八段锦 · Ba Duan Jin (8 Brocade Exercise)

Find below a video of myself, brothers and guests showing how to practice the Qi Gong set Ba Duan Jin as lead by my master Shifu Shi Heng Yi. This is a fundamental qi gong set in Shaolin alongside the Yi Jin Jing, I hope to also upload that video soon so that you can practice at home or simply get an understanding of what the practice looks like.

Ba Duan Jin works on multiple meridians throughout the body and is directed at improving your health through different organ stretches and tendon stretches, combined with the more traditional breathing techniques of qi gong almost any practitioner will know one of the many varieties of this form. Here you can find the video link via YouTube directly to the temples YouTube channel, or simply view the video below. Please leave comments and feedback as it is always good to keep learning and making things better!

https://youtu.be/3FJy0EDoYK0

As always have a beautiful day – Amitabha!

Postscript –
My sister is starting up a blog and now more than ever her content is relevant with keeping clarity in your day and breathing properly. Thich-Naht-Hahn wrote in his book that the Buddhist Sutra ‘The full awareness of breathing’ by learning to simply breathe with full appreciation we can improve all aspects of our life and even reach enlightenment, give it a try today ;

https://howtobreathedeep.wordpress.com/
Much of my inspiration has come from some of the absolute Zen greats, my good friend and brother Miao Zhi shown me this fantastic book and ive been reading it since, here is a brief outline of it all;

‘The appreciation of Zen philosophy and art has become universal, and Zen poetry, with its simple expression of direct, intuitive insight and sudden enlightenment, appeals to lovers of poetry, spirituality, and beauty everywhere. This collection of translations of the classical Zen poets of China, Japan and Korea includes the work of Zen practioners and monks as well as scholars, artists, travellers and recluses, and covers fifteen centuries of Oriental literature with poets ranging from Xie Lingyun (5th century) through Wang Wei and Hanshan (8th century) and Yang Wan-li (12th century) to Shinkei (15th) Basho (17th) and Ryokan (19th).’ –

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Alternatively for something less zen I’ve been waiting on reading ‘The Book of Joy’ – You can find one of the Dalai Llamas XIV latest book collaborations here on amazon: – I recently finished reading ‘The way to freedom’ By the Dalai Llama XIV and was a great insight into Tibetan Buddhism!
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Or alternatively you can directly help via my go fund me page, I appreciate all the support so far you guys have been fantastic! – Have a beautiful day

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