Neigong

By invitation only, Saturdays 9:00-10:00am

Neigong literally means "internal work" and is a form of traditional taoist (daoist) meditation. Unlike popular forms of qigong, taoist neigong works on more than simply enhancing and working with the qi energy in the body. Neigong works on refining the essence of one's character while cultivating the three types of energy in the body, the qijing and shen. As taoist practice is deeper and more demanding than either qigong or taijiquan, acceptance into training is by the teacher's permission only, being open to students who have demonstrated sufficient skill and discipline. The neigong practiced at Great River Taoist Center is of the Jin Shan (Gold Mountain) tradition as passed on through Wang Yen-nien, 5th generation teacher of this lineage.

An example illustration from Daoist literature that represents aspects of the cultivation practice using visual metaphors.