- Step into a Horse Stance and draw the hands up to the lower ribs at each side forming fists.
- Inhale – Extend the left arm forward at shoulder height. The hand is mostly open with strong tension curling all of the fingers slightly into a claw shape.
- Exhale – A forceful exhale completely emptying the lungs with the “haaah” sound. Build the tension in your hand to close it into a fist while resisting your own movement. The whole body creates the movement, contracting with the exhale; draw the arm in slightly and sink with the tailbone.
- Repeat this cycle three times. On the third exhale draw the fist in to the ribs again.
- Now work this movement three times with the left hand reaching forward, then three times reaching to the right side, three times reaching to the left side and three time reaching to both sides.
- 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 legs.
- Conditions and strengthens forearms, wrists and hands.
- Preventative and tonic for arthritis due to enhanced blood flow to the hands.Forceful breath and intense movement clear the body of stagnant air and negative emotions.
- Stimulate the liver meridian
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