Acquire new practices to activate, energize, and empower six pairs of Yin and Yang organs, culminating in a practice featuring all 12 meridians — to improve the circulation of your energy for optimally healthy, holistic, and integrated wellbeing.
What You’ll Learn In Yin and Yang Qigong
In Yin and Yang Qigong, Robert Peng will guide you through the fundamental skills and competencies you’ll need to open all your meridians to access unlimited energy, focus, and potential.
Module 1: Open the Lung & Large Intestine Meridians — Embracing Both Sadness & Kindness
How do your internal organs work with one another, energetically?
As you begin this journey, Robert Peng will share insights into the 5 Elements Theory and the pairs of Yin and Yang organs — as you explore the first pair, lungs and large intestine.
In energy medicine, the lungs control both Qi and breathing. On an emotional level, they take in new concepts and ideas, absorbing what we can use and releasing what we no longer need, such as sadness, grief, and old ideas. They extract clean energy from the air you breathe and combine it with food energy from everything you eat.
The lungs form “Upright Energy,” which provides nourishment for your body and creates and distributes Defensive Qi (Wei Qi), which creates an immune system-like barrier that protects the body from harmful pathogens that can cause illness and disease.
Moreover, the lungs house the Po, which supports your basic senses such as feeling, sensing, hearing, and seeing.
The large intestine receives food and drink from the small intestine and excretes it out of the body. Both your large intestine and your lung meridians are connected with emotions of apathy, boredom, grief, inability to let go, lack of inspiration, melancholy, sadness, and timidity.
Robert Peng will teach you how to empower the lung and large intestine meridians — and balance your body and mind by embracing your sadness and kindness.
Module 2: Open the Stomach & Spleen Meridians — Embracing Both Doubt & Trust
Robert Peng will teach and guide practices connected to the second pair of Yin and Yang organs, the spleen and stomach.
As Robert Peng will explain, your spleen controls digestion, keeps blood inside the vessels, transports and distributes your body’s energy, and governs and controls the strength and function of your muscles, flesh, and limbs.
It also lifts and holds internal organs, keeping them in place. Your spleen also houses the Yi, which relates to thinking, studying, memorization, and concentration.
Meanwhile, your stomach controls the downward movement of Qi and receives food, transforming cells that aid in the development of tissues and organs. It separates the clean from the impure parts of ingested food, sending the clean “upwards” to the spleen and the impure “downwards” to the small intestine.
Your spleen and stomach are connected with emotional symptoms of confusion, craving sympathy, feeling ungrounded, insecurity/neediness, obsessive thoughts, restless sleep, selfish behavior, worry, poor concentration, poor memory, and feeling scattered.
Robert Peng will teach you to empower your spleen and stomach meridians and balance your body and mind as you embrace both doubt and trust.
Module 3: Open the Heart & Small Intestine Meridians — Embracing Both Hatred & Love
Robert Peng will guide you to explore the practice of the third pair of Yin and Yang organs, the heart and small intestine.
In energy medicine, the heart controls sweat, blood vessels, and circulation. It also supports and controls mental activities. It manifests upon the complexion. The heart also houses the Shen, which is equivalent to the mind.
The small intestine governs ingested fluids and foods, separating the “clean” from the “impure.” It sends food to the large Intestine for reabsorption, and it sends impurities to the bladder to be released as urine.
Both the heart and small intestine are connected to the emotional symptoms of agitation, anxiety, continuous laughter, criticality, cynical behavior, excessive and/or vivid dreaming, forgetfulness, lack of joy or humor, lack of self-love, mania, mental confusion, poor self-esteem, and restlessness.
You’ll learn to empower your heart and small intestine meridians — balancing your body and mind as you embrace both hatred and love.
Module 4: Open the Kidney & Bladder Meridians — Embracing Both Fear & Tranquility
You’ll discover the fourth pair of Yin and Yang organs, the kidney and bladder.
In energy medicine, the kidney meridian governs reproduction, produces bone marrow, and regulates water movement. It influences growth and development, controls and activates sexual energy, determines the vitality and length of your life, and controls and supports the health and strength of your bones.
The bladder houses the Zhi, which is in charge of mental drive and courage, and provides determination and focus to accomplish goals and dreams. The bladder also stores and excretes urine, and helps maintain normal fluid levels in the body.
The kidney and bladder are both connected with emotions and symptoms of defensiveness, depression, fear, overwhelm, lack of willpower, moaning and groaning, panic attacks, paranoia, and timidity.
You’ll explore how to empower your kidney and bladder meridians — balancing your body and mind as you embrace both fear and tranquility.
Module 5: The Pericardium & Triple Energizer
Robert Peng will teach and guide the practice of the fifth pair of Yin and Yang organs: pericardium and Triple Energizer.
In Western medicine, the pericardium is a membrane, or sac, that surrounds your heart. In energy medicine, the pericardium acts as a buffer to protect the heart physically and psychologically. It’s very closely connected to the heart, with many similar indications and functions.
Triple Energizer, also called the San Jiao or Triple Burner, refers to a relationship between organs, instead of an organ in its own right.
Pericardium and Triple Energizer are both are connected with the emotional symptoms of defensiveness and fragmentation.
Robert Peng will teach you how to empower your pericardium and Triple Energizer meridians and balance your body and mind by embracing protection and cohesion.
Module 6: Open the Liver & Gallbladder Meridians — Channeling & Embracing Both Your Anger & Understanding
In this session, you’ll move through practices to explore the sixth pair of Yin and Yang organs, the liver and gallbladder.
As Robert Peng will share, in energy medicine, the liver stores blood, governs emotional states, and helps regulate menstruation. It regulates the smooth flow of Qi and influences your capacity for organizing and planning. It influences digestive functions of the stomach and spleen, and controls muscular activity, including the flexibility and agility of tendons and ligaments. Liver houses the “Hun,” which is similar to the concept of soul or spirit.
The gallbladder influences your quality and length of sleep. It controls judgment and the capacity to make decisions.
Your liver and gallbladder are both connected with emotional symptoms of aggressive behavior, anger, bitterness, depression, emotional repression, frustration, impatience, inability to plan or organize, indecision, irritability, jealousy, moodiness, negative outlook, nervous tension, over-fastidious planning, resentment, rigid and inflexible attitudes, shouting, and timidity.
You’ll explore how to empower your liver and gallbladder meridians — balancing your body and mind as you embrace both anger and understanding.
Module 7: Open All 12 Meridians — Making a Full Circulation of Your Energy Flow & the Rhythm of Your Practice
You’ve practiced all 12 meridians individually each week. Now, Robert Peng will lead you to practice all meridians in one complete practice — a full circulation of your energy flow.
The more Qi you circulate, the healthier you feel and the more you can accomplish. As you refine your Qi and draw in more life force, you will feel more alive and deepen your connection with yourself, the people around you, nature, and the cosmos.
Robert Peng will introduce the theory of ZiWuLiuZhu, your inner rhythm’s energy flow combined with natural phenomena. These phenomena can include, for example, the movement of celestial bodies such as the sun and moon, the arrival and departure of the seasons, and the beginning and end of the day.
Module 8: Combining Your Meridian Pairs With Deepening Exercises
At this point on your journey, Robert Peng has guided you to practice six pairs of meridians, based on the sequence of the Qi flow. You’ve practiced each pair with a chanting exercise to nourish and empower yourself.
This week, Robert Peng will guide you to add a new dimension as you learn how each of the 12 organs are either Zang (yin) or Fu (yang).
The Zang-Fu is a collection of organs that produces and regulates Qi within your body. In energy medicine, these organs aren’t anatomical structures — instead, they’re interconnected functions that explain how Qi is produced within the body.
Module 9: Central Meridian Empowerment — Harmonizing All Meridians to Unify Heaven, Earth & Human Qi as One
As your journey through this course comes to a close, you’ll learn about your Central Meridian, an energy channel that connects the top of your head and your perineum.
It crosses all three energy centers (dantians) and all meridians, and harmonizes energy around them. It also keeps extending up from the top of your head to connect with Heaven Qi, and down from your perineum to connect with Earth Qi, which makes you a truly organic part of the universe, fully resourceful with your universal energy.
In this final week, Robert Peng will introduce one more special practice: Central Meridian Breathing Empowerment to harmonize all meridians and unify Heaven, Earth, and Human Qi as one.