Virtual Qigong Festival Schedule – Day 2

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Friday 22nd April Schedule – #QigongFestival2016

Links will added once the material is live at the specified times below. Keep checking this page for updates! The majority of the links will remain active during and following the festival. 

*All times at BST


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9.30AM – FREE extract from Shen Gong and Nei Dan in Da Xuan by Serge Augier

Description: ‘Achieveing Happiness to Calm the Mind’

Where: Link to PDF to come. AVAILABLE NOW, CLICK HERE TO VIEW!


 

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10.00AM – Video 1: ‘On the Deity Great Oneness’ by Richard Bertschinger, author of The Secret of Everlasting Life

Description: Richard reads extracts from his translation of the earliest known Chinese text on transformation and immortality, The Secret of Everlasting Life: The First Translation of the Ancient Chinese Text on Immortality, published by Singing Dragon. In this video, Richard explains the meaning and history of the great oneness.

Where: Richard’s website AVAILABLE NOW, CLICK HERE TO VIEW!


 

10.15AM – Video 2: ‘The Person of True Virtue’ by Richard Bertschinger, author of The Secret of Everlasting Life

Description: In this second video, Richard reads us an extract from the second chapter of his book about ‘the person of true virtue’. Richard gives us an extensive insight into the history of alchemy and internal transformation from around the world, and relates it to the classic Chinese text on immortality. The Secret of Everlasting Life: The First Translation of the Ancient Chinese Text on Immortality is published by Singing Dragon.

Where: Richard’s website AVAILABLE NOW, CLICK HERE TO VIEW!


10.30AM – Video 3: ‘The Eye, Ear and Mouth – Three Jewels’ by Richard Bertschinger, author of The Secret of Everlasting Life

Description: Richard Bertshinger has translated the classic Chinese text on transformation and immortality, The Secret of Everlasting Life. In this third video, Richard reads to us handpicked extracts on the Three Jewels and elaborates on their significance.

Where: Richard’s website AVAILABLE NOW, CLICK HERE TO VIEW!


 

10.45AM – Video 4: ‘How Wei Poyang Wrote this Poem’ from Richard Bertschinger, author of The Secret of Everlasting Life

Description: In this final video, Richard reads to us breathtaking extracts from ‘Wei Poyang’s own Postface’, Chapter 18 of the classic Chinese text on transformation and immortality. The Secret of Everlasting Life: The First Translation of the Ancient Chinese Text on Immortality is published by Singing Dragon.

Where: Richard’s website AVAILABLE NOW, CLICK HERE TO VIEW!


11.00AM – Twitter Competition

Description: Re-tweet our post at 11.00am and follow us on Twitter to be in with the chance of winning one of two copies of The Secret of Everlasting Life by Richard Bertschinger, plus a Singing Dragon tote bag!

Where: Singing Dragon’s Twitter TWEET AVAILABLE HERE!


11.30AM – Pose 1: ‘Standing Sphere’ by Noel Plaugher

Description: In this video, Noel demonstrates and explains the benefits of the technique for ‘Standing Sphere’, a qigong posture from his book Standing Qigong for Health and Martial Arts – Zhan Zhuang.

Where: Singing Dragon’s YouTube AVAILABLE NOW, CLICK HERE TO VIEW!


 

11.45AM – Pose 2: ‘The Rooster’ by Noel Plaugher

Description: In this video, Noel demonstrates and explains the benefits of the technique for ‘The Rooster’, a qigong posture from his book Standing Qigong for Health and Martial Arts – Zhan Zhuang.

Where: Singing Dragon’s YouTube AVAILABLE NOW, CLICK HERE TO VIEW!


 

12.00PM – FREE extract from Daoist Nei Gong for Women by Roni Edlund (Link will expire at 5PM on 22nd Aprl 2016)

Description:  We are making the first chapter of Daoist Nei Gong for Women by Roni Edlund and Damo Mitchell available for a limited time only.

Available in the written form for the first time, the specific practice of Nei Gong for women is explained in this book. Maximising the potential of the female energetic system, Roni Edlund and Damo Mitchell present teachings that make Nei Gong far more effective for women than the male-oriented methods usually taught.

In this chapter, ‘Women and Nei Gong’, the authors cover the following:

  • The Differences between Qi Gong and Nei Gong
  • An Overview of Male and Female Differences
  • Sexual Fluids and Blood
  • Forceful and Soft Qi Quality
  • Centrifugal and Centripetal Energy Movementfig 1-1 again
  • Lower and Middle Dan Tien
  • Solar and Lunar Influence
  • Base Desires and Emotional Connection
  • The Developmental Process of Nei Gong
  • Who Should Not Practise Nei Gong?
  • Stages of Female Nei Gong
    1. Conditioning and Preparation of the Physical Body
    2. Regulation of Breath and Mind
    3. Regulation of the Menstrual Cycle
    4. Extraction of Jing from Tian Gui
    5. Awakening the Energy System
    6. Awakening of the Heart Centre
    7. Attainment of Internal Vibration
    8. Conversion of Qi to Shen
    9. Conversion of Shen to Dao
  • Yin and Yang
  • The Daoist Woman
  • Yin and Yang in Women and Men
  • Alignment with the Forces of Heaven and Earth

Where: Link to PDF to come. AVAILABLE NOW, CLICK HERE TO VIEW!


 

2.30PM – Women’s Nei Gong for Health and Transformation of Spirit’ by Roni Edlund 

Description: In this article, Roni describes how to begin the practice of women’s Nei Gong, and explains the differences between female and male qigong. Roni Edlund is the author of the forthcoming Singing Dragon book, Daoist Nei Gong for Women.

Where: Singing Dragon blog. AVAILABLE NOW, CLICK HERE TO VIEW!


 

3.30PM – Master Zhongxian Wu – ‘Pure Yang Mudra’

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Description: In this article, Master Zhongxian Wu seeks to explain the roots of Classical Qigong. He also explores the original meaning and cultural background of one of the essential practices of classical Chinese Qigong, pure Yang Mudra. Master Wu is the author of various bestselling Singing Dragon books on qigong, including Heavenly Stems and Earthly Branches – TianGan DiZhi, coming soon in paperback.

Where: Link to PDF document to come. AVAILABLE NOW, CLICK HERE TO VIEW!

 


 

4.30PM – Instagram Competition

Description: Enter to be in with the chance of winning a HARDBACK copy of Heavenly Stems and Earthly Branches – TianGan DiZhi by Master Zhongxian Wu. (RRP: £40!). To enter, you must like and comment on our Facebook post after it has been posted at 4.30PM.

Where: Singing Dragon’s Instagram

 


5.00PM – Webinar with Noel Plaugher, author of Standing Qigong for Health and Martial Arts – Zhan Zhuang.

Description: ‘Why Study Qigong?’ with Noel Plaugher.

Where: REGISTER HERE.


 

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6.00PM – ‘Qigong, Problems in Practice and Jing’: A discussion with Damo Mitchell

Description: 

In this video, Damo Mitchell introduces Qigong and Jing, as well as discussing the common problems that people face in Qigong practice. He begins with a brief introduction to Qigong and its purpose and various applications in life. Damo then talks us through the three treasures of Daoism: Qi, Jing and Shen. Damo also addresses the various misconceptions of Qigong practice. He provides a guide to the basics of Qigong and stresses the importance of understanding core principles of Chinese martial arts, as well as the proper practice of Qigong. Another topic that Damo expands on is the over-complication of Qigong concepts with “modern” Western interpretations. He urges us not to over-complicate things as this will make it harder for people to grasp the key concepts of Chinese martial arts. In the final section of this video, Damo elaborates on Jing. He discusses the key principles around Jing, its relation to the kidneys, ming men and the lower dan tien. Also included in this video is a detailed explanation of the neijingtu chart, which provides information for regulation of the kidneys and Jing. This is a very useful and informational video on Qigong practice and its key principles.

Damo is the author of several Singing Dragon books, including Daoist Nei Gong, Heavenly Streams, and the forthcoming The Yellow Monkey Emperor’s Classic of Chinese Medicine. Damo Mitchell has studied the martial, medical and spiritual arts of Asia since the age of four. His studies have taken him across the planet in search of authentic masters. He is the technical director of the Lotus Nei Gong School of Daoist Arts, and teaches Nei Gong in the UK, Sweden and the USA.

Where: Singing Dragon’s YouTube


6.30PM – Twitter Competition

Description: Tell us what you thought about Damo Mitchell’s video using the hashtag #DamoMitchellQigong and be in with the chance of winning 1 of 2 x copies of any one of Damo Mitchell’s titles, including Daoist Nei Gong for Women which he has co-authored with Roni Edlund. The choices are: –

Daoist Nei Gong for Women by Roni Edlund and Damo Mitchell

White Moon on the Mountain Peak  by Damo Mitchell. Foreword by Jason Gregory

The Four Dragons  by Damo Mitchell Foreword by Dr Ole Saether

Heavenly Streams by Damo Mitchell

Daoist Nei Gong by Damo Mitchell

Where: Singing Dragon’s Twitter

9781848192973

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