Classes Archives: The Ten Fundamental Treasures

These recordings, from the Microcosmic Orbit and Macrocosmic Orbit classes are now available as an added asset to our live classes and the on demand Orbits course. These classes allow for more time to delve deeper into these Qigong than a fixed, on-demand, course. However, without previous experience, or without doing that course these lessons may be hard to follow.

If you are new to Qigong please do our Qigong for Beginners course before joining these classes.

2022.04.20

  • Uphold the Heavens
  • Harmonizing Earth
  • Looking Backward
  • Pulling the Bow to Shoot the Hawk
  • Hold the Toes & Strengthen the Kidneys
  • Holding the Fists Tightly and Staring with Glaring Eyes
  • Change the Sinews

2022.04.27

  • Uphold the Heavens
  • Hip Kua
  • Harmonizing Earth
  • Shaking the Head and Waving the Tail
  • Hold the Toes & Strengthen the Kidneys
  • Holding the Fists Tightly and Staring with Glaring Eyes
  • Abdominal Lift (contraindications warning)
  • Abdominal Lift alternative
  • Pulling the Bow to Shoot the Hawk (looking at the difference between the 10FT and the BDJ)

2022.05.11

  • Uphold the Heavens (TW – Yang)
  • Harmonizing Stomach & Spleen (Earth)
  • Looking Backward (Metal)
  • Looking Backward (Wood)
  • Pull the Bow to Shoot the Hawk (static, one side then the other)
  • Shaking the Head and Waving the Tail
  • Holding the Fists and Staring with Glaring Eyes
  • Abdominal lift (with contra-indication warning)
  • Spring with the Toes
  • Hold the Toes to Strengthen the Kidneys
  • Change the Sinews

2022.05.18

  • Uphold the Heavens (role of Chong Mai, awareness of Qi in the torso, focus on TW 1, focus on KD 1 & Du Mai 20)
  • Harmonizing Stomach & Spleen (focus and awareness at SP 20 & 21)
  • Pull the Bow to Shoot the Hawk (both methods, changing breathing pattern in the alternating step version)
  • Hold the Toes to Strengthen the Kidneys – Active: Mingmen, KD Shu points, KD meridian, and BL meridian
  • Hold the Toes to Strengthen the Kidneys – Passive: Holding posture
  • Shaking the Head and Waving the Tail: Importance of using the Kua for the rooting/sinking process

2022.06.01

  • Pull the Bow to Shoot the Hawk (alternating)
  • The breath.
  • Uphold the Heavens: Connecting to the heavens and to the earth.
  • Uphold the Heavens: Working with Chong Mai (the Thrusting Vessel).
  • Shaking the Head and Waving the Tail: Working with the Kua (KD1, Hip, Sacral, Spinal, Cervical, Du Mai 20, etc).
  • Hold the Toes to Strengthen the Kidneys (Active).
  • Hold the Toes to Strengthen the Kidneys (Passive).

2022.06.08

  • Using the opening exercises to reduce crepitus.
  • The entire set.

2022.06.15

  • Q&A – sequence.
  • Q&Q – Pull the Bow to Shoot the Hawk (V2).
  • Uphold the Heavens.
  • Pull the Bow to Shoot the Hawk (V2).
  • Harmonizing Stomach and Spleen. Listening to their qualities.
  • Shake the Head and Wave the Tail.
  • Wuji – focusing and listening.
  • Looking backward. Importance of awareness.
  • Holding the Fists and Staring with Glaring Eyes.
  • Abdominal Lift (modified).
  • Hold the Toes to Strengthen the Kidneys.

2022.06.22

  • Q&A – Working with Water for Kidney Yin deficiency.
  • Raising the Shen. Posture and awareness.
  • Uphold the Heavens – focusing on the effects in Chong Mai.
  • Uphold the Heavens – focusing on the effects in the San Jiao.
  • How the qualities of the Qi manifests.
  • Pull the Bow to Shoot the Hawk (V1).
  • Hold the Toes to Strengthen the Kidneys.
  • Spring with the Toes.
  • Harmonizing Stomach and Spleen.

2022.06.29

  • Front stance – sinking front and rear.

Uphold the Heavens – Three exercises in one:

  • The San Jiao.
  • Connecting to the Heavens and to the Earth.
  • Chong Mai Vessel.
  • Hold the Toes to Strengthen the Kidneys (Active Qigong).
  • Hold the Toes to Strengthen the Kidneys (Passive Qigong).
  • Holding the Fists and Staring with Glaring Eyes (Wood).
  • Holding the Fists and Staring with Glaring Eyes (Metal and Wood).
  • Harmonizing Stomach and Spleen – accurate focus.
  • Change the Sinews.

2022.07.06

  • Uphold the Heavens – personal choice of Qi guidance.
  • Harmonizing Stomach and Spleen.
  • Looking Backwards (Wood).
  • Looking Backwards (Metal).
  • Both versions of Pull the Bow to Shoot the Hawk.
  • Shaking the Head and Waving the Tail: Working with the Kua.
  • Abdominal Lift (modified).
  • Holding the Fists and Staring with Glaring Eyes.
  • Hold the Toes to Strengthen the Kidneys.
  • Uphold the Heavens – Connecting the heavens and the earth.

2022.07.13

  • The functions of Earth.
  • Harmonizing Stomach & Spleen.
  • Uphold the Heavens.
  • Hold the Toes to Strengthen the Kidneys.
  • Using Metal to control Wood –
  • Pull the Bow to Shoot the Hawk.
  • Looking Backward.
  • The Great Eliminator.

2022.07.20

  • The functions of Metal.
  • Looking Backward LU & LI.
  • Pull the Bow to Shoot the Hawk – Ko Cycle
  • Harmonizing Earth – Sheng Cycle.
  • Uphold the Heavens – Chong Mai.
  • Shake the Head – Kua.
  • Hold the Toes to Strengthen the Kidneys – 10FT.
  • Hold the Toes to Strengthen the Kidneys – BDJ.

2022.07.27

  • The functions of Water
  • Hold the Toes to Strengthen the Kidneys – 10FT.
  • Hold the Toes to Strengthen the Kidneys – BDJ.
  • Listening to Mingmen after each version.
  • Scanning (listening) from front to back. Awareness of the differing qualities.
  • Harmonizing Stomach & Spleen – listening to the transitions.
  • Change the Sinews – listening to the transitions.

2022.08.03

  • The functions of Wood.
  • Using Metal to control Wood.
  • Looking Backwards.
  • Holding the Fists and Staring with Glaring Eyes.
  • Pull the Bow to Shoot the Hawk.
  • Uphold the Heavens. Working with the San Jiao.
  • Listening to the San Jiao.
  • Hold the Toes to Strengthen the Kidneys.

2022.08.10

  • Functions of all four Fire meridians.
  • Uphold the Heavens – Focus on the San Jiao.
  • Hold the Toes to Strengthen the Kidneys.
  • Holding the Fists and Staring with Glaring Eyes.
  • Harmonizing Stomach and Spleen.
  • Movement through the use of the Kua.
  • Shaking the Head and Waving the Tail: Working with the Kua.
  • Change the Sinews.