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Prime the Pump of the Bubbling Spring

Return to the beginning stance and stand there calmly with your hands at your sides. Take a few breaths and focus your mind. Rise up on your toes as high as you can and hold this position for 3 second. Then drop the heels back on the floor. Repeat eight times.

Now move your hands up to waist level. Place your finger so they are on your lower back (waist) with the little finger up and the index finger down and the fingers pointing in towards the spine. Again raise up on your toes and hold for 3 seconds and drop down on your heels. Repeat eight times.

Finally move your hands up to chest level. Hold your hands so the palms are facing up and the fingers are not quite touching. Rise up on your toes and hold this for 3 second and then drop back down on your heels. Repeat eight times.

When you complete this set of exercise remain still for a while. Take a few minutes to settle. Too often people do a set of Qigong exercise and then jump back into their day, or start their day with a set of Qigong and almost approach them with "hurry up and finish" attitude. Whether you are practicing Tai Chi, Qigong, Chi running or walking or other similar mind body focused practice, it is a good idea to take a few minutes to create a transition into and out of the activity. In particular if you are doing energy work where you may be opening meridians to take a little time and do something to close the system back down. Western culture seems to have a passion for shifting gears very quickly, rather than allow the system(s) time to adjust and make a gradual transition.

Prime the Pump of the Bubbling Spring

Eight Pieces of Silk Brocade - Prime the Pump of the Bubbling Spring

Eight Pieces of Silk Brocade