OPEN & CLOSE DANTIAN AND HEAVEN & EARTH SINK & FLOAT
This is used as an opening and closing method as it smooths the energy flow and draws in more energy . Stand in a natural stance and exhale . When you exhale and your lungs empty , your spine closes from the top down lowering your gaze to no more than 45 Degrees below the horizon. Your weight will shift toward your heels during the exhale and your palms will coil back to back approximately one fist’s width apart in front of the Dantian . If you coil closer that one fist, you will pop your shoulders out of their seat and oppress the heart and Lungs . Now inhale raising the crown point and “wake up” into posture as your weight shifts to the Yong Chuan ( K-1 Point) . This opening action will naturally separate the palms to the bodies width and the gaze will rise to not more than 45 Degrees above the horizon . This makes one cycle . Repeat this seven times , This is called ” Open & Close Dantian ” . i find that i get compound results when i inhale with the intent of drawing in energy through the navel. This is a skill we used for nine months and was motivated by intent . The next action is called ” Heaven & Earth, Sinking & Falling ” You ” wake up ” into posture inhaling and Guiding & Guarding the palms upward with the eyes to approximately the level of the Solar Plexus . You will know the point naturally as your awareness grows because you will feel the obstruction caused by going too high . The eyes look ” slantingly upward ” and the weight naturally is pulled into position ( Yong Chuan / K-1) by the raising crown point ( Bai Hui / Gv – 20 ) . Now exhale Guiding & Guarding the overturning palms with the eyes to gaze no lower than 45 degrees below the horizon and rising with the Bai Hui in balanced opposition to the seating of the palms in the gravitational centers of the feet . This makes one cycle . Repeat this action seven times . i find that this exercise yields interesting results if the intent is to draw up from Hui Yin / CV-1) . These exercises are from the Yiquan System .