Advanced Daoist and Shaolin Qi Gong
The primary focus at this level of Qi Gong training is to strengthen your Mind’s and your Body’s innate ability to conduct and maintain a connection with increased Qi activity for hours at a time. For Monks, Martial Artists, and Healers, a certain part of your capacity resides in an awareness of Qi, but most of your capacity resides in your deeper energy systems and structures that ‘hold’ and express all of that energy throughout the day.
This ‘level of practice’ primarily exists to prepare people for a career as a Medical Qi Gong Therapist, share some advanced forms with future scholars of Qi Gong, and guide some Qi Gong adventurers who want to see ‘how far down the rabbit hole goes.
Because this last phase of studying Qi Gong is so specific, I will not discuss what I recommend and why in much detail. I will assume you are aware of what you are getting yourself into.
This course is delivered over a one-year period.
At this level of Qi Gong practice, it is wise to cultivate a great deal of patience, a dedicated personal practice, and a connoisseur’s relationship with refinement.
- Inner Power development (Shaolin Nei Jing Gong) – practicing Medical Qi Gong takes a great deal of concentration. You need to be able to ground yourself (literally), and you will need to feel into and respond to many subtle energetic puzzles and possibilities – in every treatment. On a regular basis, you will need to ‘purify’ your Meridians and Dan Tian, to ensure that you are not getting stuck in any patterns. When you need it, the Shaolin Nei Jing Gong (Inner Potency Restoration) will ensure that you do not get energetically burned out or ‘pick up’ other people’s energetic curses and challenges.
- Daoist Shamanic Dao Yin – if you are going to rely on your connection and relationship with the Sky, Land, and Primordial Qi of the Universe to heal others, I recommend that you regularly heal and restore your relationships with these sources of Life and Existence. The most powerful Qi Gong practices that I have learned for this purpose are the rare Tian Ren He Yi Fa – Balancing Heaven and Beings practice, and the Ren Di He Yi Fa – Balancing Human Beings and the Earth practice. These are traditional Daoist ceremonial practices for individuals or groups that usually happen outside at the most auspicious times of the year. These ‘peak experiences,’ not only open you to the intimacy of the living world of Qi, but also teach you how to refine your sensitivity for the subtle healing qualities necessary for any form of Medical Qi Gong.
- Daoist Alchemy (Nei Dan) and Advanced Breathwork (Jin Hua Nei Dan), the ancient Indigenous people of Asia developed a form of meditation and breathwork that can induce hibernative states of bliss, or Consciousness expanding states that induce visions. All around the world, ancient traditions learned to activate the Pineal Gland through Breathwork. This training focuses on Embryonic and Tortoise Breathing.
- 100 Day Chan meditation – ready to commit one hour a day to some Qi Gong, a 45-minute seated Chan/Zen meditation, and some closing practices? This Rite of Passage is used to refining your capacity for holding coherent states. An essential skill for hermits, monks, and Healers.
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