Learn the teachings of Li Qingyun, a Taoist sage who lived for 250 years (1678–1933), on how to avoid unnecessary health problems, live long and enjoy life to the fullest.
Now, more than ever is a good time to focus on our health and longevity.
In this online program, you can learn the version of these classic Taoist exercises that were done by Li Qingyun along with his core teachings on daily habits and attitudes.
Taoists like Li Qingyun believe that we suffer the effects of old age because we don’t incorporate the laws of nature. Li Qingyun teaches that if we want to feel good, we need to follow the laws of nature to nourish the nature within us.
When it comes to working with the body, Taoism is all about going back—re-storing, re-generating, re-vitalizing. Taoism teaches us to recreate sensations and conditions of our youth so that we experience this kind of recall psychologically and physiologically—including the way we breathe, the way we move, and the way we produce saliva.
Eight Brocades Seated Qigong is one practice Taoists used to recall these past states, with exercises that imitate the movements of an infant in the mother’s womb. Taoist sages used their deep intuition and insight into nature to develop these simple yet advanced practices to go backward in the aging process, toward the time when our bodies had their fullest powers to regenerate themselves to health. By recreating those movements, we’re helping the body remember and utilize those youthful ways of operating internally once again.
Through this process of recalling youthfulness, we develop our Three Treasures of Jing (bodily essences), Qi (vital energy), and Shen (spirit), and help them flow throughout our bodies. In Traditional Chinese Medicine and in Taoism, when any of these three energies are weak or lack flow, these are the conditions out of which all ailments arise. However, if we have strong Jing, Qi, and Shen flowing well throughout the body, we have good health.
The practice of Eight Brocades, along with Li Qingyun’s principles for life, will help you to develop and increase the flow of your Jing, Qi, and Shen, creating a solid foundation for health and longevity in your life.
This online program combines pre-recorded teaching modules with two live Q&A & Practice sessions. Here is what is included in the program:
When you register, you will be sent an email with information on how to access the program in our Class Portal.
There will be two Q&A/Practice Sessions: One will be held on October 18th, and the other will be held on November 15th, both at 11:00 am, Arizona Time, running 2–3 hours.
Each of these sessions will include time for questions and discussion with Stuart. Also, in the first session, Patrick will review the first four brocades, and in the second session, he’ll go over all eight.
Videos of these sessions will be available within the Class Portal within a couple of days after each live session, and you will have lifetime access to all program materials.
Structure of the Course Sessions
Lecture Portion of the Class Session:
- Each module contains a recording of a lecture by Stuart on the Longevity Methods with a recording of a Q&A session from the previous year’s class.
Practice Portion of the Class Session:
- Each module will contain a recording of Patrick teaching two of the Eight Brocade exercises that participants will follow along with.
Q&A/Practice Session One: Sunday, October 18th
Q&A/Practice Session Two: Sunday, November 15th
This one-time payment includes:
- Lifetime access to the class materials through the class portal, and
- Free enrollment in all future Eight Brocades classes each time we run this program live, so you can practice and learn with a group and ask questions that come up in your practice, this will give you time and support to refine and ingrain these practices.
The content on this page or in this course is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician or another qualified health provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition.