The 8 Pieces of Brocade Qigong (Ba Duan Jin): Standing and Sitting Variations
The Eight Pieces of Brocade (Ba Duan Jin) is an effective and easy to learn Qigong sequence. This is an external elixir style of Qigong that benefits the internal organs as well as the extremities. While the Standing version is more popular and works with all of the body’s meridians, the Sitting option focuses on the meridians of the arms and is suitable for individuals who have difficulty standing or are convalescing. ?Learning Objectives: First hour? ?- Participants will learn the history of the Eight Pieces of Brocade. Qigong Wai Dan (external elixir) theory will be discussed relative to the extremities and internal organs. Each of the Standing Eight Pieces of Brocade patterns will be demonstrated followed by interactive participation with attendees. Variations to the standard pattern will be demonstrated, discussed and practiced. The hour will conclude with everyone performing the Standing sequence from beginning to end to experience the flow and timing of this option. Questions will be answered. Second hour? ?- This hour’s objective will be to experience the Sitting option of the Eight Pieces of Brocade while emphasizing its benefits for individuals who have trouble standing or are bedridden. Each of the eight patterns in the Sitting version will be demonstrated and explained. Participants will then follow along. The hour will conclude with everyone performing the Sitting sequence in its entirety to experience the flow and timing of this option. Questions will be answered. There are several benefits to learning and practicing the Eight Pieces of Brocade?:? 1. Either version of the Eight Pieces of Brocade are easy to learn. 2. Practicing takes an average of 20 minutes daily. 3. The movements promote flexibility and strength in a gentle manner. 4. The movements promote mental clarity and focus. 5. The movements activate the Qi flow in the meridians and organs. 6. Consistent practice enhances the immune system. 7. Consistent practice improves overall health and well-being, increases personal energy, and speeds recovery from illness.
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- Event Start Date: 06-09-2021
- Event End Date: 06-09-2021
- Event Start Time: 12:00 PM
- Event Duration: 2 hours
- Event Topic: Qi Gong
- Organization: Acupuncturists Without Borders
- Instructor: Dr. Robert J. Woodbine, N.D., M.Ac.O.M., L.Ac.