The Ten Fundamental Treasures


The Ten Fundamental Treasures

  • by Des
  • Course level: Intermediate
  • Categories Qigong
  • Duration 2h 40m
  • Total Enrolled 1
  • Last Update November 26, 2021


Recent reviews for this course: –

  • “This has to be my favourite of Des’s courses so far. With his usual clarity and attention to detail a thorough understanding of the 10 exercises is achieved.” A.A.
  • “Detailed, thorough and inspiring.” K.L.
  • “Yes. Interesting and detailed.” A.C.

The Ten Fundamental Treasures is another, ancient, Qigong that is little seen let alone practiced nowadays.  These treasures share, in name, a number of exercises that are in the Ba duan Jin (The Eight section brocade) and the exercises look similar.  However, the focus in the Ten Fundamental Treasures, the emphasis, is not the same.  I practice both of these sets and they are, internally, completely different.

This course is for intermediate to advanced practitioners and is not really suitable for beginners.  The emphasis, as with all Active Qigong, is on creating internal movement that has been stimulated, in part, by external (that is physical) movement.

Any physical raising, or lowering of the Wuiji stance should secondary.  It is the raising and lowering of the Qi that is important.

What Will I Learn?

  • In this course you will learn all ten exercises.
  • You will learn all of the levels and variations.
  • You will learn the proper stances and why they are necessary.
  • You will learn proper breathing and focus.

Topics for this course

30 Lessons2h 40m

Qigong information

The Ten Fundamental Treasures

Finishing up

About the instructor


Principal Instructor at San Bao

  • Since 1989, the Principal Instructor of the San Bao Martial Arts School and he teaches Taiji,Taiji Quan, Qigong, and Neijia Quan classes in Glasgow and Lanarkshire. He is passionate about Qigong being taught as an Internal energy exercise.
  • Des has developed a number of Qigong courses that he teaches throughout the country.
  • He has created online Qigong courses, in order to reach out to Qigong practitioners worldwide, that provide detailed information on the subtleties and nuances that are rarely available to students.
  • In 1997, after three and a half years of study with the Glasgow School of Shiatsu, Des qualified as a Registered Shiatsu Practitioner (M.R.S.S.)
  • He provides, online, consultation for the treatment of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Fibromyalgia, etc. through the use of Qigong.
  • He also carries out consultancy work in the field of complementary medicine and stress management.
“Des Lawton is clearly at the cutting edge of Energy work today, and his sensitivity, humour, and instructional abilities integrate beautifully. This has enabled him to teach at all levels, bringing oriental thoughts & concepts to occidental minds, making these concepts tangible, and demystifying them.” “Des Lawton demonstrates teaching-integrity and respect for his students, and knows how to facilitate student understanding, awareness and true progress, encouraging the students’ desire to learn. I’ve taken other courses from people who may know how to go through the outer movements with good form themselves and have impressive “temple” credentials and an exotic nationality, but they lack the ability to impart knowledge which is the essential attribute of a teacher and also calls into question their own depth of understanding.” G.C. Des is now teaching a number of courses and workshops including the ever popular, Taiji Shibashi Qigong Instructor course.  These, along with the Shiatsu, online consultations, the other courses and classes keeps him very busy……………. I don’t think he would like it any other way!  Mind you he still manages to find plenty of time for hill walking (his “me” time) and he is to be seen tramping around on the Scottish mountains while he soaks up the fresh air and Qi.
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  • Before taking part in this course you should already be experienced in Qigong. This course has some exercises that can be, physically, challenging so a reasonable level of leg strength and flexibility is required.