Embroidered Brocade

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Embroidered Brocade

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Embroidered Brocade – 7 Superb Qigong for all levels

23/02/2022: The first ten people who purchase this course can claim one month free access to one of our online classes (Terms and Conditions).

Recent Reviews

  • “Des teaching is amazing . I wish I could do more often . I did shibashi teacher training , embroidered brocade and online courses with him and it’s all so clear. Qi gong is truly great practice. Thank you Des.” G.
  • “Precise Teaching, Great course!” C.W.
  • “I enjoyed the course very much. My awareness of the Qi has increased significantly, since the instructor drew our attention to the sensation of it in our bodies, particularly the hands, which I found amazing!” G.H.
  • “All exercises shown in de [sic] videos can be followed easily, instructions are very clear.” E.J.
  • “Good detailed explanation and good video-quality with different camera-angle.” H.E.M.
  • “Thank you for another incredible course. You are very generous sharing this knowledge with us. The teaching method is perfect – I’d say even the teachers presence is there while practicing along with the videos. All the best.” S.C.
  • “Excellent instruction and pace. The pointers before each movement practice are great.” M.C.

The Embroidered Brocade Qigong

What Will I Learn?

  • In this course you will learn the seven exercises that make up the Embroidered Brocade.
  • You will also learn about the proper stance, posture, and focus that is required.


  • No prior knowledge of Qigong required. This course is for all levels.


Although having similar names, the Embroidered Brocade and the Eight Pieces of Brocade (AKA the Ba Duan Jin) are two entirely different sets. The Embroidered Brocade is a set of seven Qigong exercises, namely: Folding Over, the Circle of Light, the Billowing Sail, the Sun and the Moon, the White Crane, the Snake, and the Taiji Walk.


The numerous benefits of these exercises include:

  • Stimulating Qi flow in the Yin and Yang meridians of the legs.
  • Stimulating Qi flow in the Arm Yin & Yang meridians.
  • Opening Ming Men and Dazhui (Du Mai 14). AKA “Big Bone” this is the first thoracic vertebra, where the Qi can often get stuck.
  • Bringing awareness of and building the skill of sinking the Qi while raising the Shen.

Embroidered Brocade Questions and Answers

Des is often asked questions about the Embroidered Brocade and has started to collate the most common ones. Q&A

Embroidered Brocade Qigong


  • Folding Over
  • Circle of Light
  • Catching a Ball (aka Billowing Sail)
  • The Five Elements (aka The Sun and the Moon)
  • The White Crane
  • The Snake
  • The Taiji Walk

Folding Over

  • Stimulates Qi flow in the Yin and Yang meridians in the legs.
  • Opens Ming Men.
  • Beneficial to the lower back.

Circle of Light

  • Stimulates the Arm Yang meridians.
  • Helps unblock Dazhui (Du Mai 14) at “Big Bone”.

Catching a Ball

  • Stimulates Qi flow in Kidney meridian.
  • Is a great exercise to find/test both the sinking of the Qi and the raising of the Shen.

The Five Elements

  • Stimulates Qi flow in the twelve meridians.

The White Crane

  • Stimulates Qi flow in Kidney meridian.
  • Stimulates Qi flow in Heart and Heart Governor meridians.
  • Is a great exercise to find/test both the sinking of the Qi and the raising of the Shen.

The Snake

  • Stimulates the Arm Yin meridians.
  • Helps unblock Jianjing (GB21).
  • Stimulates Qi flow in Liver meridian.
  • Strengthens legs.

Taiji Walk

  • Focuses on the Qi in the Dan tien.
  • A real test of sinking the Qi and raising the Shen.


I learned the Embroidered Brocade Qigong way back in the mid 1980s when I switched from the External Martial Arts to the Internal. This set of Qigong was a huge asset at the time as it helped me to understand and correct my posture while also gaining more access to my Qi. Thirty seven years later and I am still practicing it………………….. It is as big an asset to me now as it was then. This set of Qigong has huge depth and I continue to learn from it and gain further understanding through its practice.

Des Lawton

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What Will You Learn?

  • In this course you will learn the seven exercises that make up the Embroidered Brocade.
  • You will also learn about the proper stance and postures.
  • You will learn about Listening Jing and its role in Qigong.
  • You will learn exactly where the focus (meridians and points) needs to be.

Course Content


Qigong Information



The Embroidered Brocade Qigong

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Student Ratings & Reviews

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4 months ago
Another great course (this is my 2nd one with Des Lawton). His depth of knowledge and experience really shows. I think that this set would be a great starting point for anyone new to Chi Kung. Time to leave a review for the first course...............
5 months ago
In depth, honest, tuition that I was able to follow easily. I have been practicing qigong for years but this is the first time I have really been aware of the qi flowing!