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  1. Taoist in Cebu City

    I am a long time practitioner of qigong and nei gong in Cebu. I have not seen much in Cebu. It is interesting that Pranic Healing developed first here in Cebu and then traveled worldwide. And the great Master Mantak Chia teaches Pranic Healing and was accused of plagiarizing their teachings. The part about Pranic Healing is only a small part of what Mantak Chia teaches and the rest comes from a Daoist Master that he met when he was a small boy. Since moving here I practice on my own and continue studying by travelling out of the country and from many videos. If anyone else who has qigong as a common interest would like to hook up let me know.
  2. void

    This is a useful and inspiring post. And thanks for the resources. I started reading the Yang Jwing Ming books. I have also found Damo Mitchell's books Daoist Nei Gong and Heavenly Streams to be very useful. And thanks to Bubbles I am ordering the Chutaichi videos. It's also refreshing to learn more about Nei Gong without the mention of any Max stuff. Damo MItchell covers the material in a very grounded and easy to understand way without all the cult paranoia in some groups.
  3. Qigong forms, lineages and history

    Thanks. So far I found a few brief histories on Google which talk about the Confusion school, Buddhist school, Taoist school, medical qigong and martial qigong. Although I have read that qigong was originally taught to Shaolin monks by an Indian Yogi I have not heard of Vedic or Hindu qigong. But I did hear Sri Sri Ravi Shankar once say that acupuncure originated in India and that there was still a family who preserved the original tradition in India. There is too much correlation between kriya yoga and qigong to be coincidence. When Yogananda originally published his "Tissue Will System of Physical Perfection" later called the "Energization Exercises" it was a direct type of qigong designed to bring qi into the body and direct it with will for a purpose. His kriya yoga techniques involve circulating chi around body up the back and down the front through the centers some say using a mantra of Vishnu with syllables corresponding to each chakra. Then when I got the Spring Forest qigong course about 6 years ago I discovered that he teaches the same thing. Of course Master Chunyi Lin could be a practitioner of kriya yoga but more likely it is a part of qigong tradition since the "microcosmic orbit" seems to be central in many forms of qigong. Also the placing of the tongue on the palate is part of the microcosmic orbit in order to complete the circuit but there seems to be some other purpose of the kechari mudra in kriya yoga which seems to be to awaken the pineal gland for enlightenment or contact with higher consciousness. Now after learning a number of different qigong forms I see some common aspects between a lot of qigong and yoga in general. The meaning of "pranayama" is close to the meaning of "chi kung" I'm starting to see some connection between wudang qigong and the kriya yoga. Interestingly some practitioners of kriya yoga seem to be led in that direction also such as MIchael Winn and some of the followers of the Dragon Gate Sanctuary. Both lineages claim to originate in Tibet which is also interesting. I'm sure many others have done a lot of research and training in qigong and know a lot more about the real history.
  4. Kuan Yin Magnetic Qigong

    Thanks Trunk. I originally found the dgs material through your site via kriya yoga info. The bagua dvds now available are different and there are three of them that have similar descriptions. Bagua lake palm, bagua heaven palm, and bagua basics. One says its the first of a 9 dvd series but the series is not shown. I have no idea which one or more to get but do feel very drawn to Lao Xies teaching.
  5. Has anyone seen a good outline of the extant forms of qigong, their lineage and history? Which ones are more pure and authentic, which ones are modern innovation? What are the differences between the different forms and traditions and what are their sources? There are so many forms and schools of qigong and I think even some of the modern ones are very good but it seems that the oldest traditions would be a good place to focus.
  6. Personal Practice Forum

    Ok Thanks. Now I see that it becomes active after you post here. I thought maybe I had to do some special meditation for a year or something. I think there is a lot to learn here.
  7. Personal Practice Forum

    Hello. What do I need to do to enter the secret chambers of the personal practice forum? Show my initiation credentials? thanks,