Ba Duan Jin Video Course

Video on Demand / Downloadable Video Course.

Welcome to the ‘Eight Pieces of Brocade Qigong for Beginners’ video course. A foundation level routine that is a great introduction to Qigong as a movement system. Learn the movement choreography, structural alignment and applied relaxation. Develop your Qigong movements at your own pace and from the comfort of your home.

Cost: £45

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Ways to Learn the Ba Duan Jin Qigong Routine

Instructor Nicola teaches the 8 Pieces of Brocade Qigong routine via:

  1. Private tuition via Zoom.
  2. Purchase the 8 Pieces of Brocade Qigong Course on Vimeo, access via video on demand anytime and download the videos to watch offline (purchase via this page).
  3. Livestream students can access the course anytime in the video library.

The Eight Pieces of Brocade / Ba Duan Jin consists of eight movements as a basis for Qi Gong practice. We guide the body using the theory of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) through opening and closing movements, to dredge, regulate and circulate Qi and blood flow in the internal body. We combine motion and stillness aiming to preserve health, calm the mind and strengthen the body.

The duration of this course is 8 x approx 1 hour and 15 minute live stream classes, totalling 10 hours of tuition. You can watch the videos on any device through Vimeo whether mobile or PC desktop, or download them as MP4 files to watch offline. Available in High Definition 1080p.

Ba Duan Jin Qigong Video Course

Lesson 1.  

– Introduction to the routine
– Loosening exercises
– Hip squat
– Formal opening
– Move 1. Two hands hold up the heavens

Lesson 2. 

– Loosening exercises
– Review
– Move 2. Separate heaven and earth

Lesson 3. 

– Loosening exercises
– Qigong breathing
Rooting discussion & standing practice
– Move 3. Draw the Bow

Lesson 4. 

– Loosening exercises
– Qigong breathing
– Standing practice
– Review
– Move 4. Wize owl gazes backwards

Lesson 5. 

– Loosening exercises.
– Heavenly breath Qigong.
– Standing practice / Zhan Zhuang.
– Remedial exercises: Horse stance & sway neck
– Move 5. sway the head and shake the tail

Lesson 6.

– Loosening exercises.
– Heavenly breath Qigong.
– Standing practice / Zhan Zhuang – diaphragmatic breathing
– Remedial exercises: folding the body down
– Move 6. Grab the heels to strengthen the kidneys

Lesson 7. 

– Loosening exercises.
– Heavenly breath Qigong.
– Standing practice / Zhan Zhuang.
– Remedial exercises: Horse stance, hand postures, punch
– Move 7. Clench the fists and glare fiercely
– Review
– Fang song development in wize owl gazes backwards and clench the fists and glare fiercely

Lesson 8. 

– Loosening exercises.
Reverse breathing technique
– Qigong breathing – reverse breathing
– Standing practice – reverse breathing
– Move 8. Bouncing on the toes
– Formal closing
– Principle fang song in Qigong
– Eight Pieces of Brocade Qigong routine
– Fang song development in split heaven and earth and draw the bow



– Internet access is required to access the videos.
– Available as video on demand through Vimeo.
– Videos are available to download as .MP4 files.
– All download sales are final, no returns or refunds are permitted for digital files.
– No physical products are part of this sale.

By purchasing this video course you agree to the following points:

– I will consult with a health professional before commencing any new exercise programme.
– I accept full responsibility for my actions in applying the techniques and will use common sense at each stage, asking for professional advice, should I need it.


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