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Anyone familiar with this rare 8 Meridian form ?

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I learned this set 7 years ago in Taiwan, and had never seen it since, in parks anywhere or discussed in Qigong circles, even online. But I recently found a video of a Taiwanese Master performing the set. It's a very old video but it rekindled my interest in finding out more about this form. As per the name, the set opens the 8 extra-ordinary meridians in sequence.

 

I was wondering if some the Bums recognized or practiced this set, as I would like to share observations, tips, things like that. I am also interested in the history behind this set. I emailed the Master from the video but he didn't provide any additional details, other than writing to me that they weren't offering seminars at this time. The Master I learned it from 7 years ago didn't share details, as he was highly secretive in general, other than he learned it from his Taoist Master when he was quite young. That's the extent I know, although I believe it to be a traditional Taoist set. It's interesting I know so much about this set, energetically, but very little intellectually. It's not a big deal, but I wanted to reach out in case some others knew this set and wanted to share observations. 

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Bump..... This is really a wonderful set. 

 

No one knows ? OK, if anyone feels adventurous, try out the first movement and tell me about it :) Just click play on the video, it's linked at the right time, and let's do the first one. This one opens your small universe without any visualization, just body mechanics and a mental cue. Breathing is natural.  As per the video, you bow the back slightly as you reach your arms towards the back, gathering Qi from above and them come down towards the lower Dantian, as you bend progressively forward. When you come down towards the Dantian, your palms will become really numb as you press down on the Dantian "ball" (its invisible auric field). This pressure and movement makes the Dantian Qi overflow to the back, and the effect is compounded by the fact that you're progressively bending forward. This feels a bit like deflating an open balloon by pressing on the sides. The Master in the video does it 36 times, but I was taught only 7 and you will already be sweating and feel energy coursing up the back, through the neck.

 

And then this is just FYI about the rest....

 

Movement 2 opens the central channel, and makes the arms appear completely weightless although I was taught slightly differently than the video. 

 

Movement 3 is quite rare because it opens all the interlinking meridians (yin wei, yang wei, and heel vessels) in one shot. I've never seen a movement do this specifically, but I assume there's others out there though.

 

Movement 4 opens the belt channel.

 

But 2,3 and 4 are in Chinese.... So try 1) and if you feel inspired I can provide more info for the rest. I'm open to feedback, if you feel like these movements are average or over-rated than that's fine, please let me know too. I'm just curious what people think, because they are so rare. 

 

 

 

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