Taoist Cosmic Healing: Chi Kung Color Healing Principles for Detoxification and Rejuvenation

Taoist Cosmic Healing: Chi Kung Color Healing Principles for Detoxification and Rejuvenation

by Mantak Chia

Paperback(Subsequent)

$27.77 $29.95 Save 7% Current price is $27.77, Original price is $29.95. You Save 7%.
View All Available Formats & Editions
Choose Expedited Shipping at checkout for guaranteed delivery by Monday, January 21

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780892810871
Publisher: Inner Traditions/Bear & Company
Publication date: 11/28/2003
Edition description: Subsequent
Pages: 240
Sales rank: 1,311,403
Product dimensions: 8.00(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

A student of several Taoist masters, Mantak Chia developed the Universal Tao System in 1979 and has taught tens of thousands of students from all over the world. He tours the United States annually, giving workshops and lectures. He is the director of the Universal Tao Center and Tao Garden Health Resort and Training Center located in northern Thailand and is the author of 19 books, including the bestsellingThe Multi-Orgasmic Man.

Read an Excerpt

Teen Dream Power

Chapter 5
Dream Recall
The best time to remember dreams is when you awaken spontaneously, not by an alarm clock, radio, or outside noise. When you wake naturally, it is always at the end of an REM (dream period). Also, the last dream of the night is the longest and most vivid, thus giving you more to hold on to when you wake up.
Even if you have told yourself before going to sleep that you will remember your dreams, thinking I won't foiget my dreams tonight, often in the press of the morning's routine-usually rushed for teens and their families-a fog may cloud your memories of the night's dream-ing. You may retain the general "flavor" or color" of the dream but lose the rest. This is why it's a good idea to concentrate on dream recall during the times when you can wake up naturally and when the atmosphere isn't pressured or hurried-you know you have to get up, dress, gather your things, get to school or sports practice and if those activities are uppermost in your mind your dreams may fade away.
Still, you can practice dream recall on school nights as well as on weekends, holidays and vacations, which give you more leisure to lie in bed and remember your dreams. Even if you must use an alarm clock, you can set it a few minute early and press the "snooze" but-ton for a bit of quiet time to catch those sometimes elusive dreams before they vanish from memory. While being sick isn't fun, it's also a good time to practice dream recall because you are usually alone in bed for hours at a time. I find that clients who begin the process of remembering their dreams become so fascinated and rewarded that they find ways to wake up naturally amid busy lives. One of these ways is to set your "internal alarm clock," which isn't hard to learn to do. With a hit of practice, you can program yourself to wake up without the alarm so that you are not catapulted out of a sound, dream-ing sleep by the raucous noise of a mechanical device. It's easier on your nervous system too!
Once you have waked naturally, lie still with your eyes closed and review your dreams. If at first you don't remember anything, con-tinue to relax quietly until you recover either a feeling about a dream or get some images. Usually there is a story, and sometimes the plot will follow as you think about the images and what they mean to you. Jot down whatever you remember, no matter how fragmentary. You will get better and better at this in time. And, fragments collected over time can function like pieces of a jigsaw puzzle to form a complete picture. Also practice remembering during the day by going over your notes. Often, the whole dream is still lying there just below con-sciousness and can be brought to mind.

Be a Dream Explorer
From time immemorial, people have used dreams in ways that benefited their waking lives. The more you learn to interact with your dream world, the more you integrate your total personality. Truly, this is a realm of magic and mystery, but one well worth exploring.Those who go fearlessly into the caverns of the night can return with untold treasure-and, intrepid explorers all, discover new territory in the vast, as-yet-unexplored continent of the human mind.
M. J.Abadie, Your Psychic Potential

Teen Dream Tip
If you suffer from insomnia, in addition to hops and chamomile, you can use catnip, Lady's Slipper, Skullcap, and Valerian Root (Note: Valerian should not be combined with any prescription medicine used for sleep or as an antidepres-sant.). Steep a teaspoon of any of these herbs—or any combination—in a cup of hot water for ten minutes. A bit of honey can be added for sweetening as some herbs are bitter.

DREAM MEMORY AIDS
One of the best aids to remembering your dreams is self-suggestion. This is a form of self-hypnosis that is very easy to practice. Here's what to do

1. Be as relaxed as possible before you get into bed to go to sleep. Don't have any input-such as TV or loud music-prior to going to bed.

2. Once in bed, let your mind drift-don't pore over the events of the day or go over what you did wrong or any negative experi-ences you had, and don't get into planning or anticipating tomor-row. Try to turn off your thinking machine. You'll get better and better at this with practice. If you have trouble letting go of your thoughts, try the Mind-Calming Visualization given below.

3. As you drift off into that twilight zone just between waking and sleeping, tell yourself that you will remember the most important dream of the night immediately upon waking. Continue repeat-ing this suggestion quietly to yourself as you fall asleep. (Note: Be sure you have your pad and pen close by.)

4. Most dreaming occurs in the early morning hours and dreams that we have just before waking are the easiest to remember. So, if you waken during the night, or an hour or so before you usu-ally get up, relax yourself and make the suggestion. Try setting your internal clock, as discussed above, so that you don't need the alarm. If you have to depend on an alarm, set it as low as possible; or, if you use a clock radio, choose a station with soft, easy music and keep the volume as low as possible so you are awakened gently.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments

Putting Taoist Cosmic Healing into Practice

Introduction
What Is Cosmic Healing Chi Kung?
Teachers as Students


1 Self-Preparation: How to Feel and Conduct Chi

Mastering Chi
Step 1: Conserve Chi
Step 2: Balance Chi
Step 3: Transform Chi
Step 4: Increase Chi
Step 5: Project Chi

Mind, Eye, and Heart Power
The Foundations of Universal Tao
Warm Up the Stove
Cosmic Inner Smile
Microcosmic Orbit
Six Healing Sounds
Smile to Connect with the
Universe Within
True Breath: Skin Breathing
Bone Breathing
Marrow Washing


2 The Three Tan Tiens: Connecting to the Powers of the Universe
Tan Tien Energy
Tan Tien Consciousness
Second Brain Consciousness
The Conscious Mind of the Heart
Achieving Awareness and
Not-Awareness
Warm-Up Exercises
Rotating the Sacrum
Spinal Cord Breathing
Shaking
Three Minds into One: Yi Power
Activating the Six Directions and
the Three Fires
Stage 1: Direction Below
Stage 2: Front Direction and
Tan Tien Fire
Stage 3: Back Direction and
Kidney Fire
Stage 4: Heart Fire
Stage 5: Sacred Fire (Chi Fire)
Stage 6: Open the Third Eye
Stage 7: Front Direction Push/Pull
Master Practice
Stage 8: Left and Right Directions
Stage 9: Direction Above
Stage 10: Open the Spine
Stage 11: Open the Middle Channel
and Perineum
Stage 12: Finish

Opening the Three Tan Tiens
The Basic Process
Upper Tan Tien: Mideyebrow
Middle Tan Tien: Sternum
Lower Tan Tien: Navel
Activate Chi in the Bones of Hips,
Legs and Sacrum

3 Advanced Chi Techniques: Learning to Use Different Types of Chi
Chi Sources
Universal Chi (Heaven Chi)
Cosmic Chi (Air Chi or Man Chi)
Earth Chi
Nature Chi and the Five Elements
The Healing Colors
White Chi
Blue Chi
Green Chi
Red Chi
Orange Chi
Yellow Chi
Violet Chi
Gold Chi
Personal Stars
Planetary Chi
Channeling Color: A Practice
Healing Session
The Spleen and Solar Plexus:
Chi Delivery Routes

4 Buddha Palm: The Cosmic Healing Training Form
Buddha Palm
The Meridians of the Body
General Functions of the Eight
Extraordinary Channels
The Eight Extraordinary Channels
and Chi Kung
Summary: The Buddha Palm Sequence
Section I: Connect to Heaven
and Earth
Section II: Open the Bridge and
Regulator Channels
Section III: Open the Functional,
Governor, and Thrusting
Channels
Section IV: Activate One-Finger Art
and the Chi Belt
Cosmic Healing Chi Kung Preparation
Forget about Your Palms
Opening Heaven and Earth Force
in the Palms
Connecting the Bridge
Buddha Palm Opening Movements
Three Minds into One Mind
Channeling the Earth Force:
Marrow Washing
Absorb the Heavenly Force:
Marrow Washing from Crown
to Soles
Absorb the Earth Force and the
Other Side of the Galaxy
Section I Core Movements:
Connecting to Heaven and
Earth

Grasping the Moon: Connecting
the Heaven and Earth Forces
(Right Side over Left Side)
Grasping the Chi Ball: Tan Tien
and the Original Force
(Right Side over Left Side)
Yin and Yang Palms
Left Side
Section II Core Movements: Opening
the Bridge and Regulator Channels
Activating the Throat Center
(Right Side)
Activating the Mideyebrow Point
(Right Side)
Activating the Organs
Grasping the Chi Ball (Right Side
over Left Side)
Yin and Yang Palms
Left Side
Section III Core Movements: Opening
the Functional,Governor, and
Thrusting Channels
Grasping the Chi Ball (Right Hand
over Left)
Activating the Outer and Inner
Arm Gates
Opening the Functional Channel
(Right Hand)
Yin and Yang Palms
Grasping the Chi Ball (Left Hand
over Right)
Opening the Functional Channel
(Left Hand)
Grasping the Chi Ball (Palms Facing)
Double Palm and Double Beam
(Right Palm over Left)
Grasping the Chi Ball (Palms Facing)
Double Palm and Double Beam
(Left Palm over Right)
Activating the Earth Force
Section IV Core Movements:
Activating the Yin and Yang
Channels of the Arms
and the Chi Belt
Activating the Yin Channels
(Left Side)
Activating the Yang Channels
(Left Side)
Activating the Yin and Yang
Channels (Right Side)
Activating the Yin and Yang
Channels (Other Fingers)
Activating the Chi Belt (Right
Foot Forward)
Activating the Chi Belt (Left
Foot Forward)
Channel the Earth Force
Buddha Palm Closing Movements
Index Fingers
Ring Fingers
Thumbs
Pinkie Fingers
Middle Fingers
Crane's Beak and Swallow
the Saliva
Conclusion
Simple Combined Practice
Combined Practice Opening
Movements
Combined Practice Core
Movements
Combined Practice Closing
Movements

5 General Healing Session: Cleansing and Strengthening the Body
Chi Kung Diagnosis: Hand Scanning
General Variations in the
Energy Field
Scanning the Internal Organs
The General Healing Session Practices
A. Three Minds into One Mind
B. Activating the Six Directions
C. Activating the Three Fires
D. World Link
E. Protective Circle and Chi Field
F. Chi (Sacred) Water Practice
G. Empty and Fill
H. Clean with Green Light
I. Clean with Blue Light
J. Charge with Violet Light
K. Activate the Defense and
Immune Systems

6 Individual Healing Session: Treating Specific Health Conditions
Step 1: Create the Chi Field
Step 2: Activate the Chi Knife
Practicing with the Chi Knife
Step 3: Energize and Activate the
Immune System
Step 4: Cleanse the Internal Organs
General Cleansing Procedure
General Cleansing Principles
Cleansing the Solar Plexus
Cleansing the Spinal Cord
Cleansing the Blood (Lungs)

Cleansing the Circulatory System
and Heart
Healing Some Common Ailments
Hypertension (High Blood Pressure)
Hypotension (Low Blood Pressure)
Stomach Pains
General Pain
Headache
Migraine Headache
Toothache
Broken Bone
Back Injury
Infection and Inflammation
Cysts
Fever
Insomnia
Tinnitus
Fresh Burns
Old Minor Burns
Old Severe Burns
Old Wounds
Skin Infection
Eye Problems
Ear Infection
Improve Health, Reduce Stress,
and Remain Young

Appendix: Guide to the Acupuncture Points Used in Cosmic Chi Kung

Bibliography

About the Author

The Universal Tao System and Training Center
The Universal Tao System
Universal Tao Center

Index

What People are Saying About This

Yang Jwing-Ming

Taoist Cosmic Healing presents important applications of Grand Circulation Qigong, bridging ancient wisdom and modern scientific method.”

Customer Reviews

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See All Customer Reviews