Health Benefits

Exercises the eye muscles. Balance and brain functions are improved by coordinated movements. Stretching helps contribute to the relaxation of stiff and tense muscles. A clear and peaceful mind reduces negative stress on the body. Using both sides of the body (mirroring in a movement form) can have positive effects on the structural alignment of the body and enhance coordination. Slow, deep and regular breathing brings extra oxygen into your blood. Disclaimer....

Observations Notes Quotations Reflections Questions and Answers

In order for this to have any beneficial effect on your health, approaching it with confidence, sincerity, and perseverance in practicing the exercises is very important. Only with confidence can you develop sincerity and focus your mind while exercising only with sincerity can you persevere to practice and gain the essence of the exercises and only with perseverance can you get the beneficial effects of the exercises and develop more interest in them. By Jiawen Miao, Eight Section Brocade...

Variations of the Movement

Press the arms up from the forehead, and return down to the forehead. When the arms move up, the palms turn out. When the arms move down, the palms turn in. Touch both thumbs to the forehead. Breathe in when pressing up, breathe out when moving down. Also called Supporting Heaven or Holding up the Void. b Use Reverse Breathing Taoist or Reverse breathing Breathe out when your arms are pressed upward outward, breath in when your arms return down. When breathing in gently tighten your abdomen and...

Qigong Wagging The Tail

Most of the qigong and traditional Chinese medical literature says that this exercise benefits the heart, and gets rid of heart fire. Exercising the lungs metal helps absorb the heat and control the fire, the heart fire - heartburn Hsin For - heart fire . The horse stance will strengthen and condition the legs and lower back. Moving while in deeper horse stances will have some aerobic conditioning effect if the exercise is done Bending and turning at the waist will strengthen and stretch the...

Parts of the Body Affected

Heart, Small Intestine, Stomach, Lungs The Triple Warmer Southwest, Mid-Summer Sun, Wind, Yang Northwest, Mid-Autumn Ken, Mountain, Yin-Yang North, Winter K'un, Earth Intense Yin Northeast, Mid-Winter Chen, Thunder, Yin Southeast, Mid-Spring Tui, Lake, Yang-Yin Lungs, Immune System, Large Intestine The above schema was created by me based upon 1 my reading of qigong literature of a general nature, 2 my reading of books and magazine articles, and listening to media products about the Eight...

Comments

Please refer to my comments about The Bear of the Five Animal Frolics. Cheng Man-ch'ing Master of Five Excellences. Translation and commentary by Mark Hennessy. Berkeley, California, Frog, Ltd., 1995. On pages 113-117, there is An Explanation of the Constant Bear. Cheng Man-ch'ing 1901-1975 was a famous Taijiquan master and Doctor of Traditional Chinese Medicine. It means ch'ang or constant, and refers to the constant, daily swinging to and fro of the bear's waist. So, this move should be...

Drawing the Bow and Shooting the Serpent

Lift and step to the left with your left foot. Step out with your left foot into a horse Point both feet forward and keep them flat on the floor. The feet should be wider than shoulder width apart. Bend the knees. Keep your back straight and head up. Gently raise your hands to your chest. Cross your hands, left in front of right. Extend your left arm out level with your chest. Hold your fingers slightly bent as fingers and hand are curled around a bow,...

Slow Pace Gentle Soft At Ease Relaxed Yin Style

This sequence begins with the upper body, loosens the shoulders and upper back before the neck turns, moves to the middle back, then to the hips, thighs, and calves. It is a top to bottom approach. I teach this sequence in public Qigong classes 1. Pressing the Heavens with Two Hands Works upper back, neck, shoulders. 2. Drawing the Bow and Letting the Arrow Fly Works shoulders, arms, and thighs. 3. Separating Heaven and Earth Works middle and upper back, shoulders, and 4. Wise Owl Gazes From...

Thanks to Hielke Hylkema for sending me the above information and translation

Other theories suggest that the Eight Brocades are a collection of various Taoist breath exercises with influences coming from the Buddhist patriarch Bodhidharma's works, the I chin ching and Hsi sui ching Muscles Changing Classic and Marrow Cleansing Classic or, that the Sung dynasty military leader General Yueh Fei invented the exercises. These two highly improbably founders serve more to validate the practice of the Eight Brocades within the Buddhist and martial arts schools. The development...

Moderate Pace More Vigorous Movements Energetic Yang Style

Gong Living Buddha

This sequence favors a warm up phase, energetic phase, cool down phase, and resting phase. The number of repetitions of each movement are increased, the horse stances are lower, and the movements more energetic and forceful. It corresponds to a Qigong-Yoga Exercise Cycle that I use, which is based on one I Ching Trigram arrangement. 1. Bouncing on the Toes Warmup. Thunder Chen over Earth. 2. Punching with Angry Eyes Stoke the Fires of Growth, Heat Li Building. 3. Touching Toes then Bending...

Silk Brocade Qi Gong

The use of calisthenics, stretching, and breathing exercises to maintain good health, fight disease, and enhance the quality of life is of great antiquity. This type of physical activity has a long documented history in both India and China. Artwork, medical manuals, folklore, treatises, scriptures and reports on the subject go back over 4,000 years. Likewise, military physical conditioning techniques, military codes of conduct, and training with military weapons bow, sword, staff, saber,...

Quotations

Qigong Positions

This exercise consists of eight sections forms , which the ancients thought as beautiful as brocade, hence its name. To practice this exercise one must keep a tranquil mind, concentrate the mind on Dantian elixir field , pose as if the head is suspended, keep your mouth shut with the tongue-tip resting on the palate, keep the eyes looking straight forward, relaxing the body as a whole, and breathing naturally. It's practiced in the morning and evening in fresh air for 15-30 minutes each time....

Eight Section Brocade

Tao Yin Qigong

Eight Treasures Dao-yin Eight Silken Movements Ch'i Kung Ba Duan Jin, Pa Tuan Chin, Pal Dan Gum, Pa Tuan Tsin, Ba Duan Gin Dao- A Qigong Dao-yin Form A Taijiquan and Kung Fu Warm-up Standing Exercise Menu Introduction Links Bibliography Quotations Green Way Research, Red Bluff, California, 2006 By Michael P. Garofalo, All Rights Reserved.

With the Standardized Form of Pa Tuan Chin

Ba Duan Jin - Shaolin Gli Otto Broccati In Italian. 76Kb. Ba Gua Zhang Pa Kua Chang Bibliography, links, resources, quotes, and notes. Circle walking internal martial arts. By Michael P. Garofalo. 60Kb . Beat Stress with the Eight Treasures. By Faye Yip. 45 minute instructional videotape. Beijing Short Form, Simplified 24 Movements, Tai Chi Chuan, Yang Style. By Michael P. Garofalo. 28Kb List of the movements .html and .pdf , links, bibliography, quotations, and notes. Blog - The Cloud Hands...