Wild Goose Qigong

 
Qigong developed well over 3,000 years ago, evolving out of a ritual dance created to generate internal Heat to dispel Damp conditions caused by central China’s climate. The growing list of benefits was catalogued and the result is a youthful body and calm mind, and longevity with greater quality of life. It is an enjoyable way to keep fit, reduce stress, gain flexibility and ease, and develop a positive mental attitude.


As a major component of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Qigong is used in major Chinese hospitals for pain management, and to cure chronic conditions, such as heart disease, hypertension, tuberculosis, asthma, bronchitis, arthritis, hepatitis, ulcers, nervous disorders, and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, to name a few.


Through this self-regulating therapy you can learn to heal and prevent the more common complaints such as headache, backache, poor circulation, insomnia, depression, digestive disorders, and balance weight.

 


Dayan Qigong (Wild Goose Qigong) originates from the Kunlun Mountains, west of China and north of Tibet, during the Jin Dynasty over 1,800 years ago. The Daoist monks that lived there observed the movements and behaviour of the Wild Geese (known as birds of longevity) that shared the environment with them, and combined this experience with their own knowledge of Chinese medical principles to create a healthy exercise unlike any other, and one of unparalleled grace and beauty.


Dayan Qigong combines both vigorous and gentle movements that work directly on the acupuncture points and channels, stimulating and opening them, to encourage the free flow of Qi. Dynamic  movements such as jumping, shaking, swooping release the negative Qi (responsible for illness), while gentle movements gather fresh Qi, and meditation stores the accumulated pure Qi Dayan Qigong also includes methods of self-therapy and self-massage and energy transmission.


Of the thousands of styles of Qigong practiced in the world today, Dayan Qigong is one of only eleven methods officially sanctioned by the Chinese government, as authentic and safe, after researching the history and lineage, its scientific validity, and the masses that have been cured of many illnesses and benefitted from the exercise, without the side-effects associated with the others or newer styles that have not yet stood the test of time.

 


This skill has been passed down to my Sifu Master Michael Tse (pictured above) by the late Grandmaster Yang Meijun (pictured right), who was the 27th generation inheritor of the skill, and passed away in 2002, at 104 years of age. Before she opened the system up to the public she was the only person in the entire world that knew the skill, as the tradition had been to pass it down to one person only. She learned from her grandfather, Yang De Shan, who had learned from a Daoist monk. Following the Japanese invasion and the Cultural Revolution, she realised she had a responsibility to promote Dayan Qigong to the public or risk losing it forever, as well as a service to the people whose health and spiritual wellbeing had suffered so much under these difficult times. While she was alive she was very famous and was regarded as one of China’s National Treasures. Master Tse was one of the few students in the world she ever permitted to teach her skill and use her name.


The syllabus includes forms and methods such as Wild Goose Qigong, Green Sea Swimming Dragon, Jade Pillar Gong, Cotton Palm, Triple Crossing Spiral Gong, Plum Blossom Gong, Dayan Fist,  Opening Heart Fragrance Transmission, 28 Constellation Gong, and Enlightenment Gong, among many others.

 

Qigong, meaning literally ‘energy work’, is an umbrella term for ancient Chinese internal training health exercises comprising movement, breathing, awareness, and meditation. It is based on traditional Chinese medical principles and the philosophies of Daoism, Buddhism, and Confucianism. Its primary aim lies in preventing disease, promoting health, resisting premature aging, and prolonging life.

Adam Wallace, 765 Anderson Ave, #1-4, Cliffside Park, NJ 07010. Tel: (212) 330 8327 email:wallace@dayanqigong.com