- Step into a wide horse stance and rest the hands on the middle of the thighs.
- Inhale – Roll down the spine, vertebra by vertebra letting the head hang down at the end of the breath.
- Exhale – Swing your torso to your right, letting the feet pivot with the movement until you are in a long, narrow bow stance facing your right. Roll up the spine and gaze off into the distance.
- Hold this position for three breaths
- Inhale – Roll back down the spine and pivot back into a front facing Horse stance. Let the head hang with the neck relaxed.
- Exhale – Roll up the spine back to the center position. Stay in a deep stance.
- Repeat on the mirror side.
- Repeat this movement on both sides three or more times.
Some of the benefits of this Eight Silken Brocades Qigong movement:
- Strengthens the legs and hips.
- Stretches the hips, improving range of motion.
- Free movement in the hip joint improves balance.
- Helps release stress from the lower and middle back.
- Regulates the energy of the heart meridian
Previous movement in the Eight Silken Brocades Qigong – Turn the Head
Next movement in the Eight Silken Brocades Qigong – Hold Ankles
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