Wild Goose Qigong: The First 64 Form

Here is a video of the First 64, the most well-known formal sequence from the Wild Goose Qigong, or Dayan Qigong , system.

Fast Versus Slow

I perform the set quite fast in the video. Faster Wild Goose practice tends to activate more Yang energy and eliminate more stagnant Qi than doing it more slowly. (And the rain was coming any minute as I was filmed.)

Performing at a slower pace is also a wonderful way to practice this form.

I do the form (as best as I can emulate) in the style of Paul Li, my most recent teacher of Wild Goose Qigong.

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A Famous, Fun System of Exercise

Wild Goose Qigong is an intricate system of many movements done in the general style of Wild Geese. It is a famous system in China and getting more known here in the West all the time. It is great fun to practice.

There is so much just in this one form. There are

  • Many point-charging movements
  • Snap releases of Toxic Qi
  • Stretches
  • Qi Channel flow-increase movements
  • Qi absorption techniques
  • Organ regulating methods
  • Brain and nervous system regulating
  • Rooting stances to build a strong foundation
  • Kidney charging for building the body’s energy
  • Lung opening moves
  • and more

Arms of the Goose

Notice how the arms are usually kept bent, like wings. This helps the Qi flow strongly through the arms.

Shimmering Hands

The special shaking hand motion is called Shimmering Hands. As far as I know this motion is unique to Wild Goose Qigong. Fast shimmering can break loose stagnations, open blockages, and build a more balanced nervous system. It can also be used to rapidly and repeatedly bring in new Qi and release old Qi.

1 Comment »

  1. mark s gallagher said,

    March 29, 2010 @ 2:08 pm

    I just learned this form about two mo. ago. I love it and do it daily.
    I enjoy your fast speed to the movements. It is certainly a different way to enjoy this GREAT health practice. All Qigong is good (fast or slow).
    Thank you It was a joy to watch your performance.

    Mark S. Gallagher
    sparta tai chi

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