Form 1: Propping up the Sky

Baduanjin Form 1.  Propping up the Sky

         Raise the hands overhead in front of your body with palms facing upward.  Turn the palms when they pass by your face.  Look upward and lift your heels while propping up.  Return to the starting pose by lowering the arms sideways with heels to the ground.  Inhale while lifting hands and exhale while lowering them.

         This form can relieve fatigue and eliminate weariness.  It also helps to rebuild an errect posture of chest and back.  With the help of propping upward, you can breathe in more fresh air.  Stretch your muscles, ligaments and bones at the same time it also stimulate the internal organs in the trunk.

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