Learn the Baduanjin (Eight Silken Pieces) Form

Thirty videos; Eight hours of film

By Peter Deadman

The ancient baduanjin form is one of the world's most popular qigong practices and will help you develop strength, stability of body and mind, resilience, good health and an open heart.
Total CPDs: 8
Total CPDs: 8
NCCAOM (8), Standard Certificate (8)
Access Period: Lifetime
Course Notes: There are no notes provided with this course.

Course Overview

This course consists of thirty videos. It starts with two introductory practices - the first to mobilise the joints of the body and the second to cultivate the 'qigong state - characterised by deep integration of body, breath and mind. Each of the eight moves of the baduanjin (eight pieces of brocade or eight silken movements) is then explored in detail, starting with preparatory neigong (internal skill) practices to deepen understanding of each move. Once each move is learned, you can join in with the video exhibiting the smooth sequence of the whole form. Additional videos discuss the practicalities of regular practice, how to develop lower abdominal (dantian) breathing, how to practise core qigong standing and much more, including an exploration of the history of qigong and an overview of why it is such a profound practice. What students said about Peter's previous course (taichi shibashi qigong): “This course is has gone way behind my expectations and loving the process! Very clear in your delivery and loving it. I’m very grateful to you for putting this course out there. I’m feeling very blessed to have found it. Thanks” “My expectations were high – this course is exceeding them!” “Really loving this course. The pace and clarity are exceptional.” “Peter is an amazing teacher. thank you so very much!” “This course is life-changing and a true gift to all who are blessed to discover and practice it.”

Course Objectives

  • Develop strength, resilience, assertiveness, balance, elasticity, free flow and wellbeing.
  • Develop a deep, lived experience of yinyang and the channels and organs of the body.
  • Build your health, your aliveness (qi), and your connection to nature and the Dao.

Course Outline

0 hrs - 30 min
Joint mobilisation warm-up
30 min - 1 hrs
Qigong standing and three-part neigong preparation for the baduanjin practice
1 hrs - 1.25 hrs
Baduanjin 1
1.25 hrs - 1.75 hrs
Baduanjin 2
1.75 hrs - 2 hrs
Baduanjin 3
2 hrs - 2.25 hrs
Baduanjin 4
2.25 hrs - 2.5 hrs
Baduanjin 5
2.5 hrs - 3 hrs
Baduanjin 6
3 hrs - 3.25 hrs
Baduanjin 7
3.25 hrs - 3.5 hrs
Baduanjin 8
3.5 hrs - 4 hrs
Whole baduanjing form
4 hrs - 8 hrs
18 supplementary and supportive videos
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These classes are excellent. Deadman is a calming force and an informative and effective teacher. These are perfect for both beginners and experienced practitioners. As an acupuncturist I have taken qigong from multiple teachers in the last 20 years, all others in person. I was skeptical of an online class but Deadman's cultivation of qi is quite evident and I find in watching the videos I am very naturally drawn into my own practice. This is the second course of his that I've purchased.
Ann H. - United States of America


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Taught by Peter Deadman

Peter Deadman has practised, taught and written about Chinese medicine and health cultivation traditions for nearly fifty years. He has practised qigong for thirty years.
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