Taoism
Knowing Taoism Book Index
By Master Tian Cheng Yang
Kair¨®s Publishing


Introduction

Taoism and Chinese Culture
(History, philosophy and practice)

1. Origins of Taoism
2. The Person of Lao Zi
3. The Purple Chi and the Tao-te Ching came from the East
4. Where did Lao Zi go?
5. The Value of the Tao-te Ching
6. The Tao-te Ching and Taoism
7. The Classification of the Taoist content
8. Taoists Books and their Value
9. The Philosophy of Lao Zi.
10. The Philosophy of Zhuang Zi.
11. The Philosophy of the Wu Wei.
12. Life is the Spirit of Taoism.
13. The Essential Content of Taoism is the Xiu Lian
14. Inner Alchemy
15. The Essential Theory of the Xiu Lian
16. The Zhou Yi and the Zhou Yi Can Tong Qi
17. Taoism and Confucianism
18. Taoism and Buddhism
19. Taoist and Chinese Traditional Medicine
20. Taoism and Science
21. Taoism belongs to the Chinese Nation
22. Taoism--from China to the Whole World

The theory of the Taoist Chi Kung

(To preserve and improve life)

1. Types of Chi
2. The Tan Tien
3. The Seal of the Xiu Lian
4. The Tongue in the Palate
5. Four Natural Moments
6. Cardinal Orientation
7. The Chi of the Yin and the Chi of the Yang
8. Taoist Chi Kung and Numbering
9. The Secret Rule to Exert Four Conducts
10. The Chi Kung and the Healing Art
11. Chi Kung and Nutrition
12. The Heart (Xin)
13. Empty and Full
14. To Produce Inner Chi
15. Always Place the Tongue and Make the Seal
16. The Chi Kung is in Life
17. The Chi Kung Changes Life
18. What is Tao?
19. The Xiu Lian is the Door of Tao
20. Tao is the Dwelling of the Spirit
21. Xiu Lian and Liu Zei
22. The Halo of the Xiu Lian
23. Xiu Lian and Liu Tongue
24. Three Parts of the Taoist Chi Kung

Taoist Meditation

(Seated Breathing)

1. Stages of Taoist Meditation
2. Harmonize the Body
3. Harmonize the Heart
4. Harmonize Breathing
5. The Secret Rule to Harmonize the Body
6. The Secret Rule to Harmonize the Heart
7. The Secret Rule to Harmonize Breathing
8. Posture for Taoist Meditation
9. Initial and Final Position
10. To Gather the Chi Kung
11. Duration of Taoist Meditation
12. How to Deal with Noise
13. How to Deal with Thoughts
14. Meditation with Music
15. The Levels of Taoist Meditation
16. How to Practice Taoist Meditation

Eight Part Taoist Massage
(Inner Ba Duan Jin)
1. Dry Wash the Face
2. Sound the Drum of Heaven
3. Rub the Eyes
4. Strike the Teeth
5. Brush Lightly the Two Wings of the Nose
6. Brush the Kidneys
7. Turn the Tan Tien
8. Brush the Feet
How to Practice the Eight Part Taoist Massage

The Movements of the Taoist Chi Kung
(Dragon Style)
The Starting Position
1.To Gather Energy by Breathing
2. Unrooted Tree Stance
3. Nine Turns to Restore Energy
4. Separate Heaven and Earth
5. Turn Nine Members
6. Extract a Leek from Dry Earth
7. Push the Mountain with the Hands
8. Open the Two-Paneled Door
9. Push the Dragon¡¯s Hand
10. The Phoenix opens its Wings
11. To Turn the Hands to Left and Right
12. Salute the Immortal
13. The Dragon shrinks its Body
14. Hold the Head and Watch the Stars

Final movement
How to Practice the Taoist Chi Kung Movements

The Tai Chi Chuan and Taoism
(Theory and History)

1. Taoism is the Origin of the Tai Chi Chuan
2. The Tai Chi Developed in Taoism
3. Secret Essential Points of the Tai Chi Chuan

The Movements of the Taoist Tai Chi
(Dragon Style)

The Limitless Position

Spring Dragon

1. The Dragon Leaves the Sea
2. The Dragon Stretches and Turns the Body
3. Take and Turn the Tai Chi Ball
4. Grab the Tail of the Sparrow
5. The Dragon Stretches the Body
6. Rise Hands
7. The White Crane Displays the Wings
8. Protect the Knee and Push with the Hand
9. The Hands Take the Lute
10. Take the Tai Chi Ball
11. Turn aside, Block and Punch
12. Close and Push with Hands
13. The Patient holds to the Wall
14. To Embrace the Tiger and Return it to the Mountain
15. Take and Turn the Tai Chi Ball
16. Defend with the Fist under the Elbow

Summer Dragon

17. Back Down to Reject the Monkey
18. Fly in Oblique with Hands
19. Take the Tai Chi Ball and Push with the Hand
20. The Dragon Extends the Body in Diagonal
21. Turn the Yin and the Yang with the Hands
22. The Immortal Gathers Medical Herb
23. The Needle Sinks to the Bottom of the Sea
24. Push the Hand with the Back
25. Strike with the Elbow
26. Turn and Strike with the Fist
27. Take the Tai Chi Ball
28. The Fist Falls Towards the Ground
29. Take and to turn the Tai Chi Ball
30. Take the Tail of the Sparrow
31. The Dragon Extends the Body Perpendicularly
32. Move the Hands like Clouds

Autumn Dragon

33. The Dragon Extends the Body
34. The Horse Rears
35. Kick with the Right in Diagonal
36. Kick with the Left in Diagonal
37. Kick to the Front with Right Heel
38. The Phoenix Opens the Wings
39. Protect the Knee and Push with Hand
40. Kick to the Front with Left Heel
41. Take the Tai Chi Ball
42. Advance and Punch
43. The Wind Brandishing the Lotto Leaves
44. Two Fists Strike the Ears like Wind
45. The Wild Horse Separates the Horsehair
46. The Fairy Weaving with Shuttle
47. Turn the Earth with the Hands
48. Turn the Heaven with the Hands

Winter Dragon

49. The Dragon Extends the Body
50. Move the Hands of the Dragon like Clouds
51. Push the Hand of the Dragon towards the Earth
52. The White Serpent Shows the Tongue
53. Strike on the Tiger
54. Shoot the Tiger with the Bow
55. Open the Window to Contemplate the Full Moon
56. Push the Boat down the Stream
57. Turn the Leg like the Lotto
58. Advance the Step towards the Ursa Major
59. Unmount the Tiger
60. The Dragon Extends the Body Downwards.
61. The Gold Rooster Steps on a Leg
62. The Dragon Twists the Body
63. The Dragon Extends the Body
64. The Dragon returns to the Sea

Fusion in the Tai Chi
How to practice the Taoist Tai Chi Chuan?

The Taoist Tai Chi Sword

(Dragon Style)

The Stance of the Limitless Sword

1. The Dragon Leaves the Sea
2. The Immortal Shows the Way
3. The Dragon Extends and Turns the Body
4. The Dragon Rises the Head
5. The Dragon Moves the Tail
6. The Dragon Moves the Tail
7. The Dragon Moves
8. The Phoenix Watches the Sun
9. The Dragon Dives in the Sea
10. The Dragon rises at Once
11. The Phoenix Assents with the Head
12. The Dragon Turns the Body
13. The Dragon Turns the Head
14. The Immortal Leads the Wind
15. The Immortal Leads the Wind
16. The Immortal Leads the Wind
17. The Phoenix Watches the Sun
18. The Immortal Leads the Wind
19. The Immortal Leads the Wind
20. The Immortal Leads the Wind
21. The Sage fishing with a Cane
22. Looking for Medicinal Herb
23. Looking for Medicinal Herb
24. Looking for Medicinal Herb
25. The Dragon Shrinks the Body
26. The Dragon Flies Towards the Sky
27. The Dragon Assents with Head
28. The Wind Brandishing the Lotto Leaves
29. The Dragon Moves the Head
30. The Dragon Moves the Head
31. The Dragon Moves the Head
32. The Dragon Holds the Head between the Hands
33. The Dragon rises at Once
34. The Dragon Turns the Body
35. The Dragon Shows the Head
36. The Dragon Raises the Wind
37. The Dragon Raises the Wind
38. The Dragon Raises the Wind
39. The Dragon Shows the Head
40. The Dragon Moves the Tail
41. The Dragon Dives in the Sea
42. The Phoenix Unfolds a Wing
43. To Turn the Yin and the Yang to Left
44. To Turn the Yin and the Yang to Right
45. The Immortal Cleaves the Mountain
46. The Dragon Turns the Head
47. The Dragon Moves the Tail
48. The Dragon Shrinks the Body
49. The Dragon Shows the Head
50. To return the Head to Watch the Moon
51. The Immortal Exposes the Sword
52. The Dragon Moves the Tail
53. The Dragon Turns the Head
54. The Immortal Takes the Hung Basket in Arm
55. The Immortal Takes the Hung Basket in Arm
56. The Immortal Exposes the Sword
57. The Immortal Celebrates Birthday
58. The Dragon plays in the Sea
59. The Dragon plays in the Sea
60. The Dragon plays in the Sea
61. The Dragon plays in the Sea
62. The Dragon plays in the Sea
63. The Dragon plays in the Sea
64. The Dragon shows the Head
65. The Dragon Moves the Tail
66. The Dragon rises at Once
67. The Dragon Moves the Body
68. The Immortal Plays the Flute
69. The Immortal Plays the Flute
70. The Dragon Turns the Body
71. The Incense points to the Sky
72. The Dragon returns to the Sea
Fusion in the Tai Chi
How to practice the Taoist Tai Chi Sword

Questions and Answers About the Praxis

 

1. Why practice the Taoist Chi Kung without thoughts and why is tranquillity important?
2. What diseases can be healed accomplishing tranquillity?
3. Is the Tan Tien a point? A zone? How big is it?
4. When I practice seated breathing, why do I feel pain in the back? How to deal with this?
5. At the beginning of my seated breathing practice, how can I relax my body?
6. When seated breathing, to feel the Chi is necessary to quiet the heart, but the heart is beating, how to deal with this?
7. When seated breathing, one feels the heart beat very clear and strong, is that normal?
8. Before practicing Chi Kung, can I practice any sport?
9. The Taoist meditation is practiced by seated breathing, but if a person falls to sleep, is that good or bad?
10. When practicing Chi Kung each breath is counted, why?
11. When breathing, should there be a pause between inhaling and exhaling, or it has to be a continuous action?
12. When seated breathing in the Taoist meditation, how can the Tan Tien Chi be felt?
13. In certain Chi Kung movements, when the hands are raised and lowered while breathing, do I inhale when the hands raise and exhale when lowered?
14. When practicing the Taoist Chi Kung movements in sections 4 and 9, is necessary to strike the flank. What¡¯s the purpose?
15. The different sections of the Taoist Chi Kung movements always start from the left side, why?
16. With out enough time to practice all the movements of the Taoist Chi Kung, can every day some of the movements be practiced?
17. In the West the movements are practiced without feeling the Chi, is this also Chi Kung? How different is Taoist Chi Kung?
18. When practicing the Eight Part Taoist Massage, in part 4 "Strike the Teeth", what pressure should be used? What is the benefit?
19. When practicing the Taoist Tai Chi Chuan, the direction of the hands or the feet is the same?
20. When practicing meditation in solitaire, sometimes the body moves spontaneously, what¡¯s the reason for this? Is that good?
21. What is the origin of the mind?
22. The Taoist meditation says "The heart is like calm and christal water; the mind is like deep and calmed water." Everything is related to the water, is that imagination?
23. How is the inner Chi known?
24. Can the inner Chi leave the body?
25. Can the Chi enter the body from the earth or heaven?
26. When practicing the Taoist Chi Kung for a long time, I feel how the inner Chi moves, how to deal with it?

The Taoist Feng Shui
(To Harmonize the House and Improve Life)

1. Feng Shui Influence
2. Feng Shui in the City
3. Yin and Yang
4. The Yin Zhai and the Yang Zhai
5. Three Natural Talents
6. The Five Elements
7. The Five Animals
8. The Eight Trigrams (Pa Kua)
9. How to Apply Feng Shui in the House
10. How to Seek the Dragon
11. How to use the Pa Kua in Feng Shui
12. Eight Stars of the Feng Shui
13. Eight Seated Directions of the Feng Shui
14. The Favorable and Unfavorable Feng Shui
15. The Favorable and Unfavorable Main Door
16. The Hall and the Feng Shui
17. The Kitchen and the Feng Shui
18. The Location of the Stove and the Feng Shui
19. The Dining room and the Feng Shui
20. The Bathroom and the Feng Shui
21. The Dormitory and the Feng Shui
22. The Feng Shui of the Bed (for woman and man)
23. The Bed of the Child and the Feng Shui
24. The Study Room and the Feng Shui
25. Each House has a Star
26. The Feng Shui in the Business

Tai Shang Lao Jun Qing Jing Jing
(Sacred Article)

The R¨¦sum¨¦ of Master Tian
Main Publications of Master Tian

Index of Personages
Bibliography
Glossary of Dynasties
Toponymy
Glossary of Chinese Terms

 

 

 

 

 

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