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Lifting the Sky 1

Pressing the Heavens with Two

Hands 1

Shooting Arrows 2 Plucking Stars 3

Drawing the Bow and Letting the Arrow Fly 2

Separating Heaven and Earth 3

Turning Head 4

Thrust Punch 5

Carrying the Moon 7 and

Nourishing Kidneys 8

Wise Owl Gazes Backward 4 Punching with Angry Gaze 5

Touching Toes and Bending Backwards 8

Taoist Eight Set Brocade

Bodhidharma Lifting the Sky

The great Zen teacher, Bodhidharma (448-527 CE), supposedly created the Eighteen Hands of the Lohan Qigong

Shaolin Wahman - 18 Lohan Hands

Shaolin Meditation

Silken Treasures Qigong By Michael P. Garofalo. 307Kb, April, 2005.. Descriptions of the eight movements, comments, variations, links, bibliography, quotations, animated

.gif photographs of the movements, and charts.

Simple Fitness Exercises : Traditional Chinese Movements for Health & Rejuvenation. By Jiawen Miao. Llewellyn Publications, 2000. Index, 111 pages. ISBN: 1567184952. Both a basic form (The Gentleman's ESB, pp. 31-54) and a more advanced form (The Warrior's ESB, pp. 55-76) taught in this book using descriptions and photographs.

The Spiritual Legacy of the Shaolin Temple: Buddhism, Daoism, and the Energetic Arts. By Andy James. Foreword by Dr. Jerry Alan Johnson. Summerville, MA, Wisdom Publications, 2004. 208 pages. ISBN: 0861713524. MGC.

Song Dynasty Qi Gong Eight Section Brocade. Instructional videotape featuring Shihfu Jiang Jian.

Stand Still and Be Fit: The Way of Energy. By Master Lam Kam Chuen. Videotape. Includes instruction on the Eight Treasures.

Strength Training Anatomy. By Frederic Delavier. Champaign, Illinois, Human Kinetics, 2001. 124 pages. ISBN: 0736041850. Revised edition of "Guide des mouvements de musculation" Paris, Ditions Bigot, 1998. An outstanding illustrated guide to muscles at work. Both male and female models are used. MGC.

Strength Training: Taijiquan, Qigong, Kung Fu and Yoga Sung (Song) - Relaxation

Sun Style Taijiquan: Links, Bibliography, Resources, Quotes, Notes

Tai Chi Basics and Eight Pieces of Brocade. By Wong, Doc-Fai. San Francisco, CA. Demonstration videotape, 70 minutes.

Tai Chi Connections: Advancing Your Tai Chi Experience. By John Loupos. Boston, MA, YMAA Publication Center, 2005. Index, 194 pages. ISBN: 1594390320.

Tai Chi for Arthritis. DVD. Narwee, Australia, East Action Video, 1997. 80 Minutes. DVD format. In 4 languages: English, Spanish, French, and Chinese (Mandarin). Created by Paul Lam, M.D., a family physician in Sydney, Australia and internationally acclaimed Tai Chi Chuan teacher. This work is supported by the Arthritis Foundation of Australia. Reviews A VHS videotape is also available. Some of the warm up exercises in this program are part of the Eight Treasures.

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Drawing the Bow and Letting the Arrow Fly #2 Shaolin Ba Duan Jin

T'ai Chi for Seniors: How to Gain Flexibility, Strength, and Inner Peace. By Philip Bonifonte. New Age Books, 2004. 216 pages. ISBN: 1564146979. Includes the Eight Section Brocade.

Taijiquan for Good Health, Fitness and Vitality

Taoism and Taijiquan

Taoist Classics. The Collected Translations of Thomas Cleary. Boston, Shambhala Press.

Four Volumes: Volume One, 296 pages, 2003. Volume Two, 640 pages, 1999. Volume Three, 304 pages, 2001. Volume Four, 464 pages, 2003.

Taoist Eight-Sectioned Satin Chi-Kung. By Leung Ting. Hong Kong, Leung's Publications, 1995. 126p. ISBN: 9627284181.

Taoist Qigong for Health and Vitality: A Complete Program of Movement, Meditation and

Healing Sounds. By Hon, Sat Chuen. Boston, Shambhala, 2003. 208 pages. MGC.

ISBN: 1590300688. For an audio recording of the Healing Sounds is online. Three of the six exercises can be compared with movements in the Eight Treasures:

Spleen, "Fu", Press Heaven and Earth (3); Lungs, "Xi", Draw Bow (2);

Triple Heater, ""Hey", Hold Up the Sky (1); Kidney, "Chu"; Heart, "Ho"; Liver, "Xu".

Taoist Ways to Transform Stress into Vitality: The Inner Smile and Six Healing Sounds. By Mantak Chia. Healing Tao Books, 1991. 115 pages. ISBN: 0935621008.

Tao of Yiquan: The Method of Awareness in the Martial Arts. Volume 2 of the Trilogy: Warriors of Stillness. Meditative Traditions in the Chinese Martial Arts. By Jan Diepersloot. Walnut Creek, CA, Center for Healing and the Arts, 1999. Index, notes, 272 pages. MGC. ISBN: 0964997614.

Ten-Section Brocade Qigong Exercise. A poster with instructions by Lin Housheng.

Thirteen Treasures Walking Qigong. By Michael P. Garofalo.

Taijiquan Classics

Trigrams of the I Ching and Qigong

24 Form, Yang Style Short Form Tuna and Daoyin Brief Explanation

Valley Spirit Tai Chi Chuan Journal. A daily journal with reflections, notes, suggestions, references, questions and answers, links and quotations about Tai Chi Chuan and Chi Kung. By Michael P. Garofalo.

Valley Spirit Tai Chi Chuan Club. Red Bluff, California. Organizer: Michael P. Garofalo.

Valley Spirit Taijiquan, Qigong and Yoga Videos - German

Walking and Tai Chi Chuan Quotes, links, bibliography, and notes. By Michael P. Garofalo.

The Big Bear Turns From Side to Side, #7 Drawing by Nadezda Kotrchova Shaking the Head and Wagging the Tail to Eliminate the Heart-Fire

The Way of Energy: Mastering the Chinese Art of Internal Strength with Chi Kung Exercise.

By Master Lam Kam Chen. New York, Fireside, Simon and Schuster, 1991. A Gaia Original.

Index, 191 pages. ISBN: 0671736450. The Eight Section Brocade, Chapter 4 - Preparing for Energy, pp. 63-81.

The Way of Qigong: The Art and Science of Chinese Energy Healing. By Kenneth S. Cohen.

Foreword by Larry Dossey. New York Ballantine Books, 1997. Index, notes, appendices, 427 pages. ISBN: 0345421094. One of my favorite books: comprehensive, informative, practical, and scientific. The Eight Brocades are described on pages 186 - 194. He also has produced audio-cassettes and qigong instructional videotapes. Master Cohen is a fine writer and very knowledgeable about gigong. I recommend that a person new to qigong purchase this book first!

The Way of Harmony By Howard Reid. A guide to self-knowledge through the Arts of Tai

Chi Chuan, Hsing I, Pa Kua, and Chi Kung. London, Gaia Books Limited, 1988. Index, 191 pages. ISBN: 0671666320. Instructions and illustrations of the Ba Duan Jin set can be found on pages 26 - 33.

Weblog - The Cloud Hands Blog: Taijiquan and Qigong

The Web That Has No Weaver: Understanding Chinese Medicine. By Ted J. Kaptchuk, O.M.D.. Chicago, McGraw Hill Contemporary Books, 2nd Edition, 2000. Index, bibliography, appendices, notes, 500 pages. Foreward by Margaret Caudill, M.D., and by Andrew Weil, M.D. ISBN: 0809228408. MGC. An excellent introduction to traditional Chinese medicine and modern research on the topic.

Wei Qi Gong In the German language.

Where can I purchase these books and videotapes?

Wild Goose Qigong: Bibliography, Links, Resources, Quotes, Notes

The Wonders of Qigong. A Chinese Exercise for Fitness, Health and Longevity. Compiled by the China Sports Magazine, Beijing, China. Published by Wayfarer Publications, Los Angeles, CA, 1985. 111 pages. 275 line drawings. ISBN: 0935099077. Includes the Eight Section Brocade (pp.28-33).

Wudang Mountain Badunjin Qigong 20Kb. Original (in Chinese) written in Hong Kong by

Woo Kwong Fat, the 28th Generation Master of Dragon Gate Branch, Wudang Mountain.

Wudang Qigong: China's Wudang Mountain Daoist Breath Exercises. By Yuzeng Liu and

Terri Morgan. International Wudang Internal Martial Arts, 1999. 244 pages. ISBN: 0967288908.

Yang Family Traditional T'ai Chi Ch'uan Long Form, 108 Movements. By Michael P. Garofalo. 95Kb+ Provides a list of the movements divided into five sections for teaching (.html and .pdf versions available). Includes a bibliography, links, notes, and quotations. Provides a list comparing the Yang Long Form 108 to the 85 postures sequence. Many Yang style Taijiquan players warm up with the Eight Section Brocade qigong set.

Yoga: Guides, Links, Bibliography, Quotes, Notes

The Yoga of Breath: A Step-by-Step Guide to Pranayama. By Richard Rosen. Foreward by Rodney Yee. Illustrations by Kim Fraley. Boston, Shambhala, 2002. Index, notes, 304 pages. ISBN: 1570628890. MGC.

Zhong Li-quan, Zhang Liquan, (Chung Li-ch'uan, Zhongli Quan, Chong Li-quan): Notes 1, Notes 2,

Zhang Liquan (Chong Li-quan) One of the Eight Taoist Immortals Legendary Practioner of the Eight Treasures Qigong

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