Wudang Baduanjin Qigong is a special form of the classic Eight Pieces of Brocade exercises, adapted to the spiritual and martial traditions of the Wudang Mountains, aiming to harmonize one's energy for better health and spiritual development. It consists of eight basic movements designed for strength and health. Unlike Wuxing Qigong which has fixed poses, Baduanjin focuses on dynamic movements that combine tension and relaxation. Performing these movements helps to align, fix, and strengthen both the body and its internal energy pathways.
Baduanjin Qigong offers a significant advantage in harmonizing the Heart-Kidney axis, an important principle within Chinese Medicine. Additionally, it plays a crucial role in cultivating a healthy and well-maintained balance between the Du Mai and Ren Mai, the vessels spanning the front and back of the body. Both of these concepts are mutually enhancing each other.
Go through this article first, if you wish to understand the meaning behind the practise first, it will explain the meaning of the Heart-Kidney-Axis and the relation to Ren Mai and Du Mai:
Eight Brocades Qigong—Understanding the practise
In this tutorial, we will go through all eight movements piece by piece and discuss the relevance of the movements in the context of CCM.