Thursday, 19 May 2022

Breathing is the most important aspect of human life

We can go without food for months and we can go without water for days, but we can go without air for only a few minutes before we expire. Interestingly, as fetuses growing in the womb we don't use the lungs and nose to breathe ― we use a special «embryonic breathing». Qi enters our navel through the umbilical cord, then travels down to the perineum, up the sacrum and through the spinal cord to the head and forehead, and then travels down the front of the body from the tongue to the throat, heart, abdomen, and navel center. You may have already recognised this path as the Taoist Microcosmic Orbit.

At birth we begin to use lung breathing, but our lungs are not strong yet; the abdomen, being closer to our original source of energy — the navel — has more Qi pressure than the lungs.

Thus, the abdomen assists the lungs with breathing by pulling down on the diaphragm on the inhalation, so that the lower portion of the lungs can fill with air. In this way the lungs use less energy but take in more life force. In this way as children we continue to use abdominal Qi-pressure energy. 

As we age we begin to lose the habit of abdominal breathing. The lungs are left to do all the breathing through the chest, which is an inefficient way to breathe. Scientists have affirmed that, with chest breathing, we use only one-third of our lung capacity for breathing. This method of breathing actually expends more energy than it creates. 

With abdominal breathing we can increase the Qi pressure and strengthen the organs by voluntarily compressing and releasing them. We can see the effects of reduced Qi pressure that come along with age: in older people the pressure is often low, so the fluid flow in the entire system slows down. 

Through breathing exercises of Qigong you can increase your vitality, promote self-healing and rejuvenation, strengthen your organs and increase the Qi pressure in the body, which leads to higher energy levels.

With regular breathing practice, the circulatory system, the lymphatic system, the nervous system, and the endocrine glands become activated and blood, spinal fluid, and hormones flow more easily.

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Monthly plan includes 2 LIVE online lessons with life-time access recordings with Grandmaster Chia and Senior Instructors, guided videos with practice, Q&A session with Master Chia and a group chat with other students and our team for discussion.

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Sunday, 27 March 2022

You think the sun is not gonna come up today?


This is what Grandmaster Chia's Master, Yi Eng, told him when he was a student and tried to skip at least one day of practice. He said: «Just look at the sun, if the sun comes up, you practice. The sun goes down, you rest. And one day, if the sun doesn't come up, you don't have to do practice».

Master Yi Eng (whose name means White Cloud) transmitted to Master Chia the nine levels of Taoist internal spiritual cultivation. In his youth, Yi Eng decided to go to the mountains, where he practiced and searched for Masters to teach him the secrets of the Tao. Finally, he met his Master and learned the whole system that he passed on to Master Chia.

It was also Master Yi Eng who told Master Chia to teach this incredible ancient wisdom to the Chinese first and then to Westerners.

It took many generations of Masters and hundreds of years of practice to create and refine the nine practical stages of Taoist Inner alchemy🙏🏻

And, of course, we know that practicing can be a challenge… especially when you are practicing on your own, without any external motivation.

It is a big challenge to practice regularly, with no excuses or days off: when the sun comes up and you are already practicing. Do you agree with that?

If you are an advanced practitioner and you've already participated in Master Chia workshops on Lesser Kan & Li, Greater Kan & Li, Greatest Kan & Li and the Sealing of the 5 Senses, today we have the perfect solution to help you dive deeper into practice and maintain a good everyday routine.

You can join the Review Classes with our Senior Instructors, who have spent years mastering the Universal Healing Tao practices under the guidance of Grandmaster Mantak Chia: Jutta Kellenberger-Reichert, Thomas Hicklin and Dr Andrew Jan. They are experts in their field and have helped Master Chia evaluate instructors at Tao Garden training retreats.

Follow this link to join these Review Classes:

Classes are taking place online. Here is the schedule:

Week 3 – Lesser Kan & Li

―Mar 29th, Setting up: Big dipper connections, Coupling, Steaming and the Inner eye | 7 pm – Jutta Kellenberger-Reichert
―Mar 30th, Steaming the organs and meridians | 7 pm – Jutta Kellenberger-Reichert
―Mar 31st, The Medicines and the Spirit body | 7 pm – Thomas Hicklin

Week 4 – Greater Kan & Li

―Apr 5th, Setting up: The Three Portals & Coupling (adjusting and steaming) | 8 am – Dr Andrew Jan
―Apr 6th, Connecting to the Solar System (sun, moon, visible planets) and Big dipper | 8 am – Dr Andrew Jan
―Apr 7th, The Medicines and Flight: subterranean, midplane and vertical. | 7 pm – Thomas Hicklin

Week 5 Greatest Kan & Li

―Apr 12th, Setting up: The Three triangles, Heavenly stems and earthly branches | 7 pm – Thomas Hicklin
―Apr 13th, Coupling, Steaming and the Moment of emptiness | 8 am – Dr Andrew Jan 
―Apr 14th, The Medicines and the Macrocosmic experience | 7 pm – Thomas Hicklin

Week 6 Sealing of the 5 Senses

―Apr 19th, Formulas 1-3 (crystal room, sun/moon & kidney cauldrons) | 8 am – Dr Andrew Jan
―Apr 20th, Formulas 4-6 (aura, sun/moon cauldron & four forces) | 8 am – Dr Andrew Jan
―Apr 21st, Formulas 7-9 (energy body, big dipper and four constellations’ cauldrons) | 8 am – Dr Andrew Jan

The price of each class is only 25€. Skip just one meal and take the class😉

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Thursday, 1 August 2019

Simple Inner Smile for Melanesians

We Melanesians, it is time now for all of us to learn from each other. Particularly in New Guinea, Solomon Islands and Fiji, we need to learn a lot from Melanesians in Vanuatu, that what men named, "ni-Vanuatu". We need to come there, or invite them to come to us, and learn what is the meaning of being Melanesians.

One thing that I learned is that Melanesians in Vanuatu a very familiar with what we mean by "calm". Yes, "calm" as the calmness of our ocean called, "pacific". It is called pacific because it is calm, it has its own rhythm and pace.

Inner Smile is a very simple method for all of us Melanesians to practice wherever we are and whenever we want to do it. Just now, let me do it myself before I continue typing this.

1. Sit down comfortably
2. Smile, smile and smile, smile
3. Smile to your kidneys, both on the left and right side
4. Smile to your liver, on the right side of your chest, root of the "breast"
5. Smile to your lungs, on the chest, left and right side
6. Smile to your heart, the centre of the chest, in the middle of right and left lungs
7. Smile to your stomach, on the left side of your stomach
8. Smile to your sexual organs
9. Smile, smile and smile.

Do not do anything else yet. Do not think of anything else yet. Think of the form, colour and you can also think of taste of those organs. Think of them fully, and smile at them.

Just do it repeatedly.

This will help us to calm down!

In Vanuatu in particular, there is a custom of "drinking kava", that still being practiced across the archipelago, that other Melanesians should learn. If not, let us also learn to practice this "Inner Smile" of the Universal Healing Tao System by Grandmaster Mantak Chia.

Wednesday, 27 March 2019

Neuroscientists Say Your Forgetfulness Is A Sign Of Extraordinary Intelligence

If you keep forgetting things, like important dates, a friend’s birthday, the name of people you have met, words you want to use, you are surely worried.

However, you can finally relax, as according to scientists, forgetfulness is a sign of higher intelligence. Some people have a more efficient brain and easily memorize more things and details. On the other hand, there are people who cannot remember tiny details or things they have learned a long time ago.

According to researchers Paul Frankland and Blake Richards from the University of Toronto, these minor brain lapses are completely normal, as the old memories in the brain can be “overwritten” by new ones.

They also found that people with a better memory are not necessarily more intelligent, and they actually discovered that the opposite might be the case.  They claim that it is much more useful to memorize a larger scale of everything and forget tiny facts than memorizing all details.

According to Prof. Richards, the brain forgets irrelevant details and instead focuses on the things that will help you make decisions in the real world.

Namely, these two processes interact with each other, allowing for “intelligent decision-making in dynamic, noisy environments. Professor Richards explains that the optimization of decision-making is the real purpose of memory, and the brain achieves it by filtering out irrelevant details and focusing on things that contribute to intelligent decisions in the real world.

Bad memory’ is actually a mechanism in the brain which makes space for relevant information and does not allow the brain to waste energy and space remembering trivial information.

Also, ‘facts,’ are not what the brain perceives as facts as it focuses on creating a general picture of the events or a simplified version of some information, that will help it make a better decision later.

Memories are stored in the hippocampus on the brain, and it erases less important data in order to be able to focus on important things. In this way, we make wiser and better decisions. 

He says that we all know that sport increases the number of neurons in the hippocampus, so these very details from our life that are not important, and might even prevent us from making good decisions.

However, note that you need to seek medical help if you notice that you forget large segments of important information.  Otherwise, do not worry, as it is entirely normal to forget minor trivial details, because your brain is still working properly.

Prof. Richards adds that it is a cause of concern if you are forgetting a lot more than normal, but if you  forget the occasional detail, it might just mean that your memory system is perfectly healthy and doing exactly what it should be doing.