Learn how to pull in and use the eight major directions of the universe in a new one-hour video course on Taichitao.tv. Master Liao gives you key insights on how supporting the eight directions helps you achieve goals described in the book T’ai Chi Classics. You’ll learn the real secret to “light and limber,” and “follow the curve to find the straight line.”
“When they used to describe 8 directions, they drew a Bagua. But the real Bagua they are talking about is not 2-dimensional like a disc. It represents every possible direction in the universe.”
Master Waysun Liao
After this course, you will never practice Taichi the same way again. Learn how pulling in the eight directions of the universe, and using the Bow as a moving meditation form, can be the gateway to expanding the power in your Tan Tien. Learn how the correct motion expands your Tan Tien and then pulls Yin and Yang from the entire universe back into your heart.
When using the eight directions is done the right way, you may soon have different feeling sensations in your Tan Tien. “Embracing the Moon” or “Holding the Fetus” are just some of the analogies ancient masters used to describe the many different stages of developing the living energy of your lower abdomen.
This course was originally produced in a private invitation video collection for instructors under the title “Bowing and How to Support the Eight Directions.” It was recorded in 2007 during advanced Tao Gong classes onsite at the Taichi Tao Center.
Many of the principles in this course apply to Condensing Breathing practice and the ability to generate Jing power.