Fang Song Gong Qigong
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Fang Song Gong Qigong

The 12 moves of fang song gong forms part of the HUN YUAN [hun-yoo-ann] system of tai chi and chi-kung.
4.2 (5 ratings)
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31 students enrolled
Created by Andy Wright
Last updated 3/2016
English
Price: $50
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Includes:
  • 1 hour on-demand video
  • 13 Articles
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
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What Will I Learn?
Learn each move of Fang Song Gong
Be able to perform each move without prompting
Have an understanding of the set and history
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Requirements
  • No experience or additional items required
  • Recommended study of Wuji and Abdominal Breathing (see resources section)
Description

FANG SONG GONG

The 12 moves of fang song gong forms part of the HUN YUAN [hun-yoo-ann] system of tai chi and chi-kung.

Fang song gong means "to cultivate relaxation" through the "gong" (energy work). The set of 12 moves is extremely effective at reducing stress and increasing the feelings of relaxation.

The moves appear to be very simple but when the correct timing and breathing is applied, they are highly complex and challenging.

Fang song gong's basic movement is a very relaxed weight shift from leg to leg, lifting the opposite heel, placing the Kidney-One point firmly into the ground (the earth). In a pendulum motion created by the weight shifting, energy is thereby drawn up the leg meridians, especially the Kidney channel.

The 12 moves are easy to learn even by beginners to chi kung. The Hun Yuan system (translated hun yuan means "mixed circles") is one style of ta chi and has it's own forms and chi kung routines.

Who is the target audience?
  • This is for anyone wishing to learn a simple qigong set, no experience required
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Curriculum For This Course
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Fang Song Gong Qigong
26 Lectures 48:17

In this first lecture you can meet the course tutor and designer, Andy Wright. You'll see and hear about his life and work, with testimonials from real people/students (he teaches classes daily as well as on line). His work encompasses teaching in NHS hospitals as well as Sport Centres and for charitable organisations such as Parkinson Society and MS Society.

Preview 03:04

Introduction to Fang Song Gong from the Hun Yuan style of tai chi and qigong. In this lecture you will learn the origin and history of the set.

What is Fang Song Gong?
01:51

A Quick Quiz...

A Quick Quiz
4 questions

In this lecture you will learn how to perform the movement Yin Yang Harmony

Fang Song Gong Movement One
00:39

Yin Yang Harmony

Here you can practice the movement, replay until you're completely happy and can do it without the video.

Preview 02:03

In this lecture you will learn how to perform the movement Bear presses palms

Fang Song Gong Movement Two
00:39

Bear presses palms

Here you can practice the movement, replay until you're completely happy and can do it without the video.

Preview 01:38

In this lecture you will learn how to perform the movement Emperor cartwheels

Fang Song Gong Movement Three
00:40

Emperor cart wheels

Here you can practice the movement, replay until you're completely happy and can do it without the video.

Preview 02:50

In this lecture you will learn how to perform the movement Plucking the blossoms

Fang Song Gong Movement Four
00:35

Plucking the blossoms

Here you can practice the movement, replay until you're completely happy and can do it without the video.

Preview 03:09

In this lecture you will learn how to perform the movement White ape presents fruit

Fang Song Gong Movement Five
00:52

White ape presents fruit

Here you can practice the movement, replay until you're completely happy and can do it without the video.

PRACTICE: Movement Five
03:17

In this lecture you will learn how to perform the movement Insert palms into sleeves

Fang Song Gong Movement Six
00:45

Insert palms into sleeves

Here you can practice the movement, replay until you're completely happy and can do it without the video.

PRACTICE: Movement Six
03:19

In this lecture you will learn how to perform the movement Pouring water

Fang Song Gong Movement Seven
00:34

Pouring water

Here you can practice the movement, replay until you're completely happy and can do it without the video.

PRACTICE: Movement Seven
03:05

In this lecture you will learn how to perform the movement Wind blows lotus leaves

Fang Song Gong Movement Eight
00:20

Wind blows lotus leaves

Here you can practice the movement, replay until you're completely happy and can do it without the video.

PRACTICE: Movement Eight
03:11

Wind sways willow tree

Fang Song Gong Movement Nine
00:24

Wind sways willow tree

Here you can practice the movement, replay until you're completely happy and can do it without the video.

PRACTICE: Movement Nine
03:41

In this lecture you will learn how to perform the movement Collect qi to dantian

Fang Song Gong Movement Ten
00:30

Collect qi to dantian

Here you can practice the movement, replay until you're completely happy and can do it without the video.

PRACTICE: Movement Ten
02:41

In this lecture you will learn how to perform the movement Heaven and earth, open and close

Fang Song Gong Movement Eleven
00:48

Heaven and earth, open and close

Here you can practice the movement, replay until you're completely happy and can do it without the video.

PRACTICE: Movement Eleven
02:27

In this lecture you will learn how to perform the movement Heaven's Qi clears obstruction

Fang Song Gong Movement Twelve
00:50

Heaven's Qi clears obstruction

Here you can practice the movement, replay until you're completely happy and can do it without the video.

PRACTICE: Movement Twelve
04:20
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Resources
6 Lectures 16:58

In this resource lecture you will learn to practice the essential element of wuji stance

PRACTICE: Wuji Stance
01:30

In this resource lecture you will learn to practice the essential element of abdominal breathing

PRACTICE: Abdominal Breathing
00:33

A brief explanation of Qigong and Tai Chi differences

Qigong or Tai Chi?
02:47

In this resource lecture you will learn a brief overview of qigong benefits and practice

VIDEO: A brief overview of Qigong
03:20

In this resource lecture you will learn some common questions about qigong

VIDEO: Questions about Qigong
02:46

In this Resource lecture you'll learn about real people, talking about qigong

VIDEO: Real People talking about Qigong
06:02
About the Instructor
Andy Wright
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My name is Andy Wright and I live in Wiltshire (UK). In 1961 I was born with a condition called cerebral palsy. For quite a number of years the condition was the focus of attention for professionals and the like. Until the age of 8 I was reliant upon a wheel chair for mobility but crawled around on my hands and knees in the house.

When I joined the Scouts I was inspired to get up and walk; having seen the other kids having fun, running around and enjoying themselves. My aim was to walk a few feet (literally) to collect my Christmas present from the School Santa. I don't remember too much about it, but I have been back to the school and noticed the distance was only 6-10 feet. However, it led on to other things... Karate training was responsible for improving my balance and coordination.

Formal education was achieved at Claremont School in Bristol until the age of 11 years and subsequently at Thomas Delarue School in Kent.

After leaving school at 16 years I had a years' worth of work experience followed by 10 months of paid employment. I spent the next 8 years unemployed although I had many social activities going on such as mobile disco DJ, War Gaming enthusiast, CB Radio operator and from about 1986 budding software author (following my purchase of the ZX Spectrum 128k).

In 1989 I started work as a computer software programmer for Avon Tyres and spent a fantastic 5 years developing Quality Assurance applications on the Amstrad 1640.

In 1989 i qualified as a black belt in karate, after training for 4 years and doing regular gradings. Shortly after, 1990, I opened up my own club teaching karate to anyone who wanted to learn, until by 1995 I had a 250+ student base and was travelling the world teaching.

The next position was for Wiltshire Council Careers Department as a part time Computer Engineer and the plan was that the remaining hours would be used to develop a freelance training business, but after 3 or 4 years it did not really take off.

So, in order to pay the bills the next role (in 1998) was a mobile computer engineer working for a variety of companies including HP & COMPAQ. The job meant travel to Lloyds TSB banks and MG ROVER garages to support staff with hardware and software issues.

In 2004 a chance of redundancy meant a quick change of employer but also a change of role to an employment advisor for Shaw Trust. The job involved working with ex-drugs Users to help them back into work and was funded through DWP.

During the years of 1998 and 2004 I had a lot of interest in various holistic health qualifications and trained in a number of them only to discover later that they were not really for me!

I discovered tai chi chi kung through my Australian visits teaching karate, but also as part of shiatsu training with Chris Jarmey. While I did not finish my shiatsu qualification it was a really good grounding to enable the move towards teaching chi kung. I did other courses and joined the Tai Chi Forum for Heath where I took up the Teacher Training qualification.

During the years of 2004-2009, I slowly developed the demand for sessions starting with the local leisure centres and then local voluntary groups. I did a couple of private sessions but had not developed the necessary skills to make them sustainable and they stopped.

Following an appearance at the 2007 Sport England conference the roller coaster that was teaching tai chi had begun to accelerate towards the eventual goal of full time employment; with engagement by several agencies and voluntary groups around the County to teach sessions on a weekly basis.