八段錦 <> 気功の基本





Bodhidharma Lifting the Sky
The great Zen teacher, Bodhidharma (448-527 CE), supposedly created the
Eighteen Hands of the Lohan Qigong
The Shaolin 18 Lohan Hands system is much more extensive than the Eight Section Brocade.


Eight Section Brocade Exercises

1. Pressing the Heavens with Two Hands
South, Summer
Ch'ien, Heaven, Sky, Air
Intense Yang
Heart, Small Intestine, Stomach, Lungs
(The Triple Warmer)

2. Drawing the Bow and Letting the Arrow Fly
Southwest, Mid-Summer
Sun, Wind, Yang
Kidneys, Spleen, Waist, Eyes, Legs

3. Separating Heaven and Earth
North, Winter
K'un, Earth
Intense Yin
Spleen, Kidneys, Bladder, Pancreas

4. Wise Owl Gazes Backward
West, Autumn
K'an, Water, Yang-Yin
Lungs, Immune System, Large Intestine

5. Punching with Angry Gaze
Spring, East
Li, Fire, Yin-Yang
Liver, Gallbladder, Blood, Eyes

6. Bouncing on the Toes
Northeast, Mid-Winter
Chen, Thunder, Yin
Immune System, Calves, Feet

7. Big Bear Turns from Side to Side
Northwest, Mid-Autumn
Ken, Mountain, Yin-Yang
Heart, Waist, Legs

8. Touching Toes then Bending Backwards
Southeast, Mid-Spring
Tui, Lake, Yang-Yin
Kidneys, Waist, Legs, Back

.. .. ..

The Eight Verses of Wudang Mountain Badunjin :

1. Lift the ground and hold the sky to take care of the three internal cavities
2. Draw a bow to the left and right, just like shooting a vulture
3. Lift the hand up singly to tone and caress the spleen and the stomach
4. Look backwards to cure the five strains and seven injuries
5. Reach down the leg by both hands to strengthen the kidney and the reproductive organ
6. Swivel the head and rock the bottom to calm down
7. Rotate fists and stare to add stamina
8. Vibrate the back seven times to expel illness

© Green Way Research, Red Bluff, California, 2006
By Michael P. Garofalo


 Daruma Museum, Japan


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