8 Vessels Qigong

These Extraordinary Meridians Qigong / Neigong (aka Eight Exceptional Vessels) exercises work with the Qi that is stored in the Extraordinary Meridians.  The Extraordinary Meridians can be likened to reservoirs while the Meridians can be likened to rivers.  Most Qigong exercises concentrate on the Qi flow in the meridian system.

As well as using the Yi, eyes and breath to guide the Qi, these exercises also make use of the Master Points and the Coupled Points to activate the Qi in the vessels.

 

Extraordinary Meridians Qigong

  • The quality of the Qi in the Exceptional Vessels is tangibly different to that of the Qi flowing along the meridians.
  • Only two of the Exceptional Vessels have their own, discrete, acupuncture points.
  • All eight connect to the twelve meridians at Master and Coupled Points.
  • Although the Exceptional Vessels do not have direct connections to the organs their intersections with the main meridians (Master Points) provides indirect access.
  • The Exceptional Vessels are akin to reserve batteries as they provide a reservoir for Qi and blood.

 

This workshop includes three exercises:

The Eight Exceptional Vessels – exercise 1

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  1. Du Mai – Governing Vessel
  2. Ren Mai – Conception Vessel
  3. Yin Qiao Mai – Bridge Yin Vessel
  4. Yang Qiao Mai – Bridge Yang Vessel
  5. Chong Mai – Thrusting Vessel
  6. Dai Mai – Belt Vessel
  7. Yang Wei Mai – Yang Linking Vessel
  8. Yin Wei Mai – Yin Linking Vessel

 

The Eight Exceptional Vessels – exercise 2

Sequence:extraordinary meridians qigong 05

  1. Du Mai – Governing Vessel
  2. Ren Mai – Conception Vessel
  3. Yin Qiao Mai – Bridge Yin Vessel
  4. Yang Qiao Mai – Bridge Yang Vessel
  5. Chong Mai – Thrusting Vessel
  6. Dai Mai – Belt Vessel
  7. Yang Wei Mai – Yang Linking Vessel
  8. Yin Wei Mai – Yin Linking Vessel

 

Change the Sinews (the Extraordinary Meridians Qigong version)

Sequence:extraordinary meridians qigong 01

  1. Chong Mai & Yin Wei Mai
  2. Yin Qiao Mai & Ren Mai
  3. Dai Mai & Yang Wei Mai
  4. Yang Qiao Mai & Du Mai

 

 

Workshop details:

  • Location – East Kilbride, South Lanarkshire  – location map
  • Dates – Saturday 23 April 2016
  • Time – 10.00 till 16:00
  • Cost – £60.00
  • Details – Focusing on posture, on learning Qigong, in depth, and gaining awareness of Qi flow.
  • Instructor – Des Lawton
  • Guidelines – Can be viewed here
  • Further information – ‘Phone Des on 01355266011 or use the form on the Contact Us


Eight Exceptional Vessels Workshop

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