The Embroidered Brocade Qigong
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- In this course you will learn the seven exercises that make up the Embroidered Brocade. You will also learn about the proper stance, posture, and focus that is required.
- No prior knowledge of Qigong required. This course is for all levels.
- By taking part in this course you agree to the terms and conditions. These can be found in the, preview enabled, Introduction lecture in Section 1 of the course.
I teach true Qigong, the skill of working with Qi. My courses cover all the subtleties and nuances that are unknown to those who are teaching physical exercises and calling them qigong.
Qi is tangible. It does not need to be visualized. Within Dao Yin, Neidan, Neigong and Qigong (when the literal translation is used and adhered to):
You lead and guide the Qi.
You experience the Qi, tangibly.
You use this, tangible, feedback to increase your skill.
You use the, physical, movements as a means and not an end.
What is Qigong?
Let me start by stating the obvious, Qi, and gong, are two words. Just two words. Qi meaning energy (life energy) and gong meaning work, or skill. The name “Qigong” was first used, in the late 1940’s, by Liu Guizhen but he did not invent the words or the exercises.............. They were already there. What he did was coin a generic phrase that would be used to describe a wide range of, often disparate, exercises.
One of the systems that was integrated into Qigong was Dao Yin, the guiding and pulling exercises that used external stimuli to create Internal movement. Since the 1950s the use of the name Dao Yin to describe its actual function declined and was replaced by Qigong. Dao Yin was gradually relegated and often used to describe the warm up exercises practiced before qigong.
Other systems that were integrated were Neidan and Neigong, both of which work, purely, Internally and focus on guiding and experiencing the Qi, rather than on external movement.
Now we find that the terms Dao Yin, Neidan & Neigong are being used again by some teachers of Internal skills. Why is this? Could it be because, in the West, the generic name “qigong” is now being used to describe exercises that have degenerated to being purely physical and that are no longer Internal? In some cases these exercises are, and always have been, of a physical nature. In others, exercises that were developed for Internal work have been misunderstood, mimicked, and wrongly taught in a manner that has become physical with a sprinkling of visualization thrown in.
Although having similar names, the Embroidered Brocade and the Eight Pieces of Brocade (AKA the Ba Duan Jin) are two entirely different sets. The Embroidered Brocade is a set of seven Qigong exercises, namely: Folding Over, the Circle of Light, the Billowing Sail, the Sun and the Moon, the White Crane, the Snake, and the Taiji Walk.
The numerous benefits of these exercises include: -
Improving the ability to root physical body (the Po).
Improving the ability to sink the Qi.
Stimulating Qi flow in the Yin and Yang meridians of the legs.
Stimulating Qi flow in the Arm Yin & Yang meridians.
Opening Ming Men and Dazhui (Du Mai 14). AKA “Big Bone” this is the first thoracic vertebra, where the Qi can often get stuck.
Bringing awareness of and building the skill of sinking the Qi while raising the Shen.
Practice of the Embroidered Brocade set takes between 20 to 30 minutes.
- People who are keen to learn true Qigong. That is the Internal work, working with the Qi.