West, the generic name “qigong” is now being used to describe exercises that have degenerated to being purely physical and that are no longer Internal? In some cases these exercises are, and always have been, of a physical nature. In others, exercises that were developed for Internal work have been misunderstood, mimicked, and wrongly taught in a manner that has become physical with a sprinkling of visualization thrown in.
“The Five Taoist Yin Qigong course offers detailed instruction and explanations regarding both internal and external aspects of the practice in addition to the instructor modelling poses, often shown from two angles and with arrows and lines added to highlight key areas of attention in posture and activation of qi: Des Lawton demonstrates teaching-integrity and respect for his students, and knows how to facilitate student understanding, awareness and true progress, encouraging the students’ desire to learn. I’ve taken other courses from people who may know how to go through the outer movements with good form themselves and have impressive “temple” credentials and an exotic nationality, but they lack the ability to impart knowledge which is the essential attribute of a teacher and also calls into question their own depth of understanding. Other aspects of this course that lead to more rapid personal growth are paradoxically the emphasis on 1) form and awareness versus speed and 2) cultivation of listening jing, which both initially require an exercise of patience. The course supplemental materials are helpful, including the subtitles, and it is also a tremendous resource that Mr. Lawton makes himself available to answer questions.”
“Professional course with fair bit of detail – by FAR the best information I have been able to find on the Daoist Yin Qigong moves. I’m reasonably experienced in taiji and qigong, and found this helpful, including the repetition of the basics (you really can’t get enough of that). “
“Clear and well explained.”
“The best, most detailed, course in everything-important tai chi. The teacher is sincere in striving to relate all the nuances. LOVE this course and very much appreciate!”
Also known as the Five Taoist Yin, the name of this set is a bit of a misnomer as there are six yin meridians and these exercises work with, were designed to work with, all six. A more accurate name might be the Taoist 5 Elements Yin exercises as the fire Element has two Yin meridians; the Heart Meridian and the Heart Governor meridian.
Both Heart and Heart Governor meridians are worked within the one exercise, either individually, or together.
In this course
you will learn how to work with all the Yin meridians
you will learn how to get the most benefit from these exercises
you will learn variants for three of the exercises
The course contains
Fire: Heart and Heart Governor - This exercise is done in three different ways, to do three different tasks, and you will learn all three.
Earth: Spleen – You will learn two variants of this exercise, each working with the meridian but having slightly different uses.
Metal: Lung – You will learn two variants of this exercise.
Wood: Liver – Again, you will be taught two variants, each with slightly different qualities.
There are also downloadable files that contain information pertinent to the course.
- Taiji and Qigong practitioners. Shiatsu and Reiki practitioners. People who are interested in, spiritual, growth.