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Hunyuan Gigong

Hunyuan Qigong
 

The HunYuan qigong system relates to the movement of the universe and was developed by Grandmaster Feng Zhiqiang, a renowned martial artist in China. Hunyuan Qiqong is a practice of nurturing vital energy  through breathing exercises and meditation. Through this practice of cultivating the body's supply of healing energy (Qi) increases improving health, the immune system and martial art skills. The exercises mix the prenatal qi (which you born with) and postnatal qi (surrounding you in the environment) and cultivate the Three Treasures of the human body: 

 Jing - the life essence

  Qi - the vital energy

  Shen - the spirit or awareness

The external body movements throughout the exercises are used with Yi (mindfulness) to guide and cultivate the internal energy.

HunYuan Qigong

Begin standing in a wuji stance

1. Lower the murky qi and wash internal organs

2. Surround and bring in energy to upper dantian

3. Surround and bring in energy to the middle dantian

4. Surround and bring in energy to the lower dantian

5. Gather qi to the upper dantian

6. Gather qi to the middle dantian

7. Gather qi to the lower dantian

8. Grab and bring down the heaven's yang energy

9. Grab and bring up the earth's yin energy

10. Collect qi into the dantian

11. Open and close upper dantian

12. Open and close middle dantian

13. Open and close lower dantian

14. With the laogong as the axis, turn paralleled hands forward and backward

15. Revolve the yang and yin energies (Rotate Sun and Moon)

16. Massage the head with qi

17. Massage the chest and the five internal organs with qi

18. Exercise for each leg: qi flows through the three yang and three yin meridians

19. Exercise for both legs; qi flows through the three yang and three yin meridians

20. Connect heaven, man, and earth

21. Grinding motion to lead qi through the belt meridian

22. Open up the whole body

23. Cup and rub the whole body

24. Shake the feathers

25. Mix and nurture the prenatal and postnatal qi in the dantian

After each of the exercises guide the qi back to the dantian three times, then guard the dantian with the Wuji stance for a moment before proceeding with the next movement.

 

The above listing is only meant to represent an approximation of the Hunyuan Qiqong art to help the beginning student and is not official. The art is richer and deeper than the word listings of movements can represent and requires quidance of an experienced practitioner for the beginning student.

 

Mind intention is very important to the art of Taijiquan and Hunyuan Qiqong. Without the Yi (mind) guiding Qi, the emotional mind (Xin) will bubble up and disturb practice.  The book by Thich Nhat Hanh, a Vietnamese Zen Priest poet.  , " Breathe! You are Alive" contains buddhist exercises in mindful breathing. Through mindful breathing, Hunyuan Qiqong, silk reeling and Taiji movement, one can begin to sink deeper into the body center, learning to deep relax throughout the body. In deep relaxation, qi can more easily be moved throughout the body.

 

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Junction Points Along the Eight Meridians

  1. Huiyin (Meet Yin):  The lower dantian. This point between the legs and halfway between the genitals and the anus is the junction for the 4 Yin (Conception) vessels - dumei, renmei, chongmei, yangqiamei, and yinqiaomei. The huiyin is a major gate for breathe regulation and is connected to the top of the head (baihui) by the spinal cord. It is a meeting point for the body's Yin energy.

  2. Mingmen (Life Gate): The mingen connects to the real dantian which is centered between the naval and mingmen.

  3. Yintang (Upper dantian):  Sometimes called the 3rd eye. It is the area where Shen (spirit) is cultivated. This point is on a line pasing through the center of the forehead, above a line connecting the eyebrows.

  4. Baihui:  This point is on the top of the head in the very middle.  It is the upper junction point for the chongmei with the dumei and meeting place of the body's Yang energy.

  5. Laogong:  This point is on each palm, where your middle finger touches your palm. These make up 2 of the 5 main gates

  6. Dantian (Middle dantian): This point is just below the navel.

  7. Yongquan (Bubbling Well): This point is on the sole of each foot.   It is along a line between the middle toe and the heel, and is about two-thirds of the way forward from the heel. These make up 2 of the 5 main gates *.

  8. Jiangjing (Shoulder Well): In the middle point between the base of the neck and the end of the shoulder.

  9. Fengshi (Wind City): Point on lateral thigh whre the middle finger touches when the arm hangs naturally at the side.

* The five gates: Laogong (2), Yonquan (2). Baihui (1)

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