The understanding of Qi and the development of Qi cultivation practices, or what we call ‘Qigong’ has a long and proud history. This body of knowledge has grown since ancient times, from the indigenous people of China and their Daoist tradition. It has evolved to become an art and science, generating the foundation of what is recognised as the Chinese healing arts of Acupuncture, Acupressure Massage, Chinese Herbal Medicine, Feng Shui, Qigong and Taijiquan.
Da Yan translates to ‘great bird’ and is an ancient cultivation practice originating from the Jin Dynasty about 1700 years ago. Daoist masters from the sacred Kunlun Mountains, in the northern Himalayan area in south-west China, would observe the migrating geese which descended in the area every year. They would mimic the movements of these great birds and started developing the Da Yan Wild Goose Qigong system.
Its healing and spiritual legacy was passed down through many generations, but the Da Yan Qigong was withheld from the public until 1978. Then 27th lineage holder Grand Master Yang Mei Jung (1895-2002), decided to teach this extraordinary Qigong practice and share its healing benefits to improve the quality of life of all people.
The Rainy Day Practice is a simplified form to be practised indoors during rainy days or when we can’t go outside. It can be practised in a confined space of approximately 1.5 m x 1.5 m. The theory and healing benefits are based on the interpretation of the 1st 64 movement set.