Imitating animal movements
Nowadays, people have to sit for long periods in offices, cars, and so on. As a result in middle age their joints become stiff and painful, and sometimes even swollen. This is because of poor circulation. In Chinesc medicine the Qi and the blood are connectcd. If the circulation is good then the Qi will be strong, tile face will be a better colour, the skin soft and the joints more flexible. It all depends on your Qi.
In the body, all the organs are connected to the neck, spine and shoulders. The neck, spine and shoulders support the entire body and help to transfer the energy to the different organs. So if your neck has a problem, this will block the energy flow. Practising Balancing Gong can help your neck, shoulders and spine become stronger and more flexible.
Refer back to the diagrams on the positions of the acupuncture points.
Roc Extends Its Wings (top) and Monkey Walk right are good examples of exercises based on animal movements.
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