Dayan Qigong forms an integral part of both traditional and modern Chinese medicine and is increasingly being offered as an adjunct to standard Western medical treatments for pain management and a variety of medical issues such as immune system problems, headaches, multiple sclerosis, Parkinson’s, arthritis, fibromyalgia, GI distress. Once learned, benefits can occur from practicing Dayan Qigong as little as 15 minutes a day.
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. One of her foremost disciples is Master Hui Liu of the Wen Wu school, who Bob is fortunate to have as his teacher. Bob introduced qigong classes to Kaiser-Permanente (one of the largest health care providers in the USA) about 15 years ago; these classes have helped hundreds of patients.
Bob regularly teaches qigong in Sacramento, California and the Sierra foothills, as well as in annual retreats in Melbourne, Australia; Amsterdam; Finland; and frequent workshops at Kripalu (Western Massachusetts) and Mexico. He has taught qigong to students and faculty at the American College of Traditional Chinese Medicine; to physicians and mental health providers; Zen students; and imprisoned women. He has also taught qigong in India and Nepal. He helps his teacher train other teachers, and has produced instructional videotapes and DVDs for Master Liu.
The video above shows Bob doing a condensed version of the first set, with narrative explanation.
The video above shows Bob doing the complete first set, without narration.
The auditory player to the right contains a 20 minute narration in which I talk you through the 64 movements of the Dayan Qigong First Set form. To help you learn the set, you can download the mp3 file by right-clicking on it, then listen to it and follow along with the instructions.