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Taoist Classical Music Meditation

Music is a potent medicine. It can bring happiness and sadness. Both players and listeners should use it with care.
Scientific research worldwide has revealed that the only music which is healthy, is an expression of the heart and follows the laws of nature humanity. Music brings all participants back into harmony with nature by eliminating noise and war, promoting silence and peace.

What in many ancient cultures was generally believed is confirmed in recent research , human beings have some special Sound sensitive spots. Music can be used as a potential medicine! Taoist Classical Music brings both the  musicians and the listeners in natural harmony. The earliest scientists used this form of music for special ceremonies, while followers of Confucius used it to promote social harmony. Later, the Taoists adopted it for meditative exercises.

Taoist music, was believed, could lift a person up to a higher level of existence. Beginning at the 14th century and continuing in the present Dong Jin music not only spread throughout China but also around the world. Recently scientifically electronic equipment has been used to examine this music. It was discovered that the unique color of the Gong Jin music is created by the performance of a slow tramelo which wavers at the interval of a perfect form 4th A down to E and back. Some researchers think that this characteristic sound is the basis for its healthful qualities. We hope that this music meditation will be enjoyed by both music researchers and those who exercise Martial art for good health. The listener must find  himself in a quiet  location where he can put his whole heart in to the performance. He should clear his mind of any outside distractions and concentrate totally on the music. Only this way can he truly experience  that this music is the same as medicine.   

Preparation for the Meditation

Some important tips
1. Comfortable clothing and a comfortable posture, sitting or standing zhan zhuang.
2. Close your eyes, but do not refuse the light to get in.
3. Close your mouth with a smile.
4. The tip of your tongue touches you palate.
5. Keep your mind clear, relaxed

The classical Taoist music meditation.

During the Taoist Music Meditation we will touch a set of Six sound sensitive points on a fixed meditation trajectory. We do this on the rhythm of the ten small gongs, part of a centuries old instrument the “Gate of Heaven’. We move from during the exercise from point to point on the Ting sound of the small gong: Ting 2/3 counts Ting 2/3 counts and so on. We jump in our mind on the Ting of the ‘Gate Of Heaven’, at which the Ting imaginary slightly presses on the points you touch in your mind. There are totally six of this music sensitive points see the illustration.

1. Starting point is the spot just above the left side of the left eyebrow.
2. The Laogong of the left hand. The Laogong is the point where the nail of the middle finger touch the hand palm if you make a light fist.
3. The Laogong of your right hand. Same location but on the right hand
4. The Dantian, a spot some inches below the belly button.
5. Under the left foot, acupuncture point kidney 1.
6. Under the right foot, acupuncture point kidney 1.

From right foot kidney 1. We move in our mind with one big circle back to the spot above the left eyebrow and the whole trajectory starts again.
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