Dayan Qigong forms an integral part of both traditional and modern Chinese medicine. It is now increasingly being offered as an adjunct to standard Western medical treatments, and can be helpful for pain management, strengthening the immune system, and a variety of medical illnesses such as headaches, multiple sclerosis, Parkinson’s, arthritis, GI problems, and fibromyalgia. Once learned, benefits can occur from practicing Dayan Qigong as little as 15 minutes a day. However, it takes about four months to learn the full set of practices.
For centuries, Dayan Qigong was passed down in secret from master to disciple. After the cultural revolution, however, Grandmaster Yang Meijun decided to teach publicly. Bob has been certified to teach qigong by Master Hui Liu of the Wen Wu school, one of the foremost disciples of Grand Master Yang. Bob first introduced qigong classes to Kaiser-Permanente (one of the largest health care providers in the United States) about ten years ago; these classes have helped hundreds of patients.
Bob currently teaches qigong to students at the American College of Traditional Chinese Medicine; Kaiser physicians and mental health providers; Zen students; and women in several prisons. He has also taught qigong in India, Nepal, and Australia. He helps his teacher train other teachers, and has produced instructional videotapes and DVDs for Master Liu. The video below shows a condensed version of the 64 movements of the first set.
Read about Bob’s journey from qigong skeptic to qigong practitioner
Read more about meditation in Dayan Qigong
Read about how Dayan Qigong Differs from Other Qigongs and from Tai Chi (Taiji)