The Hunyuan Qigong is the cornerstone of our Qigong training.  It is a very powerful practice in which one can engage for years and still grow and make new discoveries.  The Hunyuan Qigong is really a Neigong practice and in many circles is often referred to as such.  Neigong is a deeper concept than Qigong, basically referring to a process of internal growth, development, and understanding.  Qigong is an aspect of Neigong, which is a very big conceptual art.  But like many things associated with these arts, the terms get mixed and interchanged, and often confusion follows.  I’m not trying to add to the confusion.  Rather, I’m all for simplyfing all of this as much as I can.  In my world, it’s all Qigong and it’s all good.

However, if you want to know more about Neigong, I recommend Damo Mitchell’s excellent book, Daoist Nei Gong.  To that end, Damo has written a nice essay on Hunyuan that you can access here:

As far as the Hunyuan Qigong practice goes, the beauty for me is in both its simplicity and its complexity.  It is simple, so anyone can learn the external movements and immediately benefit from the practice.  It is complex in that as one investigates the practice and begins to look within, more and more layers reveal themselves.  The beauty of Qigong practice is in these qualities: the simultaneous aspects of simplicity and complexity.  One should never become bored with Qigong or feel there is nothing more to learn or gain.  If that happens, that one needs a new teacher.

Those who train with us will experience Hunyuan Qigong on a regular basis.  Hopefully, they will take it home and practice and share with others.  Hunyuan crosses over into and influences our Taijiquan, meditation, and day-to-day lives.  As such it is more than a practice; it is a way.