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  1. Gift of the Tao has the vibration of Stillness Movement in it, although the dvd's don't go over the practice of Stillness Movement. To do Stillness Movement, you do the movements to initiate the energy with gentle attention to the LDT. The most important part is initiating the energy with the movements, then letting go. The rest will take care of itself. Stillness Movement is best practiced with a transmission, although Gift of the Tao will give you quick access to the vibration and energy. Thanks, John
  2. Generally yes, the yin you are talking about, is replenished by sitting quiet meditation. Anything where you allow your awareness to be gentle is good. No efforting or the like. Ant's post is good and listen to your tcm doc.
  3. SFQ Small Universe

    If you are having issues, I would recommend sticking with moving practices and the 5 elements(zhan zhuang). Only after things are stable and solid should you practice small universe. John
  4. I hope you meet some better quality masters. They are certainly out there. John
  5. Mark Griffin, 1954-2018

    He took mahasamadhi.
  6. Zhi neng qi gong

    Zhineng qigong is also called chilel qigong. It is a solid qigong and lineage with a very accomplished healing history. They had qigong hospitals in China although it was closed due to political reasons in 2001. is where one of it's lineage holders teaches in the US. Grandmaster Ming Pang is the originator of the qigong. John
  7. Zhan Zhuang, lift weights and stretch.
  8. Per a very solid lineage studying under Wang Li Ping: You can read about the account of some that have reached what sounds like the attainment your asking about. John
  9. Most spiritual practice will help you develop what is culturally known in the west as 'IQ' and 'intelligence'. I, as a Taoist leaning practitioner, would recommend more embodied practices like qigong, Zhan zhuang, as well as stillness practices because it will help you bring awareness into your body as well as refining your mind. This grants you more information ie, stronger gut feelings, you just 'know' something, or your able to understand something much faster and comprehensively, etc. Not to mention health benefits. In no particular order: Zhan zhuang for at least an hour daily. Qigong for at least an hour daily. (pick one you feel drawn to) Stillness I'd recommend Zuowang, zazen... and generally any practice where you just sit and don't do much. I'd recommend that before some of the mental gymnastic practices to develop a solid foundation. This will pay off if later you move into the internal engineering some practices can do. Once you start to develop, you will feel drawn to certain practices. Follow that. Good luck, John
  10. Qigong Grandmaster John Tsai

    Leah, Thank you for your story and share. I enjoyed reading about your personal account. Thanks, John
  11. So Many Qigong Traditions : How To Approach ?

    Pick who you are drawn to. Be clear what you want, then select someone that provides that. Teacher and practice are very important, as the teacher and system imparts it's energy to you. It's important to pick a solid system as good living lineages provide a lot to their practitioners, such as protection and guidance. My understanding is that you should be careful that you select wisely in that you can pick up the blockages of the teacher. As you practice and develop, you will receive insight and gifts.... of say a new movement, insight or way of practicing. This is how qigong and practice can develop. Best of luck. John
  12. Qigong Grandmaster John Tsai

    I'd love to hear your account of training with your master. Thanks for your time, if you do :). John
  13. Practicing in the Pool

    If the water is cold it is generally considered bad. Chun yi lin denounces tai chi practiced in pools because it allows cold to get into the body, and generally worsens conditions.
  14. Potent Systems

    Yes they are the same. Dr. Ming was the originator of zhineng/wisdom healing qigong/chi-lel qigong.
  15. SM - Importance of Tree gong

    Loosely defined yes that is true. QIgong, as a term, was created in the 1950s to define and catch all energy work. In general it is considered now as the external practices and movements that support people in working with qi. I point it out because not all lineages have these different aspects. Generally the good and legitimate ones do.... and more. Nei gong - internal qigong (no movements or only spontaneous movements externally). Qigong - external energy work Sitting - meditative practices Standing - standing postures Sleeping - qigong/nei gong done while asleep Tree - qigong/nei gong done with a tree. John