Ba Duan Jin | Eight Pieces of Brocade

Ba Duan Jin | Eight Pieces of Brocade

Ba Duan Jin | Eight Pieces of Brocade

Ba Duan Jin | Eight Pieces of Brocade

Ba Duan Jin | Eight Pieces of Brocade

Ba Duan Jin | Eight Pieces of Brocade

Before we start with exercises we stand quietly in the basic stance for a few minutes and we calm our mind.

Exercise 1: Two hands hold up Heaven, 24 repetitions

The purpose of exercise is to regulate the qi in Triple burner. When qi circulates freely in the Triple burner the internal organs are relaxed and their qi also circulate freely.

Exercise 2: Drawing the Bow to shoot the Hawk, 12 repetitions on each side

The purpose of this exercise is to strengthen the kidneys and the waist area.

Exercise 3: Separate Heaven and Earth, 12 repetitions on each side

This is the exercise for regulate the spleen, stomach and liver. When we repeatedly raise the arms we stretch and relax the body and invigorate also the tendons and qi channels.

Exercise 4: Wise Owl gazes backward, 12 pairs of repetitions in each of the tree positions

This exercise is useful when we cure illnesses caused by weakness of five Yin organs and also to cure injuries caused by emotional disturbances.

Exercises 5: Sway the Head and shake the Tail, 12 repetitions on each side

This exercise reduces the excess of the Heart fire and relaxes the muscles of the legs.

Exercises 6: Two hands hold the Feet to strengthen the Kidneys and Waist, 16 repetitions

This exercise strenghten the kidneys and waist and also muscles, tendons and bones of the torso.

Exercise 7: Clench the Fists and glare fiercely, 8 repetitions on each side

This exercise raises the vitality and spirit. It also increases the qi flow and muscular strength.

Exercises 8: Bouncing on the Toes, 24 repetitions in each of the tree positions

This exercise helps to gain the smooth flow of qi from the top of the head to the sole of the feet.

After the last exercise we stand still, we keep our mind calm and we breathe slowly for few minutes.