1. Qi Gong
Wudang Wu Xing Qi Gong – Wudang Qi Gong of the five animals
Each phase or element is represented by an animal. The turtle stands for the water, the dragon for the wood, the crane for the fire, the tiger for the earth and the snake for the metal. Animal movements activate the internal organs and the associated energy channels. The five phases are clearly noticeable and thus this Qi Gong offers the opportunity to directly experience the energy qualities of water, wood, fire, earth and metal.
Ba Duan Jin – The eight brocades
This Qi Gong is one of the most popular series of exercises. There are many different variants and styles. In the Wudang Mountains, brocade exercises are the number one in Qi development. The body is stretched and strengthened. Yin and Yang, rest and movement follow one another. After each brocade exercise, you linger in silence and collect the qi from heaven and earth in the lower Dantian. The interplay of tension and relaxation supports the natural pulsation of all life energies in the body. Targeted breathing techniques release used energy and absorb fresh strength and presence. In China, brocades are not only used to cultivate Qi, but are also often used therapeutically.
Li Dan Gong – The Standing Elixir
A short and effective Qi Gong. All important muscle chains and meridians are gently stretched. Targeted breathing techniques, combined with the stretching, increase vitality and well-being.
The body’s energy gates are opened and the body centers (Dantians) are filled with fresh strength and presence and revitalized through a calm awareness. The Li Dan Gong strengthens the connection with the yin of the earth and the yang of heaven and soothes the heart center so that the spirit can take roots there (Ben Shen).
Xian Tian Hun Yuan Gong – Returning to the Origin
It is an easy to learn and extremely effective Qi Gong from the Wudang Mountains of China. On the physical level, this form primarily mobilizes shoulder and hip joints as well as the spine. The pelvic, trunk and leg muscles are strengthened.
The qi from heaven and earth is collected and stored in the energy centers of the body. Due to the strong energetic effect of this Qi Gong, the spirit is effortlessly rooted in the body and in the here and now. Inner peace and the joy of being result from the practice of Xian Tian Hun Yuan Gong.
2. Taijiquan / Tai Chi Chuan
Wudang Sanfeng Taijiquan
Wudang Sanfeng Taijiquan is an inner martial art based on the Daoist principles of Yin and Yang. Flowing movements keep the body supple, refresh the life energy (Qi) and clear the mind. The outer and inner spiral dynamics from the center make it possible to experience deep calm in your own movement. Taijiquan is not only a meditative practice, but also an application-oriented martial art.
- Zhan Zhuang (standing meditation)
- Bu Fa Gong (step work)
- Tui Shou (Pushing hands / application)
- Fang Song Gong (releasing unnecessary tension)
- Form training: 18 and 28