Online Qigong: Five Taoist Yin – enhance your Qi

Online Qigong: Five Taoist Yin. Working with the Yin Meridians - Water
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The set being taught in the Online Qigong: Five Taoist Yin is also known simply as the Five Yin Qigong. The name of this set is a bit of a misnomer as there are six yin meridians and these exercises work with all six.  In all, there are nine separate exercises in this course as it also covers variants for some of them.

Online Qigong: Five Taoist Yin

This course includes:
2 hours on-demand video
23 downloadable resources
Full lifetime access (covered by the Udemy lifetime access guarantee)
Access on mobile and TV
Certificate of Completion

Discount price: £19.99 (Normally £39.99)
Purchase, using the link below, before 27/01/2021 and get one month free access to one of our online classes (Terms and Conditions).
Book here Online Qigong: Five Taoist Yin

Online Qigong: Five Taoist Yin – Recent reviews

  • “The course is absolutely wonderful! Very detailed which I really enjoyed. The teacher talks at a good pace. The supplemental PDFs were very useful.” I.E.
  • “Yes, this course is fantastic! My energy level spiked after only a couple of days of doing the first three exercises. I’m going to polish them up and can’t wait to get into Dez’s other courses!” E.
  • “I recently completed the Five Taoist Qigong on the Udemy platform (although it’ll take awhile to master them, of course). It was recommended by my therapist, who is a Taoist, to help with my recovery from complex PTSD.
    The course is OUTSTANDING and one of the few things that’s actually providing relief… so thank you!” E.R.
  • “Precisamente o que estou a obter: Competência e praticidade.” J.S.
    (Translation: “Precisely what I am getting: Competence and practicality.”)
  • “Very impressive! Professional, encouraging and enjoyable as a doorway to Qigong for a regular daily practice. I do appreciate the high quality of this Qigong course and the friendly, clear presence of Des. It was perfect for me to learn online at home without too much doubting whether I will do wrong movements. Every detail of the moves is explained thoroughly so I was able to follow it easily. Thank you!” H-A. G.
  • “I really love this course, I just started to learn those exercises a few weeks ago, and I am enjoying practicing this qigong in the morning before work. The instructions for each exercises are clear, and the teacher, Mr Lawton is very good at demonstrating and explaining the movements. It is a beautiful set of qigong, I especially like that there are not to many movements to learn for a beginner, and that I can focus on just a few movements done well with feelings. Thank you Mr Lawton.” G.L.
  • “Professional course with fair bit of detail – by FAR the best information I have been able to find on the Daoist Yin Qigong moves. I’m reasonably experienced in taiji and qigong, and found this helpful, including the repetition of the basics (you really can’t get enough of that).“ S.D.
  • “This is my fifth course with Master Des. Such depth, clarity and authenticity in teaching Qigong are very difficult to find elsewhere. Thank you!” – S.K.

    More reviews below

What Will I Learn?

  • How to work with all the Yin meridians.
  • The best way to get the most benefit from these exercises.
  • The variant exercises for three of the Elements.


  • No prior knowledge of Qigong required. This Online Qigong course is for all levels.


The Five Taoist Yin Qigong, like many other sets, has gone through a few transformations as teachers emphasize different aspects of the exercises. With three of them, that is Earth, Metal and Wood, along with the original exercise, I will be showing you alternative methods that are equally valid, that move the Qi in the same way, and I’ll let you choose whether you prefer one or other. In my own practice, I tend to use both and just flow into the one that my body mind leads me to. Heart and Heart Governor meridians can be worked either individually, or together.

The course contains
  • Fire: Heart and Heart Governor – This exercise is done in three different ways, to do three different tasks, and you will learn all three.
  • Earth: Spleen – You will learn two variants of this exercise, each working with the meridian but having slightly different uses.
  • Metal: Lung – You will learn two variants of this exercise.
  • Water: Kidney.
  • Wood: Liver – Again, you will be taught two variants, each with slightly different qualities.

There are also downloadable files that contain information pertinent to the course

Discount price: £19.99 (Normally £39.99)
Purchase, using the link below, before 27/01/2021 and get one month free access to one of our online classes (Terms and Conditions).
Book here Online Qigong: Five Taoist Yin

Online Qigong: Five Taoist Yin – Reviews

  • “Fantastic. I feel brand new with a new health toolbox. Many thanks Desmond.” J.M.
  • “This is one of the best courses I have ever taken part in. A lot of information is offered ,, and since we cannot absorb it all at once, i will need to revisit it again and again. … and each time there will be new stuff for me to learn. It is so much better than just a “regular class” .. I am looking forward to practicing. and coming back for more tweaking. .. Thank you so very much :)” L.R.
  • “Enhance health and expand consciousness. The instructor is easy to understand and he presents clear explanations for the movements and their benefits.” D.T.
  • “I really like the emphasis on the subtlety of movement. This is something I’ve felt lacking in other Qiqong courses I’ve done. I also appreciate all that Des has said prior to doing any of the movements and how important it is to get the stance right.” V.F.
  • “This is the second of Des’s courses I have completed – I have another waiting – and the more I do of these the more I appreciate the way Des tells you everything you need to know and guides the through each stage carefully, sensitively, and in a friendly way. All in all you learn Qigong in great depth with it being a thoroughly enjoyable experience.” R.M.
  • “Yes often times Qi Gong Courses are too pricey and give you little explanation. As a practitioner of Chinese Medicine, it is nice to have something in line with what I know is true.” J.P.
  • “The Five Taoist Yin Qigong course offers detailed instruction and explanations regarding both internal and external aspects of the practice in addition to the instructor modelling poses, often shown from two angles and with arrows and lines added to highlight key areas of attention in posture and activation of qi: Des Lawton demonstrates teaching-integrity and respect for his students, and knows how to facilitate student understanding, awareness and true progress, encouraging the students’ desire to learn. I’ve taken other courses from people who may know how to go through the outer movements with good form themselves and have impressive “temple” credentials and an exotic nationality, but they lack the ability to impart knowledge which is the essential attribute of a teacher and also calls into question their own depth of understanding. Other aspects of this course that lead to more rapid personal growth are paradoxically the emphasis on 1) form and awareness versus speed and 2) cultivation of listening jing, which both initially require an exercise of patience. The course supplemental materials are helpful, including the subtitles, and it is also a tremendous resource that Mr. Lawton makes himself available to answer questions.” L.A.
  • “clearest Wuji stance definition I’ve ever received :)” T.H.
  • “Yes. It delivered fast effective results in a short amount of time.” S.E.
  • “Very clear and expert instruction” J.D.
  • “I like the instructors openness with regard to his own experiences and his aims for the course. The lessons which he intends to impart will lead to a truer understanding of Chi.” M.H.
  • “A great wealth of detail presented in a very clear way. Following the instructor as he carries out the exercise gives me a chance to experience the ‘Chi’ flow. Setting and quality of the recording (picture and sound) is excellent.” L.R.
  • “The best, most detailed, course in everything-important tai chi. The teacher is sincere in striving to relate all the nuances. LOVE this course and very much appreciate!” M.C.
  • “Very good explanations and contextualisation; the subtitles reinforce the very valuable content.” M.
  • “Excellent course and detailed instructions as to how to do the movements – in particular the Wuji stance is explained in detail and very thoroughly. This stance has such a lot of different and confusing explanations online and in Qigong/Tai Chi books.” R.L.
  • “Very detailed and useful. I feel that this is authentic qigong with all the benefits that go with it.” K.L.

Questions asked by students

  • Q: Safety
    How safe are these Qigongs? If we don’t get them exactly right, are we jeopardizing our Qi? Is there any particular Qigong to be more cautious about? P.S.

    A: These exercises are safe to practice. The very worst you could do is, through lack of proper focus, enhance your Qi in another meridian.
    There are other Qigong that can be dangerous if practiced improperly by someone with limited experience. These are Inner Sanctum and I only teach them  face to face, on an individual basis. As these will never be taught online by me and as I am not aware of all the Qigong (including faux qigong) that is being broadcast on Udemy I cannot answer this further. Des

  • Q: The optimum duration of practice
    What is the optimum duration of practice singly as well as in sequence? K.H.S.

    A: I would normally teach each exercise for eight respirations. With Fire and Earth that means eight respirations to each side. However, with personal practice I don’t count but it probably averages out the same. Des

  • Q: Rotating the hands
    For the Metal / Lung exercise is there are correct way to rotate the hands? Do that rotate around the thumb, around the centre longest finger, around the baby finger). These all feel different to me so was wondering if there are any guidelines or suggetions.

    A: For the Lung exercise:-
    * Just turn the palm upwards without the need to focus on any particular axis (this is the same when you turn the palm downward). Your focus should already be on the thumb as you do this.
    * Then “extend” through the thumbs as you open the arms. By this I mean that you slightly stretch the thumbs physically (as though you were giving directions and pointing with the thumb) and, more importantly, guiding the Qi to LU11 and through it.
    * By having awareness of LU1 opening as you are conscious of the Qi extending through LU11 you will appreciate the connection between the two and gradually your experience of the entire energy field (meridian) will become more substantial.
    Regards, Des

  • Q: Knees
    Thanks a lot for the fantastic Qigong classes on Udemy.
    I’ve got a question regarding the horse stance. I was told that the knees need to be over the feet to prevent knee injury as they are not weight bearing but weight transferring joints. It doesn’t look like that from your demonstration. Could you please explain a bit more? Thanks a lot.
    Kind regards, R.

    A: When doing/learning most Kung Fu it is correct that if you are in a low horse stance the knees should be above the feet. But the emphasis there is on building physical strength in the legs as well as stretching the Adductor muscles. In most cases, people tend to push too far and there is a fair bit of discomfort……….. The term “No pain, no gain” seems to be the anthem.
    In Qigong, in the Taoist Qigong that I was taught, the emphasis is on quiet stability that allows you to be aware of the Qi flow rather than on the pain of a stretch. Even so, if you stand with your feet double shoulder width apart and let your body sink through relaxation and have an outward intention for the knees (thinking outwards continually realigns the knees) you will find that when you finally achieve a low horse stance (if this is your goal) your knees will be over your feet.
    As a teacher I am fully aware that students will try to follow my breathing pattern, my stances, etc. so I am careful to start at the most comfortable for them and then watch them progress.
    Regards, Des

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