• Inhale – The hands lift to the small of your back. Rest the left hand in the right palm on the Ming Men Picture-020acupuncture point
  • Exhale – Lean back, arching throughout the spine and spine and gaze up
  • Inhale – Use the expansion of the inhale to draw your body back to center
  • Exhale – The middle finger of each hand runs down the outside of the leg as you fold forward with the exhale. At your full bend, hold the ankles lightly
  • Hold this position for three or more breaths
  • Inhale – Roll up the spine until your back is straight. Run the finger up the outside of the leg, along the meridian, as you rise
  • Repeat this Eight Silken Brocades qigong movement three or more times.


Some of the benefits of this movement of the Eight Silken Brocades Qigong:

  • Strengthens the abdomen and lower backPicture-031
  • Maintains and improve the condition of the spine
  • Releases tension from the back and neck
  • Encourages blood flow to the brain

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