八段锦 · Ba Duan Jin (8 Brocade Exercise)



Complete Routine of Shaolin Ba Duan Jin 八段锦 recorded at the WeekEnd-Retreat in February 2019 at the Shaolin Temple Europe 歐洲少林寺 located in Otterberg / Kaiserslautern in Germany.

Shaolin Ba Duan Jin can be translated as 8 Brocade (Valuable) Exercises. It is a short and easy to remember routine, suitable also for laypeople that don’t have the possibility or capability to practice throughout the complete day.

It consists of 8 exercises aiming in the development of strong and flexible muscles and tendons:

Ba Duan Jin Posture Names:

1) Supporting the Heaven (Vertical Stretch)
2) Drawing the Arrow (Horizontal Stretch)

3) Separating Heaven and Earth (Diagonal Stretch)
4) Wise Owl Gazing Back (Torsional Stretch)

5) Big Bear Turns to Side (Leg-Torso Connection)
6) Bending backwards and touching toes (Front / Back Stretch)

7) Clenching the Fists (Mobilisation)
8) Clicking Heels 7 Times (Release)

It belongs to the classic repertoire of Qi Gong exercises in the Shaolin Arts around the globe. Together with the Muscle and Tendon Transformation (Yi Jin Jing) and the meditative circular movements (Chan Yuan Gong) it gives a strong foundation to complete all martial exercises.

If you would like to experience and join the daily life and training at the monastery together with the community (Sangha) of the Shaolin Temple Europe 歐洲少林寺 please feel free to contact us (info@slte.eu). It is possible to join the monastery for one weekend (3 days) or one week (6 days) together with the community of the Shaolin Temple Europe.

If you like to learn more about Shaolin Kung Fu, a Kung Fu Retreat is right for you. If you are more interested in learning and understanding Qi Gong, then a Qi Gong Retreat might be your choice. Every year our monastery offers a variety of retreats to choose from.

For more informations please simply get in contact with us:

Shaolin Temple Europe
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