Ba Duan Jin known as 8 Section Brocade, 8 Sections Silken Brocade, 8 pieces silk brocade
Ba Duan Jin (Eight Gorgeous Sections Exercises) is one of the traditional Qigong exercises. Its creation can be traced back to the Song Dynasty (960 – 1279).
The character of Ba Duan Jin Qigong is gentle, slow, smooth and consistent. The exercise rhythmically combines relaxation and strength, and dynamism and inertia. It combines mind and body to cultivate vital energy. It can be practiced while standing or sitting. With easy movements and impressive effects on the health, it is a gem in China’s health and fitness culture.
Ba Duan Jin is part of the New Health QiGong Exercise Series compiled and published by the Chinese Health Qigong Association. As a safe aerobic exercise it features a movement intensity and format in line with the theories of kinetics and physiology. Added ti the traditional eight movements, are sections on the preparatory posture and closing form, making the exercises more complete, standardized and rational.
There is a total of 8 movements. Each movement has its benefit and together they stimulate the 12 meridian inside us. It is very easy to master and the benefit is quick to effect.
Program - Health QiGong, Ba Duan Jin, 8 Sections Silken Brocade, 8 pieces silk brocade
|Date||6th of May 2018, Sunday|
|Time||9 am - 2pm|
The Ba Duan Jin qigong(八段錦) is one of the most common forms of Chinese qigong used as exercise. Variously translated as Eight Pieces of Brocade, Eight-Section Brocade, Eight Silken Movements or Eight Silk Weaving, the name of the form generally refers to how the eight individual movements of the form characterize and impart a silken quality (like that of a piece of brocade) to the body and its energy. The Ba Duan Jin is primarily designated as a form of medical qigong, meant to improve health.
Ba Duan Jin (Eight Bolts of Silk), this is a kind of dynamic Qigong practice having the characteristics of both Qigong and health-strengthening exercises. It is derived from one of the oldest health-strengthening folk exercises in China, Ba Duan Jin which was created 800 years ago.
Based on Traditional Chinese Medicine Theory, eight movements were created to focus on strengthening the bones and muscles, regulating respiration and Qi circulation while utilising Qigong control of the mind. Each of the 8 movements is related to different internal organs such as the liver, stomach, spleen and heart, and may be practiced in whole or part to focus on the prevention and treatment of specific medical problems.
The Eight Golden Treasure Brocade, Ba Duan Jin is simple and easy to learn, and may be varied in intensity to suit the individual. Once you have learnt it, it is best practiced in the morning or evening in fresh air, for 15-30 minutes each time.
Ba Duan Jin Qigong exercise is increased muscular strength and the development of the pectoral muscles can assist in providing a graceful figure. The use of the core muscles will help in the prevention and treatment of kyphosis and scoliosis along with some common chronic diseases such as cervical spondylopathy, pain in the lower back and legs, and stomach ache. With persistent practice, the Ba Duan Jin can also tone the brain, strengthen health and prolong life.
The movements are gentle, relaxed and gracefully extending on the basic of a well balanced stance. The movements are continuous, like flowing water or floating clouds, to instill calmness in the practitioner's body and mind. This help to smooth the internal circulation of vital energy and improve ones health fitness.
It is a good combination of strength and relaxation or dynamism and inertia helps to maintain balance between Tin an Yang, the two principal opposing and interactive aspects, of the body as described by traditional Chinese medicine.
It is also helps to improve circulation in the channels and collaterals, and smooth the actions of the joints and the blood circulation. All this has obvious effects in strengthening the body and improving the health.
The Baduanjin traditionally contains both a standing and seated set of eight postures each. In the modern era, the standing version is by far the most widely practiced.
Holding the hands high with palms up to regulate the internal organs
Posing as an Archer Shooting Both left and right handed
Holding one arm aloft to regulate the functions of the spleen and stomach
Looking backwards to prevent sickness and strain
Swimming the Head and Lowering the body to relieve stress
Moving the hands down the back and legs and touching the feet to strengthen the kidneys
Thrusting the first and making the eyes glare to enhance strength
Raising and lowering the heels to cure diseases
Reference: “Ba Duan Jin”, Chinese Health Qigong Association, Public Physical Exercise Press, 2007.
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