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QIGONG : EIGHT BROCADES

It is unbalanced to seek to learn the outgrowths without the root. One who has mastered cultural and martial arts on the basis of fundamental humaneness and justice is a noble man of many talents who comprehends both root and branch. In common parlance this is someone with both flowers and fruit. Cultural and martial arts based on fundamentals are exceptionally valuable. They are essential to the sense of order of fundamentals and derivatives.

Nakae Toju (1608-1648)

Qigong has been studied and practiced for over 4000 years in China, and has been a huge part of Chinese culture. It has also been practiced in other countries and cultures as well as time has progressed. Over time, Qigong has been a part of development and practice in martial arts, medical, scholar, and religious societies. While its theoretical foundation has remained the same in these areas, applications and goals have varied in different societies.

HOW DO QIGONG APPLICATIONS & GOALS VARY?

  • Medical Qigong = more attention to health maintenance and healing.

  • Religious (Buddhist) Qigong = aims for spiritual enlightenment and Buddhahood. 

  • Martial Arts Qigong = focus is on both physical strength and mental concentration for power manifestation, alertness, and awareness. 

  • Scholar Qigong = looks for a peaceful and calm mind. 

WHY IS IT IMPORTANT FOR US TO EXPLORE THE KNOWLEDGE OF THIS (AND OTHER) ANCIENT ARTS?

We are a society in which understanding the spiritual world has taken a back seat to our exploration and development of material science technologies, etc. We seem to be more interested in destruction than spiritual preservation, development, and growth. If you are aware of the concept of Yin and Yang, and their balancing each other out; we don’t have this balance at our current development rate. 

Spiritual cultivation for each of us is immensely important as wel move forward through this new century. We need to isolate ourselves from all of our emotional bondage and dogmas we have created in our society, effectively creating a world that is fertile for embracing spiritual cultivation. Through the art of Qigong (breathing, movement, technique, stillness) we can begin to move ourselves into the direction we need to go in, not where we are or just came from. 

The video below showcases one of the most basic and common foundation exercises when it comes to Qigong; The Eight Brocades, which are eight individual exercises created during the ancient Chinese dynasty Southern Song (1127-1279 AD) for improving soldier’s health. It is an easy set for a beginner to Qigong to begin practice on, and can be practiced by anybody, young or old, healthy or sick.

Through regular practice and following along with this video, you should begin to notice improvements in your health within a few months.

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