This exquisitely beautiful form was purportedly developed by the Taoist sage Chang San Feng, and is a precursor to Tai Chi Ch’uan.
Through his practice of Primordial Qigong, Master Zhu Hui cured himself of a potentially fatal case of hepatocirrhosis, and dramatically heightened his sensory awareness and intuition to such a degree that he could visually diagnose his patients and administer the correct treatment without error. Zhu Hui became quite famous in China, and after establishing the ‘Tian Ta Guo Qing’ hospital, treated seventy or more patients a day for several decades.
It’s claimed by its adherents that practicing Primordial Qigong enables you to ‘turn back the hands of time,’ because you are moving backwards through the seasons. The form consists of two parts, A & B, repeated for a total of four times. You begin the first Parts A and B facing East, moving counter-clockwise through the form, and conclude them facing South (which is clockwise from where you started, facing East.) Starting the second Parts A and B facing South, moving counter-clockwise through the form) at the conclusion you are facing West (clockwise from South.) And so on through to the end of the form.
When you’ve practiced the form for a while, you’ll notice that you are creating a double circle, a circle within a circle. Women are usually the first to notice this phenomenon, interestingly enough.
Some of the movements in the Primordial Qigong form stimulate the pituitary and pineal glands, and help to awaken the Third Eye and increase intuitive abilities. Practicing this form has definitely increased our hyper-sensory awareness and intuition.
In its construct, Primordial Qigong can be viewed as a three dimensional physical mandala: it encompasses all of the primary aspects of Taoist philosophy: the concepts of yin yang, the trinity (heaven, earth and man), the Five Element Wu Xing theory of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), the I Ching, the Bagua and the mystical aspects of numbers.
The Primordial Qigong form reflects the Taoist theory of the birth of the universe. These concepts were based on the ancient Chinese sages’ observations of nature, their perception of the alternating balance of energy of the primal forces (yin yang) and the integral relationship between heaven, humanity and earth. These Taoist sages postulated that from the pre-birth state of WuJi (Original Emptiness) came the primal spark and from the primal spark, Taiji (Supreme Ultimate) was born. From Taiji, yin yang manifested as opposing forces.
are represented by the placement of the body in the Center facing the cardinal directions and awareness of the intercardinal directions: northeast, southeast, northwest and southwest, as one turns both counter-clockwise and clockwise throughout the form. The bagua signifies that change is constant, each movement of your body through time and space creates change.
Primordial Qigong has been called Wu Ji Qigong, Tai Chi Enlightenment and Enlightenment Qigong, by other teachers of the form.
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