The Chilel Qigong system consists of three types of practice: Moving Forms; Stillness Forms; and Spontaneous Forms. These three types of practice follow the process from elementary to advanced The Chilel Qigong Moving Forms consist of three stages and six progressive methods. The three stages are: External Hùn Yuán; Internal Hùn Yuán; and Central Hùn Yuán. The six progressive methods are the following.
- The First Step Gong: Lift Qi Up and Pour Qi Down Method. It belongs to the External stage.
- The Second Step Gong: The Body and Mind Method—the practice to merge the body and the mind.
- The Third Step Gong: The Five Elements Method—the practice to merge the inner organs.
Both the Second and the Third Step Gong belong to the Internal stage.
- The Fourth Step Gong: Central Meridian Hùn Yuán.
- The Fifth Step Gong: Central Line Hùn Yuán.
- The Sixth Step Gong: Return to one.
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The Fourth, Fifth and Sixth Step Gongs belong to the Central stage. The first step Gong, Lift Qi Up and Pour Qi Down Method, is to cultivate the External Qi. Its purpose is to strengthen these innate functions and to ensure the venues for exchanging Qi with nature will remain open and uninterrupted. This will transmute the Qi in the skin and the membrane and the Qi in nature into one. This process mainly uses the mind intent and occurs mainly outside of the body; therefore, it is called External stage. The Internal stage includes the second step Gong, The Body and Mind Method, and the third step Gong—The Five Elements Method. The Body and Mind Method stretches the tendons and loosens up the joints, ligaments, and bones. It focuses on the integration of the physical body and mental activities. Its purpose is to merge the Meridians’ Qi and the blood into one by opening the venues between the five layers of the physical body (skin, muscles, tendons, blood vessels, and skeleton). This will strengthen the body functions, and become healthier. The Five Elements Method cultivates Qi in the heart, liver, spleen, lungs, and kidneys. Practicing The Five Elements Method will make the Inner Organ Qi sufficient, strengthen the organs’ functions, and regulate the emotions and mental activities associated with the inner organs. It also strengthens one’s ability to circulate Qi both inside and outside of the body. Since Fourth, Fifth, and Sixth Step Gongs, Stillness Forms, and Spontaneous Forms have not been taught by Dr. Páng to general public, their introduction will be omitted from here.]