In my classes I like to introduce the many Qigong sequences I've learned, mostly from a fascinating teacher I studied with for a few years, up in Stone Ridge, NY -- Hawkes, he calls himself. A powerful student of the internal arts, Qigong, t'aiji as well as Shamanism. Over the years I learned one after the other, and we would then alternate, a few months with one, then on to the next, in cycles -- the Eight Taoist Moves, the Ten Daoists, and to one of the most beautiful, and most well known of these, Eight Pieces of Brocade
I've since found a version that was very moving, demonstrated by Laoshi Faye Yip, now teaching in London I believe. While I haven't incorporated all of her style and form, I've adopted, and now teach Laoshi Fay'sopening, the last move, as well as a flower-like 6th move, a punch with amazing spiraling of the wrist at the end.
This is a video of Laoshi Faye showing us her beautiful, centered rendition of Eight Pieces...
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