Balancing Gong Movements
- Holding the Dantian 手抱丹田
- Up and Down with the Dantian 升降丹
- Open and Close with the Dantian開合丹田
These teach us that no matter how we move or breathe, it must connect with the Dantian. We all know that the Dantian is the most important part of the body as all our Qi is stored there. When we are in our mother’s womb the area connects to her Dantian and so we are effected by her energy through the umbilical cord. When we are babies we all breathe with the Dantian, but as we get older we lose this skill and start to breathe more through with our mouths and chest.
Balancing Gong helps to bring this natural skill back to us breathing through the Dantian by holding it, with the hands going up and down and opening and closing. in this way the Dantian works more and so our Qi will get stronger.
The second three movements are:
- Beautiful Woman Turns the Waist美女轉腰
- Turning the Head and Twisting the Tail搖頭擺尾
- Peeping Monkey猴子偷看
These work on the waist, shoulders, elbows and spine. These movements make our joints looser and more flexible. We also start to move from the waist, moving from the waist is like moving from the Dantian. Then the Qi can travel more easily. This is when we also start to learn about some acupuncture points as well.