Classes Archives: Five Elements Qigong, including the Five Taoist Yin

These recordings, from the Five Elements Qigong classes include the Five Taoist Yin. Some of the classes also contain Eight Exceptional Vessels Qigong. Where this is the case, the class content details show what was taught from each type of Qigong.

These classes explore these Qigong at a deeper level than is possible in an individual course. This makes them an invaluable asset for practitioners.

Des Lawton teaching the Five Taoist Yin Qigong
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If you are new to Qigong please do our Qigong for Beginners course before joining these classes.

The Five Taoist Yin Qigong and the Eight Exceptional Vessels Qigong both adhere to that underlying precepts of Traditional Chinese Medicine. The courses that preceded these classes, as well as the classes, are true Qigong. They work with the Meridians and Vessels Internally because without this they are no longer Qigong.

2021.04.20

  • Five Taoist Yin – Using the Five Elements Controlling Cycle
  • Metal: Lung meridian.
  • Wood: Liver meridian.
  • Earth: Spleen meridian.
  • Water: Kidney meridian.
  • Secondary Fire: Heart Governor meridian.
  • Primary Fire: Heart meridian.
  • Connecting Heaven and Earth: The Five Elements version.

2021.04.27

  • Five Taoist Yin – working with awareness.
  • Secondary Fire: Heart Governor meridian.
  • Primary Fire: Heart meridian.
  • Working both Primary and Secondary Fire.
  • Awareness of the Hip Kua during the Fire exercise.
  • Earth: Spleen meridian, connecting the fingers energetically.
  • Metal: Lung meridian.
  • Water: Kidney meridian.
  • Wood: Liver meridian.
  • Connecting Heaven and Earth: The Five Elements version.

2021.06.01

Five Elements

  • The Sun and the Moon (from the Embroidered Brocade): As Five Elements Qigong.

Exceptional Vessels

  • Connecting Heaven and Earth: As an Exceptional Vessels Qigong.
  • Change the Sinews: As an Eight Exceptional Vessels Qigong.

2021.06.08

Five Elements

The Five Taoist Yin

  • Secondary Fire.
  • Primary Fire.

Exceptional Vessels

  • Connecting Heaven and Earth: As an Eight Exceptional Vessels Qigong.

2021.06.15

Five Elements

  • Opening and Folding the Hip Kua.
  • Embroidered Brocade: The Sun and the Moon (Five Elements).
  • Ten Fundamental Treasures: Change the Sinews (Five Elements).
  • Connecting Heaven and Earth: The Five Elements version.

Exceptional Vessels

  • Connecting Heaven and Earth: The Eight Exceptional Vessels version.

2021.06.22

Five Elements

Weight transferring and sinking the Qi by proper use of the Kua.
The Five Taoist Yin: Secondary Fire (Heart Governor).

Exceptional Vessels

  • Connecting Heaven and Earth: The Eight Exceptional Vessels version.
  • Change the Sinews: The Eight Exceptional Vessels version.

2021.06.29

Five Elements

  • Metal: Lung meridian.
  • Water: Kidney meridian.
  • Wood: Liver meridian.
  • Primary Fire: Heart meridian.
  • Secondary Fire: Heart Governor meridian.
  • Earth: Spleen meridian (both versions).
  • Listening and how poor posture affects it.

Exceptional Vessels

  • Change the Sinews: The Eight Exceptional Vessels version.

2021.07.06

The Five Taoist Yin

  • Spleen (both versions).
  • Lung (both versions).
  • Kidney.
  • Liver.
  • Heart Governor (Secondary Fire).

2021.07.13

Five Elements

  • The Sun and the Moon (from the Embroidered Brocade): As a Five Elements Qigong.
  • Connecting Heaven and Earth: As a Five Elements Qigong.
  • The Five Taoist Yin: Kidney.

Exceptional Vessels

  • Connecting Heaven and Earth: As an Eight Exceptional Vessels Qigong.

2021.07.20

Five Elements

  • Connecting Heaven and Earth: The Five Elements version.
  • Change the Sinews: The Five Elements version.
  • The Five Taoist Yin: Kidney (Water). Using the Kua properly.

Exceptional Vessels

  • Connecting Heaven and Earth: The Eight Exceptional Vessels version.
  • Change the Sinews: The Eight Exceptional Vessels version.

2021.07.27

Five Elements

  • Change the Sinews: The Five Elements version.
  • Blockages: Clearing.
  • Adjusting the physical movements to suit the individual while still working on the same meridian.
  • Adjusting the physical movements to work on different meridians.
  • Pressing Palms in Calmness: Working with the Yi.
  • Pressing Palms in Calmness: Working with the Shen.

Exceptional Vessels

  • Change the Sinews: The Eight Exceptional Vessels version.
  • Pressing Palms in Calmness: Working with the Yi.
  • Pressing Palms in Calmness: Working with the Shen.

2021.08.10

Five Elements

  • The Five Taoist Yin – Using the Five Elements Controlling Cycle
  • Metal: Lung meridian (both versions).
  • Wood: Liver meridian (both versions).
  • Earth: Spleen meridian (both versions).
  • Water: Kidney meridian.
  • Primary Fire: Heart meridian.
  • Secondary Fire: Heart Governor meridian.
  • Primary and Secondary Fire together.

Exceptional Vessels

  • The Eight Exceptional Vessels: Change the Sinews.

2021.08.31

Five Elements

  • Hip and Sacral Kua.
  • Embroidered Brocade: The Sun and the Moon as a Five Elements Qigong.

Exceptional Vessels

  • The Eight Exceptional Vessels: Exercise 1.
  • Relationship between the Master Points and the Coupled Points.
  • The Eight Exceptional Vessels: Exercise 2.
  • Change the Sinews: As an Eight Exceptional Vessels Qigong.
  • Listening to the Qi in the Vessels.

2021.09.14

Five Elements

  • The Five Taoist Yin: Lung.

Exceptional Vessels

  • The Eight Exceptional Vessels: Exercise 1.
  • The Eight Exceptional Vessels: Exercise 2.
  • Change the Sinews: As an Eight Exceptional Vessels Qigong.

2021.10.05

Five Elements

  • Connecting Heaven and Earth: As a Five Elements Qigong.
  • Change the Sinews: As a Five Elements Qigong.

Exceptional Vessels

  • Connecting Heaven and Earth: As an Eight Exceptional Vessels Qigong.
  • Change the Sinews: As an Eight Exceptional Vessels Qigong.

2021.10.12

Five Elements

  • Connecting Heaven and Earth: As a Five Elements Qigong.
  • The Five Taoist Yin: Heart Governor (Secondary Fire).

Exceptional Vessels

  • Connecting Heaven and Earth: As an Eight Exceptional Vessels Qigong.

2021.10.19

Five Elements

  • Connecting Heaven and Earth: As a Five Elements Qigong.

Exceptional Vessels

  • Connecting Heaven and Earth: As an Eight Exceptional Vessels Qigong.
  • Change the Sinews: As an Eight Exceptional Vessels Qigong.

2021.11.09

Five Elements

  • The Sun and the Moon (from the Embroidered Brocade).

Exceptional Vessels

  • The Eight Exceptional Vessels: Exercise 1.
  • The Eight Exceptional Vessels: Exercise 2.
  • Change the Sinews: As an Eight Exceptional Vessels Qigong.

2021.11.16

Please note that this video is lower resolution as the HD video was corrupted.

Five Elements

  • The Sun and the Moon (from the Embroidered Brocade): A Five Elements Qigong.
  • Passive Qigong: Working with the Arm Yin meridians, then with the Arm Yang.

Exceptional Vessels

  • Connecting Heaven and Earth: As an Eight Exceptional Vessels Qigong.
  • Change the Sinews: As an Eight Exceptional Vessels Qigong.
  • Passive Qigong: Using the Yi, alone, to activate the points.

2021.11.23

Five Elements

  • Change the Sinews: As a Five Elements Qigong.

Exceptional Vessels

  • Connecting Heaven and Earth: As an Eight Exceptional Vessels Qigong.
  • The Eight Exceptional Vessels: Exercise 1.

2021.12.14

The Five Taoist Yin:

  • Metal.
  • Water.
  • Wood.
  • Primary Fire.
  • Secondary Fire.
  • The Ten Fundamental Treasures: Change the Sinews as a Five Element Qigong.

2022.01.04

Comparing 8EV & 5E

  • CH&E as an 8EV Qigong
  • CH&E as a 5E Qigong
  • Change the Sinews as an 8EV Qigong
  • Change the Sinews as a 5E Qigong

2022.01.18

The Five Elements Dance:

  • The basic movements.
  • The focus.
  • The method of turning during the Wood movement.

The Five Taoist Yin:

  • Lung meridian – Metal.
  • Kidney meridian – Water.

2022.01.25

  • The Five Elements Dance.
  • Heart Meridian (Primary Fire) from the Five Taoist Yin.

2022.02.01

  • The Five Elements Dance: Accessing the meridians.
  • The Five Taoist Yin: Heart meridian – Primary Fire.
  • The Five Taoist Yin: Heart Governor meridian – Secondary Fire.

2022.02.08

  • Five Elements Dance: focusing on sinking.
  • The Five Taoist Yin: Kidney, working with the Kua.
  • The Five Taoist Yin: Liver, using the Nurturing Cycle.
  • The Five Taoist Yin: Liver, using the Controlling Cycle.
  • The Ten Fundamental Treasures: Change the Sinews.

2022.02.15

The Five Taoist Yin

  • Primary Fire: Heart.
  • Secondary Fire: Heart Governor.
  • Earth: Spleen.
  • Metal: Lung.
  • Water: Kidney.
  • Wood: Liver – two versions.
  • The Five Elements Dance.
  • Connecting Heaven and Earth.

2022.02.22

  • The Five Elements Dance

The Five Taoist Yin using the Control Cycle

  • Metal
  • Wood
  • Earth
  • Water
  • Fire
  • The Sun and the Moon (Five Elements)

2022.03.01

Comparing 5 Element Qigong

  • Connecting Heaven & Earth.
  • Change the Sinews.
  • The Sun & the Moon.
  • The Five Elements Dance.

2022.03.08

The Five Taoist Yin

  • Heart: Primary Fire
  • Heart Governor: Secondary Fire
  • Spleen: Earth
  • Lung (version 1): Metal
  • Lung (version 2): Metal
  • Kidney: Water
  • Liver (nurturing): Wood
  • The Flying Dove: Liver & Gallbladder

2022.03.22

Five Elements

  • The Five Taoist Yin: Heart Governor.

Exceptional Vessels

  • Exercise 1: As a continuous Qigong.
  • Exercise 1: With pause, centring at the Dantien, to listen to changes.
  • Exercise 2:
  • Connecting Heaven and Earth.

2022.04.05

Five Elements

  • Change the Sinews – 5 Elements
  • Connecting Heaven & Earth – 5 Elements

Exceptional Vessels

  • Change the Sinews – 8 Exceptional Vessels
  • Connecting Heaven & Earth – 8 Exceptional Vessels
  • Change the Sinews – 8 Exceptional Vessels. Listening to the Coupled points.