Chi Kung - Breathing exercises


Exercise 1



[Fig. 220] (Lift hands) Stand relaxed, spine straight, head up, with your feet parallel and one shoulder width apart. Your hands hang by the sides.

  [Fig. 221] As you breathe in, slowly lift your hands in front of you, wrists uppermost and fingers hanging down. By the time you have completed your in breath, your hands should be in line with your shoulders.


[Fig. 222] Move your hands as if pressing down on something, breathing out as you do so. Your hands should end up by your sides. Repetitions: start with four and slowly work up to ten.