Wu Style T'ai Chi Chi Kung, Volume One: The Eight Methods
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Wu Style T'ai Chi Chi Kung,Volume One: The Eight Methods featuring Gerald A. Sharp; with Special Appearance by Ma Yueh Liang
VOLUME I: Eight Methods
In this chaptered volume, Gerald A. Sharp presents the entire Eight Methods of Wu's "first series" of Chi Kung exercises, and instructs in detail the concepts and substance of this rare and prolific practice. Also of interest on this volume is rare archival footage of Ma Yueh Liang himself practicing the entire Eight Methods.
Introduction:This selectable introduction shows Sharp's training certificates and photos with Ma Yueh Liang and Wu Ying Hua.
Gathering:This chapter covers how the concept of gathering is employed to gather chi in the practice of Wu Style's Eight Methods. Step by step instruction is provided for three exercises that are performed from a stable horse stance.
Circulating:This chapter shows how to perform the microcosmic (small) orbit unhindered by using the mind, the body, and movement to flow the chi on this ever important route that is central to chi kung practice. Step by step instruction is provided for two exercises.
Guiding:In this chapter, step by step instruction is performed for two exercises--one broken down into two parts. Emphasis is made on guiding chi through specific points for enhanced health and mental clarity.
Balancing:Step by step instruction is provided for three different variations on exercises which challenge and develop both leg strength and balance.
Spiraling:Two exercises are presented in depth and with step by step instruction of how to spiral energy around the limbs and torso.
Blending:Step by step instruction is provided for three variations of how to blend both internal and external energies.
Synthesizing:Step by step instruction covers how to both synthesize energy, both inner and outer, and also how to open the Life Gate (Mingmen) point to receive ample amounts of energy from nature.
Storing:Ever important in Chi Kung practice, in this chapter you'll see an unique method for storing energy naturally in the Lower Dantian. Again, step by step instruction is provided.
Demonstration of Grand Master Ma Yueh Liang:In this chapter, 87 year old Grandmaster Ma Yueh Liang demonstrates the entire Eight Methods of Wu Style T'ai Chi Chi Kung (All thirteen exercises and their variations). While the video's quality on this chapter is substandard, the educational content outweighs any technical limitations.