The ultimate Internal Energy 3 DVD Pack For Healing and Strengthening your Body Mind & Spirit
Life in Motion
A three DVD series including Tai Chi Gong DVD, Yi Chuan- the art of Mind intention DVD, and Five Elements of Shing Yi Chuan DVD.
Five Elements of ShingYi, Body-Mind Internal Art DVD
The five elements DVD includes a practice of all five Elements whilst standing in one place. It continues with the practice of walking through the elements, to develop a natural leg work, rooting and circulation of ground energy.
The heart and soul of Shing Yi practice are the five elements. These simple actions can result in total Mind –Body integration. They are directly related to many aspects of five Elements cosmology of traditional Chinese medicine.
Each element express a force with patterns of internal energy, originated from and corresponding to specific internal organs.
The element’s dual purpose begins with protecting the body by strengthening our internal organs, massaging and stimulating energy flow around and through them, and via the corresponding channels.
If practiced harmoniously, with a very focused mind, the elements will result in a very solid, consistent body, that can be applied for self-defense.
To be successful in this approach we have to go through several stages. First we must let the Mind teach the body. This is the Stage of learning new movements. We follow the DVD and simply copy the external shape. (Shing). The next stage is when we can perform the movements flowingly, while relaxing all unnecessary body parts. At this stage we start to feel. The body will now teach the mind (Yi).
Yi Chuan- The Art of Mind Intention, through Standing Meditations. This DVD showcases a variety of stationary meditative standing postures, for strengthening physical, mental and spiritual power.
The art of Mind Intention. This is about the importance of meditation to our development as healthy and strong Human beings.
Yi Chuan contains many diverse types of meditative practices and postures that are employed to stimulate Yang, Yin, and Yin/Yang circulation to accomplish various things.
Discover the movement in the stillness. Become stable as a mountain and flowing as a river. These meditative stances bring you the principals and practice of relaxing the body, slowing down the mind and sharpen your concentration. Using empty mind, we learn first to observe the chi movement through the body, and later to transmit it from our center to the extremities. We not only play with the power of our mind, but also connect in harmony the Body, Mind and Spirit, allowing calm and relaxed internal work and state of Mind, to intensify our intention and build internal strength.
The first level of meditation involves freeing all of the energy pathways, eliminating any stagnation or blockage. Continued practice will lead to consciously controlled Chi circulation while remaining still. This condition is known as "Fluid Stillness". The Yi Chuan is probably the best method to improve one's Tai Chi or Shing Yi forms in order to achieve the highest phase. The highest phase is called "Fluid Motion", meaning Chi circulation can be controlled while moving through the forms. To integrate this meditative state of awareness into the form is a highly desired goal and requires many years of practice.
Tai Chi Gong DVD
An integrated and simplified training program that is based on the Qi Gong of Tai Chi, Shing Yi and Pa Kua. In a list of 27 exercises we managed to achieve the cultivation of our internal energy.
Firstly with warm up and proper alignment we open blood vessels, nerves and ligaments. When we succeed in moving chi, we can feel blood moving, either by sensing our pulse in various places change of temperature to feet or hands. We can also sense some success when we feel more alert and more alive.
We continue with relaxation and expanded awareness. The term shoong in Chinese means deeper relaxation. In order to get muscles to relax and to stretch, we first have to smooth out the flow of the joints and the nerve impulses, promoting strong flows of chi through the channels. The stretching of the muscles then will allow you to connect our arms and legs to our spine.
With Shing Yi's Dragon Turns Head, we achieve proper alignments, which is crucial in increasing the strength of the flowing of the chi. Once you have improved the nerve flow, the muscle stretching, and the alignments, then "opening and closing" of the cavities and joints will take the strength of the chi flow to the next level.
We practice deep breathing and feel how far down we can sense the breath in our legs. We keep playing with body's opening and closing, expand and contract, spiral up and down and centering and balancing and shifting our weight to adjust empty and full weight bearing on each leg.
Tai Chi Gong's list of exercise include:
Embrace the sky, Power Stretching, (Shing Yi)
White Crane Spread Wings, (Tai Chi ), Dragon Turns Head, (Shing Yi),
Looking for the moon in the sea, (Shing Yi), Sunrise and Sunset, (Pa Kua),Expand your rib cage in 5 directions, (Shing Yi), Lion Plays with a Ball, (Shing Yi),
The Tea Pot, (Pa Kua), The wave, (Pa Kua), Three Roots, (Shing Yi), Bow & Arrows, (8 Pieces of brocade), Gathering Chi, (Healing Qi Gong), Tai Chi Ruler, Brush Knee, (Tai Chi), The Snake, (Tai Chi and Shing Yi), Rotate Central Equilibrium, (Healing Qi Gong), Wild Goose Qi Gong, Hands in the Clouds, (Tai Chi), Soul Celebration (Shing Yi ).