Li Qingyun’s Eight Brocades – DVD
Total running time: 64 minutes
Narration translation by Stuart Alve Olson
Featuring Patrick Gross
This companion DVD to the book The Immortal: True Accounts of the 250-Year-Old Man, Li Qingyun by Yang Sen, translated by Stuart Alve Olson, follows the instructions and commentary Li Qingyun provided on his Eight Diagram Elemental Skills (commonly known as the Eight Brocades Seated Qigong Exercises).
Although the Eight Brocades Dao Yin (leading and guiding the breath) methods have been part of Daoist and Buddhist teachings for centuries, Li Qingyun’s commentaries on the exercises are in-line with the Buddhist lineage, as Li said he learned them from his Buddhist teacher.
The techniques and methods in this DVD are clearly explained and demonstrated, strictly adhering to how Li Qingyun presented and taught them in 1927 while visiting with Yang Sen and his associates in Wanxian, China.
This DVD is well-suited for beginners. The Eight Brocades and Wind & Dew DVDs offer variations and advanced techniques, but all work together and offer insights into Daoist internal alchemy practices.