The Eight Brocades Qigong, Seated and Standing Versions
An Overview in Four Sessions
The Eight Brocades of Silk is one of the most well-known forms of qigong, practiced widely in many variations of the standing version. It is a superb set of practices for physical wellness and opening to our place in the world, with our arms raised to the sky and our feet well-planted on the ground. The seated version, however, looks inward to tune essential energetics, and is far less well known. The seated version is used for nurturing deep health and longevity as well as treating serious illness.
The standing and seated versions of the Eight Brocades are not usually done together, but that is what we will do in this four-session course. When completed, you will be able to continue practicing both the standing and/or seated Brocades with a connected sense of lineage and clear view of the purpose, methods, and practical applications of these deeply spirited treasures, whether your main focus is physical health and healing, relaxing your heart in a complex world, or tuning to your internal richness within.
Andrew Sterman has been studying and practicing Qigong with various masters including Dr Jeffrey Yuen and Kwan Saihung for 36 years and teaching for the last 25. He also consults on food as medicine, herbal teas, and is the author of the two volume set, Welcoming Food. He offers deep insight into the the melding of all these disciplines and his teaching is clear, inspiring, and profound.