About YangGong FengShui

YangGong GuFa Fengshui means YangGong ancient method FengShui.

This is an ancient Fengshui method that was developed by the legendary figure Yang Jun Song (834Ad – 904 AD) who was an official under the command of Imperial Master.  He is now widely recognized by all Fengshui schools as the Great Great Grandmaster of Classical Chinese Fengshui.

According to historical accounts, he was the officer in charge of building works and was given the duty of managing the top secret vault that contains all the Chinese Metaphysics texts.  It was during the HuangChao rebellion (peasant rebellion) that threw out the Tang royal family, that, Yang Jun Song managed to escape and brought with him many important Metaphysics texts.

He escaped to a mountain, presently called Yang Xian Ling, and became a monk to avoid detection by the victorious rebels as well as the remnants of the Imperial Guards.  He studied the texts and was able to master the Metaphysics knowledge and later went on to develop his own brand of Fengshui.

He innovated on the old Luopan that used to have only 12 Earth Branches on the Earth plate. By adding 4 Trigrams in the four ordinal positions, and added 8 heavenly stems in between the Earth  Branches.  From there he developed the 72 Dragons and complimented this with the 12 Qi phase of the Five Elements..

These 72 dragons became the mainstay of YangGong Fengshui theory and practice.

Presently, there are a few types of YangGong Fengshui being practiced worldwide, and especially in China, where it is the place of the ‘Origin of Fengshui’.  There are, including YangGong GuFa Fengshui, the New Method of YangGong Fengshui called YangGong XinFa.  The new methods started to be developed about two generations after Yang Jun Song (834AD — 904AD) died.  

When he was alive, he had several closed door disciples and amongst them two were quite famous.  One was Liu Jiang Dong, and another was Ceng Wen Can.  Ceng Wen Can was reputed to be the prodigy of Yang Jun Song because it was rumoured that he was the keeper of all the secret writings of Yang Jun Song.

During those days, Yang Gong Fengshui was only taught to male descendants of the disciples of Yang Jun Song, and no outsiders could get access to the teachings.  It was about two generations later that it started to change.  It will be too lengthy to go into historical details here, but in a nutshell, YangGong Fengshui, especially during the Song Dynasty, slowly was being taught to disciples who were not family members.

The lineage that I come from is called the Yu Che Tsng lineage.  Its partriarch was Grand Master LiDing Xin. 

GM Li received the lineage teachings from his grand-uncle Li San Su.  The classical texts that he received from his Grand-uncle were:

  1. ZangShu
  2. Qing Nang Ao Yu
  3. Outline of Tian Yu Jing
  4. Yu Che Jing

Here is a brief description of the three texts:

Qing Nang Ao Yu (青囊奥语) is a book on the formulae expounded by Yang Jun Song.  The main idea inside is the 72 dragons and how to audit internal Qi to marry with external Qi;

TianYu Jing  (天玉经)  is all about the practical usage of the LouPan and application of all the YangGong FengShui formulae.   Some adherents like to say that TianYu Jing is the ‘Mother of Explanation’ of the LouPan. Thus the phrase: 天玉经是罗经解之祖;

YuChe Jing 玉尺经is the standard Table of the outcomes of the application of the formulae as taught in Qing Nang Ao Yu.

YangGong GuFa Fengshui is different from SanHe Fengshui although there are many similarities. The main difference if YGFS uses the sitting mountain to audit while SanHe used the facing to audit.

I offer one to one coaching on YangGong GuFa Fengshui that includes:

  1. Theories and principles of YangGong FengShui;
  2. Explanation of the four classics;
  3. How to use the LuoPan;
  4. Landform studies with real-time walking the dragon experience. 
  5. Case studies.

For those interested to learn the more advanced theories and practices, you may contact me at my email address: kanyuworld@gmail.com


To begin this article, I wish to quote for Guo Pu, author of the Zang Shu (Book of Burial), who lived during the Jin Dynasty (circa 276—324 AD):


To Bury is to Store; is to ride on Sheng Qi (Growth Qi or Lively Qi).

Yin Yang Qi emits as wind, rises as clouds, descends as rain, seeps into the ground is Sheng Qi.

GuoPu in his opening statement in the ZangShu (Book of Burial) specifically stated that to bury you need Yin Yang Qi and Sheng Qi.

What is Yin Yang Qi 阴阳气and What is Sheng QI 生气?

To many who had studied Chinese metaphysics and especially those who studied Fengshui, sometimes, are confused by the interchanging use of these two terms in ancient classics and modern writings in Chinese Metaphysics.

According to the YiJing, The Book of Changes which is THE book that is both philosophical and metaphysical, that depicts the all-encompassing phenomena of this universe, that, everything in this world is defined based on the theory of Yin and Yang Qi. 

Yin and Yang are two polarities, but within each there is embedded the other.

What does this mean?

This means that within Yin Qi, there is embedded Yang Qi;

Within Yang Qi, there is embedded Yin Qi.

Phenomenon such…..

brightness is Yang, darkness is Yin;

heavy is Yang and lightweight is Yin;

high is Yang and low is Yin etc., etc.

What is Sheng Qi?

It might take many pages of text to really describe Sheng Qi, but here I shall use a short sentence to briefly describe it: ‘Sheng Qi is usable functional Qi that can benefit’.

The opposite of Sheng Qi is Sha Qi 煞气.  Sha Qi is something that is detrimental and disruptive to the smooth progress of phenomena.  (We shall not go into details about Sha Qi as yet.)

Coming back to Yin Yang Qi and Sheng Qi:

All Qi, whether Sheng Qi or Sha Qi, have within it the Yin and Yang quality. 

Within Sheng Qi there is Yin and Yang Qi. 

Within Sha Qi, there is also Yin Yang Qi.

Whatever is the quantitative and qualitative composition of Yin Yang Qi within Sheng Qi and Sha Qi, we might not know because now we still do not have an equipment that can measure Sheng Qi, Sha Qi and Yin Yang Qi. 

However, there are equipment that can measure negative ion and positive ion in the air, but does that equate to measuring Yin Yang Qi?

Is Yin Yang Qi more than just negative ion and positive ion?

A stumbling block is that there is no scientific empirical evidence acting as proof of Yin Yang Qi, Sheng Qi and Sha Qi.

All our judgement of Sheng Qi, Sha Qi and Yin Yang Qi is based on our interpretation of knowledge as passed on from ancient classics, knowledge passed on from ancient masters, and knowledge gained from our own experiences…………………………….