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Ba Duan Jin is the Foundation Chi Gung Set
HiI am Tong-Ren Dao, founder of the Tong Ren School. If you look at the website you willknow more about my apprentices and I teach in person or via skype. Also in the website aresome of my other writings which are free of any charge. However, you must respect mycopyright.Enjoy reading.
From what I have seen on the internet and from talking to practitioners and teachers of thenumerous schools that I have come across in my travels, Ba Duan Jin is the foundation set of almost any school that teaches a chi gung curriculum, and unfortunately, the only chi gungset taught by many other schools who falsely claim to teach
.As a young man, my own Hsing Yi teacher was teaching Ba Duan Jin as esoteric Taoist yoga.At the time, I was more than a little annoyed at the shallowness of the set as well as theromantic and marvellous claims being made about it.So on and off over a period of several years I thought about the set and its true possibilitiesand came to know it like the body of a favourite lover.It wasnt until Mantak Chia published his first book on the micro-cosmic orbit that I knewthat that soon the real teachings would soon be taught to those of us who had waited for solong.Ba Duan Jin in the way I have taught it in recent times is a good preparation for learning theinner and higher teachings of energy cultivation.Ba Duan Jin in the energy cultivation scheme of things fits into the category of
.Wai gung in the practical sense means
outside skills and effort.
Wai gung teaches the basic skills of self-awareness. These basic skills of self-awarenessinclude:Co-ordination of your mind and your physical movementsThe connection of your mind and the body into B