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A comprehensive reference guide to the foundational Taoist practices taught by Master Mantak Chia
• Organized by level and chi kung system for quick reference during practice or teaching
• Includes 220 exercises from more than 20 of Master Chia’s practice systems, including the Inner Smile, the Six Healing Sounds, the Microcosmic Orbit, Chi Self-Massage, Cosmic Detox, and Iron Shirt Chi Kung
• Covers all of the basic exercises in the Universal Tao’s first 6 levels of instruction
Organized progressively by level and system for quick reference during practice or teaching, this illustrated guide covers all of the foundational exercises in the Universal Healing Tao’s first 6 levels of instruction.
Keyed to the corresponding book for each complete practice, such as Healing Light of the Tao and Chi Self-Massage, this guide includes 220 exercises from more than 20 of Master Mantak Chia’s practice systems, including the Inner Smile, the Six Healing Sounds, the Microcosmic Orbit, Iron Shirt Chi Kung, Wisdom Chi Kung, Tao Yin, Chi Nei Tsang, Cosmic Detox, Bone Marrow Nei Kung, Cosmic Healing, Tendon Nei Kung, and Karsai Nei Kung.
Offering a comprehensive reference to the beginning and intermediate practices of the Universal Healing Tao, this book allows you to build a regular Taoist practice combining internal and external chi and sexual energy exercises from the full range of Master Chia’s teachings, enabling you to purify, transform, regenerate, and transcend not only your own energy but the energy around you as well.
|Publisher:||Inner Traditions/Bear & Company|
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Basic Practices of the Universal Healing TaoAn Illustrated Guide to Levels 1 through 6
By Mantak Chia
Destiny BooksCopyright © 2012 Mantak Chia
All right reserved.
Level V contains forty practice formulas from the Universal Healing Tao system. The practices summarized in this chapter are covered more fully in the Destiny Books editions of four Universal Healing Tao books: Taoist Astral Healing, Advanced Chi Nei Tsang, Golden Elixir Chi Kung, and Tai Chi Fa Jin. Each of the practices summarized here references the page numbers of one of these books, on which the more detailed step-by-step presentation of the practice can be found.
Taoist Astral Healing: Taoist Astral Healing is the second level of Cosmic Healing in the Universal Healing Tao system. It connects practitioners to the cosmos by creating vortexes in the human body that draw cosmic healing energy into the body. Taoist Astral Healing provides a step-by-step program for refining the ability to cultivate, circulate, and retain chi from the stars and planets. It offers advanced techniques for drawing down energies from the stars and planets in order to grow in awareness and to develop full soul potential.
Advanced Chi Nei Tsang: Advanced Chi Nei Tsang is the second level of the Chi Nei Tsang practices utilizing hand and pressure point techniques to open and flush the twelve winds of the body, which accumulate in the abdominal and navel area. Advanced Chi Nei Tsang teaches you how to release the bad winds and sweep them out to reestablish a healthy flow (good winds) of vital energy. Using Chi Nei Tsang techniques in and around the navel provides the fastest method of healing and the most permanent results.
Golden Elixir Chi Kung: The formulas of Elixir Chi Kung consist of twelve practices that activate the fountain of life. Taoists have long considered saliva to be a key component for optimal health. They recommend swallowing the saliva up to one thousand times a day to promote physical healing. Golden Elixir Chi Kung contains twelve postures that develop and utilize the healing power of saliva. By utilizing these practices you can develop self-healing abilities that revitalize organs and promote longevity and spiritual vitality.
Tai Chi Fa Jin: Tai Chi Fa Jin is the Tai Chi Chi Kung discharge form of the Universal Healing Tao. This is a simple yang-style form with thirteen movements (the eight gates and five positions) performed in four directions, starting in the North. This form facilitates the use of discharge power, or Fa Jin in Chinese. By doing your daily Tai Chi Fa Jin practice you are forming your energetic yang body (dense spaceship) for travel in the realms of infinity, as opposed to a yin body suitable for astral travel.
Advanced Chi Nei Tsang
Opening the Wind Gates at the Navel (Pages 40-49)
1. Press elbow down on navel--move elbow out toward left at 270° and from 180° back to 270°. Release pressure--press down and out from center to 280°, then from center to 290° working to 360°, and from 360° toward 270°. Have student breathe in to push elbow out.
2. Press gently as student exhales--release tangles/knots.
3. Spiraling with elbow feel winds start to move. As winds move, area feels like a deflating balloon.
4. Flush winds out by spiraling with hand over area worked on--guide them down legs or arms through toes or fingers. As winds exit direct them into the ground after each point.
5. Repeat procedure on the lower right quadrant from 90° toward 0° and from 0° toward 90°, and then from 90° work toward 180°. Zero°-180° = N-S; 90°-270° = E-W; 45°-225° = NE-SW; 135°-315° = SE-NW. Flush and vent 15-20x.
6. Press hands into abdomen. If there’s too much wind when pressing down, stop, flush, and vent. Press in order: Northern Gate (Bladder/Genitals, bottom of pakua, at 0-360°); Southern Gate (Heart, top of pakua, at 180°); Eastern Gate (Right Kidney, right side, at 90°); Western Gate (Left Kidney, left side, at 270°); Southwestern Gate (Stomach/Spleen, upper left, at 225°); Northeastern Gate (Intestines, lower right, at 45°); Southeastern Gate (Liver/Gall Bladder, upper right, at 135°); Northwestern Gate (Intestines, lower left, at 315°). Flush and vent 20x.
7. Close session with Monkey Dancing--lie on back; raise arms and legs; shake them enthusiastically while laughing and breathing deeply into abdomen.
Advanced Chi Nei Tsang
The First Wind: Liver, Pericardium, and Heart (Pages 52-57)
Press points with your elbow. Flush wind after each point.
1. Press point 35 (above navel--left and right) and point 32 (below navel--left and right).
2. Press point 37 (above navel--left and right) and point 30 (below sternum).
3. Loosen under ribs and massage liver. Have student make the liver sound (sh-h-h-h-h-h).
4. Press knuckles between right rib cage bones and points 22-23 on chest; spiral counterclockwise. Repeat on left side. Have student make the heart sound (haw-w-w-w-w) and pericardium sound (hee-e-e-e-e-e-e).
5. Flush winds from heart area by spiraling hand above and down left and right arms (work around breasts on women).
6. Press point 53 (above knee)--extended index finger inside leg, grab thigh, and press. Flush wind down and repeat other leg.
The Second Wind: Tongue, Eyes, and Head (Pages 58-65)
1. Massage soft area under chin and press point 15 (under chin).
2. Massage jawbone back/forward/under with thumbs--student tightens and loosens jaw by clenching teeth and then repeatedly opening mouth while you massage both sides.
3. Press knuckle on point 13 (below earlobe--at jaw edge) on both sides while student makes liver sound subvocally (sh-h-h-h-h-h).
4. Spiral knuckle at 90° on point 2 (center point above hairline).
5. Press point 3 (mid-forehead), point 4 (mid-eyebrow), and point 5 (above eyebrows). Massage upper eye socket with thumb.
6. Turn head and spiral knuckle on point 10 (outer edge of each eye). Do both sides together. Spiral knuckle on points 8-9 (at centerline above each ear). Do both sides together.
7. Spiral knuckle on point 27 (Wind Pond on either side of centerline above base of skull) and curlicue, releasing stagnant chi. Gather winds with swirling hands into earth.
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Table of Contents
Putting the First Six Levels of the Universal Healing Tao System into Practice
1 Level one
The Inner Smile
Wisdom Chi Kung
The Alchemy of Sexual Energy
Healing Light of the Tao
The Six Healing Sounds
Iron Shirt Chi Kung
Healing Love through the Tao
2 Level two
Bone Marrow Nei Kung
Fusion of Five Elements
The Inner Structure of Tai Chi
3 Level three
Taoist Cosmic Healing
Chi Nei Tsang
The Healing Energy of Shared Consciousness
4 Level four
Energy Balance through the Tao
Tan Tien Chi Kung
Simple Chi Kung
Tendon Nei Kung
Fusion of the Eight Psychic Channels
5 Level five
Taoist Astral Healing
Advanced Chi Nei Tsang
Golden Elixir Chi Kung
Tai Chi Fa Jin
6 Level six
The Taoist Soul Body
Karsai Nei Tsang
Tai Chi Wu Style
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