The Three Treasures of Advanced Qigong Practice.

No matter what Traditional Chinese Internal Art you practice weather it is for health, healing, meditation or martial arts they will all have the same thing in common and that is the cultivation, circulation and transformation of the three treasures (San Cai) which are the essence (Jing), energy (Qi) and spirit (Shen).
Many individuals practice the Chinese arts of Taijiquan and Qigong mainly for relaxation and gentle exercise and possibly to help them manage or control some ailment that they might suffer with. Unaware that the true practice of their Taijiquan and Qigong should be on the transformation of the three treasures ( Lianjinghuaqihuashen) for this the Daoist call the true medicine of the body to help you live a long life (Changsheng).
Also for those who practice the Traditional Chinese internal martial arts the development and transformation of the three treasures is also a great part of their training and unaware to many of the beginning student. The practice of turning essences into energy starts from your very first practice session.
The transformation of essences into energy starts at the lower dantian, this is considered to be melting ice into a vapour or mist. Through the practice of maintaining good body posture and alignments during your practice of Taijiquan, Qigong or Gongfu your Essenes slowly turns to energy.
The transformation of the ice melting into a mist then rises upwards to the middle dantian where is changes from energy into spirit . Again through good posture your energy can flow smoothly, unhindered throughout the whole body helping to balance your emotions and spirit. The spirit then transforms again and rises upwards to the upper dantian were it returns back to nothingness (Dao).

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