TWIN HANDS SUPPORTING THE HEAVENS – THE FIRST BROCADE


image image image image imageTWIN HANDS SUPPORTING THE HEAVENS – THE FIRST BROCADE

 

This is the first of eight exercises known as Ba Duan Jin or the Eight Pieces of Brocade . These Dao Yin are over 900 years old and one of my essential exercises . This is a foundational exercise that prepares the body for receiving and storing energy . These are not to be confused with other moving qigong that are often practiced after the stillness portion of the training . These eight exercises balance the energy and emotions in the simplest terms . The First Brocade or ” Twin Hands Support the Heavens” is use to balance the San Jiao ( 三 焦)or Triple Warmers . This can be paired with a Shhhh sound to to calm the energy down and prepare one for some stillness training . Step out to the left and Hook Step in to a Natural Stance . The open hands first coil down the side seams in opposition of the crown point rising to stabilize while hook stepping. Once the heel is set, turn the waist forward, drilling downward while Guiding & Guarding the open palms up to the ” Holding the Camera” position. This is the opening movement . The palms rotate (coil out ) from the side center up to the “Holding the Camera ” Position, then they both slowly drop and coil into side center before the body closes and the fingers interlace. The eyes ” Guide and Guard ” the hands to roll up and out 45 Degrees until the fingers separate , then use the eyes to “Guide and Guard ” the hands to about Solar Plexus height and then move the eyes upward in opposition of the downward An force as your pinky fingers arrive at the side seam again . Repeat this eight times and ” don’t forget to breathing” …

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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