Quiet Sitting Posture
Decreasing Tension and Stress
Feng Shui, or Wind and Water, is a complex art, also known as Traditional Chinese Geomancy. It is based on practical observations of nature, superstitions, philosophical principles, and some science. Most people are familiar with Feng Shui as the art of arranging the environment to facilitate the flow of Qi from the world around to human beings.
Ji-Haoma Qigong, or Lucky Number Vitality Skill, is believed to be a small part of Master Li, Qingyun’s personal Baguazhang practice. Now preserved in the Li family Jiulong Baguazhang art as a method of orienting our bodies and harmonizing our minds with nature’s patterns of energy.
Ji-Haoma originated with Yijing numerology and the mathematical calculations of the Ba Zi and Compass schools of Feng Shui. Each direction of the compass corresponds to a Gua (Hexagram) form the Yijing (Classic of Change) according to the Lo Shu, or Magic Square. Furthermore, each person is assigned a number, a “Lucky” number, arising from the year of their birth.
These two ideas are combined to generate favourable and unfavourable directions and the Gua that correspond. By Quiet Sitting, practicing Dao Yin, and performing Standing Meditation in particular directions, you enhance your inner vitality. Combined with specific postures from Jiulong Baguazhang and circle walking, a powerful method of harmonizing the Self within by aligning with external natural energy resonance is practiced.
“Do not seek to change Nature. Change your Self.” Lama Zurdwang
Ji-Haoma is a system specifically developed to help you discover your inner self and harness your personal vitality for better living, longevity, and health by coming to be aware of your integration into the enveloping flux of Nature.
Dr. Orchard prefers to teach this method of qigong after the student has been introduced to all the palms. The results are significantly enhanced for students who can clearly embody the Xin of each of Jiulong Baguazhang’s eight palms. They can, then, better manifest the appropriate Xin (Attitude) of the more complicated combined Gua and appreciate the profound nature of the practice.
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A T-shirt and comfortable sweatpants and indoor shoes are all that is necessary to begin. For students who have practiced at least three months, school T-shirts and traditional, black Hanzifu (“Kung-fu” uniforms) are required.