The Chinese Health Qigong Association has organised experts to update ancient qigong sets of exercises incorporating the principles of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM). The first 4 sets updated are: “Ba Duan Jin”- (8 Brocades of silk), “Yi Jin Jing”- (Muscle-Tendons change Classic), “Wu Qin Xi”- (5 Animal Frolics) & “Liu Zi Jue”- (6 Healing Sounds).
“Ba Duan Jin” – 8 Sections Brocade or 8 Treasures
Baduanjin emerged before the Song Dynasty and developed into a formal exercise in the Ming and Qing Dynasties.
Introduction & History of Ba Duan Jin:
“Ba Duan Jin” Chinese Health Qigong version:
“Ba Duan Jin” Chinese Health Qigong version performed by Professor Yang BaiLong of Beijing Sports University:
“Wu Qin Xi” – 5 Animals Frolics
Wu Quin Xi is a health-building method developed by the famous doctor Hua Tuo in the Easter Han Dynasty by imitating the actions of animals based on the habits of the tiger, deer, bear, ape and bird.
Introduction & History of Wu Qin Xi:
Wu Qin Xi Chinese Health Qigong version:
“Liu Zi Jue” – 6 Healing Sounds
Liu Zi Jue first records can be found in documents from the Northern and Southern Dynasty. They are practised with 6 different sounds created while breathing out.
Introduction & History of Liu Zi Jue:
Liu Zi Jue Chinese Health Qigong version:
This second video explains in Chinese more details about the sequence:
“Yi Jin Jing” – Tendons & muscles stretching
Yi Jin Jing is believed to be a health building method created by Bodhidharma for the purpose of exercising our muscles and tendons.
Introduction & History of Yi Jin Jing
Yi Jin Jing Chinese Health Qigong version: