LFIAA Li/Lee Style Twenty-four Yin & Yang Guiding & Leading Methods. (Ershisi Yin & Yang Daoyin Fa)

Originally when I first started my training in the Li/Lee family martial, health, healing and meditative arts as taught by Master Chee Soo. He taught twenty-four breathing exercises (Ershisi Daoyin Fa) which consisted of eight Yin methods, eight Yang methods and eight Yin & Yang methods, these twenty-four Yin & Yang Daoyin Exercises we’re taught throughout the entire system they did not just belong to the martial art side, nor did they belong just to the health and healing side of the Li/Lee family arts, they were taught throughout. Obviously these twenty-four Yin & Yang Daoyin methods had a wide range of benefits towards helping certain individuals to cultivate and nurture their qi towards strengthening their health and wellbeing, plus they could also be used to help heal individuals who received treatment from the Bodywork Massage system that Master Chee Soo taught or they could be used to develop internal power for martial arts usage.

Basically the eight Yang Daoyin methods involve the student making their inhalation shorter than their exhalation. Meaning that when they breathe inwards their movements speed up to match their short inward breathe and on the outward breathe their movements are slower. This particular breathing method is excellent for stimulating and strengthening their energy. Whereas, the eight Yin Daoyin methods involve the student making their inhalation’s longer than their exhalations, again meaning that their movements should be much slower on the inhale, while the movement is much quicker on they exhale. The Yin breathing method is a much more explosive technique that draws in a lot of energy which is then dis-charged (Fajing) quickly to issue sickly energy (Bing Qi) out of the body to dredge and cleanse the energy pathways which can affect our physical and emotional states.

The eight Yin & Yang Daoyin methods are obviously used to balance the flow of energy around the body, as both the inhalation and exhalation are of the same length. This type of breathing helps to relax and sooth the nervous system and can be used to cultivate the energy to nourish the internal organs of the body to function correctly. This particular breathing method is used within the practice of the Li/Lee (Lishi) Style Taijiquan to balance the circulation of Qi throughout the whole body.

The eight Yang Daoyin methods and the eight Yin Daoyin methods are used extensively in the practice of the Li/Lee Style Internal Martial Art of Feng Shou Kung Fu to produce a strong and powerful energy which can be used it its defensive and offensive techniques. Theses particular breathing methods are performed through the Feng Shou Kung Fu Martial Qigong exercises which are a combination of passive and dynamic, active breathing exercises.

As for the healing arts, especially within the Bodywork Massage side of the Li/Lee family arts the twenty-four Yin & Yang Daoyin methods are all used to help the practitioner to connect to the patients Qi and guide and lead it through their body to remove blood and energy blockages that have accumulated in various areas of the patients body causing illness.

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