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September 29, 2017 at 5:19 pm #129903
I realize DT is a meridian line qigong. However, I know that each movement benefits specific organs (among many other benefits). I’ve watched the video with Bill where he briefly mentions a few of the organs associated with each movement but I was hoping I could get a clearer picture of which movement benefits which organ(s) so I can share this with my class.
Could some please fill me in? It would be great to get something like:
Move1: lungs, etc. Move 2, etc , etc.
KevinNovember 1, 2017 at 12:45 am #136554
I seem to remember 3 is kidneys and 4 is heart.
HuailoNovember 1, 2017 at 9:47 pm #136555
Thanks for some pieces to my puzzle!
KevinNovember 13, 2017 at 7:20 pm #136556
In the online program supplementary material, Bruce mentions that he would like to talk about how D&T was put together – the rationale for the movements, their order, etc. as they affect the human system, but that it would be lengthy and not able to be covered in addition to a normal workshop setting. I would personally love to get that info as well, Kevin!November 16, 2017 at 11:35 pm #136557
Cool, Thanks for that Joel!January 29, 2018 at 1:17 am #136558
Sorry for the long delay in responding. I recently asked Bruce about your question.
Based on what he said then, plus what he’s said in the past, here’s my take:
- Movement 1 is representative of the entire D&T set, so like the set it especially benefits the liver and lungs. (As an aside, when Bruce was giving the movements names which he thought Westerners could relate to, he initially wanted to call Movement 1 “Dragon and Tiger”. He said the reason was because it was representative of the whole set. We told him having the same name for the set and Movement 1 would be confusing, so he renamed it “Dragon & Tiger Meet”.)
- Movement 2 doesn’t have a focus on any particular organ. It’s main function is to stimulate the circulation on each side of the body of up the inside (yin side) of the leg, then up the centerline to the heart center, then out the shoulder and the yin side of the arm, and back down the outside of the torso and legs. Of course, as you do your reps you are repeatedly and continuously stimulating this circulation on both sides of your body.
- Movement 3 especially benefits the kidneys.
- Movement 4 especially benefits the heart.
- Movement 5 especially benefits the kidneys.
- Movement 6 is similar to Movement 1 and particularly benefits the liver and lungs.
- Movement 7, like Movement 2, isn’t oriented to an organ, but to a particular circulation of energy, in this case the flows in along the arms, legs, and head – “the extremities” – to the lower dantian (periphery to center) and back out from there to the extremities (center to periphery).
I hope this helps.February 2, 2018 at 10:16 pm #136559
Thanks a lot for your response. That was very helpful and I will certainly be passing that information on to my students.
KevinApril 12, 2018 at 7:41 pm #136560
Thank you for that, Bill! That is helpful.
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