The Wild Goose Qigong
The wild goose qigong system (dayan gong) originated from the Taoist Kunlun mountain school. It is said to be around 1800yrs old and was passed down from one generation to another, the last inheritor of the wild goose qigong system was Master Yang Mei Jun who was taught the wild goose qigong system at the age of thirteen by her grandfather. It is said that the complete wild goose qigong system consists of 72 forms. The wild goose qigong foundation form consists of 128 postures which are broken down and taught as two sets of 64 postures. It is considered to be a cleansing set of qigong (energy work) as it is very beneficial for individuals who have never practiced any qigong before and for individuals who have suffered injuries or illness, as it promotes strong energy (qi) and blood (xue) flow by removing energy blockages and stagnated blood. Wild goose qigong combines static , rocking and walking qigong exercise alongside dynamic stretching to release joint stiffness and increase muscle, tendon, ligament and joint flexibility which speeds up the feeling of relaxation. Within the hand movements of the wild goose qigong there are many massage techniques to help cultivate and harness the energy (qi) as well as invigorating the energy flow through the acupuncture channels and meridians. These hand movements are patting, grasping, pushing and shaking techniques.