Taiji Yoga Master Li李煜，成都市人。曾从事工人、教员、记者、律师等工作。Ms. Li Yi lives in the City of Chengdu, Sichuan Province. She was a worker, later a reporter, a lawyer, and a college teacher.
七十年代即开始对传统《易经》文化和瑜伽文化与中医文化的进行学习和探索。Since 1970s, Ms. Li began to study Chinese traditional culture including the Book of Changes, traditional Chinese medicine, and later Yoga.
八十年代末，毅然放弃优裕生活，踏上菩提路，开始了艰辛的修行，曾遍阅经典并在喜玛拉雅山和崆峒山、终南山等圣地闭关数年并师从国内外若干大德贤者，其间历尽艰辛，终获殊胜教益与加持。运用《易经》文化、瑜伽文化、阿育吠陀医学文化、太极医学文化、中医和藏医学文化，创造了无数生命奇迹。At the end of 1980s, she gave up her wealthy life as a successful businesswoman and lawyer, became a buddhist. After searching for truth in thousands of books of various related fields, and practicing Buddhism for years in the mountains of Himalaya, Zhongnan and Kongdong, she established a reputation by helping numerous people, mainly patients, orphans, monks, nuns, domestically and intrrnationally, using an amazingly flexible combined skill sets of Chinese traditional medicine, accupuncture, pulse diagnose, Tibetan medicine, the Book of Changes, Yoga philosophy, ancient Indian Aryuvenda medicine, and Tai Chi.虽然身怀绝技，但却数度拒绝了国内外诸多媒体的採访与报道，拒绝了德国丶美国丶以色列等相关机构邀请讲学与交流……其原因是基于心灵深处忠贞的守望——守望着东方文化千世不替的辉煌和日月轮迴的万古沧桑!Her extraordinary and mysterious skills brought attention from all kinds of people. There were international organizations inviting her for either speech or interview: Germany, USA and Israel. She declined all those, because she was hoping to take good care of the neglected oriental culture on her own land.
Sichuan University, Chinese Literature, Bachelor
Traditional Chinese Medicine and the Book of Changes Study, Bachelor, Chengdu Chinese Medical University
Accupuncturist, China Traditional Medicine Academy
Study of Sociology: Sichuan University
Advanced Study for Buddhism: Sichuan University
Study of Psychology: Western-South Teacher Traing University
Advanced Study of Buddhism: The People’s University of China
Specialist Consultant of the National Administration for Traditional Medicine
Executive Vice Secretary-General in the Society for the Book of Changes
Visiting Professor for Healing and Potential Development in Sichuan College of Sports Technique Research
Visiting Professor in West-South Teacher Training University for Psychology
Registered Specialist for Mental Health Care
RYT500 Registered Yoga Coach
ACIC Registered Yoga Coach
Chief-coach of the Northern Shaolin Temple Junior Warrior Monks
Coach for Internal Strength Practice in Wudang Mountain Taoism Kungfu Group
Coach for Internal Strength in Wudang Mountain Xinchen TaiChi Kungfu Group
Introducing Master Li: Alternative Healing with both Qigong and Yoga
Right after WWII, there was the second Chinese Civil War, Ms. Li’s father, as a KMT officer, rushed to Taiwan. His young wife was just a teenager at the time, she was so scared that she left her first child behind, and took the plane to follow her husband. The young couple had no time to take the infant with them. The little baby girl became an orphan living in the mainland China, lost contact with her parents forever.
Orphan and Chinese Civil War
At first, she was taken care of by her father’s mother, and then the People’s Republic of China was founded, the Land Reform began, her grammar was killed by angry crowds, the baby girl was then taken to another province called Sichuan, to live with her mother’s mother, the old lady was also killed in no time, as she is also from a big family and her daughter escaped to Taiwan. The poor little girl was then taken to live with her mother’s mother’s sister. One day, this elegant old lady dressed up nicely, played piano for a while, killed herself.
Losing Three Grandmas in Three Months
The baby gril lost three grandmas in just three months, she was taken to her fourth home – an orphanage. A few months later, she was adopted by a Chengdu couple who couldn’t have a child in three years, her joining in this family soon brought five new members. The couple gave birth to five babies of their own, the adopted untamed girl became a blaming and beating target of the mother.
Since she was a little girl, somehow she had the talent to predict someone’s death in the street. She said there was someone else who she called uncle had the same witched gift. And such a witched girl had lived an amazing life of 74 years, with unusual talents and vision. We will keep writing about her stories on this website later on.
Why are we looking at the USA?
Since 2020, Amasia is working with Master Li to bring her diversified medical healing experiences and skills to the United States, including Yoga meditation, Tai Chi, traditional Chinese medicine, accupunture, psychology, ancient Indian Aryuvenda medicine, Tibetan herbal medicine, etc. She is an amazing learner, taught herself many skills. Why are we looking at the USA now? It is in her genes to learn new things. Ms. Li looks forward to the opportunities of discovering the secrets of life science, and learning from top scientists, etc.
Ms. Li is a lengendary bare-foot traditional Chinese doctor, accupunturist and buddhist. Here below is a picture of her students and herself about 15 years ago. She loves to study and try different things, later she became a licenced Yoga coach, click here to find out more about Master Li’s working resume and titles.
Below the photo, her name is written as 释光明, which is her Buddhist name.
What is Tai Chi?
Tai Chi is written as 太极, in pinyin it is Taiji. It means the ultimate resource and limit of reality, it is an art embracing body, spirit and mind. Practicing Taichi is like training and awakening our inner strength flow to run smoothly, to break the blockage in our system, grow it to be stronger and controlable. Click here to read more about Tai Chi.
Can she really combine Tai Chi with Yoga?
Yes she can. Ms. Li is one of the very few in the world who has spent years studying and working in Tibet where India and China meet. Tai Chi and Yoga are similar in many ways, both of their goals are healing our body and mind. Its basic methods are the same: breathing, imagery/picturing, meditation, balancing, energy field, etc.
the Book of Changes 易经(I Ching/eeJing)
The Book of Changes is a linear signs to be used as oracles. Ms. Li is one of the very few researchers who have the talents and life experience to study these oracles.
It is also written as I Ching, or YiJing which is pinyin (how you type the two characters into computer), the book origin goes back to the mythical antiquity. Although most westerns have never heard of it, it is one of the most important classics in the long history of China.
Using eeJing to predict one’s fate based on various signs in life and on the face is what Ms. Li does every now and then. This skill is also part of her healing abilities.
Working in Tibet
Master Li has been practicing TaiChi since 1980s. When she was practicing Buddhism in Tibet, she met a Yoga grandmaster from India in a practicing cave, later she began to study Yoga. She is more interested in studying the classic Yoga books, the phylosophy, rather than the postures. After that she tried to combine various healing skills for her patients, also monks, nuns. Over the years she has become a grandmaster of Asian healing arts who are so flexible/creative that she was later chosen to work in a secret program funded by Beijing.
Is Ms. Li a licensed Yoga Coach?
She is. But she only teaches the meditation part, not postures, because she believes the postures are superficial, while the meditation is the key to discover the power of Yoga. As a Chinese bare-foot doctor, she taught herself about Aryunvenda Indian Medicine, which is similar to Traditional Chinese Medicine. So she is not just a typical Yoga coach, she is a healer.
Does She Use Chinese Herbal Medicine?
Sometimes. Master Li believes the inner strength, the energe field around your body are the key for healing. When she was working closely with monks, taorists, nuns, orphans, she used pulse-diagnosis and Chinese herbal medicine to help those people in poor conditions, because she was a volunteer doctor, so over the years, she has touched numerous pulses and learned a great deal. Her herbal medicines also include her discoveries in Tibet.
Where is Your Healing Clinic/Farm?
We currently do not have a clinic or studio outside of China. Our healing farm is in Changsha, Hunan Province. However, we are looking for business partners/practioners in American cities. If you are interested in this collaboration, pls leave a message below.
How much do you charge for personal consultation?
Ms. Li has never left China. She helped a few patients from the rest of the world, including USA, Isreal, Germany, to cure breast cancer, AIDS, and leukemia. The fee was not based on hours, it was on days. We will need to discuss based on your location and conditions.
Where are the testimonials?
Ms. Li is not a typical doctor of any kind. She spends many of her time teaching, studying, she does not have a company or clinic. Also, in China, we do not have such a section on our websites because nobody would believe it.
What is Qigong and What are the differences between Qigong and TaiChi?
Qi means vital-life-force, gong means effort. Qigong is the work/effort to activate vital-life-force, it is actually similar to Tai Chi in many ways. Or you may understand it as part of TaiChi. Through study, individuals aim to develop the ability to manipulate Qi(the life force inside our body) to promote self-healing, prevent disease, and increase longevity.
There are three types of Qigong: martial Qigong for physical powers, medical Qigong to heal self and others, and spiritual Qigong for enlightment. The medical Qigong is obviously the most popular type.
Medical Qigong is one of the four branches of Traditional Chinese Medicine, other three are: accupuncture, medical massage, and herbal medicine. Qigong shares the foundmental theories of Traditional Chinese Medicine, and uses similar dianostic and treatment methods.
Researcher in a Secret Program
Ms. Li has healed many patients using medical Qigong, she used to be the chief-coach of one of the largest Qigong group in China, with millions of followers/practioners.
In the 1990s, Qigong was a very popular movement in China, there are various Qigong groups practicing similar Qigong methods. Later, the government dismissed all Qigong organizations.
Before that, Ms. Li was chosen to work in a secret program, as a researcher, studying and training the gifted children. As she gets older, she hopes to train some gifted children to be healers like herself, helping those who cannot afford hospitals, or do not trust western medicine. This is also how we end up working together.
Can Master Li fly to the USA or Europe?
Yes, if necessary. However, the air fare and hotels will be paid/arranged by the clients. If the client cannot provide a qualified translator, then her business partner & assistant, Julian Luo, are expected travel with her to assist and translate.
Ms. Li taught many students to practice Qigong/meditation, her students include professors, workers etc. She was invited by an Isreali medical college to lecture but she didn’t go. Her roots are in China. Now that she is already 74, living alone, she feels the urgency to share what she has learned over the years, in China or overseas.
Amasia is an educational company based in Changsha, Hunan Province, China, train students who want to learn English and the USA. Originally Amasia was founded in Long Beach, California, introducing American architects and designers to work in China.
After the Opium War beteeen China’s Qing Dynasty and the UK, the trade between two countries went to normal. After the Revolution of 1911, Qing Dynasty became history, the Republic of China was officially part of the world trade network. Jinjing’s tea, especially black tea was popular in the world, every family was involved in the business, every piece of land available in Jinjing and nearby towns was covered with tea plantations. Therefore the
Horse Back Tea Trading
appeared. I guess they were transported to Changsha Port, or probably Guangzhou Port as well. Horseback transpotation was faster and more reliable than the boat.
This is our summer camp, and we were talking and imaging that part of our history, full of dreams and glory.
Our ancestors had the chance to live a life of freedom and self respect, but that dream broke after the second civil war.
The above is a picture of the feast. Eight guests sit at a table, attendees are villagers, friends and coworkers, relatives.
All foods and furnitutes are.provided by a catering company in the town.
This kind of traditional souther China funeral typically last for two and half days, excluding the days waiting for the right date of burial.
These two lists of names tell the helpers what their jobs are. The deceased old lady is a neighbor of mine. So I am obligated to provide two days and half ti help, and my job is to clean the feast rooms and funeral service room. I have been assigned for the same job for quite a few years because I am jusy like my father who passed away, never disappoint people whenever a funeral or wedding needs our help. We are the most reliable family in the village in this category. But my father was a lot more skilled and experienced than me so he would always be helping in the kitchen. He would not do low level work like cleaning.
This is how we clean piles of dishes, normalky there are about six to eight people assigned for this job. On the other hand, I am always the only man cleaning the floors. They have to find someone reliable for that kind of solo work.
This is the garage and lobby of the house, at the moment there are a lot of gods in this funeral service room, including Mao.
This sentence in white ink is the next half of an antithetical couplet 对联, which is always shown on both sides of a door. This half Couple says that We cannot stop missing you, and your looks are still so vivid in our minds.
This is the first half of a couplet, it says, when we enter the coffin room, we cannot stop our tears, goodbye mother/grandma.
This is just one room of the feast, there are three temporary rooms, all together there were typically 40 tables of guests, about 300 guests and helpers.
I dont know who this figure is, he guards one of the doors to the coffin room. He is probably Guan Yu关公。
This is another guard. He looks like 张飞, another main role and warrior in The Romance of Three Kingdoms.
These red packets are firecracks. They are short, used to annouce another round of ceremony begins.
This is a bag of snacks, the shredded peel of grapefruit soaked in liquid sugar. I guess it is used to be dessert serving the gods.
These yellow papers are cash used in the lower world.
These two containers are full of gadgets that visitors will hold on hands while walking and grieving along side of the coffin. The leaders and singers will hold the two large ones, while guests just hold smaller sticks. I dont know what they stand for.
This red and yellow and black brush like gadget will be hold by the funeral leaders who are paid to organize all ceremones.
The basin is full of ash, it is used to burn the yellow paper cash by the visitors as a gift for the deceased to use in her new home, maybe buy a piece of furniture, or some land.
Rice, acohole and tea, brought by her offsprings, for the deceased to enjoy.
Twelve animals made of coloful dough, by a crew who made all these coloful ceremony decorations and gadgets.
This yellow man is leading the lady to her new home.
That is my neighbor, she is a Buddhist, used to pray on behalf of families in Jiuxi Temple, and get commission as her income. She died at the age of 86.
That is where the traditional musical band sit.
In recent years, there is an additional musical band in every funeral, and they have a local woman, sometimes a man too, singing on the last day. They also encourage guests to sing Karaokay.
This box is a gift from her neighew.
This is the spirit of tablet of a god called Lamp Messenger.
Ancestors of the Chen Family. Her husband is a Chen.
Below this glass the lady lies quietly.
That is the coffin, a freezer, something new as well.
This table is used to collect gift money/funerral contribution from each guest, each contribution will receive one or two packs of cigarates and a towl for return. The table normally has three people working there, one writes down the amounts and names, another takes the cash and the third gives a package as return.
These are wreathes from various families or friends.
This is called Golden Mountain, a god in the middle of a mountain. Normally it is a gift paid by the daughter or granddaughter, to her brother or father. In this funeral, I saw four of them. So her daughter and grand daughter both paid the paper crew on site to make a pair of these, the Gold Mountain, and the Silver Mountain.
Another god guarding the fourtune.
A photo from outside.
A few ladies are assigned to serve tea, when their husbands are not available.
Where a man is assigned to make boiled water.
TEN COURSES ON OUR TABLE
The 10th course, bamboo shoots. The 9th course, salty fish. The main dish, fatty pork. Goat meat. … SoupShrimpMushroomMain dish, small abalone. The below.is.the first course, duck.
Jinjing is the name of my town. There is a central park called ShiBiHu 石壁湖, which means The Lake of Rocky Wall.
Look at the photo above, there is such a rocky wall behind me and my students. What is special about it? It was used as a giant blackboard by the local scholars, mainly local teachers, to educate the Jinjing people about a new democratic revolution 100 years ago.
They used limewash and huge brushes to write slogans on this eall, such as: democracy, science, freedom, etc. These modern new words inspired more and more local youth to fight against the old system, and began to see a much wider horizon.
There is a place near our town called Stone Boat 石船. There used to be a boat built up with pieces of rocks. Unfortunately the mysterious boat was destroyed by the local peasants during the Great Leap Forward Movement period in 1958. A local friend told me that people destroyed it just to get the rocks to build a foundation of a preliminary school.
At that time, old things were all regarded as useless and obstacles in our path to a bright future. I asked an old man living nearby if he had seen the boat, he said no but told me the size – about five meters long. So it was not small.
Why our ancestors built such a stone boat remains a myth because the place is no way near any river or lake allowing a boat to float.
The only explanation is the globle flood that appears in Bible and many early human legends. In China we had a lengend called YU大禹, he was a tribal leader who led the people to straighten the rivers and let the floods flow fastly into the ocean. I guess such floods existed in Jinjing and the entire Hunan Province, and the floods remained between the mountains for years, so people built such a stone boat to celebrate the success.
Just 50 years ago, many Hunan mountain towns and villages were still threatened by the floods, including the Ph.D Village and my town Jinjing, both are near a river. We have the reason to believe that our ancestors lived in similar situations, or worse, 5000 years ago.
Since the stone boat is at least ten meters higher than the nearby river, we assume the flood was massive and it could be caused by an asteroid hit somewhere on the planet.
But why didnt the locals care about the mysterious and precious antique stone boat in 1958? Well, that was Mao s order and persuasion. People had no respect to the old world. Mao destroyed everything which distract people s respect to build his very own shrine.
I can take you to look for this place if interested. There are still some mysterious stone carvings on the rocks, along side the boat site, in the valley.
People say the carvings are all symbols of fisherman. We have more of similar carvings near our village as well, also deep in the valley, also no way near a river, also about ten meters higher than the water level in a river in our town.
I am biking with a student of mine, Peng Yong, going home from Yangtian, the PhD Village. I discovered a perfect trail for long distance biking this time in Changsha.
It took us five hours to arrive in Yangtian, which is also an old town with a lot of stories to tell. After half a day, and rested in a bed & breakfast, we are now heading home. It is a different way and also very safe and exciting. Most of the roads are like below.
The total distance is about 60kms.I will advise future tourists of my inMountains country inn in Jinjing to spend a weekend or two days tour with me.
Instead of biking, this trail is also ready for challenging hiking. 60kms in two days are not impossible to hike. What do you think?As you can see, there are almost no traffic on the road in the mornings when we will handle most of the biking. When it is getting too hot in summer, we will just hide in a farmer s house on the road side, or have a dip in the creek in the valleys.Want to join me? My wechat ID is amasia.
a beautiful town of tea plantations and mountains, Changsha County, Hunan, China