Shi Er Fa (12-Step Daoyin Health Preservation Exercises)

This new set of Qigong exercises combines Daoyin with healthcare, limb exercises, and mental and spiritual relaxation. This exciting 12 Movement Qigong form was developed in 1974 by Professor Zhang Guangde, one of the world's leading Qigong experts.

This new set of Qigong exercises combines Daoyin with healthcare, limb exercises, and mental and spiritual relaxation. Adapted from over 50 forms it consists of 12 steps, which flow harmoniously from one movement to the next. It has become one of the treasures of health Qigong. It was designed and compiled by the Chinese Health Qigong Association and is based on the principles of Traditional Chinese Medicine. It concentrates on the Zang Fu organs comprising the heart, liver, spleen lung and kidney and gall bladder, stomach small intestine, large intestine and bladder; the meridians, balancing yin and yang, the Five Elements, Qi and blood.

It can be practiced in both seated and standing positions. Movements are graceful and easy to learn and are suitable for all ages. When breathing exercises are integrated into Yangsheng, the movements are effective for promoting good health, preserving life and cultivating the spirit and prolonging life expectancy.

The movements standing and seating positions are:

  1. Beginning of Heavan’s Creation (Qian Yuan Qi Yun)
  2. Double Fish Hung on the Wall (Shuang Yu Xuan Ge)
  3. Old Horse is Stabled (Lao Ji Fu Li)
  4. Ji Chang Shoots a Louse (Ji Chang Guan Shi)
  5. Bending the Body to Brush the Shoes (Gong Shen Dan Xue)
  6. Rhinoceros Gazes at the Moon (Xi Niu Wang Yue)
  7. Lotus Flower Appears Above the Water (fu Rong Chu Shui)
  8. Golden Rooster Heralds the Dawn (Jin Ji Bao Xiao)
  9. Wild Geese Land on the Beach (Ping Sha Luo Yan)
  10. White Cran Flies High in the Clouds (Yun Duan Bai He)
  11. Phoenix Salutes the People (Feng Huang Lai Yi)
  12. Qi and Breath Return to the Origin (Qi Xi Gui Yuan)

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Welcome videos from the President of IHQF, Vice-president and Secretary General of IHQF, Vice-President of the Chinese Health Qigong Association, Members of the IHQF Executive Committee and instructors.

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Workshops

Workshops in the Health Qigong forms of Shi Er Fa, Wu Qin Xi and Liu Zi Jue, conducted by Master Zhang Mingliang and Professor Hu Xiaofei from the IHQF will be held in August 2019 in Melbourne.

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