Les vidéos présentés dans
ces pages sont extraits
d'un DVD qui accompagne le livre "Ba
Duan Jin", une compilation de
l'Association de Qigong de Chine pour la
santé, édité par Les presses des langues
étrangères de Beijing, Chine, 2007
Ba Duan Jin
Eight-Section Qigong Exercises
The Chinese Health Qigong Association
Qigong is an aspect of traditional Chinese medicine that
involves coordinating breathing patterns with physical
postures to maintain health and well-being. Ba Duan Jin:
Eight-Section Qigong Exercises is an accessible, fully-illustrated
guide to this particular qigong exercise, which has been
shown to improve the respiratory, cardiovascular and immune
The Ba Duan Jin exercise dates back to the Song Dynasty, and
is broken down into eight sections, each of which focuses on
a different physical area. The routine enhances limb
strength and flexibility of the joints, and also fortifies
the nerves. It can help in the treatment of illnesses such
as osteoporosis and is also beneficial for mental health.
Each routine is described step-by-step, and is illustrated
with photographs and key points. The authors also point out
common mistakes and offer advice on how to correct these.
Complemented by an appendix of acupuncture points and
accompanied by a DVD, this book will be of interest to
Qigong and Tai Chi practitioners at all levels, students of
martial arts and anyone interested in Chinese culture.
Preface. 1. Origins and Development. 2. Characteristics. 3.
Practice Tips. 4. Step-by-Step Descriptions of the Routines.
Section 1. Hand and Foot Forms. Basic Hand Forms. Basic
Section 2. The Exercises Illustrated. Ready Position.
Routine 1. Holding the Hands High with Palms Up to Regulate
the Internal Organs.
Routine 2. Posing as an Archer Shooting Both Left- and
Right-handed. Routine 3. Holding One Arm Aloft to Regulate
the Functions of the Spleen and Stomach.
Routine 4. Looking Backwards to Prevent Sickness and Strain.
Routine 5. Swinging the Head and Lowering the Body to
Relieve Stress. Routine 6. Moving the Hands Down the Back
and Legs, and Touching the Feet to Strengthen the Kidneys.
Routine 7. Thrusting the Fists and Making the Eyes Glare to
Routine. 8. Raising and Lowering the Heels to Cure Diseases.
Appendix: Acupuncture Points Mentioned in This Book.
The Chinese Health Qigong Association is an organization
that popularizes and researches Health Qigong, and is a
group member of the All-China Sports Federation. Its aim is
to inherit and carry forward the Chinese traditional culture
of health promotion and facilitate the communication between
Western and Eastern Cultures.