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Primordial Tai Chi + Healthy Bones Qigong + Open Psychic ChannelsJune 22 to
June 27, 2012
Friday eve Wednesday, June 22-27, 2012
This retreat is for anybody seeking increased health and vitality. The Qi Gong we learn is fun to practice and easy to learn. The only pre-requisite for this retreat is the Micro-cosmic Orbit, which can be learned live or through home-study courses.
Three Qi Gong Treasures are included in this retreat.
Primordial Qi Gong
(Wu Ji Qi Gong / Tai Chi for Enligthenment)
Healthy & Vibrant Bones Qi Gong
(Iron Shirt Qi Gong 3 / Bone Marrow Nei Gong)
Eight Psychic Channels Inner-Meditation
(Includes a summary of the Orbit, and continues to the Macrocosmic Orbit & Fusion 2 & 3: The Eight Extraordinary Channels)
Primordial Qi Gong
Tai Chi for Enlighentment
Introduction to Primordial Qi Gong from Michael Winn:
Learn the original 800 year old lineage form of Chang San Feng, the 13th century founder of Tai Chi. This 15-minute form is easy to learn, yet uniquely powerful. It's totally different from tai chi martial or soft "health" styles taught today. Its ancient name was "wuji gong". It literally means "develops skill for entering the Supreme Mystery". It is often translated as "Primordial Qigong" or "Primordial Tai Chi".
Qigong is the historical Mother of Tai Chi. It was done for health and spiritual
development. Primordial Qigong/Tai Chi for Enlightenment was China's best kept secret until now.
About 800 years ago Chang San Feng was the founder of the original Tai Chi Chuan 13-movement form for self-defense. It was a gentle form focused on the yielding principles of the Tao, so monks could defend themselves from bandits without falling into aggressive killing techniques that would spoil their spiritual path. But few are aware that Grandmaster Chang San Feng created a second short form that applied tai chi for enlightenment rather than self-defense. It also has 13 movements: 12 movements of Earth and one movement of Heaven that is done 50 times, ten times in each of the five directions. It was secretly practiced by a lineage of Taoist masters for the last 800 years.
This secret Tai Chi for Enlightenment or Primordial Qigong form was brought to the western world by the 81-year old Zhu Hui, a kindly Chinese master with a smile that made your heart melt. He says the form cured his liver cancer and protected him from violent abuse during the Cultural Revolution. He learned it from a 106-year old Taoist Master Li Tong, who lived on Wudang Mountain. Zhu Hui was the national tai chi sword champion of China when he was younger, and Master Li Tong took a liking to him.
Wudang Mountain is where Chang San Feng lived in the 13th century, a mystical mountain recently made famous by the film Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon. In his time Chang San Feng was mostly famous as a spiritual sage and adept of inner alchemy, not as a martial artist. The Emperor of China sent 30,000 men to build a temple on Wudang Mountain, just to curry favor with him. Refusing to appear at the Imperial court, Chang San Feng instead disappeared at age 95 into the wild Wudang Mountains. He then, according to written records, re-appeared regularly for hundreds of years afterward to teach people the secrets of the Tao. This reappearing act is how he got a reputation for being a "Tao immortal".
Tai Chi for Enlightenment was never taught to outsiders until a few years ago. In China it was kept secret for 800 years mostly because it was considered too powerful to be released to an untrained public. Fortunately for us, times have changed. This secret tai chi form has now escaped from China's mystical mountains and is available to you as this Healing Tao retreat in the magical mountains of North Carolina.
Primordial Qi Gong can be practiced with any of the Healing Tao Qi Gong, Nei Gong and healing practices. It is my experience there is a synergy among these practices and Primordial enhances and deepens them.
Eight Psychic Channels Inner Meditation
Incudes Orbit, Macrocosmic Orbit, Fusion 2 review & Fusion 3
This meditation is a journey in the Eight Psychic or Extraordinary Channels. These channels are the link between the inner and outer, the prenatal and postnatal and the yin and yang apsects of our life. The energetics of these channels influences the deepest aspects of our life; including Jing and Yuan Qi. And they are the locations where chronic illnesses and emotional patterns collect and are stored. This is a profound deep healing meditation that can free us from old, deep, chronic patterns and conditioning and the blockages they create, opening us to our yuan condition, our natural spirit.
During this retreat we learn about the Eight Extraordinary Channels from Taoist medical, healing and spiritual perspectives. We open the Macro-Cosmic Orbit by linking chi flow in the Eight Extraordinary ("psychic") channels. These channels link your pre-natal and post-natal energy bodies, i.e. the deep structure of how you birth yourself each flowing moment. Learn to purify your aura & regulate your Energy Body with belt & thrusting channels. Give to and Receive chi from the environment with Positive & Negative Arm & Leg channels.
The 8 Extra Vessels connect the inner and outer chi field, and allow you to "dance" between your inner and outer life. The macro-orbit is the foundation for opening chi flow to 8 Original Forces of Universe (I Ching trigram-tones). It heals deep psychic imbalances not reached by traditional healing methods. Many mysterious and chronic illnesses can be healed at the level, much faster than using acupuncture or herbs.
This course lays a strong foundation for Healing Love and Water & Fire (Kan & Li) Alchemy.
Healthy & Vibrant Bones Qi Gong
(Marrow Washing Classic, Bone Marrow Nei Gong, aka Iron Shirt 3)
(No weight lifting in the class)
This is a practical and profound Medical Qi Gong. The Bone Marrow Washing Classic stimulates bones and marrow by exercising the skeletal system and the vital substances inside them: red and white blood cells and stem cells. This Qi Gong is especially good for woman to generate and maintain health bones; its a natural remedy for preventing osteoporosis. And for both women and men it is especially good for maintaining healthy marrow, the basis for rejuvenation, vitality and longevity.
To Taoists the Bone Marrow practice influences Skin, Acupuncture Channels, Tendons, Muscles, Skeletal System, Bone, Marrow, Red and White Blood Cells, Kidneys, Jing, Yuan Qi and the Brain. Marrow also means the deep layers of an individual, not only anatomically but the Heart-Shen (Spirit). This is fundamentally a Jing-Shen practice.
Bone Marrow Qi Gong has a few levels. In this retreat we learn the foundation level in a comprehensive way, both theory and practice. I believe you will find this Qi Gong is easy to learn, fun to practice, invigorating and something you will want to include in your regular exercise and Qi Gong practice.
What makes Bone Marrow Qi Gong unique is there are specific methods designed to increase Qi and guide it to burn fat from marrow, energizing marrow and increasing its ability to produce a higher level of Red and White Blood Cells, enhancing our immune system, energy level and health. Fat in the marrow decreases its ability to produce high quality red and white blood cells and an optimal immune system.
This retreat includes the following practices:
Learn to use Bone Marrow Qi Gong Wire Tappers, a simple, gentle, powerful method to stimulate all layers of the body to release Qi and open the pores of the bones, setting the environment to guide Qi into the bone and marrow.
Gentle tapping causes vibrations that create waves of Qi that flow throughout the body, this has a profound influence on Qi, especially bones. These vibrations stimulate Qi flow in the Bones energizing the tissues and blood inside bones, enhancing the bones ability to produce quality blood and enhancing the immune system.
Vibrations release Qi from the entire body, tendons, muscles, organs and bones. We then guide Qi into the tendons, bone, fascia and marrow to vitalize the entire body, building a powerful immune and protective system to prevent disease and aging.
This efficient method of vibrating the internal organs enables you to shake toxic deposits out of the inner structure of each organ maintaining healthy, energetic, effective organ and gland functioning.
You learn major Acupuncture channels and points to tap and stimulate, gaining the benefit of an Acupuncture treatment.
Learn Bone Breathing to gather and guide Qi into the bone and marrow, the internal layers of the body. This is a gentle method of combining the essentials of Medical Qi Gong: Intention, Breath and Body Posture.
Bone Marrow Qi Gong is a treasure for woman to maintain healthy bones.
Bone Marrow Qi Gong is one of my favorites; it is easy to learn, fun to practice and has a profound influence on health.
This retreat contains three Qi Gong treasures that work together to cultivate the three treasures of your life: Jing, Qi and Shen or the physical, emotional/mental and spiritual. I hope you will join me exploring these Qi Gong treasures in the magial mountains of North Carolina.
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Testimonials for Michael Winn's Chi Breathing and Rooting Products
|I Finally Found Peace and Connection with my Bones and Body!|
I came in to the Fundamentals 3&4 feeling totally ungrounded, as if my world was spinning out of control. I left with a deep sense of grounding and connection with the earth. After learning your Bone Breathing and Rooting, I was feeling the bones in my feet, my heels, arms and legs. During the standing meditations I felt swirling energetic movement throughout my bones and channels in a deeper and vaster way than I had ever experienced.
I now know that my center and the center of the earth are always accessible through the practice of standing meditation. I use the standing techniques and yuan chi/ internal breathing techniques to ground me before work everyday. They give me a strong foundation that makes my life much easier.
My daily meditation and chi kung practice has been transformed for the better. I now start with standing meditation that I learned at the Fundamentals 3 and 4 class. The breathing and standing techniques taught in this class have greatly deepened my sense of internal chi flow movement. I have finally found peace and connection with my bones and body.
Andres Vergara (acupunturist and special ed teacher)
Internal Chi Breathing Gives me Strength and Protection
Thank you so much for your teachings on Internal Chi Breathing and Rooting!
I especially am grateful for you revealing the neutral space within
breathing, as well as the secret of counterforce breathing. Within twelve
hours after returning from your workshop, I was chosen as a juror in a
double murder case.
These breathing and rooting techniques allowed me to stay grounded and present in this challenging situation. While taking in the disturbing testimony and photographs, the effects of the workshop surfaced as second nature and offered me a new strength and protection -- what perfect timing. After practicing the healing tao system for five years, I am thankful to have this new addition to my practices. I recommend this workshop to anyone no matter what their field of study might be.
Grateful Woman in Ohio
I Did Standing Qigong (Yiquan) for Years - This Set is Simply Amazing!
I got the Fundamentals 3 and 4 Internal Chi Breathing & Rooting, what a gift it was.
All i can say is thank you! for sharing all this great Qigong with us Sifu.
All the sets are so simple in appearence., bit so deep
in content. The movements, breathings and
visualizations are just a joy to do!
I have done Yiquan for a couple of years. But the
standing sets you teach are so much more energizing
Never in my life was i so sure of anything as much as
i am of your system of Taoist Qigong. Simply amazing.
Again thank you for everything.
Your student in the TAO,
Lebanon, Middle East
Light Went On in my Kidneys my Fear and Emptiness Dissolved!
What a wonderful and needed practice Internal Chi Breathing & Rooting is for me. The new Blissful Breathing qigong felt especially uplifting.
This work has initiated some shifts in my body-mind perspective that is so radical and personal it almost feels weakening to share it. That tells me it is core Spiritual. It feels intimately mundane and sacred at the same time.
While embracing the Tree with the deep bone breathing, earth chi entered my kidneys and a light went on. It shined into the shadowy, constant feeling of crisis that my body holds. In that moment, I was fifteen again at the start of my 'discipleship' in spiritual traditions. Only this time I stood rooted, without fear, without the deep empty neediness which drives me to get attached to teachings and teachers and lovers.
In that moment I felt renewed-- another chance to meet myself, the world
and the spacious vision that drugs and Meher Baba initiated so long ago. As
a result, I feel a certain sweet dying to each moment inviting me down a
path where inner courage, trust and patience makes the next moment even
down to my very bones.
Thanks again for being who you are!
Course offers High Energy, Laughter, Learning & Healing
Thank you very much for leading such an excellent workshop on Qigong Fundamentals 3&4. This was my second course with you, and it truly exceeded my expectations. The high energy, laughter, learning, and healing vibrated in great abundance, and I know this will greatly illuminate the journey of my own path.
I also wanted to let you know that your CD/DVD products and written hand-out mental pacifiers) have been of tremendous help and are really a no-brainer for anyone half-way serious about reinforcing their practice and growing. Of course, they can't quite match the experience of actually being at one of your events, but they come about as close as possible--so thank you for the effort that you put into making them valuable and available.
I look forward to continuing the journey and encouraging others to do the same!
D.S., Chapel Hill
Your Simple Methods Opened up my Inner Self
Thanks for the great experience of Fundamentals 3 & 4. Your teaching style is engaging. You dont take yourself too seriously, so everything is fun and lots of learning takes place.
I received some great gifts. I developed a greater understanding of the benefits Chi Kung can deliver. Of special interest to me are the alchemical aspects. Clearing the path to the inner self has been my primary alchemical process for the past three or four years. I have encountered many transformational experiences through; classes, sessions, life coaches, weekend seminars, you know the routine.
But none have worked as well to take me inside as the experience of Chi Kung as you teach it. I feel a direct connection to my inner space through your very simple and uncomplicated methods. I thank you for sharing your experiences and teachings in a way that are easy to understand and integrate.