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WUDANG 5 ANIMAL QIGONG OPEN AND CLOSE In any good Qigong form there is an opening movement and a closing movement. Although the physical movements may vary from routine to routine and some details and specifics will be different, the internal practice and theory should be more or less the […]

Activating Upper & Lower Dan Tien

The Moebius Strip – Activating the Upper and Lower Dan Tien (Dantian) The Moebius Strip The Moebius strip is a graphic depiction first created in 1800 by the German mathematician August Ferdinand Moebius. As well as symbolizing infinity it represents the indissoluble unity of material and spiritual dimensions of reality: […]

Cheng Man Ching

Cheng Man Ching’s way of teaching (2): The Dantian

The discussion about the nature of the Dantian is old and it remains unresolved until today: Is the Dantian a bodily, material reality or an ideal concept of Traditional Chinese Medicine to explain certain psychosomatic correlations? The debate cannot simply be described as a conflict between East and West or […]

Interview – Shi Ming

Stillness: The Mover & Shaker in Taiji Shi Ming is known as one of China’s preeminent taiji masters. He is a strict disciplinarian of the old school, inspiring his students to practice long hours in the park under all conditions, including the sub-zero temperatures of winter. He holds himself to […]

Acupuncture Points of the Dantian

(English Version of a German article by Markus Ruppert, Alternative Therapist and Qigong Teacher) Depending on the school of practice of the Author or the Qigong Master, different concentration points and descriptions of the lower Dantian can be found. Roughly, it can be stated that the lower Dantian is situated […]


A Dantian (Chinese: 丹田, pinyin: dāntián, Wade-Giles: tan-t’ien‚ pronunciation) is a centre of Qi (life energy). The Dantian are central points of reference in Qigong, Neigong, Taoyin (Daoist Yoga), internal martial arts and Traditional Chinese Medicine. Depending on the art and the focus of the specific exercise, breathing techniques and/or […]

Taijiquan Classics

A little beneath the surface of the Taiji Quan Classics Here you can find a translation of the Taijiquan Classics. Dr. Tao Ping Siang translated the Taijiquan Classics into English for his Western students. The first book, including the Chinese original texts, was published in Taiwan 1966. I had the […]