Ba Duan Jin, also known as the "Eight Brocade Qigong" or "Eight Section Brocade," is a type of Chinese qigong that consists of eight movements or postures that are designed to improve health and vitality.

The eight movements of Ba Duan Jin involve a combination of breathing techniques, stretching, and strengthening exercises that aim to improve circulation, flexibility, and balance, as well as promote relaxation and reduce stress. Each movement focuses on a different aspect of the body and has specific benefits for different organs and systems.

Ba Duan Jin has a long history, dating back to the Song Dynasty (960-1279 AD), and has been practiced for centuries by people of all ages and fitness levels in China and around the world. It is considered a basic qigong practice and is often used as a foundation for more advanced qigong practices.