This sequence favors a warm up phase, energetic phase, cool down phase, and resting phase.
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 Backwards More Energetic Action, Joyful (Tui) Movement.
4. Big Bear Turns from Side to Side Vigorous, active, hot, summertime (Chien) energy.
5. Drawing the Bow and Letting the Arrow Fly Lively, Flying-Wind (Sun), productive energy.
6. Pressing the Heavens with Two Hands Cooling down, slowing down, feel the autumn rains (K'an)
7. Separating Heaven and Earth Calming, resting on the mountain (Ken)
8. Wise Owl Gazes From Side to Side Resting, Relaxing, Gazing at the snow on the earth (K'un)
Common Practice Options After Doing the Eight Section Brocade Qigong:
Eight Section Brocade Qigong
Bibliography and Links
[Thanks to Tristan and Carole for sending me a some good links and references.}
Acht Delen Brokaat (Qi Gong: Acht Kostbare Schatten) German language webpage. 15Kb.
Aligned, Relaxed, Resilient: The Physical Foundations of Mindfulness. By Will Johnson. Boston, Shambhala, 2000. 137 pages. ISBN: 1570625182. MGC.
Alternative and Complementary Medicine: A Focus on Qigong. A Master's Thesis by Shannon Larry Sumrall.
The American Yoga Association Beginner's Manual. By Alice Christensen. New York, A Fireside Book, Simon and Schuster, 1987. Glossary, index, bibliography, 203 pages. Spiral bound. ISBN:0671619357. Chapter 2, "Getting Ready to Exercise: The Yoga Warm-Up," pp. 19-34, has many similarities with the Eight Section Brocade.
Anatomy of Hatha Yoga: A Manual for Students, Teachers and Practitioners. By H. David Coulter. Foreword by Timothy McCall. Honesdale, Pennsylvania, Body and Breath, 2001. Index, bibliography, appendices, 623 pages. ISBN: 0970700601. 2002 winner of the Benjamin Franklin Award for Health, Wellness and Nutrition.
Anatomy of Movement. By Blandine Calais-Germain. Seattle, Washington, Eastland Press, 1985, 1993. Translated from the French by Nicole Commarmond. Index, 289 pages. ISBN: 0939616173.
Ancient Way to Keep Fit. Compiled by Zong Wu and Li Mao. Translated by Song Luzeng,
Liu Beijian, and Liu Zhenkai. Paintings by Zhang Ke Ren. Foreword by Kumar
Frantzis. Bolinas, California, Shelter Publications, 1992. 211 pages, glossary. ISBN: 0679417893. Outstanding illustrations by Zhang Ke Ren. MGC. The notes and illustrations for the "Brocade" Exercise in Eight Forms (pp. 110-132) were take from Dao Shu complied during the Southern Song Dynasty (1127-1279 CE).
Arthritis Therapy - Exercise - Tai Chi Chuan and Qigong Bibliography, links, notes, quotes, and references to medical studies. 25Kb.
The Art of Chi Kung: Ba Duan Jin. By Sifu Wong Kiew Kit. 25Kb.
The Art of Chi Kung: 18 Lohan Hands. By Sifu Wong Kiew Kit. 30Kb.
Ba Duan Gin - Die Acht Brokate. Instructional videotape in German.
Ba Duan Gin (Hachi Dan Kin) Les huit exercices del la soie. Phillipe Munn. Instructions in French and photographs.
Ba Duan Jin By Mike Symonds. Includes some good advice and cautions. 23Kb.
Ba Duan Jin Features a videoclip of Professor Craig Turner performing this exercise. From his Wu style Tai Chi website.
Ba Duan Jin By Howard Reid. 35K Instructions and illustrations. Ba Duan Jin Videotape by Andy Susanto und Lilo Ambach. In German. Baduanjin Includes illustrations of the eight postures. Brief descriptions. 64Kb.
Baduanjin. By Howard Choy. 60Kb. Detailed instructions and photographs. Baduanjin 24Kb.
Baduanjin " Brocade" Exercises in Eight Forms The Eight Treasures or Eight Sections (Baduan) Brocade (Jin). Seated and standing forms are explained and illustrated. 17K.
Ba Duan Jin: Chinesische Heilgymnastik. Instructional videotape in German.
Ba Duan Jin: Eight Section Brocade. Instructional videotape featuring Master Tang Lai Wei. Qi Productions.
Ba Duan Jin - Eight Strands of the Brocade 35Kb.
Ba Duan Jing - Eight Section Brocade. Instructional videotape by Michael Gilman. 60 minutes, VHS.
Ba Duan Jin: Les Huit Pieces de Brocart. Explanation in French. 27Kb.
Ba Duan Jin Music. Martial arts music for Physical Fitness. 38 Minutes, CD. Produced by Wang, Xu-Dong.
Ba Duan Jin or Eight Piece Brocade. By Jim Dees. 12K. Experiences
Ba Duan Jin or Eight Section Brocade Qigong By Michael P. Garofalo. 280Kb+. Descriptions of the eight movements, comments, variations, links, bibliography, quotations, animated .gif photographs of the movements, and charts. HTML format.
Ba Duan Jin Qigong Exercises. The Chi Kung Warm Up Exercises. Mike Jacques. Brief descriptions. 14Kb.
Ba Duan Jin Qigong. Instructional videotape by Dr. Ji Liang Chen.
Ba Dwan Jin Qigong: The Standardized Form of The Eight Strands of Silk Brocade. By Mike Symonds. Five Elements Publications. ISBN: 0954293215. Eight Strands of Silk Brocade Ch'i Kung (Qigong). "Professor Mike Symonds discovered
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