This exercise enables energy of the human body to circulate over large areas. Rather than going through only one or several channels, the energy circulates from the whole Yin side of the body to the Yang side over and over again. This exercise is much superior to the average methods of opening up the energy channels, or, the great and small heavenly circulation. It is an intermediate-level exercise of Falun Gong. On the basis of the previous three sets of exercises, this one is intended to open up all the energy passages throughout the body (including the great heavenly circuit), so that energy channels will be gradually connected throughout the whole body from the top to the bottom. The most outstanding feature of this exercise is to use the rotation of Falun to rectify all the abnormal conditions of the human body, so that the human body, the small cosmos, returns to its original state and the energy of the whole body can circulate freely and smoothly. When reaching this state, the practitioner will have achieved a very high level of cultivation of Shi-Jian-Fa (In-Triple-World-Fa). Those with great inborn quality can begin their cultivation of the Dafa (Great Law). At this time, their energy potency and divine powers will grow dramatically. In doing this exercise, move the hands along with the Qiji (energy mechanism). Each movement is unhurried, slow and smooth.
Kou Jue (Verse recited once right before the exercise)
Xuan Fa Zhi Xu Xin Qing Si Yu Fan Ben Gui Zhen You You Si Qi
Relax the entire body but not too loose. Stand naturally with feet shoulder-width apart. Bend the knees slightly. Keep the knees and hips relaxed. Pull your chin in slightly. The tip of the tongue touches the upper palate. Leave a little space between the teeth. Close the lips and gently shut the eyes. Maintain a serene expression on the face.
Shuang Shou Jieyin (conjoin the hands) (as shown in Fig. 4-1) and then Heshi (put them together) in front of the chest(as shown in Fig. 4-2).
Separate the two hands from the Heshi position. Move them down toward the lower abdomen while turning both palms to face the body. Keep a distance of about 10 cm (4 inches) between the hands and the body. After the hands have passed along the lower abdomen, stretch them further downward along the inner sides of the two legs. At the same time, bend at the waist and squat down (as shown in Fig. 4-3).
When the fingertips are close to the ground, slide the hands along the outside of both feet to draw a circle from the front of each foot to the outside of the heel (as shown in Fig. 4-4).
Then bend both wrists slightly and lift the hands up along the back of the legs (as shown in Fig. 4-5).
Straighten the spine while lifting the hands up along the back (as shown in Fig. 4-6). During the exercise, do not let the two hands touch any part of the body; otherwise, the energy on both hands will be taken back into the body.
When the hands can not be lifted any higher, make hollow fists (as shown in Fig. 47), then pull the hands forward passing through the underarms.
Cross the two arms in front of the chest; (There is no special requirement for which arm is above or which arm is below. It depends on one's habit. This is the same for both males and females) (as shown in Fig. 4-8).
Open the hollow fists and place the two hands over the shoulders (leaving a gap). Move both hands along the Yang side (the outside) of the arms. When reaching the wrists, turn the hands so palms face each other at a distance of 3-4 cm (1 inch). That is, the outer thumb is now turned to be on top and the inner thumb is below. At this time, the hands and the arms form a "straight line" (as shown in Fig. 4-9).
Turn both palms as if holding a ball, that is, the outside hand turns inside and the inside hand turns outside. As both hands push along the Yin sides (the inside) of the lower and upper arms, raise them up and over the back of the head. The hands remain in a crossed position at the back of the head (as shown in Fig. 4-10).
Then, continue to move the hands further down toward the backbone (as shown in Fig. 4-11).
Separate the two hands, with fingertips pointing downward, and connect with the energy of the back. Then move both hands in parallel over the top of the head to the front of the chest (as Fig. 4-12). Thus, a heavenly circuit is completed. Repeat the movements nine times. After completing the exercise, move the two hands down along the chest to the lower abdomen.
Die Kou Xiao Fu (overlap the two hands in front of the lower abdomen) (as shown in Fig. 4-13), and Shuang Shou Jieyin (conjoin the two hands) (as shown in Fig. 4-14).
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