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Ba Duan Jin
Ba Duan Jin (eight excellent movements) emerged before the Song Dynasty (960-1279 A.D.), and gradually developed to a prefect degree during the periods of the Ming (1368-1644 A.D.) and Qing Dynasty (1644-1911 A.D.). Being a traditional health-promoting exercise jointly developed by the masters of the regimen and practitioners in the past dynasties, Ba Duan Jin, the treasure of the Chinese regimen culture is popular with the broad mass, for its movements are simple and easy to learn, and bring about good results in health-building.
Health Qigong Ba Duan Jin embodies the essences of different schools, and preserves the formed movements and style in the main. On the bases of the Modern Athletic Science and physiology, the order of the movements has been changed and the amount of physical exercise regulated reasonably, so as to make it more suitable, effective and standardized.
The characteristics of movements of Health Qigong Ba Duan Jin are gentle, slow, smooth and coherent, unfold and elegant; and it couples tension with relaxation, actiness with quietness, Ba Duan Jin leads to good health by harmonious conjugation of mind, breath and movements.
Scientifics studies show that Health Qigong Ba Duan Jin can enhance the functions of the respiratory, nervous and cardiovascular systems, build up the cellular immune function and the ability to resist senility, adjust the psychological state, strengthen the limbs and joints, and improve the equilibrium of the body.