Here is my selection of books on Wild Goose Qigong. There aren’t many in English.
Chi Kung: Taoist Secrets of Fitness and Longevity by Wen-Mei Yu
Unique Publications, 1998
This book covers the Wild Goose Qigong Basic Training (First 64 Movements) or Wild
Goose Qigong 1 as it is also known. I would recommend this as the best introductory
books to Wild Goose Qigong. It has a good introduction to qigong including a description
of the meridians and the acupoints relevant to this form. Each movement has a clear
description of the move and also a section called “Chi Essentials” where the effect
of the movement on qi circulation is given. It’s also a bargain in the Used and New
section on Amazon.co.uk.
Wild Goose Qigong by Yang Meijun
China Science and Technology Press, Beijing, 1991
This is unavailable at Amazon but you may find it on Ebay non occasion. I list it
here because it is the only work of Yang Meijun in English which gives a complete
description of the Wild Goose Qigong Basic Training (First and Second 64 Movements),
also known as Wild Goose Qigong 1 and 2. The descriptions are accompanied by line
drawings which are far from ideal, especially since there is a Chinese book with
pictures of Yang Meijun doing the forms.
It also has a chapter on how to master the two forms which contains a lot of useful
tips on the principles of how to practise.
There is a section on the meridians and acupoints and how Wild Goose Qigong affects
them. The last section gives some case studies of practitioners recovering from
Dayan Qigong by Yang Meijun
Peace Book Co Ltd., Hong Kong, 1986
This book is very similar to the previous one but only covers the First 64 Movements
and has pictures of a young woman to illustrate the form. It only has one illustration
of some acupoints and no information on meridians. It does have a footwork pattern
to illustrate exactly how the feet move and whether toes or heel is up.
If you can get a copy of the previous work in preference to this.
Wild Goose Qigong: 1st 64 Movements by Michael Tse
Tse Qigong Centre, Altrincham, 2001
This book has the best layout for the form. The description for each drawing is immediately
below it. Each new movement starts on a fresh page. Relevant acupoints are shown
in an outer margin.
It has interesting stories about Yang Meijun and the experiences of some of Michael’s
Wild Goose Qigong: 2nd 64 Movements Part 1 by Michael Tse
Tse Qigong Centre, Altrincham, 2004
Michael Tse takes two volumes to describe the Second 64 Movements. In this volume
69 pages are on the form out of 178 pages. The rest consists of such topics as Sky
Eye, Dao An (one of the Wild Goose Qigong Masters), qigong and cancer, longevity
The layout of the form description follows the same clear style as for the First
64 Movements which is the book’s greatest merit.
Wild Goose Qigong: 2nd 64 Movements Part 2 by Michael Tse
Tse Qigong Centre, Altrincham, 2005
This volume continues where the previous volume finished as far as the form is concerned
and follows the same clear style.
Again there is much additional material which reflects largely Michael’s own personal
views rather than the Wild Goose Qigong lineage.
Wild Goose Qigong: Natural Movement for Healthy Living
by Hong-Chao Zhang
YMAA Publication Center, Boston, 2000
I only list this particular book to recommend that you don’t buy it. His form has
a more martial look than the form I have been taught. Having seen the present lineage
holder doing the form, it appeared much closer to the pictures of the first book
listed on this page.