Creation for Forms – Part 1
We are so lucky to be able to practise Dàyàn Qìgōng 大雁氣功 – Wild Goose Qìgōng. This is over 1800 years old, and over that time our Qìgōng ancestors have created so many Qìgōng forms. Each generation develops new forms and skill. In the past Dàyàn Qìgōng had both Qìgōng and martial arts skill, but today, after my Sifu, Great Grandmaster Yáng Méijūn 楊梅君, we all concentrate on the Qìgōng aspect. All Qìgōng is for good health and follows the principles of Daoism and Buddhism, Chinese Medicine and the Yìjīng 易經. These skills take a lifetime to learn, however they are connected. Dàyàn Qìgōng follows the Daoist principle, which means it follows nature. If we watch nature, we will see that it flows along and most of the time it is slow and gentle, but sometimes it is fast and powerful. In Dàyàn Qìgōng, most of the time we are also slow and gentle, particularly on the forms, the movements flow slowly and gently. These help to develop our Qì. Qì is the most important thing, as the more Qì we have the healthier we will be. If we move slowly and gently, then we will develop more Qì, then if we also have other part of the skill, like number, acupuncture points, directions etc. then even better.