Nishmat: The Breath of Every Living Thing
Speaker: Abi Moriya
When: Tuesday, March 21, 2017. 10:30-14:00
Field: Acupuncture - Diagnostics -
This Lecture is suitable for practitioner of all levels
Part I Wuji無極lecture
Classical Chinese philosophical sects, known as yin-yang school, used the Yijing system of dividing and multiplying. Their starting point was always Wuji – "the void", rather than Taiji. Now, contrary to some Western observers' interpretation of the term, Wuji does not mean "nothing", "blank", or "empty". In fact, it means just the opposite!
Part II Five Circles Qigong
The creation of this practice is attributed to Li Cunyi*, an internal martial artist.
According to traditional interpretations, the practice is influenced by the Buddhist thought of the human nature. After the assimilation process, a deeper research is needed, which involves principles named "the point in the heart". The first principle is called "to reinforce the spirit" (ding shen*). How do we implement this principle? It is connected to our visual manner and the vitality of our glance, or as the Buddhist proverb goes "not to look, not to stare*".
* Li Cunyi 李存義 1847-1921
* ding shen 釘神
* bu guan bu zhu不觀不矚
- Participant will understand the theory behind the cosmological term Wuji
- Participant will understand how to apply Wuji standing meditation (Zhan Zhuang)
- Participant will experience the practice of 5 circles qigong in the breakdown teaching method.
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