Ba Duan Jin Exercise Set 8
Shaking the body to ward off all illness
The Ba Duan Jin exercise set 8 aims to refresh and regenerate all your internal organs by enabling them to massage each other. It is also excellent for your spine, your nervous system, and your sense of balance.
CAUTION Do not practise this Ba Duan Jin exercise when pregnant.
The Techniques of Ba Duan Jing Exercise Set 8
Standing in the Wu Chi position, lower yourself slightly by bending your knees.
Rest the backs of your hands on the flesh just above your hip bones on either side of your lower back. Shake your whole body by bouncing gently up and down from your knees. Your feet stay flat on the ground. Make sure your shoulders and elbows are completely relaxed so that their weight rests on the backs of your hands. You will feel yourhandspkasantiy massaging your lower back.
On each bounce, breathe out through your nose in little bursts, until you have exhaled completely. Keep bouncing as you inhale smoothly.
Continue until you have completed eight exhalations and inhalations.
Advance Level of Ba Duan Jin Exercise Set 8
Although there is an advanced level for this exercise, it is not included here since there is a slight risk that some people might injure themselves if they attempt it without the guidance of an instructor. However, the benefit of the basic level of the exercise is considerable and it can be practised in combination with the advanced levels of the other exercises without causing any problem.
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