The standing set of the Eight Pieces of Brocade is more popular than the sitting set, so there are more versions of it in the documents. You should not worry about which version is better or more accurate, because the basic principles are the same. It is more important that you really understand the root of the practice, and that you train patiently and perseveringly. Every piece has its own poem or song to explain the exercise and its purpose. The poems or songs have been passed down through generations, and form the root and foundation of each piece, so you should make a diligent effort to understand them. Whereas the sitting set emphasized the six Qi channels in the arms, the standing set works with all of the channels.
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