This is a Taiji Quan movement, but we perform it differently since it is being used here for health purposes. Turning the waist strengthens your stomach and kidneys and opens the Dantien. Just make sure your palm comes from the centre when you push out. When you push with your left hand, it comes from the top of your crossed hands; but when you push with your right hand, this hand comes from on top. Again, breathe on alternate sides.
1. Stand with your feet slightly wider than your shoulders. Slightly bend your knees, but keep your back straight, as if you were riding a horse. Hold your hands loosely at your waist.
31 ^ Turn to the left and bring your left hand back to your waist so that the Hegu point faces the Daimai point (on the Belt Channel) and then push your right hand out in front of you so that the right Hegu point faces your middle Dantien. Keep your legs relaxed and look at your right hand.
4. Withdraw the hands to their original position in front of the Dantien and turn to face the front.
5. Repeat for the right side.
2.^-1 Bring your hands up so that they cross in front of the Dantien (either hand can be on the inside).
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