One of my favorite traditional Qigong forms it Eight Pieces of Brocade or the Ba Duan Jin. This form has been practiced for thousands of years. It has one of my favorite Qigong forms called ‘The Archer’. These movements are a great combination of relaxation and flow combined with moments of strength. The purpose of these exercises is to increase internal energy circulation through spiritual cultivation and physical exercises so as to improve health and fitness.
Here is your document detailing all of the moves of the Ba Duan Jin.
Ba Duan Jin Handout
Coming Soon will be a video of the complete form.
One of the most powerful Qigong practices is standing meditation. It looks deceptabley simple but it is actually very difficult to stand in an upright position without moving from more than a couple of minutes. This is the basic starting position for many other Qigong forms and for TaiChi.
Your body needs to be relaxed yet supported with your spinal column straight and your knees slightly bent. Continue reading “Qigong – Standing Meditation”
This routine will energize you in the morning and get your Qi flowing!
Bouncing and shaking is fun to do and has the added benefits of getting your blood, lymph systems and energy flowing strongly in your body. Continue reading “Qigong – Morning Wake-up”
According to Chinese Traditions, your body is powered by life energy call ‘Qi’ or ‘Chi’. This energy flows through your body along meridians, just like water flows through the rivers of the earth. When this energy movement is blocked, then problems (pain) occur in your body and impact your health. Continue reading “Qigong – Feeling the Energy”
This Qigong movement is very simple movement where you raise and open your arms and then bring them back down. As you are raising your arms you open your body to receive universal energy. The front of you body has many acupuncture points and meridians. As you hands pass up and down the front of your body, these points and meridians will be stimulated. Continue reading “Qigong – Connect to the Universe”