• Inhale – The hands lift up behind the body to the small of your back. The left hand rests in the right palm.Picture-015
  • Exhale – Using the movement of the exhale turn the body to the right. Work your way up the spine from the tailbone, turning vertebra by vertebra. Finally look over the right shoulder with your eyes. The shoulders and waist stay square with the front wall.
  • Hold here for three complete breaths.
  • Inhale – Use the expansion of the inhale to bring yourself back to center. Start at the base of the spine and work up joint by joint. The eyes are the last thing to return to center.
  • Exhale – Using the movement of the exhale turn the body to the left. Work your way up the spine from the tailbone, turning vertebra by vertebra. Finally look over the left shoulder with your eyes.
  • Hold here for three complete breaths.Picture-016
  • Inhale – Use the expansion of the inhale to bring yourself back to center. Start at the base of the spine and work up joint by joint. The eyes are the last thing to return to center.
  • Repeat this movement of the Eight Silken Brocades qigong three or more times.

Some of the benefits of this movement of the Eight Silken Brocades qigong set:

  • Revitalizes the spine; preserving or rebuilding full range of motion in every joint of the spine which is essential to good health.
  • Releases tension from the neck and shoulders.
  • Exercises the eyes, reducing fatigue.
  • An excellent preventative for anyone who regularly uses computers

 

 

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