Daoist (Taoist) breathing system has been used for centuries. This technique allows you to connect with your chi (qi), slow down breathing (inhales and exhales) and to smooth out physical tension, astral or emotional blockages, and calm the mind.
I initially learnt the Three-Part Daoist breath from Bernie Clark, and subsequently again when I met Paul & Suzee Grilley. Both had their subtle variations. Paul & Suzee did a Four-Part Daoist breath standing. Bernie showed us the seated variation. The variation I’ve shown in the video I have is similar but not exact.
Remember, the INTENTION is to improve quality of breath, the help you feel more alive and build your chi. Take your time, repeat as many times as you like. Find a quiet space and any comfortable seated position.
First, close your eyes. Take a moment to place your mind in the area of energy, whether it is the Dantian, other chakras or your hands. Use your mind to cultivate, move and empower the chi (energy).