Tai Chi and the Lower Tantien


In this video I talk about the importance of the lower tantien in tai chi and also for general health and vitality. The lower tantien is the place all the energy circuits pass through.


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Visitor (not verified) wrote 1 year 26 weeks ago

Historically correct

Wonderful excellent excerpt.

Visitor (not verified) wrote 1 year 26 weeks ago

Good to knowledge.

Good to knowledge.

Sandra Cabeçadas (not verified) wrote 3 years 51 weeks ago
JJ (not verified) wrote 4 years 16 weeks ago

Lower Tantien

So inspiring. In awe of such wisdom. This keeps me in love with the art - thank you Bruc

René R. Sell (not verified) wrote 4 years 16 weeks ago

Thumbs up

Just a thank you for your inspiring words! :-)

Ahmed Dangor (not verified) wrote 4 years 17 weeks ago

QiQong horses

where can I purchase this training on a DVD

Beverley Kane_MD (not verified) wrote 4 years 17 weeks ago

Thank You! And Qigong With Horses/Horse Dan Tien

Bruce, thank you for sharing you wisdom. Reminds me of where I recently read--was it in your "Dragon and Tiger Qigong" book?--a quote from a guy who had been doing t'ai ji 20 years and finally admitted, "I can't really find my gaddam dan tien."

My colleagues and I teach qigong with horses, mostly the dan tien press and the dan tien hug on the ground for stress reduction. We also teach mounted lessons in joining the lower dan tien with the horse's dan tien. Recently our Shaolin Masters did a qi and dan tien sensing session with the horses. They found that the horses had an amazingly free flow of qi around what would be their ? microcosmic (macrocosmic!) orbit. I recommend that people locate a somatic horsemanship instructor (or yoga and horses instructor) and try sitting & walking bareback on a horse to develop the sense of one's lower (and other) dan tien(s) as you circulate the qi with the horse's qi.

Ricardo Hercules (not verified) wrote 4 years 17 weeks ago


Aware now about lower Dantien.
Valeu Bruce!.

Ricardo Hercules.

Walter Zimmermann (not verified) wrote 4 years 17 weeks ago



Ron Loving (not verified) wrote 4 years 17 weeks ago

Tai Chi and Lower DanTien

I learned 3 new things that I didn't know about tai chi and the lower dantien from this video. I was curious if I would gain new, usable knowledge from BKF's Tai Chi lectures. Now I'm convinced he has a LOT to offer. When the Tai Chi Mastery program re-opens I'll be among the first to sign up.

Sally Rawlins (not verified) wrote 4 years 17 weeks ago

Tan Dien talk

Right on: Clear, elegant, quietly compelling. I am a (fairly) long term TaiChi/ChiGung reader, piecemeal worker to learn how to best learn a viable practice. Thank you for keeping me posted. Soon perhaps I can begin a formal contract to learn.
Then I shall add, "HipHipHooray!"

austin (not verified) wrote 4 years 17 weeks ago


clear concise informative thank u very much

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