“Dancing” on the Painted-Pottery Pot(Ⅱ)
The Chinese word “Wu” (namely “dancing”) can be a verb, which means “to shake”, while “Dao” means “to exercise with lower limbs”. Therefore, “Wu Dao” means “to shaking your arms and moving your legs to get exercises for the whole body”. The pictures on the pot show that the dancers are taking a whole body exercises in a quick rhythm and with a large range of movements. If the dancers in the pictures are the patients, then it coincides with the account about using dancing to cure illnesses in the Lush • Chennai and Lu Shi.
“Dancing” on the Painted-Pottery Pot(Ⅰ)
The painted-pottery pot is also called painted-pottery pot with dancing lines because of the dancing pictures drawn on its inner wall. Excavated from Sunji village in Datong County in Qinghai province in 1957, it is still the only one precious cultural relic which is related to the origin of Chinese Qigong so far.
The meaning of "lifting anus" and “loosing anus " in Health Qigong
There are two patterns of pedal waterwheel in the below of the Picture of Inner Scripture, in which a virgin boy and a virgin girl step on the waterwheel with feet respectively. It is strange that the wheels of the waterwheel do not contact the surface of the water, but painted on the rocks, and the river is below the rock. How can this kind of waterwheel work?
The functions of “settling Qi into elixir field” and omphaloskepsis in Health Qigong
The elixir field is fundamental for human lives, and it is divided into the lower elixir field, middle elixir field and upper elixir field, which store the three treasures, e.g. essence, Qi and spirit. The physique strength of human and survival or extinction all rely on the vitality of elixir field.
Breathing of Health Qigong
The breathing of nine kinds of Health Qigong includes natural breathing, thoracic abdominal breathing, abdominal breathing, etc, which are only required to be fine, even, gentle and long.
Ready Position of Health Qigong
In the existing nine ready positions of Health Qigong, no matter in Shuangyang Palm, Shuangyin Palm or Semi-yin Semi-yang Palm, the hands rise to the chest or diaphragm, meaning that pneumatic fire starts from mind, and the starting point of traditional health cultivation exercise implied in this Illustration of Inner Classic——Engraving Children String.
The implication of the name of “Illustration of Inner Classic”
“Illustration of Inner Classic” means the illustration of small complete Qi cycle inner body affected channel. It demonstrate the theory of traditional health cultivate practice with emphasised on illustrating the specific condition of the circulation of vital essence (Essential Qi) within the Ren and Du vessels.
Origin and Features of Health Qigong•Tai Ji Yang Sheng Zhang(2)
Based on the traditional cultural ideas of the harmonious Yin and Yang of “Taiji”, unity between nature and man, and harmony between the interior and exterior and the features of the mace-holding diagrams and “connect Yin and Yang with the mace” in Daoyin Diagrams, Health Qigong • Tai Ji Yang Sheng Zhang exercise has inherited the essence of traditional mace-holding exercises. The movements of the entire exercise are gentle, slow, relaxed, continuous, well-balanced between motion and quiescence, graceful, well-coordinated with mind and Qi, and easy to learn and popularize.
Origin and Features of Health Qigong•Tai Ji Yang Sheng Zhang(1)
Mace is a type of sticks. It is one of the earliest tools used by the human kind. In the traditional Chinese health-preserving culture, the mace have long been an apparatus for physical exercise.