Yiquan #6:  8 static postures

Read previous posts: A historic background and theory of Yiquan #1; Yiquan #2, Yiquan  #3, Yiquan #4, Yiquan #5. The Yiquan set that I present in the posts about Yiquan is composed of 8 static postures. Today I continue with the fourth and fifth positions. Fourth position This position strongly connects sides of lower and upper part of the body with lower Dantien. Palms are pressing downwards and that causes the Dai Mai or Belt[…]

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Why I train with my lower Dantien daily?

  It’s been a while since I’ve started to do exercises for the lower Dantien. Beside only breathing with it, and moving my abdomen in and out as a part of advanced breathing technique. Doing normal abdominal breathing or reverse abdominal breathing was enough for some time or better said for years of extensive training. But every now and then comes a time when you need to implement new things in your daily practice to[…]

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Do we know everything and Embryonic Breathing – 1

  In the last few blogs about Qigong breathing Smiljana was talking about normal and reverse abdominal breathing. In the next two posts I’m going to concentrate on why would you ever want to learn and practice this type of breathing? Why is this practice essential for a deeper Taoist Nei Gong practice. Reverse breathing as Taoist practice Reverse breathing is an important step in a Taoist spiritual alchemy. It is a practice that is[…]

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Benefits of Breathing with Lower Dan Tian

  Release of Diaphragm Breathing with lower part of abdomen, where Lower Dan Tian resides gradually and softly releases abdominal diaphragm. There in its tissues, within years, a lot of emotional and mental patterns may gather, which then reflect in your appearance, attitude, voice and especially in your breathing. Clean space between organs and diaphragm Between diaphragm (which  belongs to Middle Dan Tian) and lungs is space where – as Chinese describe in their traditional[…]

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