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Something that comes up on a regular basis is whether to participate in class if you are injured or sick. According to the masters there is no more important time to practice. They say that the best medicine is that within our own bodies. These medicines are called jing, qi and shen. They represent different frequencies of our human energy spectrum.

Jing is considered our essence, closest to the physical and resides or emanates from our pelvis. Jung is closely associated with our kidneys and inherited energy from our parents. When activated, our jing manifests heat. In the internal martial arts, it feels like a spring when touched. The process of personal evolutionary change is initiated by the heat of activated essence.

Our qi is the vital energy emanating from our chest that vibrates at a higher frequency than jing. It manifests as movement and force when activated. In the martial arts, it feels like a concealed force moves you when you touch your opponent. The higher frequencies are also involved in the awareness that predicts the opponent’s movement and knows aspects of your life and medical problems without asking. Qi provides a mechanism for intuitive diagnosis. Those with knowledge and ability working with qi can effect great change in their lives, and the lives of others.

Shen is the highest frequency of human energy. It emanates from the head and is associated with our spirit. As our vision becomes more sensitive, we can see this energy as a halo around the head. Look at religious paintings from the renaissance. The Christ and apostles are represented with golden light around their heads. First, we feel something like this in ourselves. Activation of our shen coordinates our body with our brain. When we experience movement and touch of one using this frequency it is completely mysterious. There is no way to trace the path or origin of the forces. Moving from spirit it is painless, effortless, precise, and powerful.

We all experience moments of clarity, ability and skill that transcend our usual performance. At these times, we encounter what the Chinese call the Three Treasures of Man. Knowledge of their framework for these phenomena is at once very interesting and very helpful. Let us explore these human potentialities together.

Updated: Oct 19, 2022

Water Element- Winter Program November 7 – February 4

Stillness Practices

Sitting form

Pure Yang Mudra This practice can change the trajectory of your life. Motivation and drive are not things that can be regained by the thinking portion of the mind. Use the profound technology of the ancient Chinese to discover dimensions beyond modern understanding

Standing forms

Kidney Yin Posture adjusts the yin-deficient kidney to expand energy, support the organs, and relieve fatigue of a bone-tired nature

Kidney Yang Posture adjusting the yang-deficient kidney to support the other organs, and relieve unremitting fatigue of an overdoing-it nature

Bladder Posture adjust the bladder for retention or frequency and corrects the sacrum

Moving Practices

Kidney movement adjusts the kidney and spine to relieve pressure on the lower back and leg joints. Relieve pressure at the back of the head and provides support against gravity

Bladder movement adjust the sacrum and junction of the head and neck

Taiji Ruler: -2 to 0 positions Condition the legs and back for bending over. Reinforce the kidney, bladder, and spine for support of life energy and relieve effects of gravity

Rolling the golden ball Skill bridging gaps in static postures and movements allowing integral strength in all positions. Allows use of integrated strength in all arm positions

Walking practices The form of modern humans begins to decline from the waist down. Attending the health of the legs requires coordinated stepping practices. Restore the spring in your step by finding the appropriate agility training

Natural Walking very gentle and light stepping coordinated with breathing

Friction Step uses intense mental imagery of walking through waist-deep mud to build strength and determination

Breathing Practices

Hai he mantra unlock the mechanism of the kidney by adding this breathing practice to the movements. Mantras allow adjustments to happen now

Breathing sunlight lighten the body and achieve transparency to dissolve obstructions in your body and mind

Microcosmic Orbit

A simple, complete 12-movement practice to protect health and improve the quality of life. As the names suggest, there are implications beyond strengthening the organs:

1. Generating Your Vitality- through Pure Yang Mudra, all organs benefit

2. Connecting with the Earth- Kidney Yang, spleen and heart

3. Communicating With the Heavens- Liver then heart

4. Resonating With the Dao- Heart then lungs

5. Merging With the Universe- Heart

6. Embracing Infinity- Lung

7. Returning To Your Root- Kidney

8. Cultivating Your Gratitude- Spine

9. Uplifting You Spirits- Spine

10.Brightening Your Body- Energetics

11.Awakening Your Inner Wisdom- Yin, rest energy rejuvenation

12.Enjoying The Actionless- Integration and letting go

I wrote up the Space-Time Meditation. We are receiving great feedback on this! It is about throwing off your self-limiting mindsets. Drop the blinders and un-define yourself. To define means to set limits. If you like it, share it, question, and criticize it! But you must practice it first. Research and exploration are far better as a group endeavor.

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