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Articles: Qigong and Meditation
Still Sitting Meditation and Still Standing Meditation—Yin and Yang
Dr. Yang, Jwing-Ming, March 3, 2014 As with all other forms of martial qigong, taiji qigong can be categorized into both yin and yang practices. The yin side of taiji qigong contains exercises that emphasize calmness without movement, and the yang side of taiji qigong has exercises that are more physically active. More >>

Healing with Qigong and Tai Chi
Bob Ellal, February 10, 2014 Ramel Rones was accepted by Dr. Yang as a disciple in 1983 due to his exceptional learning capability and humble dedication to the training. After years of gold award-winning martial arts demonstrations and competitions across the United States and China, Ramel now works as a Scientific Consultant of Mind/Body Therapies at the Dana Farber Cancer Institute and at Harvard and Tufts Medical Schools in Boston, Mass.More >>

An Introduction to Qi and Qigong
Dr. Yang, Jwing-Ming, January 20, 2014 If you study the history of the human race, you will see that a large part of this history has been taken up with war, conquest, killing, and the struggle for power. We have tended to worship as heroes those who could conquer and rule other countries, and we have wrongly educated each new generation to glorify killing and slavery, and to worship power. There have been only relatively short periods when humankind has not been at war, when people could live their lives in peace and tranquility; but it was during these times that people created art, wrote poems, and sought ways to live longer and happier lives. More >>

Nei Dan Sitting Meditation
Dr. Yang, Jwing-Ming, January 13, 2014 If you are a qigong beginner, I recommend that you do not start this training on your own. Nei dan qigong is hard to understand and experience, especially for qigong beginners. If you do not understand the training theory and practice incorrectly, you may injure yourself. Wai dan standing meditation is generally much safer. More >>

Meditation Techniques at YMAA Retreat Center - Part 2
Javier Rodriguez, December 16, 2013 Two hard, consecutive chimes signal the start of the second segment. In this segment, we use a breathing technique called embryonic breathing. Embryonic breathing gets its name because it is based on the actions of pre-birth breathing. An embryo absorbs nutrients from its mother with a pumping action of the abdomen, connected via the umbilical cord. We mimic this method with reverse abdominal breathing, alongside movement with the perineum and lower back. More >>

Meditation Techniques at YMAA Retreat Center - Part 1
Javier Rodriguez, December 9, 2013 For a disciple at the YMAA Retreat Center, every morning begins the same way. Before dawn, we quietly rise from our beds and make our way outside, filing one by one into our little gazebo, which overlooks the mountains. Each disciple grabs a mat or a cushion and faces one of two directions: Either east, toward the rising sun, or toward the center of the bagua diagram emblazoned on the floor. More >>



Yang. Stress doesn’t have a quick fix and can only be improved with gentle but steady attention to our lifestyle. murder. most women find the opposite to be true.COM Wai Dan Standing Still Meditation Dr. May 6. January 21. and every year that I go to China. we can inadvertently bring up heavy emotions. Aihan Kuhn.22/4/2014 Articles: Qigong and Meditation | YMAA. January 7. I always make sure to have my Chinese massage. More >> Qigong Meditation: Methods of Stopping Thought (Zhi Nian) Dr. 2013 Menopause and the menstrual cycle are natural processes that don’t have to cause suffering in women. Yang. In the act of honoring women who have children. It was developed earlier than herbs and acupuncture.com/articles/qigong-and-meditation 2/7 . rather than directly in the qi vessels. Chinese massage called Tui Na or An Mo. Prime-time television is cynical and obsessed with action. December 10. Jwing-Ming. Hormone health is inextricably connected to our stress level. natural healing method. 2012 We are faced with many kinds of stress every single day. and mayhem. Later they developed other natural methods for healing and disease prevention. October 21. 2013 Happy Mother's Day! Mother's Day is an interesting institution. 2013 Over the years. More >> Tai Chi for Relaxation: Dealing with Stress Ramel Rones. Modern life is fast-paced. 2013 This experience is my favorite. February 11. December 2. Yang. you should understand that there are no techniques. humans fought against disease by using their own hands and body parts. Jwing-Ming. Jwing-Ming.” More >> Tui Na (Chinese Massage) Dr. Many different kinds of qigong exercises have been created to achieve this. More >> Be Mindful on Mother's Day Lisa B. various taijiquan and qigong masters have created many postures for standing still meditation. More >> Five Categories of Qigong Exercises Dr. CMD. David Silver. More >> Qigong for Women: Gynecological Health Lisa B. O'Shea. It depends on the individual. The media and Internet blast millions of images before our eyes and minds every day. 2013 Before you start. Generally speaking. At first. The images we see in advertising and on TV are flashy and rapid-fire. It may also depend on the situation and timing. More >> http://ymaa. which are absolutely effective for everybody. they are safer to practice than the small circulation exercises because they build up the qi locally in parts of the body. However. is the oldest manual. O'Shea. 2013 It is very important to keep the qi or internal energy circulating smoothly in your body. Some women are left feeling that "something is missing" on Mother’s Day. but they can generally be categorized into five groups according to the main purpose of the training. Remember that the final goal of regulating your thoughts is to reach “the thought of no thought.

most of the vessels branch out from the twelve primary channels and share the function of circulating Qi throughout the body. October 15. More >> Common Sensations Experienced in Still Meditation Dr.com/articles/qigong-and-meditation 3/7 .D. Yang. 2012 When you practice still meditation. Most of the eight vessels branch out from the twelve primary channels and share the function of circulating Qi throughout the body. More >> The Twelve Primary Qi Channels . 2012 The eight extraordinary Qi vessels and the twelve primary Qi channels (meridians) comprise the main part of the channel system. More >> The Twelve Primary Qi Channels . Jwing-Ming. March 5. Yang. More >> The Third Eye or Spiritual Breathing Ramel Rones.. which cannot be experienced when you are not in meditation.Part 3 Dr. but it is just part of the entire health concerns that should be addressed. More >> Common Qigong Phenomena Dr. November 5. between the skull and the brain.Part 2 Dr. December 19.) the Triple Burner was considered an Organ that coordinated all the functions of water metabolism. Yang. Qi readjusts and balances itself. you enter into deep meditation. in front of what is also called the spiritual valley or the crack between the two hemispheres of the brain. in the Classic on Disorders (Nan Jing) the Triple Burner was regarded as “having a name but no form. March 12.” In the Inner Classic (Nei Jing. You have feelings and visions. May 7. Yang. and mind.22/4/2014 Articles: Qigong and Meditation | YMAA. 2012 As discussed in Part 1 of The Eight Extraordinary Qi Vessels. Jwing-Ming. 2012 There are common phenomena experienced in qigong practice. O'Shea. December 12. Many people don't realize that almost ten times as many women die of major cardiovascular disease as die of breast cancer. Jwing-Ming.Part 1 Dr. Jwing-Ming. Yang. The following are the different types of vessels and their specific functions.COM Qigong for Women: Chest Health Lisa B. 2012 The third eye is located behind the forehead. 2012 Breast health is an important issue for women. Yang. 2011 At least as far back as the 3rd century A. reaching even the smallest place in your body. regulating your body.Part 4 Dr. More >> The Eight Extraordinary Qi Vessels . breathing. More >> The Eight Extraordinary Qi Vessels . September 24. These "rules" have been passed down for hundreds of years to help beginners to find the right path in their qigong and meditation practice. Jwing-Ming. Jwing-Ming. 2011 In Part 1 of the Twelve Primary Channels there is a short review of the twelve primary channels and the http://ymaa.

as a qigong practitioner. one can energize the muscles to a higher state of efficiency. 2011 There are four main types of Qigong healing practices: Qigong exercise. April 13. Qigong massage. you have lost the root (meaning) of the practice.com/articles/qigong-and-meditation 4/7 . You need to develop the skill of moving the air into specific areas within the lungs. 2011 You should know that in our body. and Qigong healing. I created friendly names and images for the different areas in the lungs—images that will help direct the air or the breath to wherever you desire it to move. Therefore. More >> The Twelve Primary Qi Channels . Jwing-Ming. One of the reasons why they became so good is because they practiced Martial Grand Circulation. you must continue to ponder and practice until you understand the root of every set or form. Yang.Part 1 Dr. October 10. August 22. Jwing-Ming. Qigong meditation. Some martial arts practitioners believe that through Martial Grand Circulation. You should also know the organ's Yin and Yang. Jwing-Ming. Yang. More >> Martial Grand Circulation Jáchym Jerie. More >> The Twelve Primary Qi Channels . and others call them areas. Jwing-Ming. 2011 We always hear stories about Kung Fu (功夫) or Taijiquan (太極拳) masters who have developed incredible skills. 2011 http://ymaa. More >> Qigong Training Theory Dr.Part 2 Dr. some call them sections. 2011 Here will briefly review the twelve primary Qi channels along with the eight extraordinary meridians. 2011 Every qigong form or practice has its special training purpose and theory. Each Yang organ is associated with and harmonized by a Yin organ.More >> Qigong Healing Practices Lisa B. 2011 It is not enough to just breathe in and breathe out. Yang. More >> Neck and Spine Exercises for Back Pain Dr. March 21. If you do not know the purpose and theory. February 21. or rooms. More >> Latissimus or Side Lung Breathing or Wing Breath Ramel Rones. O'Shea. November 28.COM eight extraordinary meridians.22/4/2014 Articles: Qigong and Meditation | YMAA. Each Yang organ is associated with and harmonized by a Yin organ. Yang. In our body. Some disciplines call them chambers. there are six Yang organs and six Yin organs. there are six Yang organs and six Yin organs. March 7. or even sigh and linger.

More >> Between Awake and Asleep Ramel Rones. David Silver. Through meditation your awareness. Jwing-Ming. January 24. Jwing-Ming. These are all very important factors in martial arts. Snake. 2010 The practice of qigong can be very flexible so that it can easily fit into your particular lifestyle. 2011 To reach the full potential as a martial arts practitioner. This deep level of meditation is an essential step for achievement in all Eastern disciplines. study. with a meditative mind. and focus will increase. January 25. March 1. These styles are: White Crane. and absorb other sources of information about back pain treatments. November 22.COM I would like to stress that the following exercises are based on my personal understanding and treating experiences from both the Western and Chinese medical point of view about lower back pain. Bringing students to the mountain is one way to pay our respect to the origin of the Wudang arts. Yang. which was considered characteristic of the lower classes in society. 2010 During the summer of 2010. More >> Some Stretching Qigong Exercises for Back Pain Dr. I urge you to keep your mind open. that is. The greatest contribution it can make to benefit http://ymaa. Doctors were not regarded highly because they made their diagnosis by touching the patient's body. Jwing-Ming. February 14.More >> Muscle/Tendon Changing and Brain/Marrow Washing Qigong Dr.More >> For a busy schedule—Qigong short forms Yanling Lee Johnson. Qigong practice will help you to reach a more carefree state and approach your inner being where healing and prevention begins. 2010 Most Eastern arts seek ways for the practitioner to spend more time in a deeply relaxed state. Yang. November 8. especially the spine. More >> Two Qigong Categories: Medical Qigong for Healing and Martial Qigong for Fighting Dr. 2010 In ancient Chinese society. More >> Pilgrimage to Wudang Mountain Zhou. there are only a few styles which pay attention to the torso’s strength. my family and I brought several students along during our annual trip to Wudang Mountain. More >> Why Meditation is Important in Martial Arts Jáchym Jerie.22/4/2014 Articles: Qigong and Meditation | YMAA. Yang.com/articles/qigong-and-meditation 5/7 . Dragon. One way to accomplish this task is through sitting meditation. you must begin by training your mind. calm. and Taijiquan. September 27. most emperors respected the scholars and were affected by their philosophy. 2011 Out of all the Chinese martial Qigong developed in the last fifteen hundred years. 2010 China has more than seven thousand years of history. The reason for this is simply that these styles are classified as either soft or soft-hard styles of martial arts in China. Xuan-Yun.

Yang. We can see a shift towards greater acceptance of new methods and treatments for various debilitating diseases such as arthritis. CMD. Jwing-Ming. 2009 Daoist breathing exercises are designed to activate the diaphragm muscle. January 14. 2009 In modern times.com/articles/qigong-and-meditation 6/7 . May 20. The Chinese believe in Three Powers (San Cai) of the universe: Heaven. To address this significant trend.COM the human race is to share the knowledge it has accumulated in the field of Qi.22/4/2014 Articles: Qigong and Meditation | YMAA. which refers to the energy circulating in the human body. expand the lungs. we mainly use only the narrow definition of Qi. In Chinese medical and scholar societies. February 21. is how to approach the health care goals of the growing wave of our aging population. my book “Simple Chinese Medicine: A Beginner's Guide to Natural Healing and Well-Being” explains the healing powers of eastern medicine in an easy to understand. More >> Embryonic Breathing Dr. meditation has existed in almost every level of society. More >> Simple Chinese Medicine: A Beginner's Guide to Natural Healing and WellBeing Dr. 2009 May is National Arthritis Month: One of the challenges we have in this country as well as in the rest of the world. relevant and personalized manner. meditation is commonly called "Jing Zuo" which means "sit quietly. March 23. June 9. Xuan-Yun. More >> Basic Concepts of Qi and Qigong . More >> Benefits of Tai Chi Qi Gong for Arthritis Ramel Rones. March 30. 2008 In China. 2009 More and more people are seeking to understand how Chinese medicine can help them prevent illness and provide a better quality of life. Yang. Aihan Kuhn. Jwing-Ming. Qi is the energy or natural force which fills the universe. There are four major types of breathing (调 息tiao xi) used in Daoist practice. Yang." More >> http://ymaa. 2009 The Chinese word "Qi" translates in English to "energy". More >> Basic Concepts of Qi and Qigong . May 11. We are living through special times. Jwing-Ming.Part 2 Dr. More >> Daoist Breathing Techniques Zhou. 2008 Two Keys for Regulating Your Breathing and Circulating Qi for health and internal training.Part 1 Dr. and invoke the body's innate relaxation response. Yang. Jwing-Ming. Earth and Human. More >> Two Keys for Regulating Your Breathing and Circulating Qi Dr.

. judgment becomes logical and accurate. November 30. Jwing-Ming. Yang.COM Meditation is for Self Awakening. Jwing-Ming. we must first be calm. December 10.. When the mind is calm and clear. More >> Read more articles about. http://ymaa. Not Blind Worship Dr.More >> A Modern Definition of Qi Dr.com/articles/qigong-and-meditation 7/7 .. Yang.22/4/2014 Articles: Qigong and Meditation | YMAA. Baguazhang Food and Nutrition Health and Healing History and Philosophy Interviews and Media Karate Kung Fu Qigong and Meditation Reviews Society and Self-Defense Stories and Proverbs Taekwondo Taijiquan Xingyiquan Videos and Podcasts. 2007 If we attempt to comprehend any profound philosophy. This will keep you from getting stuck in the ancient concepts and level of understanding.. 2007 It is important that you know about the progress that has been made by modern science in the study of Qi.