Preparatory Methods

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(1) Basic Posture

Take a standing-vibrating posture.

Stand relaxed and quiet, with feet apart as wide as shoulders, toes clutching at the ground, hands falling naturally, head picturing supporting an object on its top, eyes looking straight ahead but seeing nothing, tongue stuck against the palate, chest slightly out, buttocks slightly in, knees relaxed and bent somewhat, mind concentrated, and breath natural.

After adjustment of the posture, expel the turbid qi three times along with exhaling as done in static qigong. Then bend and stretch the knees alternately to cause Dantian and even the whole body to quiver and vibrate. The amplitude of vibration may be too large and unnatural at first. After some practice, however, the vibration will become easy and will converge towards Dantian, and eventually, occur with Dantian as the centre. With Dantian vibrating, qi will diffuse rhythmically throughout the whole body.

(2) Massaging the Dai

Channel

Proceed from the last stance. Put the palms on the Dai Channel and massage it in cooperation with antidromic abdominal respiration. During inhaling, take advantage of the vibrating force to push qi of the Dai Channel with the palms (the right is preceded by the left) to How leftwards, mind following palms to try to sense qi, with the

Fig. 4-22 Softening the Dai Channel

Fig. 4-22 Softening the Dai Channel

yes slightly closed to get inward-vision on the Dai Channel (Fig. 4-22). During exhaling, push qi of the Dai Channel ightwards with the left palm preceded by the right in the same way mentioned above. Repeat the sequence for 9 respiratory cycles. Carry out the same but with palms rightwards when inhaling and leftwards when exhaling for another 9 respiratory cycles.

Breathing, posture and mind concentration should be well coordinated during practice. The waist should be relaxed at the utmost. Turn the waist in small amplitude along with hand manipulations. One may feel the waist as soft as silk, the Dai Channel warm, qi flowing round the waist and circulating freely and vigorously all over the body.

(3) Opening and Closing of the Three Dantian

Take the standing pile-driving vibrating posture. When inhaling, get the back of the palms facing each other (the Outer Laogong points pointing at each other) in front of the Lower Dantian [Fig. 4—23(1)]. Move the hands sidewards to get them apart at shoulders width. Meanwhile contract the abdomen and the anus, imagining that Dantian is open and voluminous qi enters the body by way of Dantian. When exhaling, turn the palms to get the Inner Laogong (P 8) facing Dantian. Draw the hands toward each other [Fig. 4-23(2)] till they are one fist apart. Bulge the abdomen and relax the anus simultaneously, and combine mind concentration, the vibrating movement, the hands and Dantian in one. Gather the qi that has been sensed into Datian and lead the qi breathed in from the mouth and nose down to Dantian too. Repeat the above process for 9 respiratory cycles.

(1) (2) Fig. 4-23 Opening and Closing the Three Dantian

Next, move the hands up to the level of the Middle Dantian (around Shanzhong, Ren 17) and do the same hand movements for 9 respiratory cycles, lifting qi to the Middle Dantian while inhaling and sending the genuine qi down to the Lower Dantian while exhaling.

The next step is to open and close the Upper Dantian. Move the hands up to the Upper Dantian (around Yintang, Extra 1) and do the same hand movements for 9 respiratory cycles. However, qi may only be lifted up to the Middle Dantian at the first stage of practice. It can be conducted to the Upper Dantian gradually as the practice is carried on for a longer period of time. Guide qi down to the Lower Dantian during exhaling.

Continue to do the exercise in a standing—vibrating pos-

ture. Raise the hands till they are above the forehead with the palms facing ddjvnwards and the fingertips pointing each other [Fig. 4-24(1)]. When exhaling push the hands to the region of the pubic symphysis and lead qi by will to the Lower Dantian to get qi in the Upper, Middle and Lower Dantian coordinative. When inhaling, turn the hands to get the palms upwards [Fig. 4-24(2)], and raise them till they are above the forehead while leading qi by will to get it in the three Dantian coordinative. Perform the process 10 times.

NOTE: The preparatory methods (massaging the Dai Channel and opening and closing the three Dantian) should be practised 55 times in order to mactch with the number of yin and yang of the universe (Heaven and Earth or Qian and Kun).

Fig. 4-24 Opening Through the Three Dantian

Fig. 4-24 Opening Through the Three Dantian

Qi activities is vigorous throughout the body, fills the three Dantian, and further is made mixed with qi of the universe. Qi inside and outside the body interflows and resonates continuously, making Heaven, Earth and the body a whole to lay solid foundation for training qi and guiding the vibrating qi to the palms and fingertips in various postures. To this stage, qi (vital energy) and strength (force) can be coincident with each other when other exercises are practised, and the practitioner can guide qi by will and facilitate strength with qi at high proficiency.

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