The Eight Exceptional Vessels Qigong

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Recent Reviews:-

  • "I am so glad I chose this course. It is set at a pace I can work with and each movement clearly explained. The illustrations are helpful and the two views make errors less likely. I also appreciate being able to practise along with the instructor in the sections where the movements are repeated. Des Lawton is an impeccable instructor."

  • “I have been doing qigong and taichi for years, and I find the course simple and at the same time meticulous. Structured in a simple way to learn and at the time for thanks to the different sections.”

  • "Very informative and deeper than anything I have yet come across. This is what I have been looking for: a more in depth approach. I thank you!"

  • “Great class this my third video with Des,I always learn something.”

  • “A great Teacher of Qigong, it was a privilege to take this course! I could feel the Qi moving while performing each exercise. Quick response to questions asked, much appreciated! I look forward to taking more courses in the future. Humble thanks!”

  • "Really enjoyed course. Have been meditating on the eight exceptional vessels for awhile and now having the movements to work with as well is 'exceptional' . Thank You."

  • "Loved the flow of these exercises and the feeling of peace as I carried them out. Found the focus points after the exercises particularly helpful. Thank you for another great course!"

  • "The course is easy to follow, and the instructions are clear and detailed. I also like the instructor’s style of teaching."

  • "Excellent instructor! Beautiful material!"

  • "This was a fantastic course that went into great detail in the subject. I would highly recommend this course for those that want to work specifically on the Eight Exceptional Vessels. Very good course!"

  • "Excellent explanation of the subtleties of wu ji. I felt an immediate shift while practicing under the guidance in this video. Alot of these subtleties are overlooked, but here they are explained with great clarity. Thank you for creating this course!"

  • "Clear instruction and demonstrations. Feel the chi when do the movements. Each movement has multiple parts. Plenty of follow along repetitions and tips to get the patterns. Thanks."



Welcome to the Eight Exceptional Vessels Qigong course. I’m Des Lawton and I have over 30 of years experience in teaching Qigong. As well as teaching live classes I also teach Qigong online. See our website (Pro-holistic) for details.

The first thing I want to say is that I am passionate about Qigong because I know, through personal experience and practice, just how wonderful, powerful and beneficial Qigong is. However, I am NOT talking about the physical exercises that are currently being passed off as Qigong. I am talking about true Qigong. I am talking about working with Qi, with our life energy.

Qi is tangible. It does not need to be visualized. Within Dao Yin, Neidan, Neigong and Qigong (when the literal translation is used and adhered to): -

· You lead and guide the Qi.

· You experience the Qi, tangibly.

· You use this, tangible, feedback to increase your skill.

· You use the, physical, movements as a means and not an end.


At the end of this course you will have taken your first steps in deepening your understanding and your awareness of the Qi in the Exceptional Vessels. You will be able to practice all of the exercises and, through continued practice, deepen that awareness.

The course is structured in order to make sure that you have all the information you need, when you need it. It covers the basics, the proper stances and abdominal breathing before moving on to the three exercises with two lessons covering each. The second lesson covers the focus points for guiding the Qi. Then it covers Listening Jing, that is the passive awareness of the Qi.

Please keep to that structure. Going directly to the exercises will only cause misunderstanding and your progress will be hampered, even stopped before it gets started.

The Qi in the Exceptional Vessels has a marked difference in quality to that found in the 12 meridians. So, if you have only been practicing meridian Qigong do not expect the same experiences, the same feelings, with these exercises.


The Exceptional Vessels govern three physiological functions: -

· They are likened to reservoirs of Qi. Continuing with this analogy, the meridians can be likened to rivers.

· They store energy for the body by regulating the flow of Qi into the meridians, providing homeostasis.

· They drain excessive energy from the meridians, again with the function of bringing about homeostasis.


The, free preview, Introduction lesson explains the course in depth. The benefits of true Qigong are too good to miss. Enjoy your Qigong journey!

There are also downloadable files that contain information pertinent to the course.




Expected Outcomes

  1. Create a quiet body/mind by using Wuji stance. Practice three Qigong exercises that work specifically with the Extraordinary Meridians, the Exceptional Vessels.