Warm Down Exercises

After you have finished your Qi Gong training for any given session, it is important that you do some warm-down exercises. These are intended to help your qi regulate itself in your body, as well as to bring some of the qi you have collected in qi gong exercises and spread it to some additional locations.

Palming

1) Sit down, rub your hands together briskly, then lightly cover your eyes with your palms. As you inhale using Breathing Method 2, feel the warmth flow into your eyes.

Head Tapping

While using Buddhist Breathing, lightly tap your fingers all over your scalp.

Teeth Clicking

Slowly open and close your mouth as you very lightly click your teeth together twenty-five times. As you do this, keep your mouth as relaxed as possible.

Face and Scalp Rubbing

Gently rub your hands over your face, making sure you massage your nose, cheeks, ears, and all over the top, sides, and back of your head. Do this for about one minute.

Neck Rotation

Slowly rotate your head in circles by gently turning your neck. Do this nine times clockwise and nine times counterclockwise.

Joint Rubbing

Using your palms, gently rub the joints of your wrists, elbows, shoulders, neck, hips, knees, and ankles. Rub each joint nine times.

Palm and Sole Massaging

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Take your left index finger and lightly rub the center of your right palm in concentric circles. Then use your right index finger to rub your left palm (Figure 74). Next, rub the center of the sales of your feet with your index fingers (Figure 75). Massage each of your palms and sales nine times.

Kidney Massage

kidneys-rubbing

Make your hands into fists and rub the sides of your lower back where your kidneys are located. Do this nine times.



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