The Eight Golden Treasures or Eight Precious Set are Chi Kung or Strong Breath exercises perfected by Master John Audet, who distilled them from a number of sources.
These seemingly simple movements are perfect for the “Gathering” part of The Five Daily Practices or just on their own. They are simple and effective. They combine Mind, Body and Breathing to help you develop internal power and a clarity of mind that is cumulative with practice.
“The Eight Golden Treasures are basic exercises of preparation designed to settle and control your breathing and thus gain the tranquillity and composure needed for what is to follow. I always like to do the Treasures first thing in the morning before the days’ activities catch me up and waylay me, but they don’t have to be done then. Any time of the day you find suitable is appropriate. On the other hand, I have always had a problem doing them in the evenings. I find I have too much energy afterwards and do not want to go to bed…”
—Master John Audet
- Horse Stance
- Heavenly Lift
- Chinese Archer
- Stork Spreads Wings
- Spinal Twist
- Search the Clouds
- Touch the Moon Press the Earth
- Spinal Jolt
- Grasp the Swallows Egg Whilst Staring With Angry Eyes