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Primordial Wuji Qigong: from shifu Michael’s Qigong Certification Training Manual

One of my favorite qigong forms is Primordial Wuji Qigong.  The form I practice is technically mine in origins, but the philosophy behind it belongs to a long tradition of qigong cultivation.  I became interested in it during the early 2000’s.  At that time, I was studying the writings of a variety of qigong teachers:  Roger Jahnke, Jerry Alan Johnson, Michael Winn, Daniel Reid, Solala Towler, and Ken Cohen.  Several of them had written extensively or produced videos on the Primordial qigong.  They referred to it in a variety of names:  Hunyuan Gong, Primordial Qigong, Hundun Qigong, or “Taiji Hunyuan Nei Gong (Undifferentiated Primordial Inner Work).” I was mysteriously drawn to it, even though I did not have any direct experience of its form.  From the descriptions I read about it, I deduced that it consisted of a lot of circling and spiraling movements.  Roger Jahnke described it as a returning and moving in reverse to the natural pattern of things.  I started creating my own form, using some of my favorite rolling and spiraling qigong movements, and deepening my understanding of key principles of the Primordial philosophy.