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Chi Kung

Practitioner level 3

By successfully completing this course, you will:

  • Gain skills and knowledge to practice Chi Kung
  • Be awarded the professional BSY Diploma
  • Become a Registered BSY Chi Kung Practitioner

You can study this course from the comfort of your own home; in your own time and at your own pace; with helpful support and encouragement from our friendly tutors.

Course overview

Chi Kung is the underlying practice for Tai Chi and Kung Fu. It is the Chinese art of healing the body and calming the mind using gentle movements, postures, breathing and focus. The course covers basic exercises to advanced Chi Kung systems, Standing Tree and Eight Pieces of Brocades that have been practised in China for centuries.  It explores basic principles and methods of practice as well as advanced practices of generating and moving chi around the body.

Syllabus

  • Lesson One
    • Introduction
      • What is Chi Kung?
      • How Chi Kung Works
      • History
      • Basic Principles
      • How Long Should I Practise for?
      • When Should I Practise?
      • Posture and Body Alignment
      • Making Adjustments
      • Breathing
      • Dantien
      • How to Sense Chi
      • Yin and Yang
    • Exercises
    • Standing Tree: First Position
    • Lifting and Sinking
    • Ending Chi Kung Practice
    • End Note
  • Lesson Two
    • Standing Tree
      • History
      • How to Practise
      • Moving Tree
    • Wu Chi and Tai Chi
    • Prenatal and Postnatal Chi
    • Meridians
    • Eight Pieces of Brocades
      • Exercise 1: Lifting the Sky
      • Exercise 2: Drawing the Bow
  • Lesson Three
    • Chi
      • Natural Breathing
      • Deep Breathing
      • Sighing
      • Drawing in Extra Breath
      • Chi Flow
      • Identifying Blockages
      • Increasing and Raising Chi
    • Eight Pieces of Brocades (Continued)
      • Exercise 3: Separating Hands
      • Exercise 4: Turning to Look at the Moon
  • Lesson Four
    • Theories of Traditional Chinese Medicine
      • Five Elements
      • Specific Body Movements, Meridians and Organs
      • Seasons
    • Chi Kung, Depression and Learning Difficulties
    • Exercises (Continued)
      • Standing Tree: Second Position
      • The Bird
      • Pushing Mountains
  • Lesson Five
    • Yin and Yang
      • Expansion and Contraction
      • Tension and Relaxation
    • Visualisation
      • What is Visualisation?
      • Can Anyone Use Visualisation?
      • Learning to Visualise
      • Spontaneous Visualisation
      • How Do I Know it isn’t Just my Imagination?
      • Visualisation Exercises
      • What if it Doesn’t Work?
    • Eight Pieces of Brocades (Continued)
      • Exercise 5: Turning the Waist
  • Lesson Six
    • Point Focusing
    • Chi Kung When You Need It
    • Three Treasures
      • Ching
      • Activating Ching Energy
      • Shen
    • Exercises (Continued)
      • Plucking Stars
      • Visualisation
  • Lesson Seven
    • Martial Chi Kung
    • Chi Kung Variations
    • Eight Pieces of Brocades (Continued)
      • Exercise 7: Punching with Angry Eyes
      • Exercise 8: Shaking the Body and Massaging the Kidneys
    • Ending Your Practice
  • Lesson Eight
    • Pressure Points
      • Thirty Six Main Acupoints 1 – 12
      • Baihui
      • Tai Yang and Tai Yin
      • Knocking Teeth
      • Grinding Teeth
      • Fengfu and Fengchi
      • Jianjing
      • Opening the Back of the Neck and Throat
    • Devising a Training Programme
      • Walking Chi Kung
      • Diet and Grain Chi
  • Lesson Nine
    • Pressure Points (Continued)
      • Thirty Six Main Acupoints 13 – 24
      • Jugu (Great Bone)
      • Shaohai
      • Neguan
      • Maimen (Pulse Door)
      • Hegu (Tiger’s Mouth)
      • Fengyan and Rudong
    • Mastering Chi Kung
      • Setting Goals
    • Healing with Chi Kung
    • Exercises (Continued)
      • Drawing Steam from the Sea of Chi
      • Standing Tree:  Third Position
  • Lesson Ten
    • Pressure Points (Continued)
      • Thirty Six Main Acupoints 25 – 36
      • Zhubin and Weizhong
      • Xinkan and Danzhong
      • Huiyin
      • Yongquan
    • Teaching Chi Kung
    • Exercises (Continued)
      • Standing Tree Fourth Position: Rooting to the Earth
      • Standing Tree Fifth Position: Carrying the Basket
      • Advanced Standing Tree Sixth Position: Heaven and Earth
      • Advanced Standing Tree: Seventh Position
      • Advanced Standing Tree: Eighth Position
      • Advanced Standing Tree: Ninth Position
    • Final Word

Practical training

No practical training is required to complete this course.