Episode 4: Body Mind Healing Tai Chi Chuan, Four Dimensions of Purpose


Welcome to the fourth episode of Bodymind Healing Tai Chi Chuan, Four Dimensions of Purpose, created and presented by Dr. Michael Mayer.

In this episode you’ll be introduced to:
A.) Lifting Hands (Playing the Guitar)
B.) Shoulder Stroke (Tonifying the Liver Meridian)
C.) White Crane Spreads Wings. F

or example, from “the four dimensions of purpose approach” you’ll learn how “lifting hands can: help your preventative medicine program for lower back issues, become a walking meditation, and can activate the myth of the lost Wildman (woman) in you.


How can one basic move have so much in it?

• Lifting Hands can be helpful for preventative medicine for lower back issues.

• Lifting hands can be turned into a walking meditation which helps to balance kidney chi and tonify the ming men for preventive medicine. In Taoist esoteric practices it’s a secret way to “fill the hollows.” Find out what your “hollows” are?

Finally, I hope you enjoy the esoteric interpretation of “Myth of the Lost Golden Ball” and how you can begin to re-discover it in your body with the movement Lifting Hands. If you click here you’ll discover how this posture is a beginning initiation into cultivating the Lost Golden Ball of the Western and Eastern Mystery traditions. Do you remember the story of Iron John that poet Robert Bly made popular from hie re-telling the Grimm’s Fairy tales? In the early days of the mens’ movement Robert Bly said this story and the King’s son’s loss of the Golden Ball led to the path of the Wildman (lost by men and women in our over-politically-correct culture). Could postures in Tai Chi like this one be the Eastern answer to rediscovering the Golden Ball of Energy lost by our overly rational, overly mechanistic, desacralized culture?

This series may be better appreciated, if first you return to the foundational concepts espoused in our Introduction to Tai Chi Chuan video, https://vimeo.com/manage/videos/679302165, and you may also enjoy the origin of this art form, as discussed in this Origin video, https://vimeo.com/manage/videos/679372832.

1 review for Episode 4: Body Mind Healing Tai Chi Chuan, Four Dimensions of Purpose

  1. Hana Matt,Teacher of World Religions, Graduate Theological Union

    “I did not go out of our home during the daily terrorist attacks in Israel. I practiced Michael Mayer’s Bodymind Healing exercises regularly to regain my calm. They relieved my tight body and took my mind off of the stress and worries to be more present to others, to help them deal with their fears and find an oasis of tranquility in the middle of the war zone.I continue to use Bodymind Healing Qigong to ease everyday stresses and bring me back to my inner sanctuary of equanimity.”

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