Around 5000 years ago in feudal China, Daoist masters created sacred movements to integrate the body, mind and spirit and to “harmonize heaven and earth.” This ancient art, known as qigong- or Daoist yoga- is related to Taiji and Kung fu. Nowadays qigong is prescribed as therapy to patients of Traditional Chinese Medicine and is practiced widely throughout parks and public spaces in China as a form of daily exercise and spiritual practice. Qigong is recommended as a meditative movement to release blocked energy, as an alternative form of healing, and as a meditation to help awaken one’s “true nature.”
There are many and various styles of qigong practiced in the world today. The essence of Mogadao qigong and the characteristic that sets it most obviously apart from other styles is the accountability to transition between qigong forms. Mogadao qigong is similar and related to Taijichuan because of its relationship to the harmonization of yin and yang (negative and positive polar energy), and how it flows smoothly between these opposing forces. Mogadao qigong moves without hesitation or pause. This allows the practitioner to more easily cultivate and maintain vital energy through these archetypal and very beautiful forms.
Master Zhenzan Dao, the creator of the Mogadao tradition has said: “With regard to healing, these forms relate to every organ in the human body as understood by the zangfu system of Traditional Chinese Medicine. With regard to the soul and to spiritual life, these forms relate directly to Yin and Yang essences and to all the natural seasons and the permutations of cosmic energy which inhere also in the psyche and subtle body of human being. For the medicine of qigong is blessedly not limited to mere biology.”
Using these ancient and archetypal movements we will explore the harmony of yin and yang in the private body. Many practictioners will find they feel a sense of deep relaxation and openness and at the same time an increased capacity to move purposefully in one’s life.