Beyond the Body Proper includes nine sections conceptually organized around themes such as everyday life, sex and gender, and science. Each section is preceded by interpretive commentary by the volume’s editors. Within the collection are articles and book excerpts focused on bodies using tools and participating in rituals, on bodies walking and eating, and on the female circumcision controversy, as well as pieces on medical classifications, spirit possession, the commodification of body parts, in vitro fertilization, and an artist/anatomist’s “plastination” of cadavers for display. Materialist, phenomenological, and feminist perspectives on embodiment appear along with writings on interpretations of pain and the changing meanings of sexual intercourse. Essays on these topics and many others challenge Eurocentric assumptions about the body as they speak to each other and to the most influential contemporary trends in the human sciences.
With selections by: Henry Abelove, Walter Benjamin, Janice Boddy, John Boswell, Judith Butler, Caroline Walker Bynum, Stuart Cosgrove, Michel de Certeau, Gilles Deleuze, Alice Domurat Dreger, Barbara Duden, Friedrich Engels, E. E. Evans-Pritchard, Judith Farquhar, Marcel Granet, Felix Guattari, Ian Hacking, Robert Hertz, Patricia Leyland Kaufert, Arthur Kleinman, Shigehisa Kuriyama, Jean Langford, Bruno Latour, Margaret Lock, Emily Martin, Karl Marx, Marcel Mauss, Maurice Merleau-Ponty, Nancy K. Miller, Lisa Jean Moore, John D. O’Neil, Aihwa Ong, Mariella Pandolfi, Susan Pedersen, Gregory M. Pflugfelder, Rayna Rapp, Nancy Scheper-Hughes, Kristofer Schipper, Matthew Schmidt, Peter Stallybrass, Michael Taussig, Charis Thompson, E.P. Thompson, Anna Lowenhaupt Tsing, Victor Turner, Terence Turner, Jose van Dijck, Keith Wailoo, Brad Weiss, Allon White
About The Author(s)
Margaret Lock is Professor of Anthropology and the Marjorie Bronfman Professor in Social Studies of Medicine at McGill University. Her many books include Twice Dead: Organ Transplants and the Reinvention of Death and Encounters with Aging: Mythologies of Menopause in Japan and North America.
Judith Farquhar is Professor of Anthropology at the University of Chicago. She is the author of Appetites: Food and Sex in Post-Socialist China, also published by Duke University Press, and Knowing Practice: The Clinical Encounter of Chinese Medicine.
Wild Goose Qigong
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Michael P. Garofalo
Links Bibliography Movements Quotes
Notes Lore Home Videos Cloud Hands Blog
� Valley Spirit Qigong, Green Way Research, Vancouver, Washington, 2002-2018
By Michael P. Garofalo, M.S., All Rights Reserved.
Wild Geese, 1926, by Ohara Shoson
Wild Goose (Dayan) Qigong
Bibliography, Links and Resources
Advanced Qigong Practice Program
Alphabetical Index to the Cloud Hands Website
Animal Frolics Qigong, Five Animal Frolics, Wu Qin Xi Bibliography, Resources, Lessons, Links, Quotes. Bear, Deer, Crane, Monkey, Tiger
Awaken Healing Energy Through the Tao. By Mantak Chia. Santa Fe, New Mexico, Aurora Press, 1983. 193 pages. ISBN: 0943358078. VSCL.
BC Wild Goose Qigong Club Introduction, cures, links, articles, photos, club news.
The Briefs of Wild Goose Qigong
Center for Traditional Qigong and Taijiquan. Sifu Adam Wallace has taught Wild Goose Qigong for over fiteeen years.
Chi Kung (Qigong, Dao Yin, Yangshengong): Bibliography, Links, Resources, Lessons, Quotations, Notes, Forms
Chi Kung: Taoist Secrets of Fitness and Longevity. By Yu, Wen-Mei. Burbank, CA, Unique Publications, 1998. 167 pages. ISBN: 0865681651. Instructions in Wild Goose qigong. Yu, Wen-Mei was a student of Madame Yang, Jun-Mei, the legendary grandmaster of this popular and complex school of energy cultivation. An instructional videotape is also available.
Chinese Healing Exercises: The Tradition of Daoyin. By Livia Kohn. University of Hawaii Press, 2008. 268 pages. ISBN: 0824832698. History of Daoist health practices.
Cloud Hands Blog. By Mike Garofalo. Online since 2005. A blog with reflections, notes, suggestions, references, questions and answers, links and quotations about Tai Chi Chuan, Qigong, Yoga, Gardening and Walking. Posts related to Wild Goose Qigong.
Crane Frolic, Five Animal Frolics Qigong
Dao An or Si Dao An (The Peaceful Way). An early teacher of Wild Goose Qigong during the Jin Dynasty (256-420 A.D.). Considered the founder of Dayan Qigong. Associated with the Taoist Kunlun School from the Kunlun Mountains in the north-west of China. Artcile on Dao An in Qi Magazine, Issue #57 and #58.
Daoist Body Cultivation: Traditional Models and Contemporary Practices. Edited by Livia Kohn. University of Hawaii Press, 2006. 243 pages. ISBN: 1931483051. VSCL.
Daoist Studies and Practices: Ripening Peaches
Dao Yin (Qigong, Chi Kung, Yangshengong): Bibliography, Links, Resources, Lessons, Quotations, Notes, Forms
Dayan = Da Yen = Wild Goose = Da Yan
Dayan Qigong Demonstration and instructional video CDs ( 2 VCDs). Features demonstrations by Grandmaster Madame Yang, Mei-Jun. Distributed by Mr. Wang Tao. Part of Chinese
Alternative Medicine CD series. Subtitles in English.
Dayan Qigong. By Madame Grandmaster Yang, Mei-Jun. Hai Feng Publishing Co. 72 pages. In English. ISBN: 9622381847. Out of print.
Dayan Qigong: Google Links
Dayan Qigong Links
Dayan Qigong: A Relaxing Path to Health and Fitness
Dayan Qigong (Wild Goose Breathing Exercises). By Madame Master Yu, Wen-Mei. Burbank, California. Instructional videotapes. Part 1: This tape includes demonstration of the complete exercises (Forms 1-64), basic acu-meridian points and a step-by-step instruction of forms 1-22 . Part 2: This tape starts with a review of forms 1-22 followed by a step-by-step instruction of forms 23-55. Part 3: This tape includes a review of forms 1-55, a step-by-step instruction of forms 56-64 and a daily practice companion.
Da Yan Wild Goose Qigong: The First 64 Movements. By Simon Blow. Genuine Wisdom Centre, 2017. 232 pages. ISBN: 9780987341761.
Dayan - Wild Goose Qigong
Da Yen (Wild Goose) Qigong The Taoist Center, Oakland, CA
The Dragon and the Wild Goose: China and India. By Jay Taylor. Praeger, 1991. 320 pages. ISBN: 0275936015.
Eight Section Brocade Qigong By Michael P. Garofalo. History and purpose of this popular chi kung practice. Descriptions for each of the eight movements, health benefits, comments, variations, extensive links and bibliography, resources, quotations, animated .gif photographs of the movements, and charts. HTML format. This file is updated on a regular basis as I add new material, links, notes, and resources. A.K.A: Baduanjin, Pa Tuan Jin, Eight Silken Treasures, Ba Duan Jin, Pal Dan Gum, Ba Duan Gin, Pa Tin Kam, Otto Pezzi di Tesoro, Acht Delen Brokaat,
Les Huit Exercices del la Soie, Eight Silken Treasures, Brocade Qigong, Wudang Brocade Qigong, Silk Treasures Qigong, First Eight Buddha Lohan Hands.
External and Internal in Ge Hong's Alchemy. By Evgueni A. Tortchinov.
Five Animal Frolics Qigong, Wu Qin Xi Bibliography, Resources, Lessons, Links, Quotes
A Flourishing Yin: Gender in China's Medical History, 960-1665. University of California Press, 1999. 343 pages. ISBN: 0520208293. "This book brings the study of gender to Chinese medicine and in so doing contextualizes Chinese medicine in history. It examines the rich but neglected tradition of fuke, or medicine for women, over the seven hundred years between the Song and the end of the Ming dynasty. Using medical classics, popular handbooks, case histories, and belles lettres, it explores evolving understandings of fertility and menstruation, gestation and childbirth, sexuality, and gynecological disorders. Furth locates medical practice in the home, where knowledge was not the monopoly of the learned physician and male doctors had to negotiate the class and gender boundaries of everyday life. Women as healers and as patients both participated in the dominant medical culture and sheltered a female sphere of expertise centered on, but not limited to, gestation and birth."
By Warick Goble
Geese (Swans, Cranes) - Folktales, Fables, Legends, Myths, Information:
Chinese Domestic Geese
Five Animal Frolics Qigong: Links, Bibliography, Quotes, Notes
Geese - The Animal Files
The Golden Goose King: A Tale Told by the Buddha. Retold and Illustrated by Judith Ernst. Parvardigar Press, 1995. ISBN: 0964436205. Illustrated with meticulously finished opaque watercolor paintings based on early Buddhist art in India.
Leda (Goose) and the Zeus (Swan) mated and gave birth to Helen of Troy.
Modern Interpretaions of the Six Swans. By Heidi Ann Heider.
Nemesis, the Greek goddess of retribution, is associated with a goose form.
Qigong (Chi Kung, Dao Yin, Yangshengong): Bibliography, Links, Resources, Lessons, Quotations, Notes, Forms
Swans of the World: In Nature, History, Myth and Art. By A. Lindsay Price. Council Oak Distribution, 2003. 196 pages.
The Twelve Wild Swans: A Journey to the Realm of Magic, Healing and Action. By Starhawk. Harper San Francisco, 2001. 352 pages. ISBN: 0062516698.
Waterfowl: An Identification Guide to the Ducks, Geese and Swans of the World. By Steve Madge. Illustrated by Hilary Burn. Houghton Mifflin Company, Reprint Edition, 1992.
The Wise Goose - An Indonesian Tale
The wild goose is associated with longevity in China. - Master Yao
Hatha Yoga: The Hidden Language; Symbols, Secrets and Metaphor. By Swami Sivananda Radha. Foreward by B.K.S. Iyengar. Spokane, Washington, Timeless Books, 1987, 1995. Index, 308 pages. ISBN: 0931454743. A wonderful book filled with lore, myths, symbols, stories, and metaphors about various yoga postures. Yoga postures that embody aspects of birds (pp. 180-225) include the Swan (Hamsasana), Crane (Bakasana), Eagle (Garudasana), Peacock (Mayurasana), and Cock (Kukkutasana).
Health and Long Life: The Chinese Way. By Livia Kohn and Stephen Jackowicz. Uinversity of Hawaii Press, 2005. 234 pages. ISBN: 1931483035.
The Historical Origins and Ideological Sources of Religious Taoism By Liu Feng and Lao An.
Hu, Bingkun : Wild Goose Qigong Notes
Immortality, The Peaches of Immortality from the Queen Mother of the West, Queen of Kunlun Mountains
Immortal Sisters: Secret Teachings of Taoist Women. Edited by Thomas Cleary. North Atlantic Books, 1996. Reprint edition. 90 pages. ISBN: 1556432224.
Introduction to Dayan Qigong. By Ronnie Robinson.
Kunlun Mountains: Geography Historical - Han - Map Map Geography Map
Mount Kunlun, Mount K'un-lun, K'un-lun Shan
Shang-gri-la, the city of paradise, is supposedly located in the Kunlun Mountains.
The "Isles of the Blessed" or P'eng-lai are also located in the Kunlun Mountains.
The Kunlun Mountains are an important symbol in Taoism, equivalent to the Buddhist Mt. Sumeru (Meru), or cosmological "world mountain."
Emei Mountain and the Leshan Giant Buddha
"According to a Tang scholar of the 7th century, Daoxuan (596-667), "Kunlun" and Himalaya were one and the same. Many scholars suspect the Chinese legend of "Xiwangmu" being
a goddess of Indian origin, albeit it is difficult to convince others without historical evidence."
Kunlun Qigong - Links
Learning Dayan Qigong. By Michael Tse. Qi Magazine, # 55.
List of Movements of Wild Goose Qigong, First Form, Movements 1-64
List of Movements of Wild Goose Qigong (Pre-64 Form), Gentle Path Tai Chi Chuan Association
Lone Fliers in the Red of Dusk: Ducks and Geese
Metaphors, Clich�s, Terms:: Loose as a goose; Wild goose chase, What's good for the goose is good for the gander: goose flesh; Goosing (poking someone in the rump); Goose that lays the golden egg; Loosey-goosey;
Microcosmic Orbit Illustration for Wild Goose Qigong
Movements of Wild Goose Qigong, First Form, Movements 1-64, List
Norwich Tse Tai Chi and Qigong Club in England
One Old Druid's Final Journey: The Notebooks of the Green Wizard
Pathways in the Green Valley Blog. Mike Garofalo writes about gardening, natural history, walking, mind-body arts, philosophy, and the Eight Ways. Online since 2003. Formerly titled: The Green Way Blog, and the Valley Spirit Blog.
Peaceful Dragon School - Dayan Qigong Master Young.
Peaches of Immortality from the Queen Mother of the West, Queen of Kunlun Mountains
Persistence and Grace of the Wild Goose. An Introduction to Dayan Qigong. By Ronnie Robinson. Taijiquan and Qigong Journal, Vol 7, Issue 1, 2002. 15Kb.
The Possible Society of California: Dayan Qigong By Bett Martinez, Dayan Qigong teacher and student of Master Hui Liu.
Qigong Institute. Berkeley, Menlo Park, CA.
Relaxing Into Your Being. The Water Method of Taoist Meditation Series, Volume 1. By Bruce Kumar Frantzis. Fairfax, California, Clarify Press, 1998. Reader's Edition.
208 pages. ISBN: No ISBN given. Master Frantzis lectures on dissolving are important for the Wu Ji qigong meditation posture.
Qigong for Health and Vitality. By Michael Tse. UK.
Qigong for Women: Low-Impact Exercises for Enhancing Energy and Toning the Body. By Dominique Ferraro. Healing Arts Press. Published by Inner Traditions. 176 pages. ISBN: 0892818387.
Queen Mother of the West, an important Taoist Goddess, lives in a palace on Mount Kunlun. "In The Journey to the West, the Lady Queen Mother is the wife of the Jade Emperor and lives
in Heaven. Elsewhere, She is often known as the Queen Mother of the West, wife of the Lord King of the East and ruler of Mount Kunlun, home of the Taoist Immortals. In either case, She
tends the orchard where the Immortal Peaches grow."
Queen Mother of the West - Xiwangmu: Legends Links Notes
Queen Mother of the West - Hsi Wang Mu (Chinese name)
Queen Mother of the West - Seiobo (Japanese name)
"The Queen Mother of the West and the King Father of the East, surrounded by flying
winged-people, appear together in the Han copper mirror. This signifies that she had
become a center for those who aspire to Fly to Immortality." The Golden Mother of the Jaspar Lake
"There are birds associated with the myth of the Queen Mother of the West."
Transcendence & Divine Passion: The Queen Mother of the West in Medieval China.
By Suzanne Elizabeth Cahill.
Queen Mother of the West and Wild Goose
Ripening Peaches: Daoist Studies and Practices
The Root of Chinese Chi Kung: The Secrets of Chi Kung Training. By Yang Jwing-Ming, PhD., 1946-. YMAA Chi Kung Series #1. Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts, Yang's Martial Arts Association, 1989. Glossary, 272 pages. ISBN: 0940871076. VSCL.
A Safe and Delightful Approach to Good Health By Bingkun Hu, Ph.D
Search Terms: Dayan Qigong, DaYan, Da Yen, Wild Goose, Wild Goose Breathing Exercises, Wild Geese Qigong, Wildgans Qigong.
Secrets to Living Younger Longer: The Self-Healing Path of Qigong Standing Meditation and Tai Chi. By Michael Mayer, Ph.D.. Orinda, California, Body Mind Healing Publications, 2004. Index, bibliography, 281 pages. ISBN: 0970431066. This book has a companion instructional video/DVD called "Body Mind Healing Qigong." Website: Body Mind Healing. VSCL.
Standing Post Qigong
Subject Index to Cloud Hands Website
Tai Chi Chuan: Bibliography, Lessons, Links, Resources, Instructions
Taoism and Kunlun Mountains - Links
Taoist Ways to Transform Stress into Vitality: The Inner Smile and Six Healing Sounds. By Mantak Chia. Healing Tao Books, 1991. 115 pages. ISBN: 0935621008.
The Taoist Body. By Kristofer Schipper. Translated by Kare C. Duval. Foreward by Norman Girardot. Berkeley, University of California Press, 1972, 1993. Index, bibliography, notes, 273 pages. ISBN: 0520082249. "Kristopher Schipper, who has developed the symbolic relationship of the human body to the image of a sacred mountain to a considerable extent, states that the body of the meditating Daoist adept is seen in particular as Mount Kunlun, the mountain considered the most sacred in Daoist mythology." Secret Anatomic Terminology Refer to pp. 103-123. "The left eye (the sun) is the dwelling of the Father of the East, the yang energy of spring; the right one shelters the Mother of the West, the Original Energy of the Great Yin. The Father is call "Non-Action," the Mother, "Nature." She reigns over Mount K'un-lun. She is still called Reclining Jade or the Jade Maiden of Obscure Brillance." p. 110.
Taoist Center - Da Yen (Wild Goose) Qigong
Taoist Studies and Practices: Ripening Peaches
Tse Qigong Centre. Master Michael Tse. Grandmaster Yang Meijun.
UK Taiji Qigong Foundation (UKTQF)
Videos of Performances of the Wild Goose Qigong
Wild Goose Qi Gong 1st Part 64 steps 大雁气功前六十四功法 UTube Video, 8:24 minutes. A yonger woman in a city park in China.
Wild Goose Qigong 大雁氣功 - 前 64 式 - 講解 UTube Video, 8:06 minutes. An older man, in yellow, in a secluded park-forest setting.
Wild Goose Qigong. Demonstration by Master Lu Gui Rong. Parts 1, 2 and 3. UTube, 3:15 minutes each part. Older man in a secluded setting.
Wild Goose Qigong - UTube Search
Dayan Qigong - UTube Search
The Way of Qigong: The Art and Science of Chinese Energy Healing. By Kenneth S. Cohen. Foreword by Larry Dossey. New York Ballantine Books, 1997. Index, notes, appendices,
427 pages. ISBN: 0345421094. MGC. One of my favorite books: comprehensive, informative, practical, and scientific.
Wen Mei Yu Internal Arts Grandmaster. Burbank, CA.
Wilde, Julian England
Wild Goose Ch'i Kung (Dayan)
Wild Goose QigonG: With Dr. Bingkun Hu Notes
Wild Goose Dayan Qigong
Wild Goose Qigong: Woman Healing
Wild Goose Qigong. By Michael Tse.
Wild Goose Qigong, List of Movements, First Form, Movements 1-64
Wild Goose Qigong 1: the First 64 Movements. Instructional DVD by Master Bingkun Hu. Three Geese Productions, 2004. 50 Minutes. VSCL.
Wild Goose Qigong 2: The Second 64 Movements. Instructional DVD by Master Binkkun Hu. Three Geese Productions, 2008. 55 Minutes.
Wild Goose Qi Gong, Part 1. By Lu Yuzhi. Instructional VHS videotape, 120 minutes. Part 1, Movements 1-64 of the First Form Distributed by: Wayfarer. "By Lu Yuzhi. Wild Goose Qigong is one of the most popular qigong systems in China. It imitates the movements of wild geese and emphasizes stretching and opening the joints. There is an initial demonstration of the entire 64-movements of the first form, followed by step-by-step teaching of groups of movements. Each movement is shown three or more times. There are front, rear and side views. At the conclusion, there is a demonstration of the form from the rear. Narrated by Jiang Jian-ye." Wayfarer
Wild Goose Qigong, 1st Set of 64 Movements. By Michael Tse. Tse Qigong Centre, 2001. 213 pages. ISBN: 1903443016.
Wild Goose Qigong, 2nd Set of 64 Movements, Part 1. By Michael Tse. Tse Qigong Centre, 2004. 170 pages. ISBN: 1903443032.
Wild Goose Qi Gong, Part 2. By Lu Yuzhi. Instructional VHS videotape, 120 minutes. Part 2, Movements 1-64 of the Second Form Distributed by: Wayfarer Demonstrations of the entire form. Each movement is taught separately with 3 to 4 views of the movements. Narrated by Jiang Jian-ye.
Wild Goose (Dayan) Qigong, First 64 Movement Form. By Master Lu Gui Rong. Instructional videotapes: Part 1, Movements 1-34, 59 minutes. Volume 44 of Traditional China's Living Treasures Series. Part 2, Movements 35-64, 72 minutes. Volume 45. Distributed by: One Hand, Wayfarer "Master Lu Gui Rong's journey of the internal martial arts has spanned over 50 years. He is a master of Wu (Hao) taijiquan, Yang taijiquan, and Dayan (Wild Goose) qigong. The first 64 Movement form deals primarily with the "post natal body" and addresses illnesses or injuries
that have developed as a result of everyday life. It focuses on the 12 primary channels or meridians, the collaterals, and emphasizes the Ren, Du, Chong, and Dai channels of the body. Dayan Qigong is one of the most popular styles of qigong practised in China due to its accessibility to all ages. Master Zhang Yu of Shanghai was master Lu's teacher, as well as, a senior student of Grandmaster Yang Mei-jun of Beijing, 27th inheritor of Kunlun Taoist Dayan Qigong." Wild Goose Qigong
Wild Goose (Dayan) Qigong, Second 64 Movement Form. By Master Lu Gui Rong. Instructional videotapes: Part 1, Movements 1-42, 67 minutes. Volume 46 of Traditional China's Living Treasures Series. Part 2, Movements 42-64, 77 minutes. Internal Five Elements Form, Volume 47. Distributed by: One Hand, Wayfarer. "The second 64 Movement form deals primarily with the "pre natal body" and addresses problems you were born with or genetically inherited from your parents. Having dredged the channels in the first form, the 2nd 64 Movement form is designed to clear the channels to absorb qi, expel turbid qi. and restore organ balance. The twisting, stretching, and pressing produce stronger qi fields and intensify the circulation of the 8 collaterals. It is recommended that you practice the 1st 64 Movement form for at least 3 months before adding this form. The form repetition is divided into 5 groups, which are repeated 4 times each. There are also two repetitions of the movements 1 to 42, as well as, the entire form." Wild Goose Qigong
Master Lu Gui Rong
Wild Goose Qigong. Natural Movement for Healthy Living: History, Exercises, Results. By Zhang, Hong-Chao. Edited by James O'Leary. Boston, YMAA Publications, 2000. Index, 105 pages. ISBN: 1886969787. Produced and distributed by YMAA Publications Center. Master Zhang studied Wild Goose Qigong from 1985-1987 with Madame Grandmaster Yang, Mei-Jun,
while he was a Wushu instructor and graduate student at the Wuhan Institute of Physical Education. VSCL.
Wild Goose Qigong. Instructional videotape. By Master Zhang, Hong-Chao. YMAA Publications, 2000. 50 Minutes. ASIN: 1886969949. Produced and distributed by YMAA Publications Center.
Wild Goose Qigong Center. Sifu Lee Masters. Vancouver, B.C.
Wild Goose Qigong. Dr. Hu, Bing-Kun.
Workshops Articles Instructional DVDs
Overview of 9 Wild Goose Qigong instructional videotapes by Dr. Hu, Bing-Kun. Dr. Hu's Workshops on Wild Goose Qigong in California.
Wild Goose Qigong I - First 64 Movements Video and DVD
Wild Goose Qigong 2 - Second 64 Movements
Wild Goose Qigong 3 - Kunlun Baugua
Wild Goose Qigong 4 - Tripod and Spiral
Wild Goose Qigong 5 - Soft Palms
Wild Goose Qigong 6 - Patting the Meridians
Wild Goose Qigong 7 - Back Stretching
Wild Goose Qigong 8 - Five Element Qigong
Wild Goose Qigong 9 - Chest Opening Aromatic Qigong
"Dr. Bingkun Hu is a medical Qigong Master and Qigong therapist. He has been practicing Qigong and traditional chinese medicne (TCM) for over 50 years and has studied with many of China's greatest contemporary Qigong masters. With his background in Traditional Chinese Medicine and a Ph.D. in Western Psychology, Dr. Hu has been instrumental in bringing the essence of both the Taoist and Buddhist Qigong to the American public in a systematic and approachable way. In 2001, he was awarded "Outstanding People of the 21st Century" in honor of his "Outstanding Contribution to Medical Qigong" by the International Biographical Center in Cambridge, England. Dr. Hu's publications include 11 Qigong video tapes, 9 of which are devoted to Wild Goose Qigong, one through eight. Dr. Hu also has a private practice in Berkeley, CA."
Wild Goose Qigong (Da Yan). By Yang Meijun. 166 pages. English. "This book contains the first and second sets of 64 Actions of Da Yan, or Wild Goose, Chi Kung - one of the most popular sets in China. It includes 122 diagrams and detailed explanations of the movements, along with guides for practice and information about the exercises from the Traditional Chinese Medicine perspective. In particular, the diagrams showing the meridians are very clear." Distributed by the Tai chi and Chi Kung Institute, Australia.
Wild Goose Qigong List of Movements
Wild Goose Qigong Resources
"Wild Goose Qigong Travels West." Kungfu Magazine, February/March 1997.
Woman Qigong: Taiyin, Wild Goose By Sat Chuen Hon. "Taiyin Qigong is a healing practice for women. Originating in the Kunlun Mountain region on the border of China, it was transmitted
along the ancient Silk Route. Taiyin traces its roots back to the times of the early Persians and their priestess temple ritualistic dances. Later on, the woman Taoist master Sun Bei Er laid down the foundations of Taiyin Qigong in her canonical writings Songs of the Inner Elixir."
A Woman's Qigong Guide. By Yanling Lee Johnson. YMAA Publications, 2001. 153 pages. ISBN:
Women's Qigong Alliance.
The Wonders of Qigong. A Chinese Exercise for Fitness, Health and Longevity. Compiled by the China Sports Magazine, Beijing, China. Published by Wayfarer Publications, Los Angeles, CA, 1985. 111 pages. 275 line drawings. ISBN: 0935099077. Includes the Wild Goose Qigong by Yang, Meijun (pp.46-62) - includes detailed descriptions of each of the 64 movements along with clear line drawings. I believe that this article by Meijun Yang, published in 1985, was the first English language publication available in the U.S. that provided detailed information on the Wild Goose Qigong 64 movement form.
Yangshengong (Qigong, Chi Kung, Dao Yin): Bibliography, Links, Resources, Lessons, Quotations, Notes, Forms
Vahana, the Cosmic Goose, carries the Indian Creator God,
Brahma, and Saraswati, his Shakti or life force.
Yang, Mei-Jun, 1895-2002 Madame Qigong Grandmaster
Biography 1 Biography 2 Biography 3
Her granfather's name was: Yang Tak-Shan.
"Grandmaster Yang, Mei-Jun was one of the true giants of modern qigong and energy medicine. She was the 27th Lineage holder of the Kunlun School Taoist tradition - a tradition that dates back to the Jin dynasty (265 AD). Yang, Mei-Jun passed away in 2002 at the advanced age of 107 years old."
- Wild Goose Qigong.
"Yang Meijun is widely regarded to be the official lineage holder of this wonderful qigong system. She began her qigong training at the age of 13 when her 73 year old grandfather taught her. Although small in stature this remarkable woman worked for many years developing and preserving this unique system of Qigong. In 1978, after the death of her husband she decided to publicly teach her many systems of qigong. Being over the required age of 70 years she also began to teach the Wild Goose, Dayan Qigong as she wanted to pass its many benefits on to others. Yang Meijun is Director of Special Commission for Dayan Qi Gong and serves as a council member of China Scientific Research Institution of Qi Gong and honorary advisor to Beijing Qi Gong Research Association."
- Ronnie Robinson, Persistence and Grace of the Wild Goose.
Students of Madame Grandmaster Yang, Mei-Jun teaching in the English speaking world include: Master Madame Yu, Wen Mei; Master Tse Wei Jing; Madame Hui Liu;
Master Hu, Bing-Kun; Dr. Amelia Barili.
Yu, Wen-Mei Master Madame
Biography 1 Biography 2
Author of book and three videotapes on Wild Goose Qigong.
"Master Wen Mei Yu is a Master Instructor of Chinese Internal Arts of Qigong and Taijiquan. She began Qigong training in 1953 in Shanghai and her life has since been devoted to studying and teaching the healing methods and practice of Qigong and Taijiquan. Her instructors in Qigong include Guo Ling, creator of Guo Ling Qigong, a system designed to overcome cancer; and Yang Mei Jun, one of the greatest exponents of the Taoist Dunlun School and Zhao Jin Xiang, Creator of the Soaring Crane System of Qigong." Resource Center
Zhang, Hong Chao. Chinese Martial Arts Master in Chicago.
Zhan Zhuang: Standing Meditation
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Quotes and Information
"In the north-west of China, high above the Himalayas, are the mystical Kunlun Mountains. Nearly 1700 years ago a hermit named Si Dao An (the Peaceful Way) observed the movements of the many wild geese that haunt the area and began to incorporate these bending, stretching, twisting and fluttering techniques into a health-enhancing routine called the Dayan Gong or Wild Goose Qigong. Since then over 30 generations have taught this skill to the world. The 27th generation inheritor, Grandmaster Yang Mei-Jun (who died in 2002 aged 107) was the first to open the Dayan Gong outside China ... through Master Tse Wei Jing Who is the only authorised senior instructor of the Kunlun Mountains Qigong in the East of England."
- Julian Wilde, Norwich Tse Tai Chi
"Wild Goose Qigong belongs to the Kunlun School, so it is also called Kunlun School Qigong. This school began in the Sichuan Province in China. The most famous practitioner of Wild Goose Qigong was Dao An, who spread it during the Jin Dynasty (265-420 A.D.). Because he was the most famous teacher of Wild Goose Qigong, he was crowned as its founder by later generations. Later on, Wild Goose Qigong spread to northern China, and was kept by Wan Li at Wutai Mountain. Emperor Qian Long, during the Qing Dynasty (1368-1840 A.D.), promoted religion and established temples all over the country so that Wild Goose Qigong could be passed down to the present."
- By Hong-Chao Zhang, Wild Goose Qigong, p 12
"Dayan Qigong is a content-rich set of system consisting of two categories: dynamic and silent. For the former, the routine forms imitate wild goose's shape, movements or even habits, with the aim letting the internal energy flow smoothly within the body along the channels and meridians, thus moving away the thwarting blocks. In a whole, all forms shine out the feeling of wonderful harmony consisting both softness and hardness, of unrestrainedness, simpleness, and lightness. Also, some strange feeling may arise to the heart that seems to fly over the wild stretch of ocean and the vastness overpowers all consciousness."
- Dayan Qigong
Huang Chu Tsai
Wild Geese and Rushes
"Dayan Qigong is from the Taoist Kunlun systems and was originally developed in the Jin Dynasty (1115 - 1234), but for many years remained a closely guarded secret. Legend has it that before one was allowed to teach this system they had to study for many years and could not teach it until they reached the age of 70 years. ... Dayan Qigong is a Chinese internal system of two sets of 64 movements which are designed to boost the Qi energy system, clear negative energy, increase mental clarity and thereby and leave the practitioner feeling revitalised, refreshed and both mentally and physically stimulated. Regular practice helps to stimulate the health Qi flow through the meridians whilst helping to clear negative or stagnant Qi. It contains a number of beautiful bird-like movements which are easy to learn and delightful to perform."
- Ronnie Robinson, Persistence and Grace of the Wild Goose
"The next theme of [Ge Hong's Alchemy, Chapter 18] is the parallel between human body and state. In the first part of the chapter Ge Hong already gave a highly symbolical description of the human body with its subtle energetic centres (here the body obtained an image of the sacred mount of Kunlun with its palaces and chambers of immortals; astral imaginary of constellations was also important for this passage). At the concluding part of the chapter Ge Hong simply in a rather traditional way gives analogies between parts of the body and functions of the state. His conclusion: to master one�s own body is the same as to master the state; pneumata (qi) of the body is the same as common people (min) in the state. The Daoist practitioner must nourish the pneumata like lord of the state who must take care of his subjects. Here Ge Hong states that the presence of the True One in the body as a result of the cultivation of pneuma gives piece and stability to the souls of hun and po. It will lead to the prolongation of life (nian ming yan) and the elimination of all evil (bai hai que). The shou yi practices are extremely helpful (even in a greater degree than the amulets and charms described in chapter 17 of BPZNP) for exorcisms in the wilderness of remote mountains and forests where the Daoists prefer to cultivate their alchemical skill."
- Evgueni A. Tortchinov, External and Internal in Ge Hong's Alchemy
"Stimulated by such a longing, the theory of immortality appeared in areas along the east coast of the country, while in West China, there appeared the advocation of the theory of nourishment of life initiated by the philosopher Zihua Zi. In the following ages, along with the development of the arts of nourishing life and curing diseases, some achievements were made in improving health and curing diseases, and there were legendary figures who enjoyed miraculous longevity. For example, Peng Zu, a high official of the Shang Dynasty, lived for more than 800 years because he constantly took in cassia twigs and was good at doing physical and breathing exercises. For another example, Duke Rongcheng of the Zhou Dynasty, who claimed to be the teacher of the Yellow Emperor and once made an audience with King Mu of Zhou, was particularly good at nourishing life and doing physical and breathing exercises. In his old age, consequently, his hair turned black again from white, his teeth cut again after they came off, and lived as long as the legendary Lao Zi did. All this reflected the good wish of the ancients for a long life. To make such a dream come true, people began to seek for the so-called elixir of life. A well-known Chinese myth goes that Chang'e, wife of the formidable bowman named Yi, stole and drank the liquid of elixir distilled by the deity the Holy Mother of the West for the banquet held by King Mu of the Zhou House on Mt. Kunlun, and, as a result, she flew and ascended into the palace in the moon. It is true that it is nothing but a myth, but from it we can still perceive the eagerness of the people of antiquity to find some kind of elixir and a way to immortality."
- Liu Feng and Lao An, The Historical Origins and Ideological Sources of Religious Taoism
"They went on to the Kunlun Mountains where they visited Xiwangmu [Queen Mother of the West] in her palace beside a lake named Yaochi (meaning jasper, an attractive coloured stone). He [King Mu, c. 300 BC] presented her with jade of exquisitely fine quality and three hundred bolts of brocade. She entertained him at a banquet beside the lake, feasting him with fabulous fruits and delicacies. Among them were a lotus that bloomed in winter with pods containing a hundred seeds, black dates two feet long from trees that bore every hundred years, and crisp, cool peaches that ripened only every ten thousand years, and conferred immortality on those who tasted them."
- Legends: King Mu and the Queen Mother of the West
'In the south of the West Sea, on the bank of the Sandy River, in back of the Red Water and in front of the Black Water, there is a great mountain named Kunlun. On this mountain, there is a deity with a human face and a tiger body, and the body has white stripes and a tail. This deity wears a Xing (jade flower) and has tigher teeth and a leopard tail. She swells in a cave and her name is Xiwangmu. Everything is in this mountain."
- Master Zhongxian Wu, Vital Breath of the Dao
"The Chinese also traditionally group ducks and geese together, saying they have in common webbed feet, short legs, long necks and the way they stretch their feet out behind them in flight. In East Asia, migrant species breed in Siberia and northeast China, and in autumn follow routes through Japan or Korea, past Taiwan and Hong Kong. Some even cross the equator and take up temporary residence in the southern hemisphere. When they catch sight of wetlands along the way with an agreeable climate and plenty of plant life to feed on, they come down to land. After a short rest, some continue south, but ducks mostly take the easy option: if they can find a suitable spot, they will settle down for the winter."
- Lone Fliers in the Red of Dusk: Ducks and Geese
"In Taoist tradition it is said that "Starry Beings," immortals from another galaxy, or a higher plane of existence descended to the Kunlun Shan 6,000 years ago bringing with them the secrets of the universe. These beings lived among humans and taught the secrets of life. They reincarnated as buddhas, boddhisattvas, and immortals. The Himalayas and the Kunlun Shan enclose the Qing Zang Plateau, which encompasses Tibet and part of Qinghai Province. The Kunlun Shan stretches 1000 miles past dreary provincial towns and desolate roads, its snow-and-glacier-clad peaks rising abruptly along the north edge of the vast dry Tibetan plains."
- Hexagram 30 Lao Tzu Shows the Way to Immortality
"In Ancient Egypt as well as in Ancient China the goose was considered a messenger between Heaven and Earth. In China geese are still a symbol of marriage, because of their lifelong pair-bond. In the Roman empire, the goose was the sacred animal of Juno, a goddess of light, marriage and childbirth, who was later considered adviser and protectress of the Roman people. A story tells of how geese saved the Romans with their warning cries when the Gauls attacked the citadel of the Capitol. The Celts associated the goose with war, possibly because of its watchful nature and aggressive temperament. Warrior gods were sometimes depicted with geese as companions. Remains of geese have been found in warrior's graves. The Britons kept geese, but did not eat them. They were, however, sometimes used as sacrificial offerings. The goose, with its steady, powerful flight and migratory habits, can be associated with travelling, undertaking a journey to a new destination. This journey can be difficult and may take long. The goose can help people find the perseverance needed to go on with their quests. In earlier times, shamans were aided by spirit geese on their journeys to other worlds."
- Geese - The Animal Files
"Wild Goose Qigong claims that �there are no intentional movements without awareness. Wild Goose Qigong advocates �wu-wei� (or �doing nothing�) and �tuo-yi� (�reduce one�s awareness to the minimum�). A good example is Wild Goose-1 (the first 64 Movements). We often tell our beginning learners that the movements in this set of qigong are supposed to describe the daily activities of a wild goose. There are three parts to this qigong. Part One is �The Goose Wakes Up�. It stretches itself, it brushes up its wings and shakes them. It plays innocently. A made-up story is even included: �Then the goose looks at the moon, which is reflected in the water and tries to scoop it up." Part Two is �The Flying Goose�. Flapping its wings, the care-free wild goose skims over a smooth lake. It looks at the water and dips down to drink the water. Then the goose is playing with he �qi�. It tries to grasp the qi. It holds and rotates the qi-ball. It pushes out the dirty qi, and tries to receive the fresh qi from its lower back. In Part Three, the goose is first flying up into the sky. Now it is flying over the water. Then it is looking for some food. After that, it is looking for its nest. At last, the goose goes to sleep. When beginning, learners are encouraged to be pre-occupied with the daily activity of an innocent wild goose, when they are imagining that they are �flapping their wings� beside shimmering lake under a full moon, their heart beat will be naturally slow down, and their mind will gradually be quieting down too. At the same time, they will be more responsive to the instructor�s words on how to relax themselves through the shifting of body weight. Wild Goose Qigong is a medical qigong. We practice it because of its health benefits. When we have better qi flow, our blood circulation will improve. We will have more oxygen supply to our brain. Our mind will be more alert. We will get stronger, and we will have more physical strength, etc.."
- Bingkun Hu, Ph.D., A Safe and Delightful Approach to Good Health
"Historically, Wild Goose Chi Kung is supposed to have originated with Hua Tuo a Chinese physician who lived around 100 AD.. He promoted a set of ancient exercises known as Daoyin to help patients who were ill. It was further developed by the legendary teacher Dao An and became preserved as an art by the Kunlun school of Taoism. (The Kunlun mountain range borders on Tibet)."
- David Fiske
"Domesticated geese are symbolic of the home, women, fidelity, and married life. In China, a pair of geese may be given to a bride and groom as symbols of marital faithfulness. Around the world, stories are told about greedy farmers who foolishly kill the goose that lays the golden egg. Medieval bestiaries compared the gray goose favorably to the devout Christian who lives a quiet life and modestly abstains from wearing colorful clothing. He maintains a vigilant watch over his soul and keeps himself from all worldliness, unnecessary talk, and slander. However, the white goose is a symbol for the fancy dresser, the chatterbox, and the malicious gossip. The wild goose and its migratory ways are the mainstays of goose symbolism. Refugees and the homeless are sometimes compared to weeping wild geese because of the their vulnerable situations. Many lessons in teamwork have been taken from the habits of migrating geese. Their V-shaped flying pattern, rotation of the lead position, and encouraging honking have become emblems of cooperation, interdependence, and encouragement. Because two geese are said to stop and assist a wounded or sick goose until it either gets well or dies, the goose has become a symbol of loyalty."
- Christ Story Goose Page
"There are four sections to this Qi gong. Section I (movements 1-36) is to open channels and points repeatedly to expel toxins and draw in healthy air. Section II (movements 37-44) are brisk movements to expel deeper toxins. Sections III (movements 45-55) are to draw in healthy qi. Section IV (movements 56-64) are to adjust the blood and air, balancing yin and yang in the body. ... Dayan (wild goose) is a bird of longevity and high-energy and Qi Gong refers to the stimulation of the physical motion of the Bio-energy field of human body. Dayan Qi Gong has obtained its name from imitating the movements and habits and characteristics of wild geese. Dayan Qi Gong belonging to the Taoist Kunlun School originated in Jin Dynasty and has been in circulation for more 1000 years. For a long time in the past , Dayan Qi Gong was passed on secretly in the Taoist school. It has a huge system consisting of more than 70 sets of motional and motionless Gong methods. The practice of Dayan Gong may wonderfully result in curing sickness, reaping good health, promising longevity and increasing intelligence, bringing about eventually an overall improvement of physical and mental functions."
- Dayan/Wild Goose Qigong
"Listen to all, plucking a feather from every passing goose, but, follow no one absolutely."
- Chinese Proverb
"The Wild Goose Qigong Practices are a complete healing system. It is one of the most famous and widely practiced qigongs in China today. It is well known for its lovely and graceful movements and suggests the image of an innocent carefree wild goose. These special birds have been observed for centuries by the Kunlun Mountain School practitioners who sensed the beauty and harmony of freely flowing energy (Qi or Chi) in these soaring geese. Contrary to the Western belief of "no pain, no gain," the circular and spiral movements of Wild Goose Qigongs are designed to be played effortlessly and with fluidity. As for the use of awareness, Wild Goose Qigong claims that there are no intentional movements without awareness. Therefore, using too strong an intentionality in one's awareness can only inhibit the gentle moving of Qi. Wild Goose Qigong advocates "wu-wei" (or "non-doing") and "tuo-yi" ("minimizing effort"). As a movement oriented qigong, Wild Goose movements are meant to activate various acupoints and allow energy to flow in the major channels in the front, back and sidees of the torso and through the limbs. Wild Goose qigong can increase inner strength and flexibility, improve immune function and circulation, cultivate efficiency of breath and movement, and help develop sensitivity to our inner energy flow. Perhaps the most wonderful thing about the Wild Goose qigong is that it is completely enjoyable. The movements are dance-like and feel light and joyful while the meditations are peaceful and relaxing."
- Bingkun Hu, What is Wild Goose Qigong
"A second Grandfather, he of the North, spoke again: "Take courage, younger brother," he said, "on earth a nation you shall make live, for yours shall be the power of the white giant's wing, the cleansing wing." Then he got up very tall and started running toward the north; and when he turned toward me, it was a white goose wheeling. I looked about me now, and the horses in the west were thunders and the horses of the north where geese. And the second Grandfather sang two songs that were like this:
"They are appearing, may you behold!
They are appearing , may you behold!
The thunder nation is appearing, behold!
They are appearing, may you behold!
They are appearing, may you behold!
The white geese nation is appearing, behold!"
- BlackElk Speaks, 1932, p. 22, as told to John G. Neihardt.
"According to my Sifu, Master Michael Tse, Sigong (Yang Mei Jun, the late 27th generation inheritor) would often say, "Dao De De Dao Zheng Dao Xing", which translates as "When virtue and morality is the path the right Dao will flourish". This may be taken to mean that right thoughts and actions bear right results and when the heart is right the Dao will reveal itself. This is especially important today as society teaches us to be selfish and to want more so we cause problems for others and remain unsatisfied, damaging our hearts. Many of whom practice Qigong only consider the body (the movements) and mind (meditation) and neglect the heart (to be open, develop compassion, and practice giving) and so they remain undeveloped. Qigong is Character and Life training and a 'human skill' which means that through the practice we can achieve our full potential as human beings. Health means to be whole in this regard. Without the philosophy put into practice the skill itself is just an empty shell. Sigong also would also reiterate that Qigong is not about opening the Sky-eye, or developing healing skills, Qi transmission, or special abilities but about teaching us to connect with nature and to follow the natural way. This is how we attain longevity."
- Sifu Adam Wallace, E-mail to Mike Garofalo on 9/20/2004.
"Da Yen Qi Gong is an ancient system of movement that enhances your health and well being by improving the circulation of your qi (life force). It was developed in ancient China nearly 1500 years ago by a Buddhist monk. The graceful and fluid movements of the form imitate the wild goose. In fact, Da Yen means wild goose, and qi gong means "mastery of qi." Each of the sixty four movements are designed to accumulate qi in the body and bring it to specific points on the acupuncture meridians. It is a simple and non-strenuous exercise that with daily practice can be mastered by people of all ages, body types and physical conditions. Weekly classes include instruction and correction of movements along with a series of stretching exercises and systematic massage of certain key points and meridians. For generations in China this form was handed down as a secret doctrine. The leading practitioner and Master was 102 year old Yang Mei Jung who began learning the form from her grandfather at the young age of 13. Her Grandfather learned it from a Taoist monk in secret. Master Yang herself was testimony to the benefits of Da Yen Qi Gong. At 101 years old she was able to leap several feet in the air and had been known to cure terminally ill people with Qi from her hands."
- Taoist Center - Da Yen (Wild Goose) Qigong
"Da Yan Wild Goose Qigong � The 1st 64 movements �Da Yan� translates to �great bird� and is an ancient cultivation practice originating from the Jin Dynasty about 1700 years ago. Daoist Masters from the sacred Kunlun Mountains, in the Northern Himalayan area in south-west China, would observe the migrating geese which descended in this area each year. They would mimic the movements of these great birds and started to developed the Da Yan Wild Goose Qigong system. Its healing and spiritual legacy was passed down through many generations; however Dayan Qigong was withheld from the general public until 1978. Then 27th lineage holder Grand Master Yang Mei Jung (1895-2002) decided to teach this ancient Qigong practice and share its healing benefits to improve the quality of life of all people. The 1st 64 movement set deals primary with the �post-natal body� relating to the energy that one gathers after birth. The movements representing the flight of wild geese are slow, graceful movements and strong, quick movements designed to release stale Qi and to gather fresh Qi, helping to restore balance and stimulate the entire energy system of the body."
- Simon Blow, Da Yan Wild Goose Qigong: The First 64 Movements
"In creating many of the qigong systems the early originators were known to have adapted the natural, flowing qualities of animals, birds and serpents. Each system incorporates elements of the various creatures to depict the manner in which the movements should be performed. In our consideration of this we should think about the fact that the only creature that suffers from stresses that result in ailments to the mind and body is man. Other creatures carry no postural problems from the stresses of modern living! The goose is a very strong bird that flies for incredibly long distances when migrating in winter. Its strong energy allows it to sustain the rigours of the long demanding journey ahead. Dayan Qigong uses a wide variety of movements that are designed to release negative energy and gather positive energy. It contains slow, fluid, movements and quick, strong movements. There are two sets of 64 movements, each set taking approximately 15 minutes to perform. The slow movements perform a kind of qigong massage on the internal organs like the liver and spleen. There are gentle movements where the hands vibrate over particular internal organs or acupoints. These help to transmit energy from the Laogong point in the centre of the palm, where the energy can often be felt as warm or tingling, to stimulate the energy system of the internal organs. Some of the faster movements act to directly stimulate acupoints with a stronger 'surge' of energy to clear the area and ensure a freer pathway it to flow. We massage internal organs with through the hands and also perform a routine where each finger and thumb moves rapidly to stimulate the related internal organs. There are movements which are performed in the upright, vertical position, which are similar to tai chi stepping and others which sweep down from a high position to a very low posture helping to stimulate and strengthen the upper and lower back area. It is an extremely dynamic holistic system working on the entire energy system of the body. The movements are dynamic and static at the same time, combining strength with grace, bringing beauty and serenity to the performance of the form and inducing relaxation and freedom in the body."
- Ronnie Robinson, An Introduction to Dayan Qigong
"For Wild Goose Qigong, we believe that proper body movements can naturally generate the desired qi-flow. Therefore, we don�t need to utilize our awareness to �lead� the flowing of qi. Also, when the body movements are well designed and properly arranged, they can naturally evoke many desired breathing patterns, so that we don�t need any separate breathing training. That is why we call Wild Goose Qigong �a movement-orientated� qigong, which means: when we start to practice Wild Goose Qigong, we only concentrate on doing those lovely and graceful movements, and let the Wild Goose movements and postures naturally stimulate and induce the desired flowing of qi. In Wild Goose Qigong, we use awareness only to feel the flowing of qi, and not to direct the flowing of qi. Also, we encourage beginners to be absorbed in doing those lovely circular and roundish movements and let our breathing coordinate itself with each movements. In this way, practicing Wild Goose Qigong is safer for beginning learners. It eliminates the possibility of using too strong an intentionality in one�s awareness, which may result in inhibiting the gentle flowing of qi."
- Bingkun Hu, Ph.D., A Safe and Delightful Approach to Good Health
"Dayan Qigong (a.k.a., Wild Goose Chi Kung) is a gentle 10-minute Chinese healthcare practice that mimics the habits of a majestic wild goose. It incorporates gentle flowing movements with natural breathing. This practice is often referred to as �a relaxing path towards health and fitness� because of its broad success among people of varying abilities, including the elderly and people with limited mobility. The root of Dayan (Wild Goose) Qigong comes to us from the late Grandmaster Yang Mei Jun. She was the 27th generation inheritor of the entire body of Dayan Qigong knowledge that has been practiced and protected for 1,700 years in the Kunlun Mountains of China. She died just shy of her 108th birthday, in July of 2002. Dayan Qigong is not a religious practice. It is a healthcare practice, the origins of which date back 4,000 years ago to the Yellow Emperor�s famous medical text, called the Huang Ti Nei Ching (sometimes just referred to as the Nei Ching). Like any other system of health care, qigong is not a panacea, but it is certainly a highly effective health care practice. Many health care professionals recommend qigong as an important form of alternative complementary medicine. Qigong creates an awareness of and influences dimensions of our being that are not part of traditional exercise programs. The gentle, rhythmic movements of qigong reduce stress, build stamina, increase vitality, and enhance the immune system. It has also been found to improve cardiovascular, respiratory, circulatory, lymphatic and digestive functions. Qigong's great appeal is that everyone can benefit, regardless of ability, age, belief system, or life circumstances. There are qigong classes for children, senior citizens, and every age group in between. Since qigong can be practiced anywhere or at any time, there is no need to buy special clothing or equipment. Anyone can enrich their lives by adding qigong to their daily routine. Children learn to channel their energy and increase concentration; office workers learn how to reduce stress; seniors participating in gentle movements begin to feel stronger and more substantial. Many say that qigong improves their quality of life. Caregivers practice to develop their ability to help others. Prisons instituting qigong programs help to restore balance in inmates lives, and midwives use qigong techniques to ease child birth."
- Dayan Qigong
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Wild Goose Qigong
First Form, Movements 1-64
List of Movements
Close Wings and Hiss
Clasp Hands above Bai Hui
Palms to the Sky
Palms to the Earth
Flap Wing & Pull Left Toe
Repeat 3 times
Scoop Up Air
Turn Body and Recover Air
Flap Wing & Pull Left Toe
Repeat 3 times
Scoop Up Air
Wild Goose Qigong, First Form
Movements 21 - 40
Wave Hands Like Clouds
Right, Left, Right
Look to the Rear
Twist the Waist
Drop Arm to Recover Air
Spread Single Wing
Step Forward & Extend Arm
Wind Hand Around Head
Scoop the Moon
Step Forward & Look at Palm