Ling Gui Methods

Ling Gui Qigong Methods

A Family Lineage of Qigong

Qigong is a Chinese treasure, a compendium of philosophy and practices for good health and longevity that dates back at least five thousand years. Many Chinese families have their own ancient Qigong traditions and healing practices that remain within the family lineage. The Liu family Qigong is a rare gift that has been handed down and sustained for generations. These practices have not only maintained our family’s well being, but they have also been used to help many others. Master Liu He discovered this precious family teaching through her grandfather, a Chinese medical doctor, Qigong master, and esteemed teacher – who lovingly shared his knowledge with her.

Liu Dong’s Method

The Qigong treasure that has been handed down verbally in the Liu family for many generations — and now called Liu Dong’s Qigong Method — is healing qigong, with forms designed to address specific problems and areas of the body. The forms have recognized curative virtue. Dr. Liu Dong carried out intense studies of both Chinese and Occidental medicine using Chinese Qigong tradition as a source of inspiration and practical experiments in clinical research as a guide. His work, highly esteemed by the two Health Secretaries, Chui Yue Li and Chen Min Zhang, has received special attention from the Chinese Ministry of Health. His method is registered in the Official Repertory of Chinese Medicine, a large text reserved for the most respected family systems of Qigong dating back 5000 years.

Highlights

  • Cultivate the Yi the Power of Intention (Nian Li).
  • Remove the other thousands thoughts by the only one concentration.
  • Let Qi guided by Yi touch your deepest inner body – DanTian, to feel your Yuan Jing, to awake your Yuan Shen. As a result, your whole body vibrates and your heart is full of joy. You are becoming an Awaken-Minded person, you will discover your power of self-healing.
  • Offer your heart to feel the positive energy and to pass on the message of life, to discover the real rhythm (voice) of your life.

Liu He’s Method

Qigong has continued to open Master Liu He’s creativity for expanding Qigong methodology. She noticed that her students and clients, as well as the people in the whole world, did not seem to have the usual amount of vitality in their daily lives. It was because of our fast-paced lifestyle. Of course, we know that everything is moving faster, but our five organs and their functions have not changed in the past 5000 years. In this 21st century, our lives are so impacted with excessive screen time. It is very obvious that people are consuming massive amounts of their Yang Qi. This causes us to age faster, become sick more easily, and lose our energy and zest for life. After developing the Celestial Pillar form, it opened a whole new exciting chapter in her life. After teaching this form and hearing about the positive experiences of her students, this inspired her to develop further advanced qigong forms, always using the principles of the 5000-year-old practices of qigong, adapted to the needs of the modern world.

People seem to be really hungry to learn these forms. They have found that they can feel the qi, they see results quickly, and they are willing to travel from all over the world to learn them. My creativity and inspiration for multi-dimensional healing continues to expand.

Qigong Forms

One Thousand Hands Buddha

This is a superior, spiritual healing Qigong method, inspired by the symbolical positioning of Buddha’s fingers, referred to as “mudras” by Buddhists. It is an approach producing calmness and which inhibits the heart from “galloping away,” thus leading the practitioner into a state of silence and peace a little at a time. The interest of this Qigong method is fourfold: it removes suffering, fortifies energy, calms the heart and helps the spirit attain wisdom. The method also helps fight stress and maintain the memory.

Jade Body Qigong

According to Chinese Medicine hundreds of illnesses come from damage to the spine. Jade Body Qigong is a simple yet powerful method of healing many spinal problems through imitating the movements and breathing patterns of the turtle, (undulation of the cervical vertebrae), the crane (undulation of the dorsal vertebrae) and the dragon, (rotation of the lumbar vertebrae). While primarily aimed at suffering related to the spinal column, these exercises also have beneficial effects on the regulation of problems with the endocrine system.

Jade Woman Qigong

A woman’s physiology and emotions differ in many ways from a man’s. Women have more blood and, as the stewards of deep yin creative energy, are profoundly affected by the cycles of the moon. A woman’s health and vitality are sensitive and can be compromised by any number of stresses. Jade Woman Qigong is a type of qigong that helps to increase the blood, nourish the liver, and heal both physical diseases and emotional imbalances. It is a beautiful, feminine form that is very effective in reducing weight, reducing bruises and treating problems related to gynecology and menopause.

Hui Gong (Exploring Wisdom Qigong)

Exploring Wisdom Qigong is a Taoist style practice that has been handed down for over 2,000 years and has recently been used by the Traditional Chinese Medicine physicians. Its function is to develop wisdom and bring out human potentialities. The form focuses on bringing the mind-heart to tranquility by cleansing – replacing the train of many thoughts with one thought by using the mind to guide the qi through the five solid organs. The goal is to wake up the spirits within the five organs shen in the xin (heart-mind); hun in the liver; po in the lungs; mind in the spleen; and will in the kidneys to make these spirits recover their full functions and gain back their natural rhythms. This is the self-healing power! Dr. Liu Dong says, “From my many years of clinic practice and teaching my patients this form, I have found that this practice is very effective in healing mental nervousness, forgetfulness/amnesia, difficulty in focusing, etc. Practicing this form can readjust and promote the primary essence that is the pre-immunity. In this way it benefits in healing all types of allergies.”

Jade Leaves Qigong

Many cultures recognize the eyes as the window to the soul. In Qigong practice, the eyes represent the “shen” or the spirit of the practitioner and are associated with the liver. Therefore, the eyes are an indication of many levels of physical, emotional and spiritual health. Through a series of vibrations, pivoting and blinking, Jade Leaves Qigong makes it possible to open the five “shu” points and is a supreme method of healing eye disease and benefiting the related systems.

Sleeping Buddha Qigong

According to Taoist philosophy, a restless heart can disrupt the “shen” or spirit, causing an imbalance of the nervous system, causing loss of sleep. With Sleeping Buddha Qigong the main goal is to counteract insomnia by imitating the gesticulations of Maitreya Buddha. “His big belly can house the affairs of the world. When he opens his mouth it is to laugh and his laugh spreads to all the people of the earth.” Dr. Liu Dong was inspired by this philosophy in designing this series of exercises. By stretching the four members and massaging some specific points the practitioner provokes a deep yawn, thus nourishing the heart, calming the spirit and allowing for a nourishing and restful sleep.

Spiritual Turtle Qigong (Ling Gui Qigong)

The turtle is symbol of longevity. It is said that a turtle inhales in the fall and exhales in the spring, communicating the idea that the turtle’s slow and mindful approach to living gives him health and longevity. According the Chinese medicine, human beings’ longevity depends on the energy of the kidneys. Spiritual Turtle is a Qigong that tonifies the kidney energy and heals kidney disease. This method is also good for healing arthritis.

Qigong of the Great White Crane

Qigong of the Great White Crane is a graceful walking form that works primarily on the lungs and the eight extraordinary vessels. The lungs, through breathing, are the first of the body’s organs to have contact with the universe. The lungs not only take in and distribute the breath to the whole body, they also lie above the other organs and act as their protection. By strengthening the lung energy, this form greatly benefits the immune system. Practicing this form regularly also helps regulate breathing to reduce stress and bring calm.

Six Sounds Therapy

This beloved Qigong form is one of the most powerful healing techniques from ancient China. The six sounds vibrate and invigorate the five internal organs and balance the emotions. This method benefits patients who have different diseases and is also a beneficial healing technique for healers.

Eight Treasures (Ba Duan Jin)

Ba Duan Jin is one the four oldest and most famous Qigong methods in China. This form dates back to the early 12th century where it evolved as a popular folk healing practice. It was originally developed for monks practicing meditation to address the joint problems they developed after long years of sitting meditation practice. Eight routines of this form are designed to build strong bones, increase tendon flexibility, strengthen particular organ-energy systems and heal the seven emotions.

Yi Jin Xi Sui Jing

This form is a classical Qigong method practiced for many generations. According to legend, when Bodhidarma came from India to China to teach Buddhism, he discovered that monks and nuns were suffering from physical difficulties brought on by long years of sitting meditation practice. It is said that Bodhidarma, with the monks of the Temple of Shaolin created exercises for maintaining physical health, called Yi Jin Jing. This form was passed down from master to student for more than a thousand years. Later, a Daoist priest added movements to cleanse and nourish the marrow. The combination of these two qigong forms became the Yi Jin Xi Sui Jing, a complete method of Qigong that cleanse, tonify and purify the body and spirit.

Hu Lu Gong

Hu Lu Gong, translated as Squash Qigong, is a method designed to boost and maintain defensive energy (the immune system) in the body. In ancient China, the squash was often used as a container for hot water, tea or hot wine during winter. Because it retained the taste and temperature of what it held, Chinese medicine used the shell of the squash to hold herbs. In this Qigong form, students also learn to walk on the Ba Gua (eight trigrams), which symbolizes different kinds of spirit energy. The regular practice of this form is beneficial especially during the cold and damp winter months.

Bodhisattva Qigong

The goal of this Qigong is to aid in the healing of breast cancer by imitating the gesticulations of a Bodhisattva. Through stretching movements this Qigong acts upon the Chong Mai (central channel) and the Ren Mai (conception vessel), using vibration and oscillation of the breasts, removes blockage while reinforcing the body’s immunities.

Self Massage

It is said that with Qigong, we may “become our own doctors.” Qigong forms or routines are superior methods to reconnect with our true nature and the health that is our birthright. Qigong self massage has the important function of bringing our own healing energy intentionally into our bodies. It can be performed on its own or in conjunction with any of the routines. The special Liu Dong Method of Qigong Self Massage is a simple yet precise method to release blockages and strengthen energy.

Celestial Pillar Qigong

A form that provides you the opportunity to strengthen and boost your 3 levels of Yang Qi, which enables you to thrive in our busy modern lives.

Level 1. Zheng Qi (upright yang qi). Strong Yang Qi gives you the foundation for a strong and vibrant life. Your physical body is Yin Qi, we need Yang Qi to animate it and bring it to life.

Level 2. Shao Yang (lesser yang) slows the aging process, lifts chronic fatigue, supports liver and gallbladder function, harmonizes gynecology functions, supports healthy erections, addresses Parkinson’s symptoms, and stabilizes emotions.

Level 3. Tai Yang (greater yang) strengthens bones, moves qi and blood, reduces edema, supports cancer prevention, clarifies the mind, and slows all brain-related diseases.

Second Spring “Building Your Qi Egg”! 

Learn how to maintain your vitality by balancing your hormones with Ancient Daoist Practices. When your ovarian system ages, this leads to the body aging and other symptoms occur. Building your Qi egg can energize your ovarian and endocrine systems, potentially slowing and reversing the aging process. Transform your physical-emotional-mental health and your quality of life! 

Guardian Lion Qigong (Iron Shirt Buddhist Qigong)

A form to strengthen the force of the 3 body layers: Wei Qi (Defensive Qi), Yin Qi (Blood Qi) and Zang Qi (Organs Qi).  Use mudras, mantras, and movements to ward off and protect yourself from negative influences as well as enhance overall health. This deep level of self-care is very important for strength and protection.

Qian Kun “Infinite Cosmos” Qigong

A form using a set of mudras, mantras and movements of profoundly accelerated techniques that enhance self-awareness and self-healing for one‘s health and wealth on a multidimensional level. This life-changing Qi gong form follows the philosophy of the best Yi Jing trigrams: Tai Gua.

Diamond Qigong

The specific intention of this Qigong is to untie all the knots to support and heal the

breasts, surrounding tissue, as well as activate the lymphatic system to maintain and help to heal the breasts. Through the stretching movements of these routines, the Chong Mai (Penetrating Vessel),

Ren Mai (Conception Vessel), Du Mai (Governing Vessel) are activated. The form is named Diamond Qigong because the movements allow you to rebuild your connection to your internal diamond and increase your value or self-worth.

Magic Square Abdominal Qigong

Within Daoist Medicine, all diseases and emotional issues can be rooted in the abdomen. Scientists have proven that we have more neurons in our “gut brain” than our head brain. By using our abdominal brain, you only use 20% of your energy to do the same “ thinking”. In turn, you store and save more energy for your body, healing, and overall health. Train your second brain by activating the eight abdomen trigrams of the Yi Jing. 

Tai Yi Noble Star

Connect with the Tai Yi Star and Receive guidance to opportunities. Medical and Astrology Qigong for repairing and strengthening the Tai Yin organs and meridians (Lungs and Spleen). Viruses and any colds/flu weaken the Lungs and the Spleen. You may experience loss of smell and taste when ill. This form will support the healthy function of the two organs to regulate the digestive and immune systems.

Eight Extraordinary Vessels

According to Chinese philosophy, the Eight Extraordinary Vessels have an ability to balance the deepest energy of the body — yin and yang, top and bottom, left and right, and interior and exterior.  They begin developing at the moment of conception, governing the fetus’ growth. From the very first moment of fertilization to birth, they create a kind of energy field within which the embryo grows.  These Eight Extraordinary Vessels carry the most basic information about us and our fundamental inheritance. As the first meridians to form, they form a bridge between the prenatal qi and the postnatal qi. This form will remove blockages and repair these vessels to reset your health.

Super Magic Square For Time and Space Healing

This method draws upon the Magic Square (Luo Shu), a magical numerical model of the universe. You will find it being used in Feng Shui, Qigong, Chinese Medicine, and astrology. The diagram shows a way to interpret the harmonization between humans and the universe. It combines time, space, directions, eight trigrams, and Qi flow cycle.

Concentrating the Hun and Limit/Train the Po

These two methods support the optimal function of the coupled Hun (Liver) and Po (Lung) organs. This leads to a harmonization of the two spirits providing a landscape of correct direction for the health of the other zang fu organs. The form Concentrating the Hun, supports the health and function of the Liver and the Hun (our liver spirit). The Hun or Liver Spirit is responsible for our creativity, imagination, and ethereal soul. The form Limit and Train the Po, supports the health and function of the Lungs and the Po (Lung Spirits).  The Po is responsible for our sensitivity, animal nature, and corporeal soul.

Nourishing Woman

This powerful form of sitting meditation, offered exclusively for women, uses visualization to nourish the female body and procreative organs.  It is complementary to the cleansing form Jade Woman, and provides great benefit to all women regardless of age or reproductive history.  This form is especially effective with cases of infertility, pregnancy, childbirth, or diseases of the reproductive system.

Dai Mai Medical Qigong

This qigong helps to activate the Dai Mai (Belt Channel) that is located around the waist.  Performing this qigong is helpful for symptoms such as: constipation, fibrocystic breasts, and all gynecological and digestive issues.  It also helps to purify the liver and gall bladder along with activating meridians and acupoints to control weight.  Additionally, as the Dai Mai’s energy builds and spirals out, it forms an energetic cocoon that provides protection from the many waves and radiation that constantly bombard us in our technological world.

Six Senses Banks

Master Liu He has developed a set of forms to awaken the functions of the Sense Banks. These include: Sight (Eyes-Liver), Smell (Nose-Lungs), Hearing (Ears-Kidneys), Touch (Skin-Spleen), Taste (Tongue-Heart), and Sixth Sense (intuition). Each of these methods activates the sense and associated organ. You will enhance and bank each of the senses.  

Your Sixth Sense is an inner sense of guidance. You may use those intuitive promptings that urge you to take specific steps in life that lead you in a “right and true” direction for you. It is a cumulative power of all your other senses—sight, sound, taste, touch, and smell. Indeed, these senses culminate to form a stronger sense of inner knowing.

Other Methods

This qigong helps to activate the Dai Mai (Belt Channel) that is located around the waist.  Performing this qigong is helpful for symptoms such as: constipation, fibrocystic breasts, and all gynecological and digestive issues.  It also helps to purify the liver and gall bladder along with activating meridians and acupoints to control weight.  Additionally, as the Dai Mai’s energy builds and spirals out, it forms an energetic cocoon that provides protection from the many waves and radiation that constantly bombard us in our technological world.

  • Qigong of the Sun
  • Qigong of the Moon
  • Mei Hua Zhuang (a 14th century method)
  • Blue Meditation Qigong (Tibetan Lhama Qigong)
  • Six Steps for Projecting Qi
  • The Five Animals
  • Feng Shui Methods
  • Golden Goddess Meditation
  • Four Seasons Qigong
  • Pearl of the Moon
  • Big Dipper Qigong

Trainings

Our Programs draw from the ancient roots of Chinese medicine and the multiple branches of active healing (meditation, medical qigong, astrology, food therapy, lifestyle, feng shui). Under the guidance of Master Liu He and Dr. Liu Dong, students will gain an experiential understanding of the branches and how they work together to influence and change your experience of life.