Important note on breathing: The (inhale) and (exhale) indicates which type of breathing each segment of the posture requires. Do not just inhale and exhale at the end of each segment. Breathing should be done throughout the segment.
The following 3 postures are the first 3 postures from a series of 16 postures known as the “Temple Qigong”. On the video I have done each posture once. You can do the postures separate or string them together.
RISE AND FALL TO HARMONIZE THE QI–stand with legs together, sink weight into feet, palms face upper thighs, rise up a little with body as palms rise to forehead (inhale), allow palms to fall (exhale), back of hands draw up to heart level (inhale), palms fall (exhale), repeat 5-10 times
RISE AND BLOSSOM THE GOLDEN FLOWER-stand with legs together, sink weight into feet, palms look at upper thighs, rise up a little with body as palms rise to heart (inhale), palms open out and sink into feet (exhale), rise up (inhale), palms return to center (exhale), draw palms up to forehead (inhale), allow palms to fall (exhale), back of hands draw up to heart level (inhale), allow palms to fall again (exhale), repeat 5-10 times
RINSE THE BODY WITH QI- stand with legs together, palms at side, sink weight into feet, rise up a little with body as arms gather upward to forehead (inhale), allow palms to wash down center of body (exhale), repeat 5-10 times
The more you practice these postures, the more relaxing and natural they will feel. It isn't about being perfect. Relax into the flow of the movement. Enjoy! Also see the directions on my previous blog for more postures.
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