A human being is composed of body, mind and heart.
SunDo is a practice method that unites the body, mind and heart.
SunDo is based on danjun haengong.
Psychological stability and healing is difficult and requires practicing correct breathing. Earth energy and heaven energy meet in the lower danjun. The lower danjun generates energy and is similar to an electric generator. Energy is generated by the lower danjun and becomes the source of thinking, talking and acting.
Distracted thinking and worrying are dissipated when you focus your mind on the lower danjun. Correct danjun breathing provides a person with energy. When the energy is full then the head gets clear and the heart becomes brighter.
Relationship between the Body, Mind and Heart.
When the body is charged with vitality the mind gets clear and the heart becomes brighter. When the mind is clear the body becomes lively and vitality is abundant. SunDo is a method that produces mental and physical health by working with the body, mind and heart. The body’s vitality is called Jung, the power that makes mental activity possible is called Ki, the energy of the heart is called Shin.
Until now you have calmed and moved your heart to your lower danjun. You became serene and balanced your body through slow breathing below the navel and doing your postures in silence. This was to create a flawless capacity to fill you with the bright energy of heaven.
“The first way of receiving heaven’s energy (first stage of SunDo: Jung-gahk-doh) is entering the order of the way (Dao) by rightly (Jung) knowing and realizing (gahk). Now you have to make the energy of heaven interact (Tong) with your energy and make that energy (gi) move freely in your body. Only by following this law (Tong-gi-bup) can humans move on to unify with the heavens (Sun), go with the way (doh) and be one within the union of heaven and man (bup). This is the way and law of heaven and humans becoming one (Sun-do-bup). Keep this way and law in your heart and go forth.”
Stage 1 – Jung-gahk-doh
a. Joong-gi danbup
Joong-gi danbup is based on the principle of the five elements. it is composed of 50 different haeng-gong postures.
b. Gun-gon danbup
This danbup is composed of ten motions (postures) of the celestial stems and twelve motions (postures) of the twelve terrestrial branches.
It is based on the formation principle of the universe.
Gun-gon danbup causes Yin and Yang energy inside the body to operate harmoniously and creates abundant vitality.
c. Won-gi danbup
This level views one year as 360 days so it contains 360 postures.
Observing the changing shapes of the moon, for example, from a full moon to the next full moon – in other words this month’s day 15 to the next month’s day 15 – makes one unit and so it becomes one month.
It also follows the lunar cycle, for example, from one full moon to the next is considered one unit (one month). Twelve times of this lunar movement is one lunar year.
The subdivisions of the seasons have been established by observing changes of the sun, moon and earth’s motion. Won-gi danbup’s haeng-gong applies the natural changes of energy flow to the human body. In order to do that, the Won-gi danbup’s haeng-gong has been composed of the principles of yin-yang, five elements, and the five operations and six energies.
Stage 2 – Tong-gi bup
This stage develops a high level of mental practice and the union of Jung-Gi-Shin is attained in a higher dimension.
Stage 3 – Sun-d0 bup
In this stage one unites with the universe and becomes a sun person. It is the last practice stage in which one completes enlightenment, joins and remains in the heavens and completes one’s destined life.