MASTERING TAICHI SERIES: Use the Eight Directions of the Universe In Your Taichi - ADVANCED

ABOUT THIS COURSE: Mastering Taichi Through Using the Eight Directions of the Universe

Learn how to pull in and use the eight major directions of the universe in this one-hour video course from our private invitation vault. Master Liao gives you key insights on how supporting the eight directions helps you achieve goals described in the book T’ai Chi Classics. You’ll learn the real secret to “light and limber,” and “follow the curve to find the straight line.”

After this course, you will never practice Taichi the same way again. Learn how pulling in the eight directions of the universe, and using the Bow as a moving meditation form, can be the gateway to expanding the power in your Tan Tien. Learn how the correct motion expands your Tan Tien and then pulls Yin and Yang from the entire universe back into your heart. 

When using the eight directions is done the right way, you may soon have different feeling sensations in your Tan Tien. “Embracing the Moon” or “Holding the Fetus” are just some of the analogies ancient masters used to describe the many different stages of developing the living energy of your lower abdomen.

"When they used to describe 8 directions, they drew a Bagua. But the real Bagua they are talking about is not 2-dimensional like a disc. It represents every possible direction in the universe," says Master Waysun Liao.

This course was originally produced on a private invitation series of DVDs under the title “Bowing and How to Support the Eight Directions.” It was recorded in 2007 during advanced Tao Gong classes onsite at the Taichi Tao Center.

Many of the principles in this course apply to Condensing Breathing practice and the ability to generate Jing power.


Taichi is more than a slow-motion dance or exercise. Taichi masters understand that each form is specifically designed to help you move your energy in specific ways. But to do this, you need to understand the engineering and Chi principles behind each form.

Long-time students know that nobody on earth can go into more interesting, energy-focused detail on how to perfect a Taichi Form than Master Waysun Liao. Just when you think you know a form, Master Liao will blow your mind with amazing possibilities you never considered before, and suddenly a whole new world will open up in practicing a simple posture.

This series is a collection of such classes. The courses in the "Mastering Taichi Series" showcase those lessons where Master Waysun Liao does a deep dive into specific single forms, dissecting and explaining the energy flow, practice variations, meditative focus, and potential power in dynamic detail.

Viewers who are or wish to be Taichi instructors, masters, or practice group leaders will want to devour this series. It will not only put you on the road toward mastering Taichi, it is also rich with tips and lesson ideas you can bring to your own students. What you learn will help you know whether you and your students are doing a form correctly, and how to bring any Taichi form to the next level.