Fire Dragon Meridian Qigong
Fire Dragon Meridian Qigong
Essential NeiGong for Health and Spiritual Transformation
Master Zhongxian Wu and Dr Karin Taylor Wu
Fire Dragon Meridian Qigong is a traditional Chinese internal alchemy method that embodies the spirit of the rising dragon, an auspicious symbol of transformation in Chinese culture. The form works directly on the acupuncture meridians, releasing areas of stagnation and bringing the physical and emotional body into a balanced state of well-being.
This Qigong form implements special visualization and breathing techniques in addition to movements that imitate sparks arising from a bonfire and swirling upward like a spiraling dragon. Stoking our 'inner fire' melts away the 'ice', or the areas of blockage and disease, opens our energetic pathways and allows the smooth flow of Qi in our meridians. The Fire Dragon practice follows the traditional internal alchemy process, where Jing (essence) transforms to Qi (vital energy), Qi transforms to Shen (spirit), and Shen returns to Emptiness. Fire Dragon Meridian Qigong is a key Qigong form for those seeking healing from cancer and other significant health challenges, and is the practice the authors turned to in order to transform the grief over their son's death.
The book provides background information and a detailed description of the form itself, illustrated with calligraphy, meridian drawings, and photographs throughout.
Introduction: Wordless Teaching. 1. Huo (Fire) - The Secret of Secrets. 2. Long (Dragon) - The Master of Alchemy. 3. Jing (Meridian) - The Web of Life. 4. Gong (Qigong) - The Journey to All Wonders. 5. The Practice of Fire Dragon Meridian Qigong. 5.1. QianLongYinZhen - Dragon Hides the Treasure Afterword. 5.2. LongXianYuTian - Dragon Appears on the Field. 5.3. LongYueZaiYuan - Dragon Leaps out of the Abyss. 5.4. LongZhanYuYe - Dragon Battles on the Field. 5.5. YuLongPanXuan - Jade Dragon Spins the Spiral. 5.6. ShuangLongXiZhu - Double Dragons Play with the Pearl. 5.7. JinLongHuDing - Golden Dragon Guards the Cauldron. Afterword: Great Transformation.
Master Zhongxian Wu is the lineage holder of four different schools of Qigong and martial arts. He was Director of the Shaanxi Province Association for Somatic Science and the Shaanxi Association for the Research of Daoist Nourishing Life Practices. Since 1988, Master Wu has instructed thousands of students, both Eastern and Western. He synthesizes wisdom and experience for beginning and advancing practitioners, as well as for patients seeking healing, in his unique and professionally-designed courses and workshops. Please visit www.masterwu.net for details about his teachings.
Dr. Karin Taylor Wu is a medically trained naturopathic physician, who graduated from one of the seven federally accredited medical schools in North America that train primary care physicians in complementary and alternative medicine. After obtaining a Bachelor's degree in Biology from the University of Colorado, she traveled widely, exploring traditional medicines from cultures around the globe. She began indepth studies of the 5 Element System, a Daoist nature-based approach to Chinese medicine in 2004. Drawing on the strengths of modern science and ancient wisdom, Dr. Wu combines recommendations for breath work, nutrition, movement, and sleep habits with natural therapies (including herbal medicines, nutritional supplements, homeopathy, hydrotherapy and cranial therapy) into individualized health plans. Dr. Wu currently serves as the medical director for Blue Willow World Healing Center.