Ba Duan Jin

Updated: Jul 16, 2019


Ba Duan Jin is a set of eight movements that has been passed down from ancient China. Ba Duan Jin is best described as a combination of Chinese medicine, Confucianism, Buddhism and Taoism, because of this it is full of wisdom and will give you nothing but positive health effects.


The smooth flowing movements regulate the body’s organs and balance the yin and yang as well as strengthening the tendons and bones. It is believed that when you are in good health mentality and physically you have the coming together of the body and spirit. The aim of Ba Duan Jin is unison which is achieved through adjusting unity of mind and qi through focussed breathing and strengthening muscles and tendons to make the body more flexible.

Regular practice of Ba Duan Jin will help strengthen your spirits and body plus preserve Qi.  These three elements are connected due to the fact that they are

all dependent on each other, Qi (breath), body (form) and spirit (heart) together.

  • 1st move. Two Hands Reach up to the Heavens to regulate San Jiao (Triple Burner)

  • 2nd move. Drawing the Bow to Shoot the Hawk

  • 3rd move. Raise hand on each side to adjust the Spleen & Stomach

  • 4th move. Turn head back to help prevent diseases and injuries

  • 5th move. Sway the Head and Shake the Tail to help get rid of the “Xin-Huo” Symptoms

  • 6th move. Two Hands Hold the Feet to Strengthen the Kidneys and Waist

  • 7th move. Clench the Fists and Glare Fiercely (or Angrily) to Improve Strength and Qi

  • 8th move. Bouncing (7 Times) on the Feet, Toes, Heel to Help Prevent Disease

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If you do suspect you are seriously ill I would advise you to first seek medical attention.