Damo on Nei Gong Basics

Here is a brief video I put together ‘off the cuff’ for a Qigong festival held by Singing Dragon some time ago. I decided to discuss the theory of Jing and problems people may encounter when beginning any practice of Nei Gong or Qi...

Interview with Damo Mitchell

Here is a two and half hour long interview I recently completed for the Occult Corpus website. I was asked a series of questions on various aspects of Daoism and the esoteric arts. Here are my...

Taijiquan Leg Development

A brief video showing various stages of development for the legs in Taijiquan. This is specific to the Yang family style of Taijiquan and should take most practitioners around 7-8 years of practice before they are able to move through these stages to distinguish full...

Lessons in Daoist Alchemy – Part 6

In this video (part six in a seven part series) Damo discusses the connection between Xing and Ming with regards to Nei Dan alchemical meditation. Understanding these terms is the key to understanding how to locate the substances which form the alchemical pill of...

Lessons in Daoist Alchemy – Part 5

In the fifth of our series of videos on Daoist Nei Dan, we have a second lecture on the nature of Ming (destiny/fate/life). This video was filmed in Glastonbury on a two-day long course looking at Nei Dan and more specifically the practices outlined in my previous...

Lessons in Daoist Alchemy – Part 4

In the fourth of our series of videos on Daoist Nei Dan, we have a lecture that covers the basics of the nature of Ming (destiny/fate/life). This video was filmed in Glastonbury on a two-day long course looking at Nei Dan and more specifically the practices outlined...

Lessons in Daoist Alchemy – Part 3

Here is the second 20 minute long video on the subject of Nei Dan. In this video Damo continues to discuss the concept of Xing (nature).  Understanding this subject assists a person with accessing the energetic patterning of the Daoist tradition. This video was filmed...

Nei Gong Q & A’s

Here are a few videos from our ‘Question and Answer’ series on the Lotus Nei Gong website. I am not sure how useful the videos will be to those who are not directly involved in our system of practice but you never know; there may be something helpful in...

Lessons in Daoist Alchemy – Part 2

Here is the first 30 minute long video on the subject of Nei Dan. In this video Damo introduces the concept of Xing (nature) as well as the difference between external and internal cultivation of nature. Understanding this subject assists a person with accessing the...

Releasing the Acquired Mind

The video below is a short excerpt from a talk given spontaneously to a group of students on a Sung Breathing course in Linköping, Sweden. The talks discusses the nature of going deeper into Sung, when you get to the stage of releasing the layers of the acquired mind...

Lessons in Daoist Alchemy – Part 1

Over the next few weeks we are going to be offering a series of videos looking at the subject of Daoist Nei Dan or ‘alchemical meditation’. In these videos Damo Mitchell will be covering the basic theory of the method as well as the practical training of...

Video Review of Nei Dan Book

Brandon Gilbert of Hyperion Herbs (click to visit) has kindly reviewed my new book ‘White Moon on the Mountain Peak’ in three short videos on his Youtube channel. In the first video he shares his initial thoughts. In the second video he takes three key...

The Alchemical Treasures in Nei Dan

A short video exploring one of the key concepts and most important diagrams from my latest book. It is easy to read a book and lose sight of which are the most important concepts and so I decided to draw extra attention to this aspect of the title. The video was...

Yang Qi and Yuan Jing – Part 3

The third and final part of this lecture which focuses upon types of Qi and Carrots….. There was more to this lecture but it was mostly information specific to the group I was teaching as well as a questions and answers session…...

Yang Qi and Yuan Jing – Part 2

The second part of the lecture on Yang Qi and Qi circulation in general. This is actually quite a complex lecture, more complicated than I planned on it being! I hope it isn’t too confusing; it is a difficult subject to talk...

Yang Qi and Yuan Jing – Part 1

The first part of a lecture on the nature of Yang Qi and Yuan Jing in Nei Gong and Nei Dan. The writing is quite small on the whiteboard so maybe you should make the video full screen when you watch it… I think that this knowledge is quite important for anybody...

Yi Jing and External Pathogens

Continuing from the pervious lecture videos shot in Linköping in front of those strange cartoon trees… In this video I introduce the external energies of Daoism and their link to the basic eight Gua of the Yi Jing. Please note that the external energies are...

Dao Yin Organ Pathogens

Another video clip taken from a lecture I gave in Sweden this summer. This time I am discussing the nature of pathogenic substances when they are given off by the organs in the body. The last video in this series was a bit too gaudy with regards to the background...

Lecture on Dao Yin and the Emotions

Below is the latest excerpt from my lectures in Sweden. These lectures form part of a two year long course I am running in Sweden and so hopefully we will upload the majority of this material so that it may be useful to some who study the internal arts. In this...

Foot massage – Acupressure Points

On this video you will find a short introductory sequence for foot massage which can help both with your health and in your Qigong practice. I use these points in my Shiatsu practice and also find them helpful when running my Qigong classes. Please note that the...

The Qi Gong Body – Part 2

Here is the second part of the talk given in Linköping on the foundations of Qi Gong practice. If you haven’t watched part 1 then I suggest you do or this talk will make little...

The Qi Gong Body – Part 1

The first part of a short talk on the basics of regulating the body for Qi Gong practice. Posture, relaxation and other aspects of body work are discussed on one of my Swedish courses held a couple of weeks ago. I hope this clip is useful to...

Damo Mitchell on Qi Gong

Here are some excerpts from a lecture I gave on the foundations of Daoist Qi Gong practice taken from a course taught in Linköping, Sweden in June 2014. I was talking to a group of new students on a ‘fundamentals of Qi Gong’ course. Some 50 students from...

The Kua (Video)

A short lecture video put together from classes at the retreat centre. These classes in 2013 covered use of the Kua in Nei Gong and the internal martial arts… The Kua is the area along the inside the groin sometimes known as the inguinal crease. It sits along...

Breathing Preparation (Video)

Here is a short (ten minute) video shot in Thailand in early 20104. It shows Damo teaching a small group of students how to prepare their body for any breathing exercises. The ribs are massaged and the diaphragm is stretched. This helps with expanding the lungs and...