Vifte (shān)

Photo: Bertrand Deck

Fan training

The fan is one of the many “weapons” used in Qi Gong and allows a better focus of the mind. Very aesthetic, it requires flexibility, finesse and agility. Its open and harmonious movements, combined with varied stances, increase the flow of energy throughout the body’s meridians (channels for the circulation of the Qi, our inner energy) and its various organs. The opening and closing of the fan requires good agility of the wrist; such movements stimulate the numerous acupuncture points and meridians located in the wrist area (heart, lungs …). Mastering the fan choreography requires that you make the fan “an extension of your own body”.