The Walking Crane

The Walking Crane Breathing Exercise

Walk slowly, two to eight steps per breath. Lift your arms in front of your body while gently drawing a deep breath. Then lower your arms sideways while exhaling slowly. Palms face upward when lifting from dantian to chest and from forehead to the top. Turn the palms as they pass from chest to forehead. Palms face outward when arms are lowering from top position to head level and downward when arms are lowering from the head level to the thigh.

This is a strolling exercise when you are walking out side for some fresh air. The steps and the arm movements should be in rhythmic harmony with the breath. It is especially good for those suffering from hypotention or depression. People with hypertension, a dizzy feeling or with a headache are not advised to do this exercise.