I'm excited to begin with this group.
I've resonated with Daoism since high school when I began practicing Taichi and Qigong in my Kempo karate school, where the new lineage holder was a qigong master and wanted to reintroduce the internal arts as a balance for the external martial arts.
I haven't formally practiced Qigong with others since the last decade around 2007ish but I have about five main forms that I have known since my teenage years and early adulthood.
They feel good to practice but I go back and forth with continuing to practice them as they sometimes feel like dead forms that I practice as a habit and not a living practice with others or with a teacher.
I meditate daily and view a Qigong practice for me and where I am as an outward support for my meditation.
My question is which forms of Qigong would assist me in my meditative practice, or would be congruent with meditation?
And these five forms (three Qigong forms and one simple Taichi form) were taught to me in my Kempo school as for balance and healing and building Qi and the martial application wouldn't arise until several steps after black belt. I'm no longer in this school and I'm not at all interested in the martial applications of Qigong/Taichi (eg: Iron Palm), but only for overall balance, vitality and most importantly, spirituality.
Would it be beneficial to hold off on these forms, as I'm practicing them without any guidance and understanding?
Thank you all for any help and direction!