Eight Pieces of Silk Brocade Qigong

Sway the Head and Shake the Tail

Sway the Head and Shake the Tail. This is the fifth form in the 8 Pieces of Brocade qigong flow. Improve spinal flexibility. Clear stagnant qi along the hips and legs. Reinvigorate your energy.

Tips:
1. Keep your knees behind your toes.
2. Really move your hips to one side as you raise your head and shoulders to the opposite side.
3. Use a more shallow squat until you build up your leg strength.
4. Keep your mind calm and focused on the parts of the body you are moving.

One of the cornerstone’s of Radiant Shenti’ qigong is the qigong flow called “8 Pieces of Brocade.”

This flow moves every muscle, joint, lymph node, and organ in your body. It opens up meridians so qi can flow throughout your body, helping it rejuvenate, strengthen, and heal.

In addition to the internal benefits, the postures that make up the 8 movements give you tone, lean muscles. They also enhance movement in the lymphatic system, and boost your lung capacity.

The 8 movements are:
1. Holding up the heavens like a pillar
2. Drawing a bow to shoot an arrow
3. Penetrating heaven and earth
4. Wise owl gazing backwards
5. Sway the head and shake the tail
6. Punching the fists and glaring
7. Moving hands down the legs
8. Bouncing on the toes

Before and after several movements, you will also see a movement called sinking the qi. That means that you are bringing your qi (energy) to the area behind and below your belly button (the lower dantian).

 

Category

Author

Duration

Level

Focus

Holding up the Heavens

Holding up the Heavens | Duration: 1:00 Min

Drawing a Bow

Drawing a Bow | Duration: 1:00 Min

Penetrating Heaven and Earth

Penetrating Heaven and Earth | Duration: 1:00 Min

Wise Owl Gazes Backward

Wise Owl Gazes Backward | Duration: 1:00 Min

Sway the Head and Shake the Tail

Sway the Head and Shake the Tail | Duration: 1:00 Min

Punching Fists with Angry Eyes

Punching Fists with Angry Eyes | Duration: 1:00 Min

Moving Hands Down the Legs

Moving Hands Down the Legs | Duration: 1:00 Min

Bouncing the Heels

Bouncing the Heels | Duration: 1:00 Min

Baduanjin Eight Pieces of Silk Brocade

Baduanjin Eight Pieces of Silk Brocade | Duration: 24:00 Min

Yin Energy Eight Pieces of Silk Brocade with Pebble in the Pool Meditation

Yin Energy Eight Pieces of Silk Brocade with Pebble in the Pool Meditation | Duration: 44:00 Min

Yang Energy Eight Pieces of Brocade

Yang Energy Eight Pieces of Brocade | Duration: 21:00 Min

Yin Nourishing Eight Pieces of Brocade

Yin Nourishing Eight Pieces of Brocade | Duration: 28:00 Min

Yang Energy Eight Pieces of Brocade plus Five Elements Flow

Yang Energy Eight Pieces of Brocade plus Five Elements Flow | Duration: 36:00 Min

Yang Eight Pieces of Silk Brocade Qigong

Yang Eight Pieces of Silk Brocade Qigong | Duration: 44:00 Min

Eight Pieces of Brocade Baduanjin

Eight Pieces of Brocade Baduanjin | Duration: 7:00 Min