Valley Spirit Arts offers books and DVDs on Daoism, Taijiquan, and meditation practices from author Stuart Alve Olson, longtime student of Master T.T. Liang and translator of many Daoist-related works.
Latest book in the Chen Kung Series Now Available!
This volume in the Chen Kung Series presents the two-person Tui Shou exercises of the Eight Styles and Four Skills of Sensing Hands (popularly known as “Pushing Hands”). The main purpose of Sensing Hands—and also Greater Rolling-Back (Da Lu) and Dispersing Hands (San Shou)—is to learn how to Interpret the movements and changes of the opponent, and, just as importantly, how to sense your own defects. The Taijiquan Classic says, “Through knowing yourself, you can know others,” so in Taijiquan, you learn how to interpret yourself first, and then apply it to an opponent. More …
Daoist Sexual Arts: Restoration and Illumination of the Spirit Through Sensual Experience (Preorder Now)
The teachings in this book are for males and females. The first section, attributed to the Immortaless He Xiangu, gives advice to females on regulating the menstrual flow, restoring the breasts, and nourishing the Yang spirit for transformation and illumination. The second section, attributed to the Immortal Zhang Sanfeng, first presents the Nine Fundamentals for Stimulating the Internal Energies of each partner, and then the Seventeen Counsels for Sexual Practice. More …
This companion DVD to the book The Immortal: True Accounts of the 250-Year-Old Man, Li Qingyun by Yang Sen, translated by Stuart Alve Olson, follows the instructions and commentary Li Qingyun provided on his Eight Diagram Elemental Skills (commonly known as the Eight Brocades Seated Qigong Exercises).
Although the Eight Brocades Dao Yin (leading and guiding the breath) methods have been part of Daoist and Buddhist teachings for centuries, Li Qingyun’s commentaries on the exercises are in-line with the Buddhist lineage, as Li said he learned them from his Buddhist teacher.
The techniques and methods in this DVD are clearly explained and demonstrated, strictly adhering to how Li Qingyun presented and taught them in 1927 while visiting with Yang Sen and his associates in Wanxian, China.