Oct. 25, 2009
Inside Chi Flows Naturally:
Photo: It seems everybody is getting into Qigong these days. I snapped this photo of my neighbor sneaking in a sunrise practice session…special Praying Mantis form I taught him. He got REALLY deep into it. Lost a lot of weight and cut his medical insurance bills down to nothing. His wife tells me he flies all over the place when they make love. This stuff can totally transform your life!
Dear Lovers of the Naturally Flowing Life:
It’s leaf season in Asheville, N.C., and the leaves are behaving properly according to Chinese medicine; they are “letting go”, “sinking” back towards earth. That’s Metal or Gold behavior, lung chi sinking down to nourish the kidneys in preparation for winter.
Metal season is a good time to practice Taoist breathing methods, both external and internal. It strengthens your lungs, so you won’t need to fight off colds or suffer the swine flu.
Spiritually, the Orbit seals the physically etheric aspect of your Energy Body in a never-ending wheel of light. This protects you from squandering and leaking your chi – commonly called “stress”. It thus opens up the 8 Extraordinary Vessels, which feed you chi from your pre-birth field of energy. Many people have gotten powerful healing from this practice alone, often for chronic illnesses that modern medicine cannot cure.
Over the last 30 years, I’ve experimented with dozens of different methods of circulating “the golden flower”, as the Orbit was poetically known by Taoists after deep cultivation of inner light crystallized into an elixir. I teach a powerful combination of custom-designed qigong and Wudang Internal Orbit Method. This method was so powerful it was actually banned in China due to some misuse. I show you how to avoid that pitfall, with the addition of a very heart-centering practice.
The orbit practice never grows old – the quality of the chi flowing in it just matures and feels more wonderful. I was practicing for over two hour this morning and marvelling at how profound this particular method is – something released that hadn’t before. Humans are ongoing works of art, and qigong and inner alchemy are amazing ways to energetically sculpt our life.
Even if you learned the orbit before, or learned a different method, repeated practice is necessary for most folks to get it deeply. The Primordial Tai Chi course last week was phenomeally powerful – because it was live. Live transmission and the group chi field act as amplifiers. Everyone felt it, even though two thirds of the students had already learned the form previously. Their vessel got re-filled. Subtle details missed can make an enormous difference.
Photo,Stonehenge 2009 retreat: note the halo that qigong practice generates around my head….:). Energetically, it’s accurate. Only the halo from the orbit is around your whole body. The t-shirt demonstrates the orbital flow of yin-yang chi, a perpetual motion of balanced polar flow. The Orbit lets you feel that IN YOUR BODY.
I expect things to get even more intense at the upcoming workshops. There are two in Asheville still only $144.!!! (review $90.) and one near Chapel Hill-Raleigh, N.C., For full details click on the link below.
1. Oct. 30 Fri. 7:30 pm: Free Inner Smile Meditation. if you cannot come, tune in. Chi flows beyond time and instantly in our common space.
Oct. 31 – Nov.1: Medical & Spiritual Qigong Fundamentals 1 & 2
(Inner Smile, 5 Animals Play the 6 Healing Sounds, & Micro-cosmic Orbit)
2. Dec. 5 – 6: Medical & Spiritual Qigong Fundamentals 3 & 4
(Internal chi Breathing & Bone Rooting)
3. Dec. 12-13 in Raleigh: Taoist Secrets of Love & Sex
(aka Healing Love, Taoist Sexology)
The Orbit (Qigong 1 & 2) is a prerequisite to this, and can be filled in Asheville, by home-study DVD/CDs, or with Steve Peterson’s course in the Raleigh area. Steve’s contact info (he set it up so you can register online).
Note: These live courses are also available as homestudy DVD and Audio CD.
All available on www.HealingTaoUSA.com
» China Dream Trip Update – cool Wudang photo!
» Help me – I want your STORIES about qigong experiences!
» Medical & Spiritual Qigong 1& 2: Inner Smile & Orbit
» Dec. 5 – 6: Internal Chi Breathing and Bone Rooting
» Dec. 12 – 13: Taoist Sexual Secrets in Chapel Hill, NC
» Lodging, Travel, & Registration Info for Asheville
» Contact Info & Websites
China Dream Trip Update – cool Wudang photo!
I’ve found this really great local Taoist guide for our China Dream Trip while we’re on Mt. Wudang (thanks to Jesse Lee). His Taoist name is Zirong, aka David Wei. He specializes in Wudang Internal Chi Massage and will make his skills available to our group members at a special low price (good to reserve a session when you sign up for the trip). His english is perfect, making things a lot easier, and he’s totally wired into what’s happening at Wudang.
Photo: Zirong (David Wei) at Wudang Mountain.
Zirong teaches internationally and has a blog in English at www.wudangwenwu.com which is mostly for family and friends. If you want a Taoist outfit made while at Wudang, David can arrange it. Also he will be arranging martial arts performances and other ceremonies special for our group. The best local teas, the best swords for which Wudang is famous -, David knows where to get it.
The trip is starting to book up, but there is still plenty of room. Don’t delay. Contact me if you need some extended pay terms. I will probably be making an announcement later about another very special ceremony that wil be held atop Mt. Hua. Mantak Chia has firmed up his plans to meet our group in Wudang.
The May 2010 China Dream Trip will be very special indeed. We only have the extra week atop Mt. Hua once every two years, so don’t miss this opportunity.
See the full itinerary and details: http://www.healingdao.com/chinatrip2010.html
Help me – I want your STORIES about qigong experiences!
I am working on Zhu Hui’s Primordial Qigong book, and want to integrate it with more stories from YOU. Please send in how it’s affeced you physically, mentally-emotionally, and /or spiritually. Or any new insights you’ve had into it. Or photos of doing it in special places.
I also am working on a book on the Orbit, and would appreciate similar stories on its effects on you, challenges you had in learning it, unusual experiences, etc.
Just email it to this address or firstname.lastname@example.org
Medical & Spiritual Qigong 1& 2: Inner Smile & Orbit
Oct. 30, 2009 (Fri. eve. 7:30 – 9:30 pm): Asheville, N.C.
This evening is part of the weekend workshop, even though it is open to the public. We will mostly smile together silently, relax from the “heart-mind” (xin) level of smiling in the body until the deeper “inner heart” or soul (ling) level of smiling spontaneously arises. I will facilitate this with a transmission of that frequency of unconditional acceptance at the soul level.
Day 1: Inner Smile, Five Animals Qigong, Six Healing Sounds, Taoist qigong & alchemy theory.
Day 2: Guided Micro-Cosmic Orbit. This famous Tao meditation unifies all energy centers/chakras into a flowing whole. Process is made simple and physically tangible with the powerful “Open Qi (Chi) Flow in the Orbit” movement qigong. Chi transmission is given to help you open chi flow spiraling in an orbit around your torso.
Includes oral transmission of the powerful Wudang Mountain “Red Dragon” internal method of circulating the orbit (NOT taught in standard Healing Tao curriculum). THIS IS THE MOST POWERFUL & EFFECTIVE ORBIT METHOD I’VE FOUND – during my 30 years search.
More info on Fundamentals 2: http://www.healingdao.com/ckf2.html
These two days are packed with powerful practices that can make major shifts in your health and energy level. They are Lifetime Treasures, simple enough to easily share with family and friends.
Dec. 5 – 6: Internal Chi Breathing and Bone Rooting
Dec. 5 – 6, 2009 (Sat/Sun) Asheville, N.C.
with Michael Winn
Learn the 3 types of Taoist breathing: natural, reverse, and counter-force. Powerful “empty” or neutral force breathing method can be done anywhere, standing, sitting, lying. Opens belly center/dantien, the key to good chi circulation and self-healing. Standing and moving postures to open core channels of body. My simplified version of Iron Shirt Qigong.
We will also learn the Ocean, Sky, & Great Heart Breathing: Blissful Breathing Qigong. This form activates the Mystical Power of Three, that unites physical breath with subtle body breath in all three dantian. A short 5-minute form that packs a tremendous wallop.
Day 2 focuses on bone marrow breathing, rooting power, and simple bone-to-bone tapping. Excellent for grounding, preventing & healing chronic illness due to blood deficiency, osteoporosis, and many others. Stabilizes stillness for meditators, develops root for all movement artists (dance or martial arts). This bone work is the prelude to completing bloodline ancestral issues.
See http://www.healingdao.com/ckf3.html for more details.
Open to all, no prerequisites. Useful to have Fundamentals 1&2, but they can be taken in reverse order as well. Cost: $144. weekend. $90. for Sat. only, or reviewers (both days).
Dec. 12 – 13: Taoist Sexual Secrets in Chapel Hill, NC
HEALING LOVE: TAOIST SEXUAL SECRETS FOR HEALTH & BLISS
Sex is one of the greatest mysteries in life. Its magnetic power delivers bliss and pain, love-creativity and obsession-blockage. Qigong is one of the most powerful ways to strengthen and balance our sexuality. Qigong plays with the life force, its polarized yin & yang currents. Sex plays with polarized male and female energy currents. Same process!
The secrets lies in understanding a hidden third force, called Original Breath (yuan qi), a mysterious neutral force that can harmonize the male & female. It is usually misunderstood as emotional love or just ignored by modern sex explorers, neo-tantrics, and martial forms of qigong. Original Energy is the key to Spiritual Orgasm, the spontaneous-yet-eternal union of passion and love.
Using sexual qigong, ancient Taoists in China figured out how to capture the physical essence of sex and transform it into a spiritual orgasm that nourishes both body and soul 24 hours a day. Sexual Vitality Qigong can restore your body’s essence (“jing” stored in the kidneys) to its proper physical and spiritual function.
It can heal sexual dysfunction and impotency, alleviate PMS and hot flashes, and miraculously cure horniness and sexual frustration. for others, it will improve their orgasm. Most important, it can also satisfy your soul’s deep yearning for completeness. You do NOT need a partner to practice and master this path, but it’s a blessing to share it.
Singles and Couples are equally welcome. Typically this course draws more singles, so it might be a good place to meet a sweetheart Taoist partner. I met my last wife and my current honey at Tao retreats….
Participants will learn a custom set of qigong movements that have been developed by Winn over the past 20 years while training thousands of westerners to better manage their sexual chi. This workshop will be a powerful initiation, a practical and bold introduction into the formulas of Taoist internal sexual alchemy (“nei dangong”) that are the crown jewels of China’s spiritual civilization.
Note: Equal time will be given to women’s theory and practice. I have been teaching this to women for 25 years and practicing the techniques with women for even longer.
Pre-requisite: Microcosmic Orbit, 6 Healing Sounds, live or home study course. Take it in Asheville, buy the Qigong Fundamenals 1 &2 homestudy course, or take it with Steve Peterson in Carrboro.
For more information and to register, visit
or contact Steven Peterson at
Lodging, Travel, & Registration Info for Asheville
Dear Lover of the Way of Flowing Chi,
We will hold your spot for a workshop requested by phone or email for a week, until we get your deposit. If you cancel 7 days or more in advance of workshop, deposit is fully refundable.
Qigong Fundamentals: deposit of $72. or full payment of $144.
Please note these prices, unchanged for years, are kept artificially low to encourage folks to take multiple workshops. It reflects my commitment to my students, hoping they will commit to more training. The various forms of qigong cultivation all support each other, even if you eventually narrow your practice down to a few favorite forms. You don’t know what you need most until you try them all. Best to grow a “well-rounded Energy Body”.
You can buy review DVDs of the form being taught at each workshop, usually $25. for one DVD (Primordial workshop), $22.50 each/total $45. for two DVDs (both Fundamentals workshops). You may buy extra DVDs as gifts for others at those discount prices.
Email me if you need extended payment plan.
PAY BY CHECK? Please send payment to Jan in my office:
On the check, payable to Healing Tao USA, please specify WHICH WORKSHOP payment is for, and if you are pre-paying for DVDs or CDs.
PAY BY CREDIT CARD?
EMAIL: To pay by Visa/MC credit card, first choice is to email it in two separate emails for security. Please include billing address, phone, and 3 digit security number. Email it to the office: HealingTaoUSA@bellsouth.net with a cc: to Michael Winn: email@example.com.
PHONE: Second choice is to call Healing Tao USA office manager, Jan Gillespie at 828-505-1444 (or 888-999-0555). You can safely leave it on the machine if she is not in. To be safe, please send an email to the office and Michael Winn confirming you’ve left the card on the phone machine. Be sure to specify WHICH WORKSHOP you are paying for and HOW MUCH you are paying.
LOCATION: Unless otherwise stated, all Asheville workshops are at Lighten Up Yoga, 60 Biltmore Ave, on the 2nd floor, above City Bakery. Lighten up is on the second floor, above Citi Bakery, one long block from the very center of town (pack square).
Driving from I-240, take Asheville exit onto Merrimon Ave, which becomes Broadway as you go uphill/south/Downtown, passes Pack Square (big obelisk in center) and then becomes Biltmore ave. as you go downhill. Lighten Up Yoga is in the last building on your left (before parking lot), a long block from Pack Square.
Coming from Black Mountain on I-40 you are best to get onto 240 West at exit 55.
TIME: Try to arrive around 8:45 am on Sat., we start promptly at 9 am. We have to vacate the studio from 12-1:30 pm on Sat. for a yoga class. Sat. usually ends around 6 pm. Sunday starts at 9:30 am and ends around 5:30 to 6 pm. It’s fine if you have to leave a bit early to catch a plane, we’ll be reviewing or you can get the audio CDs of the course at standard reduced cost.
PARKING. You can safely park on weekends in the Hot Dog King lot across the street, at the end of the building there is a small lot, or paid public lot across the street. If you drive south (downhill) along Biltmore ave. there are other lots on the right side for business that are mostly closed on weekends.
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Wishing you deepest love, chi, and blessings on your Way,
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