Origins of Dayan Qigong: Grandmaster Yang Mei Jun
For 1,700 years Dayan Qigong was transmitted from a grandmaster to a carefully selected apprentice. In 1908 Grandmaster Yang De Shan, the lineage holder at that time, selected his 13-year-old grand daughter as his apprentice. When she agreed to pursue this destiny, she was instructed not to tell anyone, and not to teach anyone until she reached the age of 70.
Yang Mei Jun kept those promises and devoted herself to the practice of qigong and martial arts for the rest of her life. Her story is a tale of courage, supreme dedication, instincts, wise vision, and service to humanity.
At age 70 Grandmaster Yang realized that it was time to share the gifts of Dayan Qigong with the world. So, breaking with tradition, she started teaching all across China. She also cultivated a group of “inside students” in whom she invested a considerable amount of time and energy. Through this small group of trusted and devoted protégés, she successfully shared one of China’s most important gifts of health, wellness, and peace throughout the world. On July 23, 2002, just days before her 108th birthday, Grandmaster Yang transitioned peacefully knowing that her teachings would continue and that her dreams had been fulfilled.