Visualization: Imagine that your hands and arms are swords made of sharp, hard, righteous metal. When the hands cross, they move in a scissoring action, as if two swords are cooperating to release everything created from the old evil energy. Envision driving off the evil energy. The "fight" here is not with another entity, but with our deeper heart ego. The practice helps us to realize the "evil" part hidden inside our own hearts that we must drive away. It is important to understand that this tendency exists in all of us. Merely following our feelings does not always lead us down the right path.
Breathing: Inhale as your arms open. As your arms cross, exhale. At the end of the exhale, make a Heng sound with your mouth closed. You can do two or three Heng sounds in quick succession.
Function: This movement benefits the shoulders. It can help release a frozen shoulder or other shoulder conditions. It is a way to strengthen your healing power and your ability to transmit external Qi. You can use this movement to drive off disease. The Heng sound has the function of releasing evil Qi, with or without the body movement. It is especially good for Heart and Shen.
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