The Dragon is an image we find in many forms of Taoist Yoga, Qigong, Nei Gong, Tao Yin and the Martial Arts. The Dragon in Taoist Culture is a Mystical Pure Yang Animal - one that is Heavenly, Spiritual and Auspicious. The Coiling Dragon form seen here is one section taken from our Golden Lotus form training in the TaoYoga Arts System.
The Dragons motion is typically expressed in Taoist Yoga as having the qualities of : Coiling / Spiraling -- Open / Close -- Up / Down -- In / Out... these patterns of movement are both internal and external - expressions of the Yin Yang theory.
Our Coiling Dragon form shown here can be seen to effect the Yin Energy Meridians in the legs, arms and also works to open the ascending Governing Vessel in the spine, and also the descending Conception Vessel in the front of the torso. The Opening of the Energy Meridian and creating a smooth, harmonious flow of the Qi Energy is a focus in the beginning Foundation Training of Taoist Yoga...
After the initial...
Nurturing Energy, forget words and guard it,
Conquer the mind, do non-doing.
The Human body is only Vitality, Energy & Spirit.
Vitality, Energy & Spirit ~ the 'Three Treasures'.
These Three Treasures are what makes up a human being,
and are at the very root of our health, vitality and spiritual expression.
~ Ancestor Lu DongBin
HEALTH - Harmony of Energy
The main focus in the practice of Taoist Yoga is the development and balance of ‘Qi’ Energy.
Qi Energy can be viewed as the ‘Universal Life Force’, and is the underlying essence of all life, development and creation.
When our Qi Energy is in balance, we experience health, vitality, happiness and internal harmony.
When our Qi Energy is in a state of unbalance, we can experience sickness, emotional unbalance, chronic pain and fatigue.
The first aim of the practice of Taoist Yoga is to gain a smooth flow of Qi Energy, and an internal balance of Qi Energy, which gives one the experience...
The TaoYoga Arts System - a modern day approach to Taoist Yoga and the Art of Inner Alchemy - bringing one to greater health, healing, harmony and leading one to the Discovery of Self.
During the Practice of Taoist Yoga - we use three aspects of Self -
Our Body, Mind and Breath.
The Mind is something that becomes clear, sharp and more focused the longer we continue the practice - this means that our ability in Focus or the ability to Concentrate our Intention and keeping to the Center of our Dantian improves.
If we look at the process of learning the Art of Taoist Yoga - we may see that there are forms, postures, shapes and combinations of movements that we practice.
The movements and shapes follow a unique pattern - they are circular -
Circular movement and physical shapes aid in the development and smooth flow of Healing Energy. To create these shapes and movement patterns in our practice - we must use the mind and our ability of concentration...
The 5 Gates of Change are five unique Stages of Self Transformation.
Within the practice of the TaoYoga Arts System, the student shall pass through Three Unique Stages of Transformation.
Transformation of Body
Transformation of Energy
Transformation of Spirit
As the student moves through the ‘3 Stages of Transformation’, they shall pass through the ‘5 Gates of Change’ - five unique stages of Self Transformation.
Gate of Awakening ~ Awakening to a new view of life, living, and a new view of our connection with nature. Awakening the vital healing energy flow that lies within. Awakening and opening the energy channels and energy centers.
Gate of Nurture ~ The ability of self nurturing through practice grows. Through this practice, self healing begins to take place. Inner Balance begins to grow.
Gate of Transform ~ Body transforms, energy transforms, consciousness transforms. The negative emotion transforms. The negative...
In the practice of Taoist Yoga we are taught various aspects of the Energy Body, such as the 'Energy Gates' and the '8 Spiritual Vessels'. Learning about our Energetic Anatomy is a very important step in our ‘Awakening’. Awakening to our True Nature as divine, ‘Energetic Beings’. We are not limited to just this physical form of our ‘Body’ and the physical world. We also have a vibrant, dynamic, and sacred ‘Energy Body’.
As we begin to learn about our Energy Body, one of the first and very important concepts has to do with our 'Energy Gates'. In learning about our Energy Gates, first we must understand, we have two types or qualities of Energy Gates – these are the Inner Gates and the Outer Gates.
The Inner Energy Gates are the places where the Energetic Meridians connect in the body, and move from one area to another - for example for energy to pass from the arm into the torso, the meridians must pass through the...
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