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First Annual Global Practice

1st Annual Global Practice

The Creativity of the Warrior

Saturday, August 24, 7:00 am to 10:00 am PST


Joining Forces Practice Project

With the Form of Energy Passes:

The Jaguar of the Maya-Toltecs


The jaguar is one of the most consequential figures in Mesoamerica culture, the ruler of the underworld, the spirit of light and darkness, the Sun of the night. For shamans, the jaguar brings a specific kind of energy to those who align with it: courage, valor and the confidence to seek and confront that which is in the darkness, that cannot or would not be seen, including one’s fears and one’s enemies. The jaguar represents power and ferocity. The jaguar has night vision and can see depth in the dark. Being a jaguar can also mean accessing higher functions of our brain, including insight and foresight.

The Practice Project

On Saturday August 24, from 7:00am to 10:00am PST is the First Annual Global Practice!

This will be an Annual Gathering from all Practice Groups around the globe, to celebrate each other for their efforts and energy over the first year of the Joining Forces project of practices, to intermingle, create new relationships and support each other for the next year practice.

We help each other to have purpose and a sustained practice

We move towards freedom joining forces, side by side, and internationally

The Global Practice will take place via Zoom, from 16:00 to 19:00hrs CET of the third day of the Live Retreat in Slovenia, for those who can’t make it physically.

It will just like the group’s Seasonal Practices, but of double duration, and one same practice for all groups at the same time.


Help support the Practices by inviting people from your network to come and experience the movements and the energy.

This is a unique opportunity!

Practice Groups of Mexico, USA, Russia, Bulgaria, Brazil, Argentina, Europe English, French, Spanish, Italian and German.



EACH Practice Group will work together to create their Signature Jaguar Form, their unique arrangement, such as “The Jaguar of the Maya-Toltecs French Group, The Jaguar of the Maya-Toltecs Brazil Group, etc.

Each group can practice and develop their form over the next months, and include it in their regular practices.

In August 2024, when we hold the first Global Practice, each Practice Group will present and share their respective Form, so we all get to practice all the different variations.

In this form, a warrior becomes “Jaguarized” It is not that the warrior leaves the human to become a jaguar; rather, the human pulls in the jaguar, he incorporates the energies and attributes of the jaguar into the human.


Guidelines for creating a Form:

  • Instead of being a single set form, in The Jaguar Form there is rather a vocabulary, a set of small components that can then be arranged in sequences with different orders and repetitions.
  • Each set functions as a unit of perception, from the realm of the jaguar. In this context, an arrangement is a unique sequence and number of repetitions of the sets, reflecting individual expressions.
  • Each Practice Group worldwide develops its own arrangement, its own form, by individual members of each group practicing, exploring the units and creating their unique sequence.
  • Individual practitioners’ sequences will be shown and shared throughout the next Seasonal Practices, and each group will finally choose one version to present at the Global Practice in August.



A Pattern of Breathing 

Engaging the Hands as Claws 

A Specific Mood to Enter 

Strikes & Blocks 


Setting the Mood of the Jaguar

  1. Jaguar breaths (low in throat and belly). Generating respiratory alkalosis
  2. Jaguar sounds (panting & growling). Activating Intent
  3. Jaguar wheels (moving energy). Proprioception
  4. Jaguar sets

How to arrange a form

  1. there is a pattern of breathing to follow,
  2. a specific mood to enter,
  3. a technique for how to engage the hands as claws,
  4. a set of wheels’ strikes
  5. a collection of blocks of energy passes; blocks can be combined in any order and number of repetitions so that the end result is a form always fresh, unique, and in motion.
  6. Any given Form, any given arrangement (sequence) can also include any of the sounds in combination with any of the movements

See the Videos of each unit of the Form shown by Dr. Miles Reid

Click here to read the detailed explanations of the Form in the videos

Details of each unit

Jaguar Claw Wheels

First Wheel

Straight claw (to chest)
Over the Head claw (palms down)
Across claw (hook in)
Midline claw (rip along midline)

Second Wheel

Overhead claw (hand ends facing up)
Underhead claw (hand ends facing up)
Apart claw (across face)
Diagonal claw Up (strike down with back of the hand)

Jaguar Sets

#1 Gathering Energy Along the Sides

  1. Lowering the Center of Gravity (aligning with the jaguar)
  2. Clawing by the sides with space under the armpits

#2 Panting and Kicking Energy

  1. Clawing down in sets of five & double kicks

#3 Reaping Energy & Growling

  1. Backsteps while clawing across the face

#4 Gathering Energy Parrying

  1. Clawing by parrying side to side

#5 Packing Energy

  1. Clawing back & under
  2. Clawing forward & over
  3. Jaguar stance

#6 Pouncing and Throwing Energy

  1. Pounce and strike
  2. Grab and thrust
  3. Overhead leap twist and thrust

#7 Swirling Energy in Circles

  1. Left-right-left claw out
  2. Right-left-right claw out

#8 Bringing Energy Down to the Earth

  1. Pounce and bring down
  2. Pull energy stepping backwards

#9 Gathering Energy Over the Head

  1. Clawing from over the head

#10 Gathering Energy Over the Head Walking

  1. Clawing from over the head walking

The Joining Forces Practice Initiative 



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“The ethos of a warrior-traveler is to navigate in Infinity”

– Carlos Castaneda




Joining Forces
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Worldwide Project Of Practices

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Get together to practice Carlos Castaneda’s energy passes online, once each Season of the year, with fellow practitioners with whom you share a common goal and intent, for the joy and the boost it brings you.

Be Uplifted and Inspired

Summer Practice

Fall Practice

Winter Practice

Spring Practice

There is no cost to become a participant. And you can join one or more regional groups that fit your language and country!

Here are some of the myriad things practice groups participants have said they experience during practices:

“Silence and strength” “Feeling more fluid” “Inspiration and expansion” “More energy and more strength” “Mental silence” “Lightness and perseverance” “A different perception than the internal dialogue” “A natural ease and expansion”

More information

One of the most cherished projects of the nagual during the last years of his life, was the advent of Practice Groups. When he started giving workshops, he was amazed to see the phenomenon of energy mass, when it came to the practice of the passes. How a number of practitioners doing them together, makes everyone much more available to move, to change, both physically and perceptually. He would say that a wave of intent seemed to generate and pass through them.

“This energetic current, which a shaman could easily see, creates a sense of urgency in practitioners. It is like a vibratory wind that sweeps through them and gives them the primary elements of purpose. I have had the privilege of seeing what I considered to be a portentous spectacle: the awakening of purpose, the energetic base of man. Don Juan Matus used to call this unbending intent.” Carlos Castaneda

After the nagual left, we spent a lot of time nurturing and connecting a lot of small practice groups in many different countries, in neighborhoods within large cities or in towns. Over time, the focus shifted away, and many practice groups became inactive.

What would the nagual do today with this dream of practice groups? The individual passion about the passes from so many of you remains inside alive.

And now, tracing the energy in a new group that was recently put together for the whole Italy, and another group formed the same for Argentina, it seems that a new formulation of that dream is coming up, perhaps more in line with the new conditions that social media and the internet have brought that changed the world since the time he was alive.

This new formulation, a combination of live and mostly online, gives the potential for a greater number of practitioners to share a practice and a relationship of intent, grouped not by the same city or neighborhood location, but by country, world region, or language.

To start, each group base will have a Season Practice, for a total of 4 practices per year (Summer Practice, Fall Practice, Winter Practice, Spring Practice) Additional practices can be arranged ‘à la carte’ for special occasions, like the Solstices.

Each regional group is connected through a dedicated WhatsApp group and meets via Zoom. Any given practice can be joined from home, or if there are multiple people living in the same city, you can also meet live during practice time and do the practice together.

We already have our initial Regional Groups around the globe, each with a group of local collaborators who have stepped up to help coordinate them!

Listen to the story that brought about the Practice project

The initial Regional Practice Groups are:

Practice Mexico

Practice USA

Practice Europe English

Practice Europe French

Practice Europe German

Practice Europe Spanish

Practice Russia

Practice Argentina

Practice Italy

Practice Brasil

Practice Bulgaria

More Groups will emerge as the project unfolds. Coordinators can change as different energetic availabilities change. They coordinate Seasonal Practices, and keep WhatsApp energized.

I participate in each Regional WhatsApp Group, post teachings, communicate with you, and appear in some Seasonal Practices, to share and guide a section of passes.

Energy Life Sciences Institute facilitates the Zoom meets and provides a landing page for the Regional Practice Groups to help communicate and coordinate.

If you are enthusiastic about this proposal, I would love for you to be a part of it, a new intent. This could really be fun and energizing and it requires very little time into it, maybe you feel it can give you a boost!

It’s easy to REGISTER. Simply email us:

or text us +1 310.231.3500 with:

  • Your full name, country of residence and language
  • Your email to send you the Zoom meetings information
  • Your phone contact to add you into the Regional Practice WhatsApp Group/s you choose

Click here to download and read the Practice Guidelines

Click here to watch videos of Practices

Also, know that your ideas and initiatives are very welcome and encouraged.

Under the wings of the Eagle we go!

Miles Reid

Qigong Global Summit 2023

Watch the video of the panel with Dr. Miles Reid

Or listen to the audio transcript:


This interview is part of the Qigong Global Summit a free online event. For more information, please visit This recording is a copyright of The Shift Network. All rights reserved.

This summit will feel akin to a virtual retreat, meaning each day will provide experiential opportunities to activate quick shifts in your body, regardless of whether you’re new to Qigong or an experienced practitioner enhancing your skill set.

Over the course of five days, you’ll absorb the philosophies and follow guided Qigong movement and meditation techniques designed to advance you and your practice.

  • Emerging Qigong Programs at Harvard’s Osher Center for Integrative Medicine with Peter Wayne
  • Intersections: Qigong, Tai Chi, and Yoga with Sifu Matthew Cohen
  • 3 Things I Wish I Knew When I Started Qigong with Peng Roden Her
  • Applying the I Ching as a Manual for Self-Development with Deng Ming-Dao 
  • The Interface Between Qigong and Non-Mainstream Therapies and Treatments with Dr. Miles Reid, Kevin W. Chen, PhD, and Sifu Matthew Cohen 
  • Accessing Your Center Core of Light with Maria Furlano, DMQ (China)  
  • Becoming a Professional Qigong Teacher: Tips from the Experts with Josie Weaver, Lee Holden, and Tevia Feng
  • Qigong and Western Medicine with Shin Lin, PhD, Roger Jahnke, OMD, and Gloria Y. Yeh, MD
  • Qigong and Women’s Health with Daisy Lee, Marisa Cranfill, and Roni Edlund
  • Qigong and Healing with Master Chunyi Lin, Denise Minter, and Gilles Marin 

I’m honored to be among more than 35 leading Qigong teachers, masters, and doctors in this year’s Qigong Global Summit, including Daisy Lee, Deng Ming-Dao, Master Chunyi Lin, Lee Holden, Lindsey Wei, Grandmaster Mantak Chia, Master Mingtong Gu, Teja Bell Rōshi, Faye Li Yip, Mark Tanaka, and many others. 

Here is some of the freebies you can get at the Summit

  • Faye Li Yip will lead a session to demonstrate Ba Duan Jin Qigong, practiced for millennia for vibrant energy.
  • Lindsey Wei will share about Nei Guan, a form of Daoist quietistic meditation, used as a method of training mind to observe emptiness and void.
  • Grandmaster Mantak Chia will explain how to recognize your own positive and negative emotions in order to dissolve self conflict.
  • Mark Tanaka will discuss how Qigong and other Eastern somatic practices provide unique tools that can help you regulate your nervous system
  • Teja Bell Rōshi will reveal insights of science into a deep understanding of the human body and psyche.


RSVP here for the Qigong Global Summit — at no charge: