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The exercises of the Daoists promote longer life and also support physical health. In silence and in meditation, calmness is practiced, with the qigong and tai chi exercises, all necessary channels are opened and released, so that the energy can flow and the body remains vital. If the shell of our mind – the body – is strong and healthy, the mind can spread more easily. Then the body can better tolerate the silence.

Master Chen Shiyu Philosophy Tai He Quan

There is only one Dao, images are empty shells that deviate from the origin. Every drop of the great whole ocean contains a reflection of our self. So we find ourselves in other people and recognize in them our own conflicts. If we then try to “help” these people by trying to solve our inner conflicts in others, that just can not be good. This will be a serious problem if we have never realized who we are.

Higher! . . Kicks are a perfect example of the health benefits of the art of defense and attack. By practicing the 36 kicks of #wudangsanfengpai #kungfu One practices posture, stability, hip mobility and flexibility of the tendons in the dynamic stretches. Check out our 36 videos of the 36 kicks below! Update coming in spring!!! . . . #kicks#kickpics#wudangonlineschool#internalmartialarts#wudang#martialarts#taoism#daoism#yingyang#wuwei#health#chinesemartialarts#discipline#martialartslife#fitstagram#fitness#selfcultivation#ziran#heavenearth#xuanwu#longevity#wushu#followwudang#motivation#inspirationSee much more pictures on our Instagram channel! Go to Instagram

Sifu Ziji (Michael Weichhart) stretching. . This stretching routine works on your hip mobility, your hamstrings and your quadratus lumborum, a deep abdominal muscle often severely tightened by sitting too long. Stretching (dynamic and static) constitutes a daily Taoist practice. The goal is to become as unrestricted in our movements as a five year old child. . . #stretching#stretchit#mobility#wudangonlineschool#internalmartialarts#kungfu#wudang#wudangsanfengpai#martialarts#taoism#daoism#yinyang#wuwei#health#chinesemartialarts#traditionalkungfu#mindfulness#discipline#martialartslife#fitstagram#fitness#selfcultivation#ziran#heavenearth#xuanwu#longevity#wushu#followwudang#motivation#inspirationSee much more pictures on our Instagram channel! Go to Instagram

“The greatest contribution of our founder Zhang Sanfeng is that he combined martial arts and the way of keeping good health together. You can practice the art of attack and defense with Taoist ideas and then it also involves in life sciences.” Sifu Zhong Yun Long . School of Sifu Chen Shiyu visiting Grandmaster Zhong Yun Longs School. . . . #kungfufamily#family#kungfubrotherhood#wudangonlineschool#internalmartialarts#kungfu#wudang#wudangsanfengpai#martialarts#taoism#daoism#yinyang#wuwei#health#chinesemartialarts#traditionalkungfu#mindfulness#discipline#martialartslife#fitstagram#fitness#selfcultivation#ziran#heavenearth#xuanwu#longevity#wushu#followwudang#motivation#inspirationSee much more pictures on our Instagram channel! Go to Instagram

“A path is made by walking on it.” Chuang Tzu . . . #kungfubrotherhood#wudangonlineschool#internalmartialarts#kungfu#gongfu#wudang#wudangsanfengpai#martialarts#taoism#daoism#yinyang#wuwei#health#chinesemartialarts#traditionalkungfu#mindfulness#discipline#martialartslife#selfcultivation#ziran#heavenearth#xuanwu#longevity#wushu#followwudang#followme#instadaily#motivation#inspirationSee much more pictures on our Instagram channel! Go to Instagram

“Is not the space between Heaven and Earth like a bellows? It is empty, but lacks nothing. The more it moves, the more comes out of it.” Tao Te Ching, Chapter 5 . . . #wudangonlineschool#internalmartialarts#philosophy#kungfu#wudang#wudangsanfengpai#martialarts#taoism#daoism#yinyang#wuwei#health#chinesemartialarts#traditionalkungfu#mindfulness#discipline#martialartslife#fitstagram#fitness#selfcultivation#ziran#heavenearth#xuanwu#longevity#wushu#followwudang#followme#instadaily#motivation#inspirationSee much more pictures on our Instagram channel! Go to Instagram

“Can you focus your breath as supple as a newborn child? Can you cleanse your vision till there is no blemish?” . Tao Te Ching – Verse 10 . Sifu @chan_shi_yu at his school near Huilongguan, Wudangshan. . . #wudangonlineschool#internalmartialarts#inneralalchemy#taiji#kungfu#wudangsanfengpai#martialarts#taoism#yinyang#wuwei#qiflow#health#daoism#chinesemartialarts#mindfulness#meditation#martialartslife#fitstagram#qiflow#selfcultivation#ziran#heavenearth#xuanwu#longevity#wushu#followwudang#followme#instadaily#motivation#inspirationSee much more pictures on our Instagram channel! Go to Instagram

“Music in the soul can be heard by the universe.” Lao Tzu . Sifu Chen Shiyu playing the flute at the Wudangshan mountain panorama. . @chan_shi_yu . . . . #chineseflute#flute#music#wudangonlineschool#qigong#taichi#inneralchemy#wudangsanfengpai#taoism#yinyang#wuwei#internalmartialarts#qiflow#health#daoism#chinesemartialarts#mindfulness#meditation#martialartslife#selfcultivation#ziran#heavenearth#xuanwu#longevity#wushu#followwudang#followme#instadaily#motivation#inspirationSee much more pictures on our Instagram channel! Go to Instagram

Wudang Tao Sanfengpai

This beautiful short film gives us a preview of what awaits us in wudang training, and it can quickly happen that you skip some of the lines when it comes to the mental training of the Taoists. How do we understand something we have not understood yet?

In reality, there are a few drops in the rain which can be perceived. They are enough to ground our soul. When interacting with the endlessly hard and the infinitely soft, we are greatly inspired by the elements. When you are ready to give, you must be prepared to observe under the veil which hides the true intentions of the people. The hidden nature within which clouds the way of the Dao, light the path and be inspired to change.

Self-Conflict in Internal Arts

What really is a problem to us are our boundaries, the chains we set ourselves. Believing in one thing is not enough we must explore to know. When the strength is leaving our body, we get out of our comfort zone, and our concentration drops. Battling with ourselves to the limits will give rise to an internal conflict. Letting go of our ego and accept failure will resolve all problems we have… Read More