Qigong Five Animal Sports Theory and Exercises with Dr Yang

The 2,000-year old medical qigong, the Five Animal Frolics or Sports, use animal movements to benefit your health. YMAA

3 hours.

What you’ll learn

  • Detailed qigong theory and exercises of the Five Animals “Frolics”, with TCM details by Kathy Yang..
  • Five Animals Qigong is the 1,800-year old root of all medical qigong created by Dr. Hua Tuo (141-208 CE)..

Course Content

  • Introduction –> 17 lectures • 2hr 55min.

Qigong Five Animal Sports Theory and Exercises with Dr Yang


  • No prior experience necessary. Beginner friendly..
  • Slightly more challenging physical movements and range of motion..

3 hours.

Dr. Yang, Jwing-Ming teaches this classic set of Medical Qigong for Health and Healing. Like the Eight Brocades, the Five Animal Sports, or Frolics, are one of the most ancient and popular sets of medical qigong exercises. Passed down for nearly 2,000 years, they are an effective, fun, and sometimes humorous way to energize the entire body and promote healing. By imitating the movements and spirit of the Tiger, Deer, Bear, Monkey, and Bird, a practitioner can build their strength and longevity inside and out, and enjoy excellent health.

Learn the correspondence between the internal organs and Five Elements theory during an introductory discussion of Five Elements Theory by Kathy K. Yang. Experience a private lesson with one of the world’s foremost masters of qigong as Dr. Yang, Jwing-Ming offers detailed instruction, starting with a Qigong stretching and warming up section.

For instance, you’ll learn to use “bird” movements to nourish and protect the lungs whenever they need support, such as the Autumn when the lungs are considered the most ‘vital organ’, or any time you feel the need to energize the lungs to improve their function.

• Five Animals Qigong movements and how they relate to the “five seasons”.
• Understand the relationship between TCM theory and your organs.
• Learn the healing sounds, the ancient root of sound healing.
• 15 Video Lessons / 180 minutes

Many more streaming video lessons available on the YMAA website.

Kathy Yang holds a M.Sc. in Chinese Medicine (First Class Honors Distinction), a B.Sc. in Traditional Chinese Medicine and Clinical Exercise Physiology (Cum Laude), and a Bachelor of Medicine from the Beijing University of Chinese Medicine. She is also a Scarlet Key Award recipient from her alma mater Boston University.

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