Swimming Dragon Chi Kung, Volume I
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Swimming Dragon Chi Kung, Volume I This volume presents step-by-step instruction for the Moving sequence of the Swimming Dragon Chi Kung. Each part of the form has a direct connection to the specific language of the generative order of the Five Phases (Wood, Fire, Earth, Metal, and Water) and both the Yin and Yang channels associated with each phase and is broken down into the following chapters: VOLUME I: Moving & Meditation: Introduction: Presents background on the Swimming Dragon and Teachers: Guo Ling, Ju Beng Yi, Cheng Jie Feng, Gerald A. Sharp, and Zhou Yuan Long whose instruction or influence comprises the contents of this rare series. Wuiji (or, the Void): Presents specific information on how the Void is attained and its purpose. Receive Nourishment from the Chi I: This is the beginning stage of the main practice of the moving meditation of the Swimming Dragon. This chapter essentially breaks down how to move from the Void to the Yin and Yang aspect of the practice. Wood Phase: This chapter presents the Wood Phase and how the shape of the form is related to the symbol for Wood in Chinese as a template for further understanding the structure and movement. The simple, efficient movements are explained in detail, and specfic information is given for both dredging and gathering chi, as well as the flow of energy along the Liver and Gallbladder channels. Fire Phase: As Wood fuels Fire, the Fire Phase of the practice is taught, and how the shape of the form is related to the symbol for Fire in Chinese. This chapter demonstrates the efficient movements in detail, and further shares specfic information on the Yin and Yang flow of chi on the Heart and Small Intestine channels. Earth Phase: As Fire generates Earth, the Earth Phase of the practice is taught and how the shape of the form is related to the symbol for Earth in Chinese. Like with the other phases, the practice of the Earth Phase is simple, efficient and the movements are presented in detail. Furthermore, specfic information is shared concerning the Yin and Yang flow of chi on the Spleen and Stomach channels. Receive Nourishment from the Chi II: Similar to Receive Nourishment from the Chi part I, but at this stage of the practice attention is given to gathering the energy generated thus far from the practice. Metal Phase: This is the most popular form associated with the complete Swimming Dragon Chi Kung in the West. Covered are how the shape of the form is related to the symbol for Metal in Chinese, as well as how to link the three dantians, how to maintain structure while flowing the chi, and how to keep the central equilibrium while practicing the spiraling, twisting nature of the form. Additionally, how to energize the Yin and Yang flow of chi along the Lung and Large Intestine channels is detailed. Water Phase: This is the final form of the moving meditation of the Swimming Dragon, and instruction is given for drawing the chi into the bones and the lower dantian through the kidneys with efficient and simple movements. As with the other phases, how the shape of the form is related to the symbol for Water in Chinese is covered. Additionally, specfic information is shared concerning the Yin and Yang flow of chi along the Kidney and Bladder channels. Daily Practice Companion: This chapter provides an easy reference in order to practice all Five Phases of the moving meditation of the Swimming Dragon Chi Kung.