Yuan Gong

 ‘The purpose of Yuan Gong practice is to better align human life with its governing laws. When we follow the laws of life, we can be healthy. The more profoundly we follow the laws, the healthier we get.’
– Yuan Tze

Watch an overview of the first four methods of Yuan Gong above

Yuan Gong is a comprehensive Qigong system. It is a practice of beautiful moving and still meditations, using the body, mind, breath and Qi (energy).

Its foundations rest in Chinese tradition, but western scientific and psychological findings are incorporated, so Yuan Gong is a comprehensive discipline. Practicing Yuan Gong helps to increase mental clarity, improves internal strength and stability, and helps us understand the patterns of thought that inadvertently support negative emotions and illness.

It is built on ancient Chinese wisdom that understands in order to make real progress in life cultivation we need to work equally on the physical body and Qi (Ming 命), and our inner nature (Xing 性) – including Xin (the heart), Shen (True Self), and Yi (activities of the consciousness).

Developed by Yuan Tze in 2012, Yuan Gong’s foundations are deeply rooted in Ren Xue’s three theories (the Theory of Qi, the Theory of Shen and Consciousness, and the Theory of Totality) and Yuan Tze’s profound understanding of Qi and Qigong gained through his extensive experience using Qigong to cultivate his own life and help other people.

Safety and effectiveness are the core values of Yuan Gong and were what guided Yuan Tze in his development of the system.  Safety always comes first because effectiveness is meaningless without it.  Read more about Safety in Yuan Gong.

The scope of Yuan Gong goes beyond that of Qigong in the traditional sense: its ultimate goal is to help people attain realization and wisdom.  The system’s nine methods are arranged so that the practitioner can gradually deepen their work on Qi and then, with a good foundation of Qi, work safely on the heart and consciousness.

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Simply stated, Yuan Gong opens the heart,
allowing trust, openness, love and gratitude to flow in.

Yuan Gong can help you

  • Increase Energy
  • Build Trust
  • Improve Relationships
  • Breathe Easy
  • Find Purpose
  • Cope with Pain

The Yuan Gong System

Click the image to enlarge a visual outline of the full Yuan Gong System

During Yuan Gong practice, movements, postures and breathing are accompanied by an active direction of consciousness.

Tian Yuan

Tian Yuan is a beautiful free flowing practice that can yield positive effects on health and the whole of life. Practitioners can experience the following benefits in a relatively short amount of time:

  • Increased ability to maintain a calm state in daily life
  • A brighter outlook on life and an increased sense of wellbeing
  • Increased mobility and relaxation in the shoulders and neck
  • More vitality and energy

Read more about Tian Yuan, including how to learn the method and access audios to support your practice.

Di Yuan

Di Yuan is a standing form, which is traditionally practiced to build foundation, achieve stability and become grounded.   Some benefits of practicing Di Yuan are that it can:

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

Read more about Di Yuan, including how to learn the method and access audios to support your practice.

Watch Yuan Tze practice Tian Yuan and Di Yuan

Ren Yuan

Ren Yuan is a fluid moving practice that helps to stretch and strengthen the body and unify the body, mind and Qi.  Ren Yuan:

  • Works on the physical level, including the skin, muscles, tendons, blood vessels, bones and all of the organs
  • Opens the channels in the body and promotes the flow of Qi in these channels
  • Effects deep change on Qi directly in these physical parts and structures
  • Is beneficial for the prevention of illness and improvement of overall health

Read more about Ren Yuan, including how to learn the method and access audios to support your practice.

Xia Yuan

The purpose of Xia Yuan is to strengthen the functions of the organs, prevent organ illness and continually improve organ health. 

While it has complex elements of sounds, mind activity, visualization and hand forms, it is a simple method that is relatively easy to learn and practice, and is designed to be efficient so the practice is relatively short.

Read more about Xia Yuan, including how to learn the method and access audios to support your practice.


Zhong Yuan and Shang Yuan

Zhong Yuan, the Fifth Method of Yuan Gong, is designed to open the Ren channel (Ren Mai) and the Du channel (Du Mai) and for the initial opening of  the Central Channel (Zhong Mai).

Shang Yuan, the Sixth Method, is built upon the practice of the Fifth Method and is designed to deepen the opening of the Qi Centers and the Central Channel.

These two methods are built upon the previous four methods and they are meant to take practice to a deeper level. They belong to Still Qigong and consist of a series of special techniques.

Consideration for safety and effectiveness are at the core of Yuan Gong.  As such, certain safety criteria exist for the teaching of these two methods.  Ask your Ren Xue Teacher before learning these methods.

Tong Yuan

The purpose of Tong Yuan is to open the heart (Xin). In Ren Xue, the heart is more than a physical organ – it is where your Xin Ling, or heart consciousness resides.

When Xin is open, the five essential heart qualities of trust, openness, love, gratitude, and Gongjing (true respect) will naturally manifest in every moment of life.

Tong Yuan has five parts, one Xin quality for each part. For each quality, there are three stages.

The whole method is performed by following verbal guidance and connecting and communicating with your heart. The method itself is quite simple, yet the effects are deep.

Read more about Tong Yuan, including how to learn the method and access audios to support your practice.

Ling Yuan

Ling Yuan is the 8th method of Yuan Gong and is the method for changing pattterns. 


Ming Yuan

Ming Yuan is the 9th method of Yuan Gong