Iron Shirt Qi Gong
Iron Shirt Qi Gong is a three-level training under the following titles:
- Iron Shirt Qi Gong Level I – Rooting Power
- Iron Shirt Qi Gong Level II – Tendon Nei Gong
- Iron Shirt Qi Gong Level III – Bone Marrow Nei Gong
Iron Shirt Qi Gong Level I – Rooting Power
Before the advent of firearms, Iron Shirt Qi Gong built powerful bodies to withstand hand-to-hand combat. Iron Shirt refers to developing a strong, resilient, and energetically protective layer around the body. Iron Shirt Qi Gong is a series of air-packing techniques to protect vital organs from injuries. Today, its other aspects remain vitally significant for anyone seeking better health, a sound mind, and spiritual growth. In Level I, Master Chia introduces this ancient practice that strengthens the internal organs, establishes roots in the earth’s energy, and unifies physical, mental, and spiritual health.
By simply standing and packing in the Iron Shirt postures 5-10 minutes daily you can root yourself to earth and build a strong body that can live for hundreds of years. When you are rooted no one can push you around physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually (energetically) because they are pushing the earth not you and no one can push the earth around. Why do you need to live hundred years or more? You need that amount of time do the all of the Universal Healing Tao Inner Alchemy practices for your transformation.
Master Chia keeps his stance against three people pushing him.
Iron Shirt Qi Gong Level II – Tendon Nei Gong
Healthy tendons are the foundation of true strength in the body. Strong and supple tendons and open joints allow more space to store raw energy, which can then be transformed into higher creative and spiritual energy. The eight postures of Tendon Nei Gong are specifically designed to open the joints and fortify and grow all the tendons in the body, strengthening them as a unit. Tendon Nei Gong cultivates the ability to move Earth’s force up from the ground, through the feet, and into the body, in this case, raising it to nourish the tendons. In Tendon Nei Gong, Master Chia reveals how the regular practice of Tendon Nei Gong can help prevent and relieve arthritis by forcing poisoning acid out of the body to make room for healing Qi energy.
Iron Shirt Qi Gong Level III – Bone Marrow Nei Gong
In Bone Marrow Nei Gong, Master Mantak Chia reveals the ancient mental and physical Taoist techniques used to “regrow” bone marrow, strengthen the bones, and rejuvenate the organs and glands. An advanced practice of Iron Shirt Qi Gong, the Bone Marrow Nei Gong, was developed to attain the “steel body” coveted in Chinese medicine and martial arts. This method of absorbing energy into the bones revives the bone marrow. It reverses the effects of aging through the techniques of bone breathing, bone compression, and sexual energy massage, which stimulates the hormonal production that helps prevent osteoporosis. Also included is extensive information on Qi weight lifting and the practice of “hitting” to detoxify the body.
Tai Chi Qi Gong
Tai Chi Qi Gong I
Tai Chi Qi Gong is a 13 form of early Yang-style Tai Chi, also known as Tai Chi Qi Gong, designed for practitioners at every level. Until the beginning of the twentieth century, Tai Chi was considered a secret practice that was passed down only within a closely knit structure of family and loyal disciples. Tai Chi Qi Gong blends the flowing movements of Tai Chi with the principles of Qi Gong to create a holistic system for enhancing vitality and well-being.
Master Chia during a training at the Tai Chi Pavilion
Tai Chi Qi Gong II (Discharge Form/Fa Jin)
Tai Chi Qi Gong II, an advanced yang style of Tai Chi, complements the physical, mental, and spiritual conditioning available through solo Tai Chi practice and the internal martial arts of Taoism. Fa Jin enables adepts to harness the energy of Yin, Yang, and the Earth in the lower Tan Tien and discharge it as an extremely close-range yet explosively powerful blow in self-defense and partner practice as well as in healing techniques.
Tai Chi Qi Gong III (Wu Style)
Following the flow of Qi energy, rather than directing it as in traditional Tai Chi, Wu-Style Tai Chi focuses on internal development, seeking to conserve Qi energy and gather Jin power from the Earth through the Tan Tien. Condensing the 37 movements of Wu Style into 8 core forms, Master Chia illustrates how to build a personal short-form Wu-Style Tai Chi practice. Regular practice of Wu Style relieves back pain as well as reduces abdominal fat, the biggest hindrance to longevity.