An Introduction to some of the Wild Goose Qigong 大雁气功 system
Most people who have an awareness of Wild Goose Qigong are usually familiar with the "Wild Goose Qigong 1st 64" with its imagery of a wild goose playfully patting the water, drinking the water, looking for food and eventually sleeping on the nest.
However this is just a small part of a vast system of Qigong exercises, movements and meditations. Some of the exercises are very short and easy to learn whilst others are much longer routines. Here are some of the more popular ones. There are different levels in these forms, some are more advanced than others.
The first stage is to practise the 1st and 2nd 64, as these forms work on the body's vertical meridians, open up the acupoints and develop the three Dantians. Once we have established this base the other forms can be practised.
The second stage is to work on the Five elements or the five Yin organs. Kunlun Bagua (liver), Qigong for the Kidneys etc.
The third stage is to train the meridians, collaterals and the Zang Fu organs to interact with each other and spiral the Qi . (Tripod and Spiral Qigong).
The fourth stage of training is to practise the "soft "gong. Soft Palm, Soft Fist. This level can exhaust all the disease and nourish the spirit. It allows us to absorb the essence of nature to purify our Qi field and eliminate and prevent all illness.
The fifth Stage is to strengthen the Qi, with forms like Dayan Palm. Here we practise quick and slow movements, internal Qi and external muscle. This will improve the speed of internal and external communication of the human Qi field. It will also improve the physical strength.
Wild Goose Qigong 1st 64 - 大雁气功前64
This is one of the most important and comprehensive Qigong in the entire system. The movements and postures naturally open up the 12 meridians. No matter how advance your level, this routine should be practised daily.
Wild Goose Qigong 2nd 64 - 大雁气功后64
This exercise develops both our upper and lower dantians. It trains our ability to take in fresh energy and to disperse the "sickly qi", We can detoxify and strengthen ourselves at the same time. It can also sharpen our mental clarity and boost the immune system.
Kunlun Twining Palms Bagua Qigong (kunlun chan shou bagua gong 昆仑缠手八卦功) Develops the ability to walk in circles, which helps to balance the yin and the yang within our body. It opens the Ren and the Du channels and nourishes the inner organs. Effective in treating diseases of the liver, including liver cancer.
Patting Along Meridians Qigong (pai da jianshen gong 拍打建身功) We pat our hands along the Meridians in both the legs and the arms to improve the vitality of the Qi and the Blood. It can be used to treat high blood pressure, varicose veins, and heart disease.
8 Character Waist Pulling Qigong (ba zi ba yao gong 八字拔腰功) This opens the upper and lower dantians. It also opens the lower spine and releases disease through the Yongchuan point. Helps with leg and waist diseases.
Five Element Strengthening Kidney Gong (wu xing jian shen gong 五行建肾功) The Kidneys are considered to be the most important organ in TCM. They store the Jing.
Soft Palms Qigong (mian zhang 绵掌) This is considered a high level practise as it contains both soft and hard movements. It connects internal and external with spiral energy. it opens the meridians and makes the Laogong point stronger. For detoxification, this form aids serious problems like HIV, cancer, etc. Also good for severe arthritis, bone disease and heart disease.
Tripod and Spiral Qigong (san cha luo xuan gong 三叉螺旋功) Practising this Qigong will give multiple health benefits which include, boosting one's immune system, improving cognitive functions and alleviating common aches and pains.It is good for the muscles and the bones. This form is shown below with Mrs Xie Chunyin, Mr Chen Zhi (son of Grandmaster Chen) and Mrs Fu Lixin.
Five Element Bagua Qigong, also known as Dayan Fist (wu xing bagua gong 五行八卦功) This form is mainly for the spine, but also strengthens the nerves, muscles and bones, whilst nourishing the 5 Ying organs.
Chest Opening Aromatic Qigong (kai xiong fang xiang gong 开胸放香功) Regulates the 89 collaterals, cures liver, kidney, spleen, and stomach problems. Releases a fragrant incense from the body like, jasmine, clove, or sandalwood.
Dayan Palm (dayan zhang 大雁掌) Clears the meridians, powerful internal training for the Jing, Qi and the Shen. Dredges the leg meridians.
Self Cultivating Qigong (kai fa gong 开发功) Opens the tendons and arteries, in the legs, and can be used to treat meningitis, brain tumour, vascular diseases and the sensory organs.
Seven Stars Opening Points Qigong (qi xing kai xue gong 七星开穴功) Treats the bones and the tissues, opens the whole body's acupoints, improves circulation and prevents hardening of the arteries.
Plum Blossom Walking Gong (mei hua bu xing gong 梅花步行功) Used to treat women's gynaecological and men's urinary system diseases. Also helps to treat both male and female infertility.
Five Elements Cultivating the Heart Gong (wu xing yang xin gong)
Five Elements Protecting the Liver Gong (wu xing hu gan gong)
Soft Fist Qigong (mian quan)
Longevity Gong (chang shou gong)
And there are more! The system contains a total of 72 forms, some long, some short, some moving, some meditations. Some have not been made public yet!