Di Yuan is a standing form, which is traditionally practiced to build foundation, achieve stability and become grounded. 

Standing form is considered the most important foundation practice in Qigong and is more effective than any other method for developing Gongfu (true abilities). In the Yuan Gong system, Di Yuan is an important foundational method for the seven subsequent methods. Some benefits of practicing Di Yuan are that it can:

  • Strengthen the physical body & improve musculoskeletal alignment.
  • Help open the neck, shoulders, lower back and hips
  • Strengthen the mind and deepen an experience of the relaxed, calm state.

Di Yuan practice can be varied according to the conditions of the practitioner and the length of time for practice can be freely adjusted, according to your needs and schedule.

About the practice of

Di Yuan

Trust is the beginning of meeting our heart face-to-face. It is the bridge that allows us to communicate with and know our own heart. Without trust, we are filled with doubt, anxiety, and fear.

Listen to a sample of Trust (first stage):

The natural state of the heart is to be open. It is not meant to be locked away. An open heart is the doorway to life; the entry to an inexhaustible source of vitality. When the heart is open, life is like a vast ocean without any restrictions.

Listen to a sample of Openness (first stage):

Love plays a special role in our life. It is present in every cell of our bodies and it influences every aspect of life. Without love, the opposite qualities manifest, creating dis-ease, fear, indifference, or even hate. Like every heart quality, love’s presence is wholly dependent on the presence of the other four heart qualities.

Listen to a sample of Love (first stage):

Gratitude is the manifestation of goodness, beauty, and wisdom. When we feel gratitude we nourish our heart; it becomes softer, purer, more open and loving. We feel more joy and happiness.

When gratitude is missing, we feel a sense of lack no matter how much we have.

Listen to a sample of Gratitude (first stage):

Gongjing is a composite quality. It includes all the heart qualities as well as understanding, accommodation, empathy, appreciation, and compassion. Loosely translated, Gongjing means true respect. What is true respect? When we have true respect, we see everyone and everything as equally important, equally valuable.

Listen to a sample of Gongjing (first stage):

Learn Di Yuan

Online Classes

Learn Tong Yuan from a REN XUE Teacher.  Check out the Calendar for Online Classes above – just choose the Tong Yuan filter through the red Calendar button.  Or find a teacher in your region below.

At Home Learning

Learn Di Yuan from REN XUE of the America’s At-Home-Learning program, which includes MP3s and PDFs of the meditations.

Practice Di Yuan

Audio No.16 Di Yuan (75 minutes)

Begin your practice of Di Yuan with this guided version. Start experiencing the powerful benefits of Di Yuan today!

Audio No.13 Tian Yuan and Di Yuan (74 minutes)

Practice Di Yuan and Tian Yuan together in this combination guided practice. Great for morning practice, gathering and nourishing Qi. 

Audio No.15 Tian Yuan and Di Yuan (104 minutes)

Enjoy an hour long practice of Di Yuan accompanied by Tian Yuan with 3 minutes of each segment.


What is Qigong?

Qigong is an ancient practice dating back 2,500 years and practiced worldwide by an estimated 80 million people. REN XUE integrates its own Qigong system with a modern understanding of health and wellbeing.

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What Is Qi?

Qi is a substance containing energy, information and material. It responds to our thoughts and intentions. Qi is the “building blocks” of the Universe.

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What Is Enlightenment?

In Ren Xue, Enlightenment is stage on the pathway to realising our true human potential when the True Self (or Shen) manifests and you are able to live life in a state of pure awareness.

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