Baduanjin 8 Pieces of Brocade

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Baduanjin is an easy set of Qigong exercises for beginners. Ba Duan Jin means eight pieces of brocade or eight strands of brocade. The set consists of eight simple stretches. Each stretch is done while slowly breathing out about three seconds during the stretch and then slowly breathing in about three seconds while releasing the stretch. Each stretch is repeated eight times. Completing the whole set only takes about eight minutes.

There are many different versions of Ba Duan Jin being practiced all over the world. I chose this particular version because it was the closest documented version I could find that was similar to the version I first learned as part of my karate training. I sought out a documented version so that I could dive below the surface stretching exercises and delve deeper into the Qigong (Internal Energy Work) aspects. This version of Ba Duan Jin is based on the version described in the book The Way of Energy by Master Lam Kam Chuen as part of a larger Zhan Zhuang (Standing Meditation) training regimen.

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These videos are based on exercises described in the book – The Way of EnergyThe Way of Energy by Master Lam Kam Chuen

Baduanjin Qigong #2 Draw the Bow

Baduanjin #2 Draw the Bow

Ba Duan Jin | Qigong
Baduanjin Qigong # 3 Heaven and Earth

Baduanjin #3 Heaven & Earth

Ba Duan Jin | Qigong
Baduanjin Qigong #4 Owl Gazes Back

Baduanjin #4 Owl Gazes Back

Ba Duan Jin | Qigong
Baduanjin Qigong #5 Sway the Head and Hips

Baduanjin #5 Sway Head Hips

Ba Duan Jin | Qigong
Baduanjin Qigong #6 Touch the Ground

Baduanjin #6 Touch Ground

Ba Duan Jin | Qigong
Baduanjin Qigong #7 Clench the Fists

Baduanjin #7 Clench the Fists

Ba Duan Jin | Qigong
Baduanjin Qigong #8 Shake the Body

Baduanjin #8 Shake the Body

Ba Duan Jin | Qigong
Qigong in Water - Baduanjin in Water - Eight Pieces of Brocade in Pool

Practicing Baduanjin in Water

Ba Duan Jin | Qigong

These videos are based on exercises described in the book – The Way of Energy.
The Way of Energy by Master Lam Kam Chuen


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