The body is the root of health and and Waigong is a group of exercises and practices that are
designed to strengthen and fortify it.
It is essential that we develop strong physical structures so we can function well and develop a
strong base upon which we can develop other qualities.
We start by learning some hand forms called basic hands which build the foundation and structure of
our physical bodies. We then move onto train Taijiquan, Xingyiquan and Ziranmen (natural boxing) to
further develop and express the qualities and foundations we have learned.
The three great Waigong qualities that we work to develop in in the tradition are grounding,
relaxation and Union.
Neigong – Internal work
Neigong practice is essentially practicing gestures and movements that have already integrated and
assimilated into our neural pathways so that we can then begin to precede the same movements with
intention and feel our sensations more. We start to become aware of how our breath and intention
helps to mobilize our physical movements and becomes the source of our movements.
The neigong of the Da Xuan tradition if practiced correctly and daily will help nourish our health,
vitality, and combat arts.
Neidan - Internal Alchemy
In the Neidan practices we will initially focus on developing our understanding and awareness of our
own breathing to increase our vitality and energy. We will do this through primordial breathing
practice of the school and breathing practices focusing on developing our centre.
After developing a strong foundation, we will move on to learn and practice methods that circulate
the breath, fluids, and energy in our bodies to further develop our health, vitality and nourish our
Shen Gong – Training and understanding the Mind
Shen Gong practices help us to understand the mechanisms of how our minds work as the workings of
each mind are uniquely different. The training will also help us to understand how to develop our
attention and focus.
Without clearly understanding our minds and how they work then further work and evolution is
Shen Dan – Spiritual Alchemy
Shen Dan is simply the transformation of the mind and of the minds mechanisms.
All the practices if trained correctly and diligently will improve health, vitality, strength and
thinking. Da Xuan is an ancient and complete system to help the development and evolution of the