Online Qigong: Ten Fundamental Treasures

Online Qigong: Ten Fundamental Treasures - Harmonizing Stomach & Spleen
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The Online Qigong: Ten Fundamental Treasures is an 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 includes
2 hours and 40 minutes of on-demand video

Price: £60.00
Book here Online Qigong: Ten Fundamental Treasures

Recent Reviews

  • “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.


  • This course if for intermediate and advanced Qigong practitioners who wish to expand their experience of Qigong.
  • This course has some exercises that can be, physically, challenging so a reasonable level of leg strength and flexibility is required.

What Will I Learn?

  • Some of the Ten Fundamental Treasures have different levels and some have alternative methods. In this course you will learn the ten exercises, including all of the levels and alternatives.
  • You will also learn about the proper stance, posture, and focus that is required.


This Online Qigong 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.

Online Qigong: Ten Fundamental Treasures – Benefits

The numerous benefits of these exercises include:

Uphold the Heavens

  • Strengthens the function of the Three Burning Spaces. That is the Upper Heater, that benefits the Respiratory System. The Middle Heater affects the Digestive System. Finally, the Lower Heater aids Sexual function.

Harmonising Earth

  • Promotes and maintains Qi flow in both the Stomach and the Spleen meridian.
  • Helps relieve digestive disorders of an emotional nature.
  • Has a calming effect on both the Yi (reasoning mind) and the Shen (consciousness).

Looking Backward

  • Promotes the healthy flow of Qi in Lung meridian and its partner, Large Intestine.
  • Promotes  Qi flow in the Gall Bladder meridian the Liver meridian.

Pulling the Bow to Shoot the Hawk

  • Beneficial to Liver and Gall bladder Qi.
  • Beneficial to Lung and Large Intestine Qi.
  • Helps clear blockages at Big Bone and LU1.

Shaking the Head and Waving the Tail

  • Stimulates the Digestive System and the circulation.
  • Removes excess heat from Heart meridian, and cools and tonifies the blood.

Holding the Fists Tightly and Staring with Glaring Eyes

  • Strengthens Liver Qi.
  • Strengthens the metabolism.

Abdominal Lift

  • Stimulates the internal organs.

Spring with the Toes

  • Benefits the blood vessels in the lower legs.
  • Stimulates the Du Mai GV and Ren Mai CV meridians.
  • Stimulates Chong Mai, the Thrusting Vessel.  This is one of the Eight Extraordinary Meridians.

Hold the Toes and Strengthen the Kidneys

  • Stimulates Kidney Meridian.
  • Promotes healthy Qi flow in Bladder & Kidney.

Change the Sinews

  • This is a Five Element exercise that balances the Yin and Yang energies as it encourages Qi flow throughout the entire meridian system.
  • It assists the body’s homeostasis, maintaining the natural equilibrium of the metabolism and physiology.
  • Brings physiological, psychological, and spiritual balance.

Students’ Questions

Question from Robert

Lower back
hi les in hold toes and strengthen kidneys and shaking the head i see that you stand up with straight back head first do you ever articulate through the spine and leave the head till last? iff i have to pick up something heave from the ground this would be bad body mechanics as i have been told to straighten up holding close.

Answer from Des
There are many Qigong that “uncurl” from the lower back with the head being “lifted” at the end of the movement. One of the reasons for (and benefits of) rising this way is that it aids the process of opening the spinal Kua. It also, as you have pointed out, lowers the stress on the lower back.

The method used in both of these exercises is to keep the Shen raised throughout the movement. This means that the crown of the head is constantly pulled away from the sacrum. It is this “pulling” that keeps the back straight without any additional tension. I am not sure if you are aware of the unbendable arm “trick”. In this you get someone to hold their arm out and keep it straight as you try to bend it………… your strength against theirs. You might, or might not, be able to bend it depending on who is stronger. Now we come to the “trick” and get the person who is holding their arm straight to point their finger at a distant object………… All they are doing is focusing on keeping in line with that object but that focus increases their strength by changing the way the maintain structure. It is the same with raising the Shen. The reasoning here, within Qigong, is that the Kua are open and remain open throughout the exercise.

In “Holding the Toes….” With proper posture (From Wuji) and with the Shen raised there should not be strain on the lower back. However if you do have an existing weakness (that will cause blockage in the Kua) you can uncurl from the lower back until that rectifies.

It is the same with “Shaking the Head….” Make sure that the Shen is raised and you have that feeling of a slight stretch of the spine. It is amazing how different the exercise feels when this is done.
The bottom line is that each of us is aware of our own limitations and we should work within them. Work within your easy motion barriers and those barriers will recede……….. Trying to fight through them is often counterproductive.


This course includes
2 hours and 40 minutes of on-demand video

Price: £60.00
Book here Online Qigong: Ten Fundamental Treasures

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