Tai Chi Qigong Ba Duan Jin

Ba Duan Jin is an ancient Chinese health and fitness Qigong exercise routine. The eight sections of easy movement exercises are designed to support the health of the human organs. It aligns itself with the intensity and theory of kinetic Tai Chi movements, coupled with preparatory posture and closing form to make the exercise complete. However, this categorization does not preclude the form's use by martial artists as a supplementary exercise, and this practice is frequent. The Ba Duan Jin as a whole is broken down into eight separate exercises, each focusing on a different physical area. The Baduanjin traditionally contains both a standing and seated set of eight postures each. In the modern era, the standing version is by far the most widely practiced. The particular order in which the eight pieces are executed sometimes varies, with the following order being the most common.